If you started out as a rideshare driver, you might know that having a friend or family member onboard when picking up passengers will get you into hot water with apps like Uber or Lyft. One of the reasons cited is that all rideshare contractors must have background checks, but there are others, like having…
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Welcome to the new TLCRentalMarketplace.com! TLCRentalMarketplace.com is now a paid membership website. Drivers can browse and use the site at no cost, forever! However, fleet owners wishing to list their cars will need to join as paid members. At no cost to you until November 15, fleet owners may post vehicle listings for thousands to…
The Black Car industry in New York City (“NYC”) has a trade association named the Black Car Assistance Corp (“BCAC”). The Livery industry in NYC has a trade association named the Livery Round Table (“LRT”). Taxi drivers in NYC have a trade association named the Taxi Workers Alliance (“TWA”) and the Luxury Limousine sector has…
It is times like we are facing today that no one could have ever dreamed of (or had a nightmare about). The City of New York on essential lockdown. The streets and subways are empty, the public locked in their homes and businesses closing down and laying people off. This hat not only hit us…
It is that time of the year when For-Hire Vehicle (“FHV”) drivers in NYC are scrambling to renew their FHV auto insurance policies. In the rush to renew, some drivers don’t look to see or even ask of their broker is charging them a fee for their services. I don’t mean the commissions paid by the…
Let’s face it. Insurance renewal time for NYC For-Hire Vehicle (“FHV”) drivers is a long, frustrating and often painful process. Why is this the case? Historically, FHV drivers have to make multiple trips to their insurance broker’s office, fill out long applications, send emails to follow up, provide driver’s abstract, etc. All of this time…
About one month ago, I authored a blog on this site detailing the case of Vugo, Inc. an infotainment company that wanted to place advertisements in for-hire vehicles. Despite the financial benefits that would come to drivers as a result of allowing such ads, the TLC prohibited Vugo and others from displaying such ads because,…
While most for-hire vehicle (“FHV”) drivers have heard of insurance, they typically relate it to auto insurance or Workers’ Compensation insurance. Parametric insurance is a different type of insurance that most FHV drivers have never heard of. Most insurance involves an accident, a claims process, an adjustment process, and a payment process. All of these…
I recently represented a company named Vugo, Inc. in an appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a court whose decisions are only reviewable by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. Vugo is an infotainment company whose goal is to enhance the passenger experience in for-hire vehicles (“FHV”). In essence, a screen the size…
Knowledge is the most powerful weapon you are ever going to have at your disposal. It is not a gun, a sword or a bomb, but it is the strongest instrument you will have if you really want to make a change. Knowledge is a weapon because it is what you learn that enables you…
TLC Rental Marketplace: Who We Are
TLCRentalMarketplace.com has been a pivotal player in the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) rental industry for over ten years. The website was built for TLC drivers, by TLC drivers.
We launched the TLC Rental Marketplace because, as fleet owners ourselves, we had been encountering roadblocks that hindered our company’s growth. We realized that advertising our available TLC vehicles on a well-managed platform would boost business. I soon learned that several other fleet owners agreed this was a worthwhile venture.
As we continue to work diligently to make the TLC Rental Marketplace a successful arena for drivers and fleet owners to directly connect and achieve success, we welcome your feedback! How may we at Marketplace better serve you? Please send us an email!
Become A Rideshare Driver
Looking to become an Uber or Lyft driver? In addition to your car meeting certain requirements, heres the criteria:
The criteria include:
- A minimum age requirement of 21 years old for both Uber and Lyft
- Must be licensed in the US for at least one year, or three years (for Uber) if you’re under 23.
- Car insurance under your name. (Keep in mind, the insurance must also be in the same state you’ll be driving in and must meet that state’s minimum requirements)
- A Social Security number.
- Have a valid driver’s license issued by the USA
- Agree to a background check. The background check will look for any criminal history, car accidents, reckless driving charges, suspended licenses, DUIs, and history of operating a vehicle without insurance. The background checks are given by third parties. In New York City, DMV and criminal background checks are conducted by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) according to their licensing standards, not by Uber/Lyft.