Walmart partners with Uber and Lyft for grocery deliveries

In a fierce attempt to step up competition with Amazon’s burgeoning grocery-delivery service, Walmart this week announced they will be testing grocery-delivery services with both Uber and Lyft. The retailer will start trying out Uber in Phoenix and Lyft in Denver within the next two weeks, and hopes to establish some kind of permanent system for expanding their business and marketing … Read More

Domino’s delivery driver saves man’s life

Domino’s employees at the Salem, Oregon operation ended up saving a regular customer’s life last week. Kirk Alexander, a middle-aged man who orders from the Domino’s Salem location three to four times a week, hadn’t phoned the operators in over 11 days. Sarah Fuller, the General Manager, knew there was something wrong. She sent deliverer Tracey Hamblen to Alexander’s residence. … Read More

New York’s Vinnie’s Pizzeria Unveils Pizza Box Made Out of Pizza

Just when you thought Brooklyn couldn’t be any more obsessed with pizza… think again. Last week, Vinnie’s Pizzeria unveiled a pizza box made entirely out of pizza. Inside the pizza box is, you guessed it, also a pizza. Officially called the “pizza box pizza,” the Pizzeria claims their ingenious packaging invention will reduce leftover waste, and leave consumers happier, and fuller, than … Read More

Cops could get “textalyzers” for clamping down on distracted driving

New York State is toying with the idea of deploying “textalyzer” phone scanners that tell cops whether drivers were texting at the time of an accident. The scanners would harness mobile forensic technology. The proposed legislation is already being met with fierce backlash from civil liberties activists.

10 Biggest Myths of Being Self-Employed

Each week, DDI’s Account Managers and I get together to speak about any updates in making sure our clients are keeping up with compliance in their area, what we can do to help or clients with preventative action against misconceptions of their business, and how we can help our clients in development and growth. One of our account managers, Ryan … Read More

Need Some Ideas on Tracking Mileage?

Are you tracking the mileage you put on your car? You should be! Tracking your mileage is one of the biggest breaks you can get on your taxes when being self-employed.  One of the most common ways a driver tracks their mileage is by writing it down and calculating it at the end of every shift. Lets be honest, who … Read More

What is Uber?

This is a question with multiple answers and depending upon who you ask, you will get a number of different responses. For those of us who use Uber, we might simply say “Uber is awesome! It provides me with a better, cheaper, more convenient service than a taxi company does.” If you ask Uber what Uber is, you will also get … Read More

Trouble Looming for the Ride-Share Companies

Uber and Lyft, by far the biggest names within the ride-sharing tech industry, present themselves simply as apps – tech portals, connecting people looking for rides to drivers willing to pick them up. The intent of these companies to separate themselves from the workers is clear. In no way do Uber or Lyft want to be perceived as an employer of … Read More