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Fleet Owners in New York City need a Trade Organization!

Fleet Owners in New York City need a Trade Organization!

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 […] Read More

Stay Strong- We Will Survive

Stay Strong- We Will Survive

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 […] Read More

FHV Insurance- FHV Driver Must Ask About Broker’s Fees

FHV Insurance- FHV Driver Must Ask About Broker’s Fees

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 […] Read More

Stable Insurance- FHV Insurance Right At Your Fingertips

Stable Insurance- FHV Insurance Right At Your Fingertips

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 […] Read More

Will the N.Y City Council Permit Advertising in FHVs?

Will the N.Y City Council Permit Advertising in FHVs?

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, […] Read More

New Type of Insurance For FHV Drivers- Parametric Insurance

New Type of Insurance For FHV Drivers- Parametric Insurance

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 […] Read More

Advertising in FHVs- Easy Money for Drivers, but the TLC Won’t Allow It!

Advertising in FHVs- Easy Money for Drivers, but the TLC Won’t Allow It!

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 […] Read More

Knowledge of the FHV Industry is a Weapon to Enable Change to Occur

Knowledge of the FHV Industry is a Weapon to Enable Change to Occur

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 […] Read More

Time for Drivers to Take Action- Contact Your Local City Council member

Time for Drivers to Take Action- Contact Your Local City Council member

The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) claims to be trying to fight the poverty status of for-hire vehicle operators, but all they seem to be doing these days is hurting drivers. In August 2019, despite opposition from the NYC City Council and drivers themselves, the TLC voted to approve a permanent cap on the […] Read More

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