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Kirklees taxi drivers say safety policy is ‘pure racism’

Kirklees TAXI drivers have slammed as ‘pure racism’ a council safety policy which could see licenses revoked if drivers rack up more than six penalty points in a year. They say that the authority’s policy of aptitude and beliefs is unjust and akin to “apartheid”. However, Kirklees Council says it is not changing its suitability […]

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The laws behind BILKING and what taxi drivers can do to stop it from happening

Hacking happens in several industries and it is when someone runs away before paying for goods and/or services. This includes diners who don’t pay their restaurant bill, motorists who leave without paying gas pump bills and of course taxi passengers who don’t pay their fare. Unfortunately, some passengers do not intend to pay the taxi […]

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Brighton taxi drivers may have to accept cashless payments

TAXI drivers will be required to accept cashless payments from passengers if councilors vote in favor of a rule change this week. The proposed new rule would reflect the growing use of card readers by taxi drivers and come into effect on Sunday May 1. This is not the first time Brighton and Hove City […]

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Taxi drivers hit by covid to get financial boost

Private drivers and hackney drivers will not see their license fees rise in a Merseyside borough this year after seeing their income hit by covid for ‘longer than expected’. Permit fees for drivers were expected to rise following a review of Knowsley’s private hire and hackney license program due to take place this year. However, […]

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Rochdale faces travel chaos as frustrated bus and taxi drivers plan same-day 24-hour strike

Taxi drivers in Rochdale are due to strike for 24 hours from 6am on Monday January 24 and are expected to wreak havoc by ‘slowing down’ in the town centre. It comes on the same day that First Bus drivers have planned the latest in a series of pay strikes. Hundreds of Rochdale’s 1,200 taxi […]

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Taxi drivers share horror stories of racism and alcohol abuse amid strike

Taxi drivers spoke of the horrific issues they face every week, including racism, aggressive drunks, passed out customers and vomiting. Taxi drivers shine a light on the difficult and sometimes dangerous situations they face, which make them more vulnerable than ever. Drivers in Leeds took part in a 24-hour strike today (January 18), organized by […]

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Eastern Europe-based Bolt taxi app set to arrive in Rotherham months after Sheffield launch

Bolt, which is described as “the second largest private hire company in the UK”, has been given permission by Rotherham Council to move into its new premises at Bradmarsh Business Park in Templeborough. The app says customers hail taxis through an app, so they wouldn’t be visiting the place. Read more Read more Eastern European […]

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Medically Eligible S’pore Taxi Drivers Who Are Not Fully Vaccinated By Feb. 1, 2022 Cannot Drive – Mothership.SG

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Taxi drivers in Singapore who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by February 1, 2022 cannot continue driving and may have their contract suspended. This was announced by the Minister of State for Transport, Amy Khor, in a January 13 Facebook post. Publish. Suspended contracts These […]

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Cheshire East runs out of taxi drivers as 150 quit

Taxi drivers are in short supply in Cheshire East as almost 150 quit when their profession was badly hit by the pandemic. Kim Evans, head of the licensing team at the council, said it was a regional and national issue and London had lost around 4,000 drivers. “When the night economy was shut down by […]

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Taxi drivers and hairdressers will be compensated as part of the expansion of the covid business support program

Scottish taxi drivers, hairdressers and tourism operators who have lost out due to covid restrictions are to be compensated from a £55m pot. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, confirmed the additional business support would be made available through local councils when she delivered her covid update to the virtual session of the Scottish parliament on […]

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City center taxi drivers ‘sit down’ in protest over Covid support

Private taxi and hire drivers protested in Glasgow city center against the industry’s ‘total exclusion’ from Covid-related business support. The ‘sit in’ blocked George Square and surrounding streets around 10 a.m. Wednesday in what drivers say was an attempt to get their message across to the Scottish government as tighter restrictions are reinstated to curb […]

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Taxi drivers call on government to approve higher fares as fuel cost rises

Taxi drivers have called for the implementation of a promised 5% fare increase as a fare review is carried out. The rising cost of fuel and the increased use of contactless payments are among the reasons cited by players in the transport sector. Jim Waldron of the National Private Hire & Taxi Association told Newstalk […]

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Should extras, run-ins and booking fees be ADDED to the metered price?

Taxi drivers are DIVIDED on whether licensed taxi drivers should be able to charge surcharges on top of the metered fare. As the demand for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) services grows, the controversial option of charging customers more than base fares to guarantee them a vehicle is splitting the industry in two. The […]

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A ‘revolutionary’ new taxi app will launch in Southampton in October

The app – Holler Taxi – aims to put “the power back in the hands of businesses and the user” and will debut in Southampton, before rolling out to the South Coast and then the UK. ‘Holler Taxi’ is the brainchild of Kevin Leftwich and was a project six years in the making. Kevin, the […]

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A third of taxi drivers have quit in two years

President of the Guernsey Taxi Owners Federation, Leon Gallienne. (Photo by Cassidy Jones, 29968062) This exodus means that islanders are often unable to take a taxi unless they have booked in advance. The state committee that regulates industry, environment and infrastructure is looking for ways to help. This was welcomed by Mr. Gallienne. Lindsay de […]

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Driver-owned London taxi app details COVID impact and road to recovery

Image credit: Taxiapp TaxiPoint sat down with Taxiapp, a cooperative, driver-run booking app in the capital, to discuss the impact of COVID and the road to recovery. How has the pandemic impacted Taxiapp? The pandemic has impacted all aspects of the taxi business. Especially since work levels were at a point where it seemed like […]

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Vokes launches taxi app to rival Uber at Medway

A taxi company has invested £200,000 in technology in a bid to battle competition from Uber drivers. Long-established Medway-based Vokes, which now incorporates Windmill Taxis and Rainham Cabs, has installed an automated dispatch system accepting app, web and phone bookings. Customers can also track their taxi via smartphone and are informed of the driver’s name […]

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Uber: Which countries have banned the controversial taxi app | The Independent

Uber is one of the most popular apps in the world, but it’s not without controversy. Transport for London announced on Friday that the ridesharing app’s private hire license would not be renewed after September 30, as Uber “demonstrates[s] a lack of corporate accountability over a number of issues that have potential implications for public […]

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Hailo taxi app returns to black cabs only in London – TechCrunch

Handbrake ride! UK-based taxi app Hailo is handing over its Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) license to London and only using black cabs, which is where the business started – only expanding than at ORVs in May 2014 and angered some taxi drivers. attacking his offices last year. But from now on (5pm UK time today), […]

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Angry taxi drivers attack taxi app office in London

Taxi drivers who became co-founders of the taxi app Hailo, Terry Runham, Gary Jackson and Russell Hall. Hailo Angry taxi drivers vandalized a taxi app office in London yesterday, part of a growing wave of discontent among taxi drivers around the world over ‘e-hailing’ apps such as Hailo and Uber. In response to planned changes […]