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Driver tips and news

  • The free benefits you get as a New York rideshare driver

    The free benefits you get as a New York rideshare driver

    TLC drivers qualify for a range of health benefits and training, which you can get completely free. Here are some of the benefits available, and how to get hold of them. Did you know that all eligible drivers of NY black car services, including Uber and Lyft, can sign up for free to get a […]

  • Why your Uber star rating is important and how to improve it

    Why your Uber star rating is important and how to improve it

    How Uber star ratings work and what you can do to improve yours. This article was last updated in April 2022.  One of the most important things as an Uber driver is to keep your star rating as high as possible.  If your rating has recently gone down, it’s worth working hard to improve this. […]

  • Explainer: What is hire and reward insurance?

    Explainer: What is hire and reward insurance?

    Not sure what insurance you need for food delivery and parcel delivery work? Here’s a quick explainer of what you need to know to make sure you’re buying the right type of cover. What is hire and reward insurance? If you deliver food or parcels, you need a type of insurance called hire and reward […]

  • How to save money working in delivery

    How to save money working in delivery

    The price of petrol and diesel has jumped, and food and bills are getting more expensive too. So what can couriers and delivery drivers do to save money and keep costs low? At the time of writing on 28 March 2022, the average price of diesel was 178p a litre. Unleaded petrol was about 164p […]

  • Tips for TLC drivers to save money and cut costs

    Tips for TLC drivers to save money and cut costs

    The price of gas has jumped, and food and bills are getting more expensive too. So what can TLC drivers do to save money and keep costs low? Data from the AAA shows average gas prices hit $4.24 at the time of writing on March 25, 2022. This is compared to $2.87 a year ago. […]

  • How drivers can save money and cut costs

    How drivers can save money and cut costs

    Fuel prices are sky high, and the cost of living is going up too. It’s tough out there for private hire drivers right now, but these tips should help you cut costs and keep your business expenses under control. At the time of writing on 25 March 2022, the average price of diesel was 178p […]

  • Six rideshare apps to help drivers with money and taxes

    Six rideshare apps to help drivers with money and taxes

    Staying on top of your taxes is probably a job a lot of TLC drivers could do without. But there are apps that can help, from tracking your mileage and expenses to online help with your tax return.  The deadline for most people to file their 2021 tax return and pay the tax due is […]

  • What’s going on with VAT on Uber rides?

    What’s going on with VAT on Uber rides?

    Passengers on Uber and other platforms face higher prices after a legal battle which may force rideshare apps to charge VAT on fares. So what’s happened, and why? We’ve put together a breakdown for private hire drivers on why VAT on fares is being talked about now, and how Uber’s Supreme Court case on workers’ […]

  • What help is there for drivers who want to go electric?

    What help is there for drivers who want to go electric?

    If you’re a private hire driver looking for a new car, chances are you’re thinking about making the switch to an electric vehicle. But is it worth it – and what help is available if you decide electric vehicles are right for you? There are a few reasons why drivers are choosing electric vehicles (EVs). […]