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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

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 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 driver saved after flipping car in East Village crash

Uber driver saved after flipping car in East Village crash

An Uber driver was rescued from his crushed car after it flipped onto its side when he smashed into three parked vehicles Sunday in the East Village. The man was driving downtown on Avenue D when he slammed into two unoccupied parked cars about 10 a.m., authorities said. The Uber car, a black Toyota sedan, […] Read More

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