Search Is On For Top Black Cab Driver

A competition to find the UK’s top black cab driver has been started by car care company, Turtle Wax. The competition was launched by taxi driver Don Pratt of Newquay, Cornwall who was left a £250,000 tip after one of his customers

10-08-2010
Taxi Trade News

Taxi Row Blows up in Bedfordshire

A row has blown up at Flitwick railway station, in Bedfordshire, where cabbies who pay for permits claim unlicensed drivers are stealing their business. A station taxi permit, which costs £125 every three months, is issued by rail operator First

02-08-2010
Taxi Trade News

Cabbies Clobbered

Taxi drivers in North Lanarkshire are furious over recent actions by council wardens who they claim have been sending home cabbies for wearing shorts during recent, police-supported taxi checks. During this summer’s heat-wave, Cabbies did not think it unreasonable to

01-08-2010
Taxi Trade News

Essex Taxi Guard Scheme Praised

A pilot Taxi Guard Scheme run in Chelmsford for over the past six months is showing positive results. Since the introduction of the taxi rank management scheme public order offences in the area have reduced.  This has been well received

30-07-2010
Taxi Trade News

E7™ Taxi Takes Off in Norwich

Since winning a six-year struggle to get the market-leading modern E7 taxi licensed, Norwich cabbies have been taking to the Peugeot taxi like ducks to water. Veteran cabbie Robert Clarke, who has been working as a taxi driver in Norwich

27-07-2010
Cab Direct News Peugeot E7™

Violent Attack on Lancashire Taxi Driver

Cabbie Andy Dickson, 40, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, was left traumatised after being assaulted by two men. Around midday he left to pick up a fare from the town’s ASDA car park.  Mr. Dickson picked up two men and was asked to drive

Taxi Trade News

Discount Scheme Doesn’t Receive Universal Welcome

  The introduction of a 25% discount card scheme by a Belfast taxi company has fuelled reports of unease amongst its drivers. Fonacab launched the scheme, without consulting its self-employed drivers, on June 7. Since then, the company has claimed

21-07-2010
Taxi Trade News

M8 Goes Down A Storm in Edinburgh

Cab Direct’s original Mercedes-Benz hackney taxi, the stunning M8™, has proved a massive success throughout the UK since its launch in 2006.  Cabbie Kevin Hay, who has been driving in Scotland’s busy capital city for seven years, explains why the

16-07-2010
Cab Direct News Mercedes M8™

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