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

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

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

Switching Taxi booking systems: 7 questions to ask when evaluating a new software provider

In the private hire and taxi industry the provider of booking and dispatch software plays a key role in a company’s success. Having in place a consistent, formalised system for evaluating the alternatives and making the final selection is essential … 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

Should you run a ‘Green Fleet’? The pros and cons of electric/hybrid vehicles in the private hire & taxi industry

There are many elements that need to be taken into consideration when investing in a single vehicle or even a new fleet of vehicles and it’s a lot more than simply if you like the colour! Is the make and … Continue Reading