At Tradex, we set out to discover the reason why it is that whenever you jump into a taxi, the driver tends to be a male. A report by TFL shows that only 2.2% of all taxi drivers in London are female, the rest being the males you often hop into the cab with.
So why is this the case? We invited some of London’s female cabbies for a coffee and a chat to figure out exactly why. On the mission to discover the truths of being a female taxi driver, we found out that there really aren’t any other jobs that let you come home with such a huge amount of stories to (hopefully) laugh about. We discovered the perks of the job are immeasurable, and that the rare instances of abuse are often short-lived. Plus, it’s not every day you make Joss Stone clean up the sick of her puppy in the back of your cab!
If you’re looking for more, check out all our female taxi drivers’ stories here. If you’re a female taxi driver in London with a few stories to tell, why not get in touch with us and have yourself featured? We’d love to hear your experience, and share it with the rest of the community.
As a courier driver or road haulier, you are more at risk of picking up driving penalties. In a previous blog, we looked at the different types of offences and the effect this has on your licence.
Maybe you are a taxi driver who has looked to courier work until the market returns somewhere to near normal or you are helping with local deliveries while shops are shut. What type of courier insurance will you need to cover you whilst out and about in the short-term?