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

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

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

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

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

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

Online English language courses – the pros and cons

With the recent TfL requirement for London taxi drivers to prove their ability to speak English, the topic of language proficiency for taxi drivers has become a topic that affects firms across the UK. Regardless of where you’re based, you … Continue Reading

Customer Spotlight: ABC Cars (Harlow) delighted with Autocab’s ScanCoin Driver Payment Collection System

Collecting rent payments from drivers is often a time-consuming, laborious and sometimes unpleasant task facing private hire and taxi firm owners up and down the country each and every week. Rent day can mean arguments with drivers over what’s due. … Continue Reading

Driver Knowledge: Drive your career forward and find work as a private hire taxi driver

Finding work as a taxi driver can be competitive, but there are various steps you can take to maximise your chances of becoming a success in your chosen profession. Do a skills MOT The first steps to becoming a taxi … Continue Reading