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MetLife to Provide ‘Complete’ Rideshare Insurance for Lyft Drivers in Colorado

MetLife Auto & Home and Lyft, a nationwide transportation network company (TNC), have launched an auto insurance policy in Colorado tailored specifically for Lyft drivers that covers every stage of the trip. The growing use of ridesharing apps highlighted a …

Metromile Insurance Option for Uber Drivers Approved by California Commissioner

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a filing that will enable Uber drivers purchasing coverage through Metromile to add a new coverage endorsement to their personal auto policy. That endorsement will provide insurance coverage during the pre-match period when …

California Motor Vehicles Revokes Notice on Commercial Plates for Uber

California has retracted a notice that said private drivers for ridesharing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. must have a commercial license plate or risk getting a citation. The California Department of Motor Vehicles released a notice …

Oregon City Fining Uber $2K A Day For Running Without License

Eugene, Ore. fines against Uber now total $120,000 and are going up $2,000 a day that the ride-hailing business operates without a license. A lawyer for Uber says the license requirement does not apply because Uber does not own or …

California Wholesalers Stress Opportunity Theme at Convention

Opportunity was a theme that came up often at the annual California Wholesaler Industry Days convention from Sunday through today in La Jolla, Calif. at Hilton Torrey Pines. The three-day conference organized by the California Wholesalers Insurance Association (CIWA) included …

Uber Drivers Issued Citations in Idaho City

Two drivers for the ridesharing company Uber that Boise, Idaho officials say failed to have commercial transport service driver’s licenses but picked up passengers have been cited. City spokesman Mike Journee told KTVB-TV that code enforcement officers used the ride-hailing app …

USAA to Offer Pilot Ridesharing Coverage in Colorado

USAA announced it will offer auto insurance coverage in Colorado that will protect ridesharing drivers from the moment their ridesharing mobile apps are turned on until they are matched with a passenger. The pilot program, which will begin in February, …

Idaho City Issues Cease and Desist Letter to Uber

Boise, Idaho officials say Uber ignored its promise to not charge for driver services within city limits while negotiating an operating agreement for the rideshare company. The city sent Uber a cease and desist letter Wednesday morning – the same …

Uber in a California Regulatory Standoff Over Data

Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a …

Uber Fights $2,000 Fine Handed Down by Oregon City

The online taxi business Uber, a company worth billions, is contesting a $2,000 fine issued by Eugene, Ore., which says Uber should get a license. The Register-Guard reported Thursday that city lawyers contend Uber fits municipal rules requiring any vehicle …