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Grab to Deactivate At Least 8,000 TNVS Units by Next Week

Starting next week, we can expect more difficulty in booking for a ride when using the Grab app.

This as Grab announces that it will deactivate at least 8,000 Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) units who have failed to submit proof that they have provisional authority (PA) from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

The deactivation will start by Monday next week, June 10.

Grab President Brian Cu said that the deactivation will be made after “Grab had acted in good faith that TNVS partners would comply within the time frame agreed upon with the LTFRB.”

“This will reduce the number of vehicles servicing our commuting public, thus inconveniencing many Filipinos. We hope that this inconvenience will be temporary, as we anticipate new drivers–even those from the 8,000–to take advantage of the 10,000 new slots for application starting June 10,” Cu said.

Back in December last year, the LTFRB opened 20,000 slots and the drivers who applied have only until June 7 to complete the requirements.

“This is very painful for us, our drivers, and passengers, but it is Grab’s duty to help the LTFRB enforce our regulations,” Cu added.

The Grab chief noted the effect of those that will be deactivated, reminding the new drivers should apply quickly since the deactivation of the 8,000 TNVS would worsen the current lack of drivers.

Currently, Grab has around 45,000 TNVS partners. The trimming down of those who failed to submit their PA translates to at least 100,000 rides a day.

“At the end of the day, many Filipinos will suffer from this painful step–both the drivers and the passengers. We would want to avoid this from happening, but we are bound to comply with our regulator,” Cu said.

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