• Taxi Trends for 2021

    Here, we take a look at the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics latest Hackney Cab and private hire taxi vehicle figures for the UK showing trends across the 316 licensing authorities in England and Wales.

  • From Taxi Driver to Medical Courier

    With the NHS and the emergency services stretched to the hilt and the need for vaccine deliveries paramount, now could be the time to transition your private hire taxi business to offer courier services.

  • He Ain’t Heavy – Are You Safely Loaded?

    When carrying heavy materials or parcels, it can be easy to exceed the permitted gross vehicle weight of your vehicle. Here are some tips on how to stay within safe limits.

  • Driver CPC Training: Is Your Commercial Fleet Compliant?

    All drivers of lorries, vans over 3.5 tonnes and Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) with nine or more seats, must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Here we look at the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training course.

  • The Kent Access Permit (KAP): An Introduction for Fleet Managers

    The KAP - unofficially dubbed ‘the Kermit’ after the famous Muppet character - is to confirm drivers have correct permission to drive through the county of Kent en route for the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel.

  • Understanding Your Van Insurance Excess

    If you are looking for a new van insurance policy, comparing the excess can help to reduce any future claim’s costs.

  • Top Nine Best Apps for Taxi Drivers

    From Google Maps to Drivermatics, we look at some of the best and most useful mobile and smartphone apps that will boost your taxi business both private hire and hackney cab.

  • Help! I’ve got Penalty Points and Need Courier Insurance

    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.