EVs in the City: Are FHV Diamonds Forever?

NYC, and its Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC), which was a leader in sustainable transportation in the 2000s by promoting alternative fueled vehicles, recently removed a major incentive for the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs).  Innovative entrepreneur and EV believer, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, in response to this move tweeted: “??”; drawing national attention…

REMINDER! NYC Airport Access Fee Begins Today!

Beginning April 5, 2021, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the Port Authority) has implemented a taxi and for-hire vehicle (FHV) an access fee at LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark Liberty airports. The Port Authority will charge taxis passengers $1.25 for each pick-up, and will charge FHVs (rideshares, black cars, liveries,…

Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines?

Matt Daus’s recently published article Should My Company Mandate and Promote Driver Vaccines? appeared in BusinessFleet’s March 22 edition. As states allocate the vaccines in phases to different segments of the population, their availability raises questions for passenger ground transportation businesses and other organizations with commercial drivers. Some key questions are whether to require drivers to get…

Full Coverage/Physical Damage Insurance

What Is Full Coverage or Physical Damage Insurance? Full Coverage or Physical Damage Insurance (also known as a Fire, Theft and Collision policy) is a combination of collision coverage, which applies to damage sustained when a covered vehicle collides with another vehicle or inanimate object, and comprehensive coverage, which applies to losses caused by fire,…

Pros & Cons of the Buddy System

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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