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Uber: The all things Uber thread

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Can someone point me to info on the real story about insurance necessities?
I spoke to my personal insurer (Aviva) and they say I DO need to add their rideshare endorsement if I want to do ride sharing with Uber. But everywhere else I’ve read, I do NOT need to purchase additional insurance above the Uber group policy offered thru Intact.

To complicate matters, my insurer Aviva, is now the group insurer for Lyft. So does that mean, I definitely wouldn’t need the rideshare endorsement if I decide to drive for Lyft instead, since Aviva is already my insurer?

I have done countless searches on this and I can find no consistent information. Just conflicting information, and coupled with the fact that my own Insurer says I need rideshare endorsement, I do not know what to believe any more.

For example, what happens if I am in an accident where I am at fault, what deductible Would I pay? I have a zero deductible on my personal policy.
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Go to join the LYFT & UBER Drivers - Toronto GTA Facebook group. You will get the answer form them.
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I have intact in my office that will insure your vehicle when you are driving for uber... feel free to message me
mark2000 wrote:
Mar 29th, 2018 2:16 pm
Can someone point me to info on the real story about insurance necessities?
I spoke to my personal insurer (Aviva) and they say I DO need to add their rideshare endorsement if I want to do ride sharing with Uber. But everywhere else I’ve read, I do NOT need to purchase additional insurance above the Uber group policy offered thru Intact.

To complicate matters, my insurer Aviva, is now the group insurer for Lyft. So does that mean, I definitely wouldn’t need the rideshare endorsement if I decide to drive for Lyft instead, since Aviva is already my insurer?

I have done countless searches on this and I can find no consistent information. Just conflicting information, and coupled with the fact that my own Insurer says I need rideshare endorsement, I do not know what to believe any more.

For example, what happens if I am in an accident where I am at fault, what deductible Would I pay? I have a zero deductible on my personal policy.
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is uber available in Winnipeg?
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UberX and UberXL will now pick you up from the terminals at Pearson. Previously only UberBlack, UberSUV and UberSelect would pick you up at the terminals.

No more walking to the street at Viscount or taking a hotel shuttle required.

https://www.uber.com/en-CA/airports/yyz/
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They didn't seem to mention it but I'm presuming there's some kind of "cut" to be paid to GTAA.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
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If other major cities are any indicator then yes, the Uber fare will include a surcharge for pickup at the airport.
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I’m happy about this but I could see this causing airport limos to protest. Time will tell I guess
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tk1000 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 12:44 pm
Uber, Lyft pilot project at Pearson Airport is ‘unfair,’ taxi industry representatives say

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/ ... -industry/
“They’re not branded, they’re not marked,” Rita Smith, who has worked in the taxi industry for more than 30 years, said of ride-share cars. “The [airport] commissioner doesn’t have any way of knowing whether that’s your mother or father picking you up from the airport or an Uber driver.”
lol, wankers.
In order to be authorized to pick up airport passengers, Mr. Punian said taxi operators must pay fees to the GTAA and the City of Mississauga, as well as ensure their vehicle meets the requirements set out by the airport authority.

“It is not a fair playing field,” Mr. Punian said. He added that it has not been disclosed to him by the GTAA, Uber or Lyft on whether ride-share companies are subject to the same rules and regulations that taxi companies are in order to operate within airport premises.
Wooo. Rules and regulations...
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Get with the times already. It's not like these services will be completely gone as people still use taxi and limos today.
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First time driver would earn more from Lyft or Uber?
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those limos/taxi drivers drive like maniacs alot of the times, like as if they all got anxiety or something.......where's the so-called "defensive driving"
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greg123 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 1:48 pm
First time driver would earn more from Lyft or Uber?
It’s common to drive for both.

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