FTC criticizes Uber over financing options for drivers
The FTC regulator said drivers who leased cars from Uber were paying an average of $200 every week. This is higher than previously advertised. The money was automatically deducted from a driver's earnings.
"Companies like Uber shift cost, risk, and burden onto drivers and taxpayers when they fail to provide the basic benefits … from health insurance to sick leave," the FTC said, adding "drivers are stuck with the bill for their vehicle, gas, repairs, maintenance, insurance" etc.