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Tips for tips: How can taxi drivers maximize their fares?

Talkative, helpful taxi drivers with ‘fresh-smelling’ cars are most likely to receive advice on longer journeys, new research shows Talkative taxi drivers who haul bags to cars, divert routes to pick up friends and visit drive-thrus en route to the destination are the most likely to get tipped in Britain, new research […]

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Digital transport, a threat to the taxi industry

Dozens of taxi drivers in Ledzokuku Municipality have described the operation of digital transport as a threat to formal transport operations such as taxi and trotro. “Digital transport – through a smartphone, one orders transport, which comes with a little luxury, attracts most customers in the taxi industry, especially ladies who used to choose the […]

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‘New dawn’ for NYC taxi drivers after mayor agrees to debt relief

A fortnight after going on hunger strike, thousands of debt-ridden New York taxi drivers have won the relief they had spent years clamoring for. Their union, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has reached an agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio that will cut hundreds of thousands of dollars from medallion owners’ loans. City taxi […]

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Scientists hope studying black taxi drivers’ memory for maps will help detect Alzheimer’s disease

Do the brains of London taxi drivers hold the key to the fight against dementia? Scientists hope studying black taxi drivers’ memory for maps will help detect Alzheimer’s disease MRIs are taken on the brains of London Black Cab drivers in a new study Researchers have found parts of taxi drivers’ brains are bigger than […]

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Why is there a shortage of taxi drivers? Experts fear for women’s safety

In a recent report, the Licensed Private Car Hire Association (LPCHA) estimates that the industry is short by 160,000 drivers, down from 300,000 before. The shortage has sparked fears for public safety, with late-night revelers waiting hours for a taxi to take them home. Glasgow nightclub DJ Rosie Shannon told the BBC “I wait for […]

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City Council candidate Jaslin Kaur

Photo credit: Jaslin Kaur’s Instagram Former Queens City Council candidate says it’s important for immigrants to speak out on cab drivers’ rights New York City is known for its sky-high peaks as much as it’s known for its iconic yellow cabs. Yellow cabs, a quintessential feature of New York City, have been immortalized in countless […]

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Taxi drivers and scrap dealers face £270m tax crackdown

Taxi drivers and scrap dealers face £270m tax crackdown on working cash By Dan Atkinson, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 4:50 p.m. EST, October 30, 2021 | Update: 10:00 a.m. EST, October 31, 2021 Taxi drivers and scrap dealers are facing a £270m tax crackdown on working cash. They will be checked by HM Revenue […]

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NYC cab drivers enter 11th day of hunger strike for inset debt relief: NPR

A group of New York taxi drivers went on a hunger strike to alleviate their debt. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with labor leader Bhairavi Desai about the strike. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: A group of taxi drivers and supporters are now on the 11th day of a hunger strike. Drivers say they are crushed by the […]

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Five important safety tips for taxi drivers

This is an unstable time for those working in the private rental vehicle industry; between gasoline shortages making it harder for taxi drivers to meet their day-to-day quota, and new reports showing that 93% of taxi drivers have experienced racial abuse on the job, a crucial – but often thankless – line of work – […]

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The number of taxi drivers falls for the first time in three years

The number of licensed taxi and hackney drivers fell for the first time in three years last year as the dramatic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in more than 1,200 fewer workers in the industry. New figures released by the National Transport Authority show that the number of small public service vehicle (SPSV) driving […]

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New York City’s loaded taxi drivers are in debt. Now they are on a hunger strike to force real relief. –Mother Jones

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before going on a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones Facts matter: Join for free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reports. Subscribe to our print magazine. On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to […]

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Desperate New York City Taxi Drivers Go On Hunger Strike For Debt Relief

Dozens of New York taxi drivers went on hunger strike on Wednesday to protest the crippling debt caused by the failed medallion program. Taxi union drivers, including 40% are South Asian, have been demonstrating in front of the town hall for more than a month. They say they are now ready to go hungry in […]

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Ministry sends 12-rule booklet to taxi drivers nationwide

ANKARA Following growing complaints about taxi drivers in metropolises, the Home Ministry on Oct. 19 sent a booklet outlining 12 rules that taxi drivers must follow to all governor’s offices in 81 provinces. The booklet, written in Turkish and English for locals and tourists, will be placed on taxi ranks and on the back of […]

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Letter: Taxi drivers aren’t made of money

CONCERNING the article on CCTV cameras in taxis (Craven Herald, October 13 and online). Craven District Council Licensing Committee must think taxi drivers are making money by charging drivers for something they don’t want and the general public doesn’t want. As a taxi driver myself, times have been very difficult for the past 18 months […]

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Renewed calls for improved security after two taxi drivers were arrested in separate incidents

WINNIPEG- There are new calls to ensure the safety of Indigenous women taking taxis in Winnipeg. Two drivers were arrested this month and now face charges in two separate incidents with passengers. There are measures in place but some wonder if it is enough. “It is now up to the government to enact and implement […]

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Essential tips for brand new taxi drivers

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Cash back for elderly taxi drivers

Sign of the times: Taxis and private vehicles line up near the Fai Chai intersection on the Prannok-Kanchanaphisek road to receive food from Wat Tha Chang and Wat Rakhang Khositaram in Bangkok in February. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul) About 16,000 elderly taxi and motorbike drivers will each receive 10,000 baht in aid to help compensate for […]

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The area where bus and taxi drivers are too scared to go after dark, vandalized houses were boarded up

Residents and business owners in one area of ​​the city said they were living a nightmare with drug problems and anti-social behavior that led some city taxi and bus drivers to refuse go there at night. In Alway, which is one of Newport’s most deprived neighborhoods to the east of the city, people have described […]

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Ridesharing apps make taxi drivers and passengers happy

Thulo Kanchha Tamang, who has been driving a taxi in Kathmandu for more than a decade, never expected to one day pick up passengers contacted through the app on his smartphone. For Tamang, 40 and having never finished high school, digital literacy was beyond his imagination. “I thought serving passengers by answering an app on […]

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Saskatoon taxi drivers call on city hall to crack down on theft

SASKATOON- A group of nearly 80 Saskatoon taxi drivers are calling on the City of Saskatoon to change the way drivers collect taxi fares, saying the current system leaves room for fraud and theft. In a letter to the city’s transportation committee meeting on Monday, a group of 78 people identifying themselves as front-line taxi […]

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Panic-buying crisis in fuel could drive taxi drivers out of work and people unable to get taxis at night, warns head of taxi association Medway

The head of a taxi drivers’ association has said its members are at risk of becoming unemployed if the panic-driven fuel-buying slump continues through the weekend. Nigel Jackson, president of the Medway Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (MLTDA), warned of a serious “ripple effect” on the wider public transport network. Traffic queue at Pepper Hill Sainsbury’s […]

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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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Uber ordered to pay damages to taxi drivers in France

The arrival of Uber in France has sparked strong protests from taxi drivers. A French court on Friday ordered ride-hailing service Uber to pay damages to taxi drivers whose business suffered from unlicensed competitors. Uber France will have to pay 180,000 euros ($213,000) to the 910 taxi drivers and their federation who filed a civil […]

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Taxi drivers reveal the biggest secrets they’ve heard

Taxi drivers have revealed the most shocking confessions they’ve heard transporting passengers, from a doctor who was ‘kidnapped’ to save the life of a mob boss to a man who overheard a crush secret of a woman for her brother-in-law. Take for subreddit, r/AskReddit, a user asked “Taxi drivers, what are the deepest secrets you’ve […]

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NYC gives $5,000 checks to artists and support for taxi drivers and homeless people

New York City will spend some of the nearly $6 billion it received in COVID-19 recovery funds from the Biden administration to provide financial relief to artists, taxi drivers and the homeless, as well as to support ongoing vaccination efforts. The city last week describe how she will use the aid from the US Rescue […]

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Uber launches service with taxi drivers in Colombia

A screen displays the logo of Uber Technologies Inc on the day of its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOGOTA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ride-sharing app Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) will offer access […]

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Time to start tipping taxi drivers in Japan? Taxi company now offers passengers an option in Tokyo

Taxi operator Sanwa Kotsu is always looking for new ways to innovate. Among the services they have offered are ninja drivers and, in honor of the Tokyo Olympics, drivers with fencing equipment. As of this month, however, Sanwa Kotsu is doing something arguably even more unusual for a Japanese taxi company by introducing a system […]

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Banbaloo: Spanish taxi drivers became millionaires without leaving their homes | Economy and business

Joel Cuscó and Joan Bartra, co-founders of Banbaloo. In 2018, two taxi drivers in Terrassa, in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia, felt they had to change their line of business. Joan Bartra, 45, and Joel Cuscó, 42, had started out together in the real estate business but their business went bankrupt when the financial crisis […]

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Kakao to introduce paid subscriptions for taxi drivers with good ratings

Kakao Mobility corporate logo (Kakao Mobility) Kakao Mobility, the company behind South Korea’s leading taxi service, Kakao T, said on Sunday that the company would allow drivers with good passenger ratings to have a better chance of being booked. New contract terms will apply to taxi drivers who recently sign up for Pro Membership, a […]

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Taxi Drivers See No Road Ahead – The New Indian Express

Express press service KOCHI: Until a few years ago, Ajith Aravindan’s life revolved around night shifts and daily trips to different destinations across the state. As a busy taxi driver at Kochi airport, he earned a decent living. This was before the Covid pandemic curbed domestic and international air travel. Now the 37-year-old father of […]

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Thai taxi drivers protest Uber-like services bill

BANGKOK (AP) — An association of taxi drivers in Thailand on Wednesday urged the government to reconsider a proposed regulation that would allow the use of private cars for online ride-sharing services, saying it would create unfair competition and cost taxi drivers their jobs. Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the project, which would allow personal […]

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How Uber Drivers Avoided — and Contributed to — the Plight of Taxi Drivers

Countries around the world are debating whether to classify Uber drivers and other gig economy workers as independent contractors or employees. But when Uber first appeared, the main topic of debate was whether its drivers were actually taxi drivers. Why was it carpooling or carpooling application managed by tech company that is also applying to […]

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How to Prevent Robbery and Violence — Occupational Health and Safety

Safety tips for taxi drivers: How to prevent theft and violence Driving a taxi carries serious risks, and many drivers experience some form of assault or robbery on the job. NIOSH provides these tips on how to stay safe as a professional driver. Driving a taxi can be a dangerous job – taxi drivers are […]