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Financial Benefits for TLC Drivers
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Financial Benefits for TLC Drivers

During the COVID-19 health crisis, we understand that TLC drivers in New York have and continue to be greatly affected. With fewer rides being requested and the City’s changing restrictions, drivers’ income from trips have taken a huge hit but there is financial support for you out there. The financial benefits available can be quite...

Can taxi drivers get unemployment benefits?
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Can taxi drivers get unemployment benefits?

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen taxi ridership slump in 2020, leaving many taxi drivers asking what unemployment benefits they’re entitled to.  As one of the UK’s leading insurers for private hire taxis, we’re here to help provide drivers with simple and helpful answers. COVID-19 If you’re unsure about the financial help you can claim as...

How Can Private Hire Drivers Avoid Breaking the Law When Using a Dash Cam
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How Can Private Hire Drivers Avoid Breaking the Law When Using a Dash Cam

Research shows that dash cams improve safety on the road for everyone. Not only do dash cams protect drivers, passengers and road users, but they also help firms track driver behaviour and allow insurance premiums to be more fair and accurate.  However, using dash cams incorrectly could lead to heavy penalties. Private Hire drivers must...

The tips to bring in the tips
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The tips to bring in the tips

As an Uber driver, getting tipped is the goal but it isn’t always easy. Especially when compared with other service-sector jobs such as hospitality, hair and beauty salons. Since Uber introduced in-app tipping in 2017, research has found that almost 60% of Uber riders never tip and only 1% always tip. This makes the average...

Driver Stories: Kwam Green on the pandemic
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Driver Stories: Kwam Green on the pandemic

Kwam Green is a TLC driver who has found himself navigating a global pandemic in one of the busiest cities in the world and then contracted the virus himself, and thankfully, was luckier than others have been. INSHUR asked Kwam to share his experience on how things have changed during the lockdown period, as well...

Information for Uber Drivers who find themselves in debt
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Information for Uber Drivers who find themselves in debt

Managing your money can be challenging in the best of times but over the past few months, you may have found yourself trying to navigate completely uncharted territory with your finances leaving you insecure and vulnerable.  Over the past few months, your income may have dropped and you could find yourself in some debt. In...

The Essential Cover You Didn’t Know You Needed
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The Essential Cover You Didn’t Know You Needed

Do you drive for Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, Amazon Flex or another gig economy or rideshare service? The great news is that you’re likely to be earning some extra income for yourself. The bad news is that you probably don’t realize you could be uninsured if you only have personal coverage, which means that you’re at...

Returning to Work as an Uber Driver After The  Coronavirus Pandemic
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Returning to Work as an Uber Driver After The Coronavirus Pandemic

The decision of returning to work after taking a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic requires careful consideration. Of course, above all, you need to ensure you’re as safe as possible. You can find useful information on our blog regarding face coverings, cleaning your car, delivery work options, and links from your trusted sources.  If...

Face Masks for Uber Drivers
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Face Masks for Uber Drivers

The usefulness of face masks have been much debated in the coronavirus outbreak but many officials are now either requiring or recommending them in order to keep everyone safe. Since we serve drivers in both New York City and the UK, we will be referring to advice from both officials. To be sure on the...

Ramadan in Lockdown
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Ramadan in Lockdown

This year’s Ramadan has been like no other. Widespread lockdowns around the world have meant that observing the holy month of Ramadan has been without the traditional communal prayer and daily iftar with extended family and friends.  How to observe Ramadan safely The advice from the UK government has been that during Ramadan you should...