Have you heard of the e-hail app that can be downloaded from the Google Play store and the iTunes App store? Just a few weeks ago, the Uber created app was launched in New York City, which became the first legal e-hail app for livery vehicles.
Although livery drivers and taxi drivers serve a different set of customers, the rules and regulations for both industries are now merging. According to the Worcester Telegram, livery drivers and owner operators in Gardner are now following the same rules as taxi companies due to an ordinance change approved by the City Council.
At Wolpert Insurance, we are keeping the victims of the recent Boston Marathon tragedies in our hearts and minds. We pray that officials will resolve the situation soon, and for now, we are committed to remaining strong and showing our support Boston.
At Wolpert Insurance, we know you value your hard working livery employees, which is why they deserve meal breaks. They are on the road for long hours and even during nights. Allowing them to rest and to have a meal is a good way to not only help them reenergize, but prevent claims to your company.
You trust your limo drivers to always make the right decisions behind the wheel, but sometimes things happen that result in a collision, causing you to file a claim with your company’s livery insurance. Unfortunately, many accidents are caused by driver error, and if one of your drivers is at fault in an accident, your company will have some liability issues to clean up.
Ah, the age old question: “What decided my livery insurance premiums? Why are they as high as they are?” While this question is normally a complicated one to answer, Wolpert Insurance & Risk Management can answer almost anything on the spot, especially when it pertains to livery vehicles. The fact of the matter is, not one single thing decided your insurance premiums; it’s an array of multiple factors that, combined, contribute to what you pay. Here is a breakdown of common things that affect insurance premiums.
When limo drivers gain experience they become accustomed to a variety of situations. Whether it’s driving in during a bright day, rainy night or even a particular holiday, some days are actually statistically more dangerous than others. But what are they? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put together a list of some of the most dangerous times of the day and year for people to drive. This information may be useful for your limo drivers and may cause you to rethink these certain instances and how they may affect your livery insurance.
When you own a limousine service, it’s important to maintain the federal standards in order to avoid any fees, penalties and legal issues. But what exactly are the federal regulations for limousine service providers? Whether you specialize in transportation to Logan Airport or to various events like parties and casinos, all limo services are subject to the same regulations. In order to avoid any claims on your livery insurance, here the regulations set by the U.S. Department of Transportation that you should be aware of.
No company likes to deal with costly limo insurance claims, but sometimes things happen that may necessitate them. If you and your drivers are trying to avoid any substantial fees and costs from your insurance after an accident or collision, it may be wise to educate yourself on what types of incidents cost the most. Thankfully, our agency has the information you need on the three most costly limo insurance claims:
In the ground transportation industry, including limo services, determining the difference between an employee and an independent contractor can be confusing. Sometimes, instead of hiring an employee full-time, you will enlist the services of an independent contractor to work for you as an alternative. However, when dealing with independent contractors, many questions abound, including whether or not they are included on your livery insurance policy.