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Congress Presses Uber And Lyft On Driver Background Checks

This week a group of Congressional Democrats hit the CEOs of Uber, Sidecar and Lyft with another letter, this time demanding the companies conduct more comprehensive background checks ... a driver wit... read more

Cities' checks of Uber, Lyft drivers appear to be hit or miss

Minneapolis and St. Paul have made it easy for people with criminal ... let Uber and Lyft handle the checks, and both companies outsource the work to commercial background check firms. Those companies ... read more

Uber Is Adding Annual Background Checks for Drivers, Still Won’t Require Fingerprints

Uber is also mandating annual criminal background checks for its drivers and hiring an unnamed company ... are often out of date and that fingerprinting holds up the hiring process. Uber and Lyft retu... read more

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Uber, Lyft battle governments over driver fingerprint checks

Following incidents where Uber drivers were found to have criminal records, a growing number of state and local governments want ride-hailing drivers to undergo fingerprint background checks ... they ... read more


Uber, Lyft returning to Austin as driver-fingerprinting dispute ends

and national criminal background checks on drivers. Anecdotally, Ars found navigating the most recent Uber-and-Lyft-less SXSW to be a mixed bag. Local ridesharing alternatives like Ride Austin or the ... read more

Lyft: We need drivers in Houston

Lyft is coming back ... but they can leave if they do want to follow the rules. There have been numerous articles published about the strength (or lack of) Uber’s background checks. All you need to si... read more

When Your Lyft Driver Stalks You: A Cautionary Tale [Update]

I'm ok." We're not sure if this is a common problem in the ride-share space (although the Gawker piece quotes a Lyft drivers who says that stalking was a big problem when riders' number were visible t... read more

Uber And Lyft Requirements in Massachusetts: Drivers, Vehicles, And Insurance

In the United States alone there are more than 150,000 rideshare drivers and 1 million rides completed daily between Uber and Lyft. Numbers like this prove that the general public has picked up on ... ... read more

Wag dog walker charged with animal cruelty; customers concerned about industry background checks

The dog owners, Miranda Fulks and David Brown, feel the dog walking industry should follow ... Uber, Lyft and GrubHub. In July, background checking provider Checkr announced that Uber was its first cl... read more

Proposed Ride-For-Hire Regulations Would Require Driver Background Checks

Massachusetts drivers for ride-for-hire services such as Uber and Lyft ... on criminal background checks that would prohibit someone from carrying passengers, and TNCs would be required to conduct add... read more

Uber Loosens Background Check Policy For California Drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber is reconsidering its background check policy ... comes to screening its drivers. The company has come under fire a number of times following assault incidents that have reveale... read more



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