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In an effort to have their voices heard, drivers have reached out to
"We are pleased to assist in what we believe will be a strong movement," said
Uber Technology recently advised its Uber Black and Uber SUV drivers that vehicle models under 2010 would be pulled from the platform, while only giving the drivers two weeks to purchase newer vehicles. Uber Technologies offered to let the older cars and SUVs function under the less-expensive UberX platform, but Uber drivers are concerned that the fuel-to-fare ratio makes such an option economically unfeasible. Drivers are frustrated that other Uber markets have given their drivers months to plan for the transition, not just two weeks.
Uber drivers also are attempting to raise awareness in support of legislation being considered in the
The only ride-sharing vehicles that currently have such insurance coverage are the Uber Black and Uber SUV lines, as required by
Supporters of the legislation argue that such "app-on to app-off" insurance coverage would best serve the public interest and would not pose a financial hardship to the company, which recently received an additional infusion of
Founded in 1903, the