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The latest news, opinions and industry views as well as practical advice for private hire, taxi and limo companies to help increase passenger numbers, recruit & retain drivers and improve profitability

Autocab launches Driver Companion for iOS

Autocab has announced the launch of its highly-anticipated Driver Companion for iOS. An industry first, Driver Companion is the only taxi and private hire driver app available on iPhone. The iOS version of Autocab’s Driver Companion app has all the … Continue Reading

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So you’re thinking of starting your own taxi company?

There are many challenges to starting your own taxi company, but also many rewards. The flexibility, variety and opportunity to work on your own terms has attracted thousands of drivers to set up their own firms in the private hire … Continue Reading

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So you’re thinking of starting your own taxi company?

There are many challenges to starting your own taxi company, but also many rewards. The flexibility, variety and opportunity to work on your own terms has attracted thousands of drivers to set up their own firms in the private hire … Continue Reading

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Cash no longer king as card payments take over

Card payments have overtaken cash for the first time ever! That’s the news according to recent figures released by the British Retail Consortium. For an industry that has relied on cash for so long, from both drivers and passengers, this … Continue Reading

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Driver Knowledge: Stay on top of your finances with business banking

When you’re a freelance driver, it’s often difficult to separate work and private life. How many times have you popped in to the supermarket to pick up something for the family dinner halfway through your shift? Or quickly stopped off … Continue Reading

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The pros and cons of adding CCTV to your fleet

Perennially in the news, the issue of whether or not to add CCTV to your fleet’s vehicles simply won’t go away. Whether a driver is working alone as a freelance driver or as part of a professional fleet, the risks … Continue Reading

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10-point weekly vehicle checks for private hire taxi drivers

Good business is all about cultivating good business culture, and key to setting the right tone is to develop and encourage good practice across your business. Because your fleet is central to any good taxi firm, it makes sense to … Continue Reading

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7 steps to achieve job satisfaction as a freelance taxi driver

In many ways, freelance taxi drivers have a job which most people would be envious of. When you work as a freelance taxi driver, you can choose the hours you want to work and, control your own earnings. If you … Continue Reading

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Driver Knowledge: How to make conversation with difficult taxi passengers

It is very important to feel comfortable and safe while driving your cab, and knowing how to talk to tricky customers will give you the confidence to handle and diffuse a potentially awkward situation. The majority of your passengers will … Continue Reading

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Driver Knowledge: 5 things you can do today to improve passenger satisfaction

Passengers are the lifeblood of any taxi business, so it’s super important that you keep your fares satisfied. Here are five essential tips to delivering a better service. 1. Know the roads like the back of your hand The most … Continue Reading

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