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 provide an essential service to the City and its communities – transporting not people, but parcels. Recognizing the value of drivers, a number of organizations are offering opportunities to earn through delivery work.
Doing delivery is super easy for INSHUR customers as it is automatically included in our policies, at no extra cost. Plus we’ve created a brand new product called INSHUR Non-TLC. This option allows drivers to save on their monthly insurance costs after you place your FHV license ‘in storage’ for up to 90-days under guidance from the TLC. Through INSHUR Non-TLC, you are reducing your level of coverage so bear in mind this means you will only be able to use your vehicle for personal use and delivery.
Opinions on delivery are often divided amongst rideshare drivers, but the industries aren’t so different. Both offer paid work and use technology to connect drivers to the public. We understand the decision to continue working is tough, but drivers who can work play an important role.
Here are some of the delivery services that could be an option for INSHUR customers:
A COVID-19 initiative by New York City now offers TLC drivers delivery jobs to help those folks, such as senior citizens, who are unable to get out themselves. Jobs are offered on a first come, first served basis. Visit www.nyc.gov/deliverytlc to find out more.
Uber Work Hub
To get your TLC insurance for Uber Driversclick here to download our app. If you are on desktop, search for INSHUR in your app store.