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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

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

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

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

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 […] Read More

Uber will now let you rate your driver mid-trip

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 […] Read More

Five Things They Don’t Warn You About (But Should) When You Sign Up To Be Rideshare Driver

Five Things They Don’t Warn You About (But Should) When You Sign Up To Be Rideshare Driver

What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you while rideshare driving? If you’re a new driver (or just curious about what’s happened to other drivers), we had senior RSG contributor John Ince share some of the 5 things/passengers rideshare companies should warn you about (but don’t!) before rideshare driving. When you sign up […] Read More

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