Whether you are new to taxi driving or are an experienced driver who wants to take the next step, there are some key points to setting up a private-hire taxi business.
It can seem complicated at first, but the most important thing to remember is that it is a business in a regulated industry and it has to be run properly.
When private hire taxi drivers are looking for their next vehicle, there are several key factors they have to take into account.
As well as taking out private hire taxi insurance, wherever they operate, drivers need to consider that the future of private hire is going to be green. They need to choose something that will help reduce running costs and is better for the environment.
As the government continues its drive to improve air quality across towns and cities, the brakes have been put on plans for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone after a backlash from road users, including taxi drivers, saying the May 30 deadline was unachievable.
Clean air zones are being rolled out in towns, cities and regions in a bid to cut pollution. But the drive to keep more-polluting vehicles off the roads could hit taxi drivers in the pocket.
Drivers are being faced with the choice of passing on to customers the daily charge for each Clean Air Zone (CAZ) they enter, or switching to cleaner, greener vehicles which are exempt from CAZ charges.