LTFRB orders U-HOP to stop accepting new drivers
The Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has directed U-HOP to stop accepting new transport network vehicle services (TNVS) applicants.
LTFRB also ordered U-Hop to stop using the LTFRB logo on its certificate of accreditation without the agency’s permission.
“We would like to clarify that we have not activated anyone who are not part of the 5,000 initial list and allocation we submitted to LTFRB. Out of the 5,000 we only activated less that 300 and 56 in Cebu due to the clamor of the public for affordable rides,” U-HOP said.
When U-HOP received the TNC Accreditation in March 2016, the company said they were only allowed to run for four months and immediately stopped after the suspension order was issued.
“We incurred considerable losses but we never complained. We followed the order even if it got us to the ground. During the TNC TWG, we asked permission to allow us to run 5,000 units to be able to survive the competition and provide decent service to our users. We got a verbal approval,” U-HOP said.