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Car-Sharing Service Turo Goes Public
Turo has made a splash as the leader of carsharing services. They’ve just applied to go public, exciting users, and future investors.
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Serena Aburahma
Sep 03, 2021
Self-Driving Rideshare Cars From Cruise Are Coming to California
Cruise is a self-driving car startup that’s been approved to test driverless rideshare vehicles. You’ll be able to ride an Origin in San Francisco.
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Jane Lu
Sep 21, 2021
Best Used Cars for Rideshare Drivers
Interested in driving for a rideshare company? These used cars will help maximize your profits.
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Alex Healey
Aug 21, 2021
Argo AI Partners With Ford and Lyft to Commercialize Large-Scale Autonomous Ridesharing
Artificial intelligence is helping to make self-driving rideshare services a reality. Ford and Lyft have teamed up with Argo AI to develop safe self-driving technology.
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Serena Aburahma
Aug 22, 2021
Ford’s Self-Driving Cars Will be Available on Lyft in Miami and Austin
A startup backed by Ford and Volkswagen has developed self-driving car technology that will be available in Miami and Austin.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 25, 2021
New Legislation in Delaware Would Regulate Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing
Delaware’s Senate Bill 168 seeks to regulate the peer-to-peer car-sharing industry.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 21, 2021
Halo Brings Remote-Controlled Rideshare Service to Las Vegas
Las Vegas will have a whole new type of ridesharing service soon, thanks to Halo. The unique model will make the person who orders the car the driver.
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Ru Chen
Jul 17, 2021
Move Over Uber, the Rideshare Industry Has a New Kid in Town
A new rideshare app called the Driver’s Cooperative has launched in NYC. How will the new company do against Uber and Lyft?
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Andrew Koole
Sep 22, 2021
Lyft Gives up On Driverless Car Dreams
As the hope for self-driving cars in the immediate future becomes more unrealistic, Lyft sells their autonomous vehicle division to Toyota.
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Holly Aldred
Sep 20, 2021
Woven Planet Buys Lyft's Self-Driving Car Unit for $550 Million
Woven Planet, a company owned by Toyota, has just purchased Lyft’s self-driving car unit for $550 million. This might signal that the rideshare company is giving up on their goal of self-driving rideshare vehicles.
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Tina Joseph
Sep 21, 2021
Rideshare Insurance Isn't the Only Way to Protect Yourself While Driving for Uber or Lyft
Rideshare drivers must own a commercial insurance policy, optionally provided by the rideshare company. Carriers are also evolving to offer policies that cover standard and rideshare insurance.
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Bobbi Petty
Sep 17, 2021
NYC Residents Aren't Happy About Revel's EV Rideshare Plans
Regulators and residents of New York are tired of the congested roadways. To combat this, officials implemented a temporary block on licenses for new rideshare drivers. Revel hopes to bring in a new EV rideshare service, and is being met with criticism.
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Nelly Bellamy
Sep 20, 2021
Rideshare Prices From Uber and Lyft on the Rise After the Pandemic
The demand for ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft has skyrocketed as the pandemic winds down. However, a lack of drivers has caused prices to soar.
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Andrew Koole
Sep 21, 2021
How Has the Pandemic Affected Uber Drivers?
The pandemic is causing Uber to reassess how much it needs to pay its drivers. The entire ridesharing industry might have to follow Uber’s lead.
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Jane Lu
Sep 20, 2021
Does My Car Insurance Cover Me if I Drive for Uber or Lyft?
Car insurance plans with a rideshare policy fully cover drivers who work for Uber and Lyft, while standard plans will only cover your vehicle.
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Brady Klopfer
Sep 07, 2021
How to Work For a Rideshare Company: Driving For Lyft or Uber
Becoming a successful rideshare driver involves choosing the right company and the right car insurance, as well as knowing how to drive safely.
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Jacquelyn Childs
Feb 18, 2021
How to Make Money With Your Car
There are several ways to make money with your car, including transportation services, advertising, running errands and leasing it out.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Jul 23, 2021
How to Get Car Insurance if You’re a Lyft or Uber Driver
If you drive for Lyft or Uber, you need to ensure there are no gaps in your auto insurance coverage. Here's how to do it.
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Brady Klopfer
Oct 27, 2020

All Questions on Ridesharing

Will car insurance companies know that I work for Instacart?
I damaged my car while working for Instacart. I'm wondering if Progressive can tell that I was on the clock when the damage was done. Do they have access to my hours?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 23, 2021
How can you keep your car clean as a rideshare driver?
I'm new to driving for ridesharing services, and I've realized that I need to clean much more frequently than I'm used to. How do people keep their car clean while driving for one of these services?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
What are some risks associated with being a taxi driver?
I'm considering working as a taxi driver, but I'm hesitant. What are some risks that are associated with the job?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How can I get a car loan as a Lyft driver?
I'm a Lyft driver full-time. I was in a not-at-fault accident and totaled my car. I need a new vehicle, but when I tell a lender I'm a Lyft driver for a living, I'm denied financing. How can I get a car loan as a Lyft driver?
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Eric Schad
Aug 18, 2021
Why wouldn't a dealer finance vehicles for Uber drivers?
I'm a full-time Uber driver and I finally socked away a few grand for a car down payment. I've been to a few dealers to inquire about their vehicles. As soon as I say I'm an Uber driver, they tell me they won't finance me. Why won't any dealers finance a car for an Uber driver?
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Eric Schad
Jul 30, 2021
Do I need to inform Progressive that I'm now a Lyft driver?
What happens if I don't tell my insurance company I am a rideshare driver? Lyft asked for me to provide my insurance, but I haven't contacted Progressive directly.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 21, 2021
Will Uber know if I'm using my own vehicle for transportation of others?
Will my insurance find out if I drive for Uber? I just started as a rideshare driver and I haven't told my insurance company (Allstate).
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Sophie Newman
Jul 21, 2021
Where can I find the cheapest rideshare insurance?
What company offers the cheapest rate for rideshare coverage? I drive for multiple companies and need to find cheap insurance.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Do I need rideshare insurance?
Do I really need rideshare coverage? I drive twice a month for a ride sharing app. I have a good personal auto policy and the rideshare companies insurance.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Does Allstate offer rideshare insurance?
I have insurance through Allstate on my car. I want to start driving for Uber. Does Allstate have rideshare insurance? I don't really want to have to switch insurance companies.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
What happens if you get into an accident without ridesharing insurance?
What would happen if I got into an accident without ridesharing coverage? I'm going to start driving for a ridesharing app. I don't want to pay for extra insurance. I have insurance on my car currently and would also have the company's insurance.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Does Travelers offer ridesharing insurance in Texas?
I'm currently insured with Travelers and want to start driving for a ridesharing app. Do they provide rideshare insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
What does ridesharing insurance cover?
Why do I also need ridesharing coverage? I have a regular car insurance policy and also have insurance through the rideshare app. What does it cover?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Why does it cost more to add ridesharing coverage to my policy?
Why does ridesharing coverage cost so much more? I am adding ridesharing coverage to my policy and it's increasing my rate. I already have full coverage so it doesn't seem like it should cost me more.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Does USAA offer ridesharing coverage?
I want to start delivering with UberEats. I am currently insured with USAA. Do they also offer ridesharing insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Can I purchase an insurance policy for ridesharing coverage only?
I don't want any other insurance coverage beyond ridesharing. Is it possible to get insurance for only that?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Do all insurance companies offer ridesharing coverage?
I'm going to start driving for Lyft. I know I need special insurance for ridesharing. Do all insurance companies offer it or will I need to find a special company?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 15, 2021
Does AAA offer sober ride services?
Thankfully, my girlfriend volunteered to be the designated driver, but I wondered if AAA will really drive drunk people home? Before we headed out to party this past St. Patrick's day, my brother told me that we could call AAA for a free ride if we got too drunk to drive back home.
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Shannon Martin
Jul 08, 2021
Can a car used for Turo be added to a standard insurance policy?
"Can I add a car used for Turo to my current Progressive policy? My friend makes a lot of money by working for Turo. I thought about doing the same thing, but I would buy a different car to use as the rental."
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Shannon Martin
Jul 28, 2021

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