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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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Taxi Drivers Express Concerns About Safe Ride Home Initiative

Drivers expressed concerns at the council of aldermen meeting last week about how the Safe Ride Home initiative would affect their business and local taxi drivers were wary of the initiative. In keeping with the Safe Ride Home initiative, rental vehicle drivers are directed to two designated pick-up areas: City Parking Lot and 14th Street. […]

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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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Chicago ride-hail and taxi drivers unite on regulations

By Kari McMahonMedill Reports Out-of-state drivers for transportation services such as Uber and Lyft could be banned from driving in Chicago if 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack’s proposal is voted on in town hall. Waguespack’s proposal would amend the Transportation Network Providers Ordinance, a Chicago law passed in September 2014, which provides a regulatory framework […]

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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 […]