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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

Glasgow giant Network Private Hire choose Autocab as their technology partner

Network Private Hire, the largest private hire operator in Scotland, and one of the largest in the UK, have joined the #autocabfamily and in doing so, have moved from a fixed system to a cloud-based dispatch system. Network Private Hire … Continue Reading

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One Call Group: A Customer Success Story

This month PHTM readers are getting a profiling bonus – we’re not just looking at one company, but three: SRC Taxis, A1 Cars and Excel Private Hire, all in the Merseyside area. Over the past twelve months they have joined … 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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Go Green Taxis: A Customer Success Story

Nowadays a lot of people pay lip service to eco-issues, saving the planet, going green and so on… but here we have a transport provider that was founded on just those principles, and whose management carry through that concept in … 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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Advertising in your local paper – is it worthwhile in the age of social media?

We live in an age where advertising is evolving by the day. Almost overnight, businesses have started to question the value of using traditional methods to advertise their company. Instead they are turning to channels such as social media and … Continue Reading

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Advertising in your local paper – is it worthwhile in the age of social media?

We live in an age where advertising is evolving by the day. Almost overnight, businesses have started to question the value of using traditional methods to advertise their company. Instead they are turning to channels such as social media and … Continue Reading

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10 SMS Marketing Tips for Successful Private Hire Companies

Text message marketing can be a great way to reach your customers instantly, and with near-100% open rates it can be a viable marketing tool if used correctly. The power of SMS has been well-established for over 25 years; we use … Continue Reading

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Planning for your retirement – pensions for private hire taxi firm owners

Planning for retirement is one of the most important aspects of your working life, and it’s never too early to get started. Your pension is your reward for a lifetime of hard work, but it’s also a vital resource to … Continue Reading

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