A Bailment Agreement can be defined as the following;
The temporary placement of control over, or possession of
Personal Property (in this case the taxi) by one person, the Bailor
(operator), into the hands of another, the Bailee (driver), for a
designated purpose (time) upon which the parties have agreed.
The Bailment Agreement is a legal document, outlining the
rights, responsibilities and obligations of drivers (the Bailee)
and operators (the Bailor).
Operators of taxis are required to have a Bailment Agreement for
each driver who bails their vehicle. The agreement is not regulated
by Governemnt and drivers should ensure that they fully understand
all the contents before signing the document.
The VTA provides model Bailment Agreements which can be
downloaded from the links below.
There are three parts to this document, a guide to
the agreement which explains how to fill in the actual
agreement, the agreement itself, and thirdly, an application form
to apply to bail a taxi-cab. This last form is not essential but
can be used by larger operators to provide more information on
drivers to avoid any confusion at a later date.
A Guide to the VTA's 2002 Taxi-Cab Bailment
Application to Bail a