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NYC Legislators Seek to Put Limits on Rideshare Vehicles During Study

Staff and drivers for ride-hailing company Uber gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday, June 30, to protest legislation that would put limits on for-hire vehicles while the city conducts a study on whether the sharp growth of the industry has …

New Insurance Rules for California Ridesharing in Effect Today

A new law requiring that ridesharing drivers and companies have liability insurance coverage during all three periods in which they use the ride-sharing application goes into effect today. The rules are in effect under Assembly Bill 2293, which was signed …

Penn. Advises Rideshare Drivers to Carefully Examine Insurance Coverage

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is urging potential drivers for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to consult with their insurance companies to ensure adequate coverage for themselves and passengers. Miller said Wednesday that transportation network services Uber and Lyft …

NYC’s Taxi Regulatory Agency OKs New App Rules for Uber, Lyft

New York City’s taxi regulatory agency on Monday approved new rules governing how Uber and other app-based car services operate within the five boroughs. Part of the proposal unanimously passed allows the companies to update their apps without approval from …

Most Drivers Mum About Ridesharing, Although Many Agents Ask

Roughly three quarters of ridesharing drivers don’t have ridesharing insurance, and nearly eight-in-10 conduct their ridesharing activities covertly and keep their insurer or agent in the dark. Two informal polls from a popular Forbes blogger known as The Rideshare Guy …

Utah Cabs Want Ridesharing Companies Subject to Airport Fare Rules

A Utah cab company lawyer says it’s frustrating that new limits on airport cab fares won’t apply to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Yellow Cab attorney Rocky Anderson said last week that cab companies don’t mind the regulations, but they …

Will Uber Employee Status Ruling in California Impact Its Business Model?

An Uber driver is an employee not a contractor, according to a California Labor Commission ruling on Wednesday that opens the door to more scrutiny over the rideshare giant’s business model. Earlier in the day some media outlets reported that …

Commission Rules Uber Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

A San Francisco-based driver for smartphone-based ride-hailing service Uber is an employee, not a contractor, according to a ruling by the California Labor Commission. The ruling, filed on Tuesday in state court in San Francisco, said Uber is “involved in …

Farmers Introduces Rideshare Coverage in Utah

Farmers Insurance on Monday launched what is believed to be the state’s first rideshare insurance coverage designed to provide seamless coverage for ridesharing drivers in Utah. The coverage comes less than two months after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a …

DelDOT Announces Approval for Rideshare Firm Uber to Operate in Delaware

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has announced an agreement between state officials and Uber officially allowing the smartphone-powered private car service to operate in the state under new regulations. Over the last few months, representatives from the San Francisco …