Black Car Vehicle Insurance Requirements
Vehicle owners are required to purchase insurance coverage with minimum limits as specified by the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). If you are looking to purchase a commercial insurance policy as mandated by the TLC, there is nothing easier than using the INSHUR app.
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What is a Black Car Vehicle?
In New York City, Black Cars are a segment of the For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) class. Black Cars provide pre-arranged passenger transportation using licensed bases for dispatch. Black Cars are unique in that more than 90% of passenger payments must come in non-cash form. Most app based companies like Uber, Lyft and Gett are licensed as Black Car Bases and drivers affiliate with these bases to provide on-demand rides. This makes sense as passengers usually pay drivers using a credit card stored on the app or through a voucher.
Black Car vehicle owners are issued a For-Hire Vehicle license after affiliating with a Black Car Base and passing inspection at a TLC facility. Currently, Black Car vehicles must be no more than 7 model years old in order to affiliate with a Black Car Base. It’s always a good idea to check with the base or app you are affiliating with to see if your vehicle qualifies.