What every Uber, Grab driver must know about the new LTFRB order

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What every Uber, Grab driver must know about the new LTFRB order
Get documented or else!

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will start apprehending colorum Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) drivers on July 26, 2017, the regulatory board announced on Friday, July 14.

This after the LTFRB learned during the show-cause order hearing on July 11 that about 80% of Grab/Uber drivers are driving without either a provisional authority (PA) permits or a certificate of public convenience (CPC) franchise.

Currently, there are more than 20,000 TNVS drivers with half of them (about 10,000 drivers) rejected to get PA permits, and a third (about 7,000 drivers) who are still in the process of acquiring them.

The LTFRB stopped releasing PAs since July 21, 2016 to limit the inflow of new TNVS drivers even as the government tries to craft better guidelines for TNCs.

The LTFRB show-cause order demands the following from Uber and Grab:

  • Pay P5 million for their negligence to oversee colorum drivers
  • Include in the applications the permit case number issued by the LTFRB
  • Screen their drivers before recommending them to LTFRB
  • Include photographs of recommended applicant drivers for LTFRB
  • Display each driver's trade address in their mobile application
  • Only allow drivers who have permits to use their applications to give rides

Starting July 26, undocumented Grab and Uber drivers may be fined as high as P120,000 and detained for as long as 3 months.

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