Class Code: 7370

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Applies to taxicab drivers and all other employees except those employees who qualify for separate classifications such as garage employees, clerical employees and outside salespersons. Garage employees are to be separately rated to Code 8385.

It is the carrier’s responsibility to determine if the taxicab drivers are employees or independent contractors for workers compensation purposes. If it is determined that the taxi drivers are employees, and verifiable payroll records are available, the carrier should determine premium in accordance with Rule 2-A of the Basic Manual. If it is determined that the taxi drivers are employees but no verifiable payroll records are available, the carrier should determine premium in accordance with the Miscellaneous Values indicated in the state rate pages.

In the event that vehicles are being operated by employees, the premium is calculated based on the amount indicated in the “Employee operated vehicles” section of the Miscellaneous Values. This amount is subject to pro rata adjustment only when a vehicle is owned by the employer for a portion of the policy period. If a vehicle is being leased or rented to others and as a result of this leasing or rental, the carrier incurs a workers compensation exposure, the premium is calculated based on the “Leased or rented vehicles” section of the Miscellaneous Values. This amount is subject to pro rata adjustment only when the lease is for a portion of the policy period.

As stated previously, Miscellaneous Values must be used only in the absence of verifiable payroll records. The amounts shown in the Miscellaneous Values of the state loss cost/rate pages are based on the state’s average weekly wage. These are adjusted concurrently with the state’s loss cost/rate revision.

Code 7370 also applies to noncertified, nonemergency transports. Garage employees for these businesses are assigned to Code 8385.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 7370:

Refer to Code 7382 for bus companies, limousine companies and intrastate railroad companies.

Code 7370 is not intended for drivers (chauffeurs) employed by employers that are not in the business of transporting the public. Refer to Code 7380 for a description of these chauffeurs and the basis for assigning them to Code 7380.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 3.65

Construction Exemption Required: No