UBER transportation has come to Montana and Wyoming and is growing. What exactly is Uber? For riders, Uber is a convenient, inexpensive and safe taxi service. People can hire a private driver to pick them up & take them to their destination with the tap of a button on a phone. The nearest driver is often at the pickup location within minutes. Not only is this an on-demand car service, but you can even watch as your driver is en-route to come pick you up. For drivers, Uber provides pay and allows you to be your own boss/set your own hours. Take on fares whenever you wish (work as much or as little as you desire) while meeting new people in your area from all walks of life.
Many interested Uber drivers wonder what that means for their auto insurance. Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company classifies Uber as a local transportation networking company (TNC). As such, here are a few things to keep in mind for your auto coverage:
Response: It is ok to add vehicles used by Uber drivers to a standard auto policy; however, it is important to remember the following:
Additional Information: This Livery Exclusion applies to all Transportation Network Companies (UBER, Lyft, etc.).
If becoming an Uber driver is something you are interested in, be sure to set-up an auto policy review with your local Farm Bureau agent. Happy driving while earning!
Uber description from UberEstimate.com