The 4 Best Vehicles to Use as Taxis

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in the business some time you’ll know the difficulties in choosing which type of vehicle to run. There are so many different makes of car on the road with varying levels of reliability, pros and cons. Here’s our pick of...

Taxi Drivers’ Summer Problems and How to Solve Them

Everyone loves the summer, right? Especially if the weather is hot and sunny and everyone’s in a great mood? Well, not all of us. In some cases, summer can be a season fraught with problems for a taxi driver, but here we offer some advice on some of the more common...

4 Niche Markets for Private Hire Vehicles

It’s more than likely that you’ll see peaks and troughs when it comes to making a living from your private hire vehicle, but have you ever wondered why some people tend to do so well out of it, while you’re struggling to cover the costs of your private hire taxi...

What to Look for When Hiring Taxi Drivers

When you need to take on new staff it can be a daunting prospect. How do you know they can do the job? Are they reliable? Will they fit in with the existing staff? So, what should you be focussing on when hiring? First Impressions We’re usually told not to judge on...

What Shifts Are Best for Private Hire Drivers?

As a private hire driver, you will often have the luxury of choosing your own shifts to fit around your life. If you are lucky enough to have some flexibility with your employer then you may be able to choose as many or as few shifts as you want, assuming of course...

What Checks Will Be Made On You As a Private Hire Driver?

If you are thinking of getting a job as a private hire driver then be aware that there are certain checks that your boss will be making before they will allow you to drive for their company. Criminal Record The government has proposed plans to simplify the criminal...

Small Talk Starters for New Taxi Drivers

You have finally received a job offer as a private hire driver, your checks have been done, you've passed your medical and you've sorted out your private hire insurance. Your next task is to find a fee-paying customer. But what happens when your first passenger gets...

7 Signs You’re Overtired at the Wheel

As a taxi driver you have the responsibility for taking care of your passengers, which is why you arrange the right PCO insurance, and perform good vehicle checks. Therefore, you should only be driving if you feel fully alert and in good health. Driving when you are...

5 Taxi Operator Costs You Can Cut Down On

As a taxi operator you have many outgoings in order to run your fleet. And, just like any other business, the higher your costs the lower your profit will be. Which makes lowering costs a high priority – but which costs should you target? 1. Insurance All vehicles...

Dash Cam Benefits for Private Hire Drivers

If you’re a good driver and your drive every day for a living and always abide by the highway code then you probably won't be in an accident, right? Wrong. Every year, thousands of people are involved in incidents on Britain's roads and because of the fact that the...

Essential Vehicle Checks for Uber Drivers

When you're an Uber driver your car is one of the most important assets that you own, which is why you look for Uber insurance UK to cover any issues. So, it stands to reason that keeping it in excellent condition is an essential part of the job. Some people forget...

How to Improve Your Uber Driver Rating

There is nothing more stressful than an Uber driver than seeing their driver rating slowly decrease after each shift. On the 5-star scale that passengers rate you on, Uber threaten to deactivate your account if it falls below 4.6 stars. Although many people think that...