Taxi Industry

Taxi Industry

Something needs to be done to stop drivers and operators abusing out of town taxis loophole   Operators and drivers across England are abusing a “loophole” on mass.  This is where licensed taxis can work for a private hire operator outside of the area they are licensed.  Until 1831, when the London ...
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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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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group raises $400 million in Chinese auto industry’s first ever offshore green bond issuance   The company behind the iconic London Black Cab, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) have launched a bond to help it invest in zero-emission vehicles. A significant proportion of the money raised will ...
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“Back to Black” video launched by the #StayFareMayor campaign to promote the London Black Cab trade   Today the London Taxi trade, 4 April 2016, have launched an action plan to guarantee a faster, smarter and greener future for London’s Black Cab trade. Leading players in the taxi industry have put their differences ...
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Company behind iconic black cab, London Taxi Company opens state of art Manchester showroom and service centre   The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Paul Murphy OBE, opened the door to The London Taxi Company’s (LTC) new dealership in Trafford Park for the first time on 22 March, following its major redevelopment ...
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Taxi driver ordered to pay compensation to passenger who was left with severe brain injuries after he jumped out of the taxi because the driver thought he was going to ‘do a runner’   Kristopher Hicks, now 27, was on his way home from a night out in Bath, Somerset, ...
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I can’t believe the changes I am seeing, negative changes affecting our trade for the worse, Boris’s reign as Mayor has facilitated the majority of those changes   Ordinarily I would not do a straight cut & paste (with a little tidy up) from another website. Reproduced below is something ...
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Failure again by courts. Mathew Dudley, from Carlisle who lashed out at a taxi driver has only been given a community punishment   Mathew Dudley, 27, of Osborne Avenue, off Wigton Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting Erkan Eden on January 29 this year. District judge Sam Goozee sitting at the magistrates’ court ...
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Hackney cabs can end up picking anyone up when hailed, so how do they know they have the right level of cover in place   The UK has one of the worst records in Western Europe for uninsured driving with an estimated one in twenty cars on the road being ...
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London cabbies knowledge is second to none when compared to the useless drivers who rely solely on the dreaded sat nav to guide them around London   On the very rare occasion I venture further south than Gods own county of Lancashire and pay a visit to London, two iconic ...
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