In the US, Uber offer insurance for part of the private hire journey but personal insurance must be purchased when driving without passengers. However, this insurance option is not offered in the UK – which has caused a lot of confusion.
Uber do not hold any responsibility when it comes to their UK driver’s insurance. As vehicles are not owned by Uber it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the correct insurance is in place – this is also proven during the on boarding process. Here in the UK, private hire insurance is suitable for Uber drivers.
We’re glad you asked.
Founded in the USA in 2009 Uber is known as a Transportation Network Company – that’s a private hire taxi service to you and me. Their aim is to “improve access to transportation” and they have done this with the creation of an easy to use app!
The Uber app allows users to book a car ride that’s right for them and pay for the journey via card. Meaning cash is not required. Uber also has access to a large number of drivers to provide a quick service.
Their services eventually reached the UK in 2012. Starting out in London the company rapidly grew and now has a presence in over 40 towns and cities across the UK.
Get an online quote for private hire insurance for your Uber vehicle today.
There’s some minimum requirements you’ll need to driver with Uber this includes:
Successful applicants will attend an onboarding process where they must prove they have the required skills, training and knowledge to drive for Uber.
You can find out by getting a quick private hire insurance quote online. Alternatively, you can speak to our dedicated Uber team by calling 0800 023 7213.
If you require more than just insurance for your Uber vehicle, we offer a range of optional extras to help you get the cover you want including breakdown cover, excess protection and liability insurance.
Van insurance: Looking for a better deal on your van insurance? We can give you a quote in minutes.
Chauffeur insurance: Get the chauffeur cover you require, so you can get on with providing your customers with a top-class service.
Our private hire insurance for Uber drivers provides comprehensive cover only. Below is a list of the different sizes and types of vehicles that Uber have expanded their services in the UK to offer: