Have you thought about becoming a driver-for-hire? While you can work with ride sharing apps, but you can also be your own boss and become a livery driver. In New York State there are certain steps that you will need to take to make that happen.

What do you need to do to become a livery driver and which type of vehicles can be used for the livery driving? Here are a few of the steps that you will need to go through to make that happen .

What type of license will you need to be a livery driver in New York State?

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According to New York State you definitely need to get a special drivers license, in addition to your regular one (Class D). You will need to have a CDL, in Class A, B or C, or a Class E license. Most people take their Class D license and then apply for a Class E.

What's the difference between a taxi driver and a livery driver?

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The difference between a livery driver and taxi driver, is that a taxi driver takes people from place to place, with no advance notice. A livery driver, usually transports less than 6 people, and the trips are arranged in advance. For instance, a livery driver will make scheduled runs to the airport.

What types of vehicles can be livery vehicles in New York State?

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As for what type of vehicle can have livery plates on it, according to New York State DMV, the vehicle has to have restraints for each passenger, 6 passengers or less, have passed the NYS inspection and it must have livery insurance on the vehicle.

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