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LTU Reporter
Reporter for Licensed Transport Uncovered covering taxis, private hire and chauffeur news. Always got an ear to the ground listening out for the next scoop.... If you have concerns about an unlicensed company, safety concerns, regulation, enforcement, or lack of please contact me.

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Uber London reinvents the wheel, allowing advance bookings up to 30 days

Uber London
Uber
London Minicab firm, Uber allows customers in London to book journeys up to 30 days in advance   Uber, the app that allows the public around the world to ‘instant hail’ vehicles has until now only allowed passengers to order a vehicle when they are ready to ride. Considering private hire ...
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Stonehaven-based Future Limo Bus licence revoked by Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner

Stonehaven-based Future Limo Buses
Limousines
Owner of Aberdeen ‘party bus’ firm, Future Limo Buses disqualified for two years over licence breaches   Christopher Greig, the owner of an Aberdeen party bus business has had his licence to operate vehicles revoked by Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner. The company ran pub crawls using its double decker “party bus”, ...
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Mayor of London approves quadrupling of TfL taxi and minicab enforcement officers

Regulation
Transport for London could have a million enforcement officers on the streets of London, but nothing would change whilst old guard is still in charge   Sadiq Khan, like all politician’s believes throwing more money at a problem is the solution to everything. Khan has committed to a dramatic expansion of ...
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Taxi drivers protest after Rossendale Council tries to clampdown on ‘out of town’ taxis

Rossendale taxi demo August 2016
Taxi Regulation
Council moves to clampdown on poor standards: Rossendale Council has 2,523 taxis licensed in the town, but only a small number of these work in the area.   Three hundred taxi drivers blocked the road outside Rossendale council offices in protest against new proposals to reform taxi regulations in the town. ...
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Hailo brand to be dropped after takeover by MyTaxi

MyTaxi Hailo
Technology
New company to drop Hailo name use mytaxi brand with head office in Hamburg, Germany, with Hailo CEO in charge of new group   Mytaxi and Hailo, two companies that specialise in taxi e-hailing, are joining forces and creating Europe’s largest taxi e-hailing company with 70 million passengers and 100.000 registered taxi ...
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UK prices confirmed for all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

New Mercedes E Class Estate2
Car Reviews
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is now available to order, priced from £37,935 for the E 220 d SE and £40,430 for the E 220 d AMG Line   Initially, only the diesel-powered four-cylinder E 220 d will be available, with the six-cylinder E 350 d and petrol 3.0-litre V6 ...
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Car Clocking in the private hire trade risking lives

Car Clocking
Car Clocking
Car clocking in the private hire and chauffeur industry is costing millions and placing passengers at risk, according to leading UK experts   Today, Tuesday 19 July, we can announce that LTU and HPI have teamed up to warn of the dangers that clocked private hire, minicab and chauffeur-driven vehicles pose ...
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The LGA is calling for “mileage correction” services to be made illegal in the UK

Car Clocking
Car Clocking
Councils across the UK warn of surge in car clocking with millions of miles knocked off 1.7 million vehicles by dodgy traders and companies operating within the passenger transport industry Motorists are at a greater risk than ever of buying dangerous used cars with false mileage after a surge in ...
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Addison Lee buy UK Chauffeur operator, Tristar Worldwide

Addison Lee Tristar buyout
Chauffeur News
Addison Lee acquires Tristar in multi-million pound deal, creating Europe’s largest executive car service and strengthening its position in the UK   Today, 29 June 2016, The Carlyle Group, which owns the Addison Lee brand has announced it has purchased Tristar Worldwide in a rumoured multi-million pound deal. Tristar Worldwide which has global ...
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Bury Council worker taken on a “white-knuckle ride” — prompting a change in town-hall rules

Bury Council bring in new rules for taxi and private hire drivers
Council News
Bury Council brings in new rules for private hire and hackney drivers to improve standards, following complaints about a Eastern European driver   Bury Council has been forced to address standards following a bizarre incident involving a Eastern European driver. Following a series of serious complaint relating to one specific driver, a ...
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