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Ridesharing Service Uber Expanding Into Courier Business

App-based ride company Uber will start delivering on its promise of expanding its business into logistics on Tuesday when it launches a trial courier service, Uber Rush, in Manhattan. “Better, faster, cheaper,” is how Uber’s general manager in New York, …

Poll’s Preemptive Strike Against Colorado Rideshare Bill

Days before a key vote in Colorado Legislature on ridesharing regulation a large insurer has come out with a poll that shows the majority of Coloradans believe rideshare companies should cover their drivers with commercial insurance. No one has so …

Arizona Joins Fray Over Ridesharing Services

Arizona has joined a number of states debating how to regulate so-called ridesharing programs that have popped up around the country and riled traditional taxi and limousine establishments. An amendment to an unrelated bill being debated in a Senate committee …

Uber Announces New Policy to Cover Gap

Ridesharing company Uber on Friday said it has new insurance to cover a gap between personal and commercial policies when drivers are using the app-based ridesharing service, while the company’s CEO said the San Franciscso-based firm is also working with …

Tennessee: Use of Transportation Networks Could Lead to Auto Coverage Gaps

Tennessee regulators are warning automobile policyholders that participating in transportation network companies could lead to gaps in their coverage and leave them exposed to monetary damages from an accident. Transportation network companies have become increasingly popular across the country, especially …

Colorado Bill Would Exclude Uber Drivers Until Summoned

A bill on ridesharing in Colorado passed by state Senate on Monday paints a “bright line” between when users of the app-based services are driving for personal reasons and when they are providing a commercial service. Senate Bill 125 would …

Seattle Mayor Warns of Uber Crackdown

Uber Technologies Inc. and other taxi services that let people summon drivers by smartphone might be shut down in Seattle if they don’t carry more insurance, Mayor Ed Murray said. “They have to start accepting a certain level of regulation,” …

Transportation Network Companies, Uber Gap Worries Insurers

The tragedy of a young girl who was killed on New Year’s Eve by a motorist on contract with a cellphone app-based ridesharing service has at least one insurance group speaking up even louder to drive home a point they’ve …