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Boro Taxis in £2 million fleet investment programme

Middlesbrough-based Boro Taxis, one of the largest private hire fleets in the UK, is spending £2million in a major fleet upgrade programme, adding new cars and minibuses to its 800-vehicle fleet.

The company, ranked number 8 in the ProDriver 100 league table of UK taxi operators, has already taken delivery of £500,000 worth of new Skoda Octavias and Ford Tourneos, and more cars will be added before the end of the year, taking Boro Taxis’ fleet spend above £2m.

Mohammed Bashir, owner of Boro Taxis, said: “While this is an investment for our customers to provide them with a comfortable and modern ride, it is also an investment for our drivers, providing them with new, more efficient vehicles. This programme of investment in our fleet demonstrates our confidence in the local market, and in the long term prosperity of Tees Valley as a whole.”

He continued: “Continued investment in vehicles and people is the key to our success, along with ensuring that our drivers are able to provide the very best in customer service.”

Bashir founded Boro Taxis in 1982 with just three cars. Today the company has a fleet of more than 800 vehicles, provides employment for almost 900 people in Tees Valley and handles more than 80,000 calls per week.

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