Who is covered by a taxi fleet insurance policy?

Taxi insurance regulations clearly distinguish between different types of taxi businesses being operated, with public hire insurance needed for black cabs and private hire insurance for PHVs. For a self-employed driver who runs their own car, the differences are straightforward, and each driver must ensure their own vehicle is covered for the type of taxi

Will commuters turn to e-scooters instead of taxis?

The journey to work seems to get worse each day and commuters are trying to find new ways to beat the queues, with one in five turning to e-scooters instead of taxis and their own cars. This could be good news for the drive to reduce emissions and improve air quality.

Gulf widens between number of PHV drivers and cabbies in London

The number of private hire drivers in London continues to rise and there are now five times more PHV drivers than black cab operators – but both groups have people driving in their 90s! The latest Transport for London figures show the gulf between black cabs and PHVs continues to widen and Taxi Point

Taxi drivers need better Knowledge to keep passengers safe

Officials have put the brakes on plans to scrap the Knowledge test for taxi and private hire drivers in Bury and have instead updated it to improve safety. Bury Council had considered removing the Knowledge test from its licensing process following claims it is outdated and unnecessary. Opponents felt instead that taxi and private hire

Out-of-town PHVs can’t avoid council’s ‘rigorous checks’

A council says it is keeping a close eye on thousands of private hire taxi drivers who are registered with it but could be working hundreds of miles away. City of Wolverhampton Council had faced a backlash from some authorities for licensing almost 9,000 private-hire drivers working in Manchester, and 300 operating in the capital.

Excellence is at the heart of everything taxi service does

Whether it is a night out in the city, a wedding, prom or an important corporate event, Hull Cars prides itself on providing excellent service to every customer. Based in Anlaby Road, it has a fleet of more than 300 vehicles including taxis, vans and luxury cars and has earned international accreditation for its quality