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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

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

Uber Pool Vs. Via: Which NYC Ride-Sharing Service Reigns Supreme?

Uber Pool Vs. Via: Which NYC Ride-Sharing Service Reigns Supreme?

NEW YORK, NY — Ride-sharing has exploded in New York City. The streets are teeming with drivers working for services such as Uber and Lyft just waiting for New Yorkers to cry out, “I can’t bear taking the subway right now.” Patch recently tested four car services — Uber, Lyft, Via and the good ol’ […] 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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