A Transportation Network Company vehicle or TNC vehicle is a vehicle that is not a taxicab, jitney, limousine, or for-hire vehicle.
Examples of TNC vehicles are those used by drivers working for ride share companies.
State law states that all TNCs, TNC drivers and TNC vehicles are governed exclusively by the State which preempted any county, municipality, special district, airport authority, port authority or other local government entity or subdivision from imposing any license fees.
Also according to State law, a TNC driver shall; not accept a ride for compensation other than by a rider arranged through a digital network, shall not solicit or accept street hails, shall not alter the presentation of information on its digital network to an enforcement official for the purpose of thwarting or interfering.
The bill defines a “digital network” as any online-enabled technology application service, website, or system offered or used by a transportation network company which enables the prearrangement of rides with transportation network company drivers.
“A prearranged ride” means the provision of transportation by a TNC driver to a rider, beginning when a TNC driver accepts a ride requested by a rider through a digital network controlled by a transportation network company, continuing while the TNC driver transports the rider, and ending when the last rider exits from and is no longer occupying the TNC vehicle.
F.S. 627.748 establishes the regulatory framework for the operation of TNCs.