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Uber Will No Longer Let Drivers Work for More Than 12 Total Hours Without a Break

Uber is requiring drivers to take a six-hour break after 12 hours of accumulated service, a nationwide mandate that will roll out over the next two weeks. The company plans to use location tracking to determine the amount of time drivers have been working, and will disable the app after they hit their limit. Uber is framing the update as part of a safety effort to prevent drivers from dozing off on the job, pointing to a National Sleep Foundation study finding that 7 million people admitted to falling asleep at the wheel within a two-week period.
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