Past Classes

5-Star Professional Service

Experienced drivers and Independent Drivers Guild stewards will teach you tricks of the trade and professional English to keep customers happy and stay safe on the road. Drivers who were terminated from Uber for low-ratings will be reactivated after successful completion of this class.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
April 25, 2019
10AM and 2PM

, NY

Defensive Driving Class

For-hire vehicle workers affiliated with a black car base are paid $300 to attend. This class includes the TLC mandated defensive driving course (DDC-6).

EVERY ELIGIBLE DRIVER MAY BE PAID FOR THE SAFETY COURSE ONE TIME BETWEEN JUNE 4, 2016 AND MAY 31, 2019.

$0
April 1, 2019
9:30-5:30pm
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

*FREE* 24-Hour TLC Class

Become a TLC-licensed driver today with the IDG!

We are the ONLY school that provides the 24-Hour FHV Course for FREE in New York City. Our high-quality three-day course will run from 9am-7pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Attendance in the entire course is required for credit. You must apply for your TLC Universal Drivers License before taking this class. Your application number is required for registration. This TLC-approved class fulfills the 24-hour course requirement for getting a TLC/FHV license. After this course, you will be prepared to take the TLC License Exam.

You may find the additional requirements to obtain a TLC license on their website here.

You must arrive by 9am all days. We encourage all students to use public transit because parking in the neighborhood is limited. We are located near the Morgan Ave stop on the L.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
April 26, 2019
9:00 AM
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Financial Planning: How to Save Money on Your Taxes

Stressed about taxes? Understanding your taxes not only relieves stress, it also gives you an immediate opportunity to increase your income from driving. Wondering where to begin? IDG can help.

In this class, we will walk you through tax forms and the tax law as it applies to rideshare drivers and equip you with the knowledge you need to save money on taxes — from how to best track costs and deduct expenses, to paying estimated taxes and using tax-advantaged savings accounts.

If your goal is to make more money from driving, this might be the most important seminar you attend this year. We hope you can join us!

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
April 10, 2019
7:30-9:30pm
38-38 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Stronger Together Discussion Circle

Are you stressed about work, holidays, family issues? Just need someone to talk to? Join a discussion group about these and other issues and how we can support each other through the challenges of being a for-hire vehicle driver in New York City. Bring your family!

Facilitated by Jose Alfaro, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
December 28, 2018
12:00-3:00pm
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Mental Health First Aid

Have you ever encountered a passenger, a fellow driver, or a family member having a mental health crisis? In this training on Mental Health First Aid, participants will learn a five-step process for helping someone who is displaying signs of a mental illness or emotional crisis.

The Independent Drivers Guild is partnering with ThriveNYC to make a training on Mental Health First Aid training available to For-Hire Vehicle drivers. MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$*
November 30, 2018
9am-5pm
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Knowledge = Power Summer Series

In this series, we will read and discuss texts and films focused on the history of organizing in the For-Hire Vehicle sector in New York City. Through a reading of Graham Russell Gao Hodges’ “Taxi: A Social History of the New York City Cab Driver” and other texts, we will trace the story of worker struggle in the for-hire vehicle industry from 1907 until today through union organizing drives, strikes, attempts to create cooperatives and political parties, and other forms of collective action. By understanding the past, we will gain insight into how we can shape the future.

Meetings take place at 456 Johnson Ave #420 every Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm starting June 27th. You must registers at the ticket link above. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
June 27, 2018
4:00-5:30PM
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

24小时TLC许可证培训课 9/1-9/2(中文)

今天就与IDG一起成为TLC授权的驾驶员吧!

我们是纽约市最可负担和最好的TLC学校。这个为期两天的课程将于周六和周日的上午9点至晚上9点举行。每个学生必须参加整个课程,才有资格参加TLC考试。这个TLC认可的24小时课程是获得TLC许可证必须完成的要求。完成本课程后,您将可以参加TLC许可证考试。完成本课程后, 我们将复习然后将安排考试。考试也包含在课程学费中。纽约我们是唯一一家学校,如果您不通过第一次,您将可以免费再次参加考试

你必须按时抵达上午九点。我们鼓励所有学生使用公共交通,因为附近的停车位有限。我们位于 L 地铁的Morgan Ave Station 站附近。

$150
September 1, 2018
9:00 AM
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Professional Chauffeur Training

Improve your professional driving skills. In this class, you will learn how to provide world-class customer service, deal with problem customers, use smartphone apps effectively, and stay safe and sane on the road.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
March 27, 2019
7:30pm-9:30pm
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237