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California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies

Transportation Network Companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should bear the insurance burden when they encourage drivers to use their personal vehicles to transport passengers for a profit, according to recommendations made Wednesday from California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones’ …

California Commissioner: TNCs Responsible for Insurance

Updated story:  California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies Transportation Network Companies like such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should bear the insurance burden when they encourage non-professional drivers to use their personal vehicles to transport passengers for a …

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 …

Rideshare Questions Linger in California

While Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has recommended that insurance should be required to cover the “app on, no match” period when rideshare drivers are between fares, that doesn’t seem to have ended the debate – or efforts to further regulate …

California Commissioner Gives ‘App On, No Match’ Ridesharing View

California Commissioner Dave Jones made his initial recommendations to the California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday following the California Department of Insurance’s investigatory hearing on March 21 relating to insurance issues and transportation network companies. Jones made his recommendation public …

Seattle To Regulate Rideshare Companies

See related story: Uber Announces New Policy to Cover Gap The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that puts some regulations on rideshare companies that use smartphone apps to connect passengers with rides from drivers using their personal cars. …

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 …

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber in Death of Child in San Francisco

Uber Technologies Inc., the app- based, on-demand transportation service, was sued for wrongful death by the parents of a six-year-old child killed last month by a car linked to the company. The parents of Sofia Liu sued Uber and the …

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 …