The Day I Drove for Amazon Flex – The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/amazon-flex-workers/563444/
But Flex operates year-round, not just during the holiday season, which suggests there’s another reason for it: It’s cheap. As the larger trucking industry has discovered over the past decade, using independent contractors rather than unionized drivers saves money, because so many expenses are borne by the drivers, rather than the company.

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