Woman Admits False Rape Allegation

A 40 year old woman from South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, has admitted to falsely accusing a private hire driver of rape. In March 2014, 56 year old private hire driver, William Millar, was radioed to take a fare from The Crutherland

15-11-2016
Taxi Trade News

Hackney Taxis in Scunthorpe Call for Queuing System

An appeal has been made to introduce a ‘first come, first served’ rule into all Scunthorpe hackney taxi ranks following its success at the station rank. Station Success North Lincolnshire Council introduced the rule at the train station three years

28-10-2016
Taxi Trade News

E7™ – Practically Perfect in Every Way

Designed and manufactured jointly by Peugeot and Cab Direct, the purpose-built Peugeot E7™ has been developed with the needs of the modern day driver very much front of mind. We chatted to our customer, Grahame Buchan, from Peterhead near Aberdeen, who’s just

26-10-2016
Customer Stories Peugeot E7™

Tinted Windows Approved in Slough Private Hire Cars

After a long winded fight, Slough Borough Council will now license private hire cars with tinted windows. Positive Outcome Previously, drivers who purchased private hire cars with manufacturer’s tints would need to have them removed in order to pass taxi checks.

25-10-2016
Taxi Trade News

Blackpool Black Cab Dirvers Record Promenade Chaos

Blackpool black cab drivers have recorded their daily experiences with congestion on the promenade after council chiefs announced plans to expand the tramway. Chairman of the Blackpool Licensed Taxi Operators Association (BLTOA), Frank Landini, commented: “The taxi trade has suffered

24-10-2016
Taxi Trade News

Aberdeen Cabbies Call for Early Taxi Fare Review

Aberdeen Airport bosses doubled the drop-off charge and taxi drivers in the city are being expected to absorb the cost. Out of Pocket Non-airport taxi drivers now have to pay a £2 surcharge for a 15 minute wait. The original

21-10-2016
Taxi Trade News

Cab Direct Launches All-new M8™ Hackney Taxi

Cab Direct has partnered with Mercedes-Benz once again to bring their luxury hackney taxi back to market. The all-new M8™, which has been built on the latest Vito Tourer chassis, benefits from design enhancements, specification upgrades and the all-important addition

04-10-2016
Cab Direct News Mercedes M8™

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