Reading Cabbies Forced to Stump Up

Cabbies in Reading are among those who have managed to persuade their local council to freeze the issue of new public hire licenses.   However, they now face a £43 increase in their annual license fee – up from £250 to

15-11-2009
Taxi Trade News

Blue Badges have Cabbies Seeing Red

You’d think it’s already hard enough making a living with all the red tape nowadays but cabbies in the Wiltshire town of Salisbury have hit a new blockage. Rank space is limited in the town centre but it seems to

13-11-2009
Taxi Trade News

Knifeman Spared Prison Sentence

Cabbies in Bournemouth are furious that a man who threatened driver Keith Lickman has been spared jail. Apparently wielding a kitchen knife and threatening to stab your cab driver isn’t enough to justify a stay behind bars.  Drunken Steven Flynn

12-11-2009
Taxi Trade News

Bradford Taxi Roadshow

Cabbies in Bradford turned out in force at our latest taxi roadshow in the city’s Centenary Square.  Held in cities and towns throughout the UK, Cab Direct taxi roadshows offer drivers the chance to come along and test-drive our vehicles, meet

11-11-2009
Cab Direct News

Captain Hook to the Rescue

The Cabbie says hats off to Councillor Mark Hook, leader of Gosport Borough Council, for getting off his backside and spending a night observing a troublesome taxi rank. Cabbies in Gosport, Portsmouth, had complained about trouble at the rank but

10-11-2009
Taxi Trade News

Courts Act on Cab Attacks

If taxiing is ever to get any safer, would-be cabbie attackers need to know that their crime will not pay.  Clearly, the punishment must fit the crime. A number of taxi driver assault and robbery cases have come to court recently

07-11-2009
Taxi Trade News

The Original Mercedes Taxi

The original Mercedes taxi, Cab Direct’s M8, has proved a big hit amongst UK cabbies since its launch.  Tailor made for the professional driver and complete with full purpose-built specification, the Mercedes-Benz  M8 is the ultimate hackney taxi, providing room

06-11-2009
Cab Direct News

National Taxi Review

Department for Transport (DfT) officials are in the midst of one of the most wide-ranging reviews ever of key policies affecting the UK taxi trade. Revised ‘Best Practice Guidance’ for local taxi licensing authorities is expected to be issued by the

Taxi Trade News

Taxi Overload Hits Coventry Cabbies

As if a credit crunch, recession and rising fuel costs aren’t enough, many of Britain’s cabbies are struggling with the effect of more and more plates being issued, making it harder still to earn a decent living wage. Stormy Protests

02-11-2009
Taxi Trade News

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