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In Alabama and Georgia, Uber and Lyft Drivers Get Independent Contractor Status
All over the country, new legislation is redefining what it means to be a rideshare driver. How have Alabama and Georgia tackled the issue?
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Jerry
Apr 28, 2022
What is IVEE, and Why Could It Make Your Uber Ride More Fun?
IVEE is a tablet that includes various tech and features for rideshare users including games, relaxation guides, music, and more.
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Jerry
Apr 26, 2022
Uber Strikes A Deal With New York Taxis
Taxi companies and Uber have been bitter rivals for years now. However, Uber and New York City Taxis recently came to a deal.
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Jerry
Apr 13, 2022
EVs Are Coming To Low-Income Communities
EV ridesharing and rental programs are popping up around the U.S. in order to give disadvantaged communities opportunities to have access to electric vehicles.
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Jerry
Apr 08, 2022
A Surprising Number of Americans Have Never Used a Ride-Hailing App Like Uber
Contrary to popular belief, recent data confirms that many Americans have never used apps like Uber and Lyft. What is causing the hesitation around ride-hailing apps?
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Jerry
Mar 08, 2022
Uber and Lyft Still Haven't Taken Off in 1 Area of the Country
Ride-hailing app usage is growing in many areas of the country, but some areas still lag behind. What gives?
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Jerry
Mar 08, 2022
3 Best Cars for Uber and Lyft Drivers
You’ll want to consider repair costs, fuel economy, and other factors when choosing a car for rideshare driving. The Toyota Camry, Kia Soul, and Toyota Prius can be great options.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
You Won't Want to Miss Uber's Black Friday Deal
What is the Uber One Black Friday deal? Save big on travel and delivery services!
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 25, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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. Read this guide to learn how.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Waymo Is Testing the Jaguar I-Pace With San Francisco Residents
Having operated in Phoenix, AZ since 2017, autonomous tech company Waymo has launched a new Trusted Tester program in San Francisco, enabling the public to take free rides in Jaguar I-Pace SUVs equipped with autonomous Waymo Driver technology.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Renault Is Building an Electric Car Just for Ride-Hailing Drivers
Renault built an electric vehicle for rideshare drivers. With a subscription service, drivers can have a pre-approved vehicle for ready ridesharing, for now though, the service will only be in Europe.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Do Rideshare Services Affect Public Transit and the Environment?
Rideshare services from companies like Uber and Lyft have reduced the demand for public transit. Ride-hailing fleets were meant to help reduce pollution but they seem to be doing the opposite.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Ridesharing

Can you tell me how to remove a car from my Uber account?
I just switched vehicles with my wife, and my old car is still on my profile. How do I remove a car from my Uber account?
Matthew Macgugan
Nov 16, 2021
How is driving for Uber Eats?
I’m a bit of an introvert, so the idea of driving for Uber isn’t all that appealing. That said, I think Uber Eats would be a good fit for me to earn some extra money. Since I’ve never done it before, what do people say about driving for Uber Eats?
Eric Schad
Mar 08, 2022
Does driving for Uber increase insurance?
I want to drive for Uber because I was laid off from my job. I know it’s an independent contractor position, so I have to pay taxes, gas, maintenance, and insurance. The only thing I’m not sure about is if it will alter my insurance rates. Will driving for Uber increase my car insurance?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
How can I get gum off of my leather car seats?
I’m an Uber driver in a big city, and I’ve been having issues with passengers leaving chewed gum and other types of sticky residue on my leather seats. I realize now I should have gotten some seat covers before I started; I thought people would appreciate some genuine leather seats, but I guess I was wrong. But before I get the covers, I need to get this junk off! How can I get gum off of my leather car seats?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 19, 2021
Can you wear a hat while driving for Uber?
I recently started driving for Uber as a side gig, and I picked up a passenger who told me that Uber drivers are not supposed to wear hats. It is my car, after all, so I think I should be able to wear what I want. Do Uber drivers have a dress code?
Kevin Martinez
Jan 28, 2022
How long does it take for a driving background check to process?
I need to make some extra cash, so I’m thinking about working as a rideshare driver. All the companies I’m looking at require background checks. How long does a background check for driving usually take?
Pat Roache
Feb 04, 2022
How much do you make driving Uber Black?
I recently bought a BMW and I was thinking about paying the monthly car note by driving for Uber Black. I just want to make sure it’s worth my time. How much does the average person make driving Uber Black?
Eric Schad
Feb 04, 2022
How much can you make driving for Uber Select?
I have a luxury car, and I want to pay for my car note by driving for Uber—if it’s worth my time. How much should I expect to make driving for Uber Select?
Eric Schad
Feb 21, 2022
How much can you make driving for Uber in Los Angeles?
I live and work in Los Angeles, but the area’s expensive and money is tight. I was thinking about picking up work with Uber to make some extra cash—or even doing it full time if the pay is right. How much do Uber drivers make in LA?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 27, 2022
Can you travel in LA without a car?
I’m considering a move to Los Angeles but I don’t have a car. Is public transportation good in LA, or will it be hard for me to get from place to place?
Sean Boehme
Feb 07, 2022
How do you find your photocard driving license issue number?
I just got a new gig as a delivery driver, but my employer needs more license information before I can hit the road. Where can I find my photocard driver’s license issue number?
Max Werner
Jan 21, 2022
Can you travel around San Diego without a car?
I’m heading up to San Diego for the weekend for a work conference. We’ve got evenings off, and I’m hoping to check out the city during my stay there (my daughter keeps telling me to visit the zoo!). Will I be able to get around San Diego without my car?
Samuel Todd
Feb 11, 2022
How long does it take to start Uber driving?
I was laid off from my job because my company downsized, but I can’t afford to not have a paycheck. I want to drive for Uber until I figure out what to do next, and I’d love to start as quickly as possible. How long does it take to become an Uber driver?
Eric Schad
Mar 10, 2022
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?
Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can someone else ride with me while driving for Uber?
I’m trying to optimize my schedule around picking up my kid from school and working my day job as a rideshare driver. Can someone ride with me while I drive for Uber?
Drew Waterstreet
Mar 29, 2022
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.
Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Does driving for Lyft increase insurance?
After reading that Lyft takes a smaller cut of your earnings than Uber, I decided to sign up for a weekend gig. I’m aware that I have to pay my own taxes, gas, and maintenance. I’m just not sure what happens with insurance. Will driving for Lyft increase my insurance?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
How much can you make driving for Uber in Denver?
I have a friend who drives for Uber in Denver, and he always says that he makes good money. I was thinking about doing the same thing, especially because I got a new car, and I want to pay off the note. How much should I expect to make working for Uber in Denver?
Eric Schad
Feb 14, 2022
Does Driving for Uber Void My Vehicle’s Warranty?
I’m debating signing up to drive for Uber or another rideshare service for some extra money. But I’ve heard that using your car for rideshare work is commercial work, and that voids your warranty. Is it true that driving for Uber can void your vehicle’s warranty?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 21, 2022
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.
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.
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.
Emily Maracle
Jul 16, 2021
Can you Turo a leased car?
I leased a car about a month ago. While I can afford the payments, I want to supplement my income by putting it on Turo. That said, I’m not sure if you can Turo a leased car. Is it possible?
Eric Schad
Mar 04, 2022
How much money can you make driving Uber Black?
I just bought a brand new Mercedes and am curious if it’s worth it to drive for Uber. I’m thinking about driving for Uber Black. How much do Uber Black drivers make?
Olivia Rose
Jan 31, 2022
What should I do after getting in an accident while driving for Uber?
I was in a not-at-fault accident while I was ubering without any ride-sharing coverage. What should I do? Will the other party’s insurance company still pay for the repairs?
Jack Walsh
Oct 21, 2021
Can you drive Uber in another state?
I live right on the Mississippi River near St. Louis. I already drive for Uber in Missouri, but I was thinking about doing the same in Illinois for some extra cash. Can you drive Uber in two states?
Eric Schad
Mar 04, 2022
How is driving for Grubhub?
I’ve never driven for rideshare services and I don’t really want to have passengers in my car because I’m an introvert. However, I thought maybe Grubhub is a great solution to pick up some extra cash. What do other drivers say about driving for Grubhub?
Eric Schad
Mar 08, 2022
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?
Emily Maracle
Jul 15, 2021
How can I get my car ready for a road trip?
My friends and I are planning to go on the San Diego to Phoenix road trip from your website! We’re taking my car. How should we prepare for the ride?
Miles Smith
Nov 04, 2021
Can a baby travel without a car seat on Lyft?
My car is in the shop, but I still need to run errands and get to work. My boss already said that I could bring my child to work, but I need to take a Lyft to get there. Can a baby travel without a car seat if I’m taking a Lyft?
Eric Schad
Jan 27, 2022

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