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.
Go Green Taxis has followed its recent move into Newbury with the acquisition of local rival H&H Taxis with immediate effect.
Directors and staff at north-western chauffeur operator PCS Events wiped a combined seven million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars in a “clocking” scam, Chester Crown Court has heard.
Oxfordshire-based Go Green Taxis has expanded its service into the west Berkshire town of Newbury.
British based taxi price comparison and hailing app Karhoo, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, is back in the saddle following a deal backed by a finance branch of Renault group.
Knowsley Council has stopped issuing new taxi licences as officials cannot cope with a deluge of applications following the removal of local “knowledge” tests.
Bootle-based private hire operator Delta has reported a rise in turnover and a reduction in losses last year, despite new competition on Merseyside from Uber.