Northern taxi drivers hailed as heroes after offering free rides for stranded Manchester Arena terror victims
Northern taxi drivers were praised as heroes for their actions in the wake of the terror attack at Manchester Arena last month.
Transport for London is planning to spend £18 million installing new rapid charge points for electric vehicles across London in the next few months.
Bristol city council is threatening to crack down on out-of-town taxi drivers after 100 local drivers protested outside the council offices.
GMB union for is writing to council leaders urging them to use existing powers to curb what it describes as “Wild West taxi regulation”.
Transport for London is proposing a major shake-up of the London licencing structure, with major increases in fees for operators across the board.
Five men found guilty in the PCS Events car clocking fraud have been sentenced to a total of nine and a half years in jail.
Professional Driver is delighted to announce the programme and provisional speaker line-up for ProDriver Congress London 2017. We’ll be making further announcements in the next few days.
Sentencing of the guilty defendants in the PCS Events clocking fraud case has been delayed until April 20-21 at Liverpool Court.
The unfolding scandal over Downing Street’s alleged “lobbying” on behalf of Uber appears to have claimed its first victim, with the announcement that Garrett Emmerson, Transport for London’s chief operating officer for surface transport, was leaving with immediate effect.
David Cameron “acted as Uber lobbyist” in bid to soften London Mayor Johnson’s private hire regulations
David Cameron acted as a de facto lobbyist for Uber when he was Prime Minister, putting pressure on London authorities to drop tough proposed restrictions on the US taxi app, it was alleged last month.
Professional Driver crowned best business magazine in national Newspress automotive publishing awards
Professional Driver magazine has won the hugely prestigious Automotive Business Publication of the Year award at the 2017 Newspress Awards.
The Hailo brand has been replaced in London by Mytaxi, following the merger of the two operations last July. Mytaxi is owned by Daimler, and will focus on providing “virtual hailing” for black cabs in London via its app.
Uber has lost its high court battle with Transport for London over mandatory written language testing for drivers. The ruling means anyone applying for a minicab licence in London will have to pass a written English exam, including a 120-word essay – and this could lead to thousands of drivers being refused a licence.
Hundreds of taxi and private hire drivers in Birmingham could be forced to replace their vehicles as the city has been ordered to clean up air pollution.
PCS Events boss John Murphy and four other individuals have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud at Chester Crown Court after a six-week trial.
The five have been convicted of a car clocking conspiracy that involved wiping a total of around 7.5 million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars from 2008 to 2014.
The Employment Tribunal on the Addison Lee unfair dismissal case will take place in London on July 4, 2017, it has been announced.
Electric vehicle chargepoint supplier eVolt has completed the installation of three rapid chargers for a new Scottish taxi business. The chare points support Kirkcaldy-based Taxi Central’s five new Nissan Leaf EVs, which are now fully operational in its private hire fleet.
A group of Liverpool taxi drivers staged an extraordinary protest against Uber drivers licensed in other cities who are said to be working in Liverpool.
Addison Lee says it expects a 40% increase in revenue this year as the effect of major acquisitions kick into the company’s finances.
Uber has Transport For London to delay its plans to force all drivers to pass English language tests, following a legal challenge. TfL has now postponed implementation of the requirement by six months.