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Being a TLC Driver During a Global Pandemic
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Being a TLC Driver During a Global Pandemic

Unprecedented events have governed the lives of New Yorkers and TLC drivers this year. From quarantines to lockdowns, demonstrations, riots and wild weather. Since early March, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the city that never sleeps, to dramatically decline into an unrecognisable ghost town (Citymapper Mobility Index).  We take a look at the challenges you’ve faced...

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...

TLC Driver Safety Checklist: What To Do In The Event Of An Accident?
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TLC Driver Safety Checklist: What To Do In The Event Of An Accident?

Whether you’ve been driving professionally for weeks, months or years, it’s easy to jump straight behind the wheel and drive onto the road without carrying out a full safety check. But, this could mean higher chance of having an accident. Before every trip we recommend using our six-step checklist below to reduce the risk of...

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...

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...

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...

Uber Drivers, Coronavirus & Delivery Work: Your Options
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Uber Drivers, Coronavirus & Delivery Work: Your Options

TLC Drivers have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic. As New Yorkers were asked to ‘Stay Home’, the rideshare industry saw a dramatic decline in demand. With all but essential businesses allowed to keep trading and only necessary trips to be taken, FHV drivers have seen their earnings plummet. But, they too can still...

Thanking Our Community Champions
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Thanking Our Community Champions

For the past weeks, INSHUR has been asking the driver community to nominate Community Champions. This can be themselves, or someone they know, who has been going above and beyond as the coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt our lives. Below, we’ll be sharing each winner as we select them and their story, so be sure...