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…

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…

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…

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…

The pros and cons of NYC’s ban on new Uber and Lyft cars

No new vehicles will be able to join ride-hailing networks like Uber and Lyft in the biggest city in the U.S. for a year following just-passed local legislation. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday on a group of bills related to ride-hailing, one of which pauses the issuances of new licenses for vehicles…

Uber will now let you rate your driver mid-trip

Sometimes you know right away when your Uber driver is awesome. Or maybe they quickly reveal themselves to be rather creepy. For those times, Uber will let you rate your driver and leave comments in the middle of a trip. Wait to rate no more. Uber is framing the change as a burning desire to…

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