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London bylaw charges dropped against Uber

2018-07-16T11:50:04+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

London bylaw charges dropped against Uber After an 18 month debate between The TFL and Uber in London which has now ended, around 100 charges placed against Uber have now been dropped. The decision to drop the charges is in part connection with a new bylaw that has made the charges debatable or irrelevant. [...]

Top tips to consider before you get taxi insurance

2018-07-09T09:17:55+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Top tips to consider before you get Taxi Insurance Everyone who drives on the road needs insurance, but it’s even more vital for taxi drivers get the right policy. There are many mistakes that can be made, so it’s important not to fall into any of the traps. The first step is naturally not [...]

The demonisation of diesel

2018-07-09T09:33:47+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

The demonisation of diesel Since the beginning of 2017, the market has seen a decline in the number of new diesel registrations by nearly 25%, according to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Performance-wise, new diesel cars in 2017 emitted around 12% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than equivalent models. [...]

Taxi and bus drivers best in drink driving statistics

2018-01-15T16:38:36+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

Taxi and bus drivers best in drink driving statistics Professional bus and taxi drivers have performed the best in a study into the professions with the lowest rate of drink and drug driving convictions, according to a report by MoneySuperMarket. While the lowest rate of conviction is to be found among police civilian staff, who [...]

Waymo paves the way for self-driving taxi service

2017-12-29T20:26:30+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

Waymo paves the way for self-driving taxi service The announcement by autonomous car developer Waymo that they plan to introduce a taxi fleet of self-driving taxis in the US soon was initially beset by one major problem: what would the company do about insurance for the self-driving taxis ferrying customers around? Naturally, getting the correct [...]

Choosing the right taxi insurance

2018-01-15T10:48:47+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

Choosing the right Taxi Insurance As any good taxi driver knows, choosing the right taxi insurance for a taxi cab is far more difficult than for a standard car, as there are a number of complicating factors to consider. These include the additional mileage you will be racking up while on the road, the fact [...]

Uber’s London licence revoked

2018-05-30T08:48:36+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Uber’s London licence revoked Transport for London (TfL) has done the unthinkable and revoked Uber’s licence to operate in the U.K.’s capital London. The reason that TfL has not renewed the licence is they do not see Uber as being “fit and proper” as a business. Sadik Khan, the Mayor of London, has said that [...]

What you need to know before getting your Taxi Insurance quote

2018-05-30T08:50:43+00:00 January 16th, 2017|

What you need to know before getting your Taxi Insurance quote You may be a seasoned cabbie or a private hire taxi driver starting a new business; whatever your role, you’ll need to have the appropriate insurance for your vehicle. Before getting a quotation from a taxi insurance broker or website, however, here are a [...]

Driving Down Taxi Insurance

2018-03-02T10:09:10+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|

Driving Down Taxi Insurance If you’re a taxi driver, one of your biggest expenses will be getting the right insurance for your circumstances. There are a lot of products out there, so how can you ensure you’re getting the right one, at the right price? 1. Increase your excess A risky strategy, but one that [...]

Top tips for taxi insurance

2018-04-02T11:10:46+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|

Top tips for Taxi Insurance Taxi drivers pay more for their insurance than your regular customer does, and that’s a fact. However unfair this may seem, there are reasons for it – and ways to keep your costs right down. Firstly, you need to understand why you’re paying more. Primarily, it’s because you’re clocking up [...]

What you need to know before getting your taxi insurance quote!

2018-01-15T15:21:58+00:00 December 29th, 2015|

What you need to know before getting your taxi insurance quote! You may be a seasoned cabbie or a private hire taxi driver starting a new business; whatever your role, you'll need to have the appropriate insurance for your vehicle. Before getting a quotation from an insurance broker or website, however, here are a few [...]

Taxi insurance: what you should know

2018-04-02T11:09:09+00:00 October 16th, 2015|

Taxi Insurance: what you should know Whether you’ve been a taxi driver for years or have recently started a new venture, it pays to shop around when it comes to taxi insurance. As with other types of commercial transport insurance (for example motor trade insurance, fleet insurance and HGV insurance to name but three) there [...]