Farmers was the first insurance company to offer rideshare endorsements – an insurance mechanism which expands the applicability of your personal policy to prevent dangerous lapses in coverage. Although many other insurers have joined the rideshare party since then, Farmers remains a reliable and affordable option for drivers looking for some peace of mind on the road.
Not so long ago, it seemed all you needed to start driving for Uber or Lyft was a vehicle and a smartphone, but those days are over. Now, some cities have very strict requirements for rideshare drivers, and not being aware of these regulations could cost you. Today, senior RSG contributor Jon Knope covers which cities have extra requirements for rideshare drivers. Noticed something we missed? Please share in the comments!
I used to joke that all you need in order to drive with Uber is a smart phone and a pulse. But the “wild west” days of rideshare are drawing to a close. Increasingly, drivers and their cars must meet additional requirements in order to drive for Uber and Lyft.
In the early days, there were few rules and no regulations (or, rather, there were rules and regulations – but Uber ignored them all!) Now, local legislatures all over the country are starting to impose additional requirements – from more extensive background checks to special insurance and license requirements. Here’s a comprehensive list of states and cities that will require you to go the extra mile before you even hit the road.
Harry here. Uber has started moving away from sign up bonuses, but that doesn’t mean they’ve done away with incentives entirely. Today, senior RSG contributor Jon Knope covers Uber sign-on guarantees by city and how you can take advantage of these guarantees to make the most money.
Although sign-up bonuses seem to be a thing of the past, Uber’s sign-up guarantees are going strong. Here are the top ten Uber sign-up offers by city, and how to make the most of them.
Uber’s “guarantee” structure has drawn some criticism from many drivers since many folks sign up under the impression that, once they complete the required number of rides, they’ll take home a big chunk of cash on top of their regular earnings. Instead, the guarantee typically amounts to much less. If you were offered a sign-up guarantee of $300 after completing X number of rides, and you made $297 in fares while completing those rides, you’ll only collect a measly $3 extra.
Uber’s messaging seems to be doing a better job of explaining how the guarantees work but if you’re looking to sign up, make sure you read the fine print.
Harry here. Allstate rideshare insurance is offered in many states and is a popular option for drivers looking for cheap, all-around rideshare coverage. As we covered State Farm rideshare insurance here, and USAA rideshare insurance here, we also wanted to see what Allstate offers. Today, senior RSG contributor Jon Knope covers Allstate rideshare insurance, where you can get it, and what it may cost.
If you’re looking for more rideshare insurance options, check out our Insurance Marketplace here for more options in your state.
Allstate’s rideshare insurance offering – known as Allstate Ride for Hire – is available in a growing number of states, and it’s a popular choice for drivers looking for a cheap way to obtain good coverage while working for Uber and Lyft.
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