Audi has announced a major expansion of its Audi On Demand “mobility” concept – including a chauffeur service.
Reading Council has successfully prosecuted two London-licensed Uber drivers for illegally plying for hire in the city, where the service is not licensed.
Transport for London is urging private hire operators and drivers to complete English Language tests, despite a six-month delay in their implementation and growing calls to revise the plan.
Club Class Chauffeurs, and its insurance arm, Club Class Insurance, are celebrating the retention of its prestigious Investors In People Gold Standard accreditation. This places Club Class in the top 1% of UK organisations recognised for best practice in people management.
Aberdeen Council’s licensing committee has delayed a controversial decision to make all taxis in the city wheelchair accessible.
Uber chief Kalanick takes “indefinite leave” after report exposes the company’s “dysfunctional” and “flawed” culture
Uber’s founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick has stood down and taken indefinite leave from the company, following numerous and damaging scandals at the online taxi operator.
Cloud-based dispatch systems can make automated bookings across licensing areas, judge rules in Skyline Taxis case
A Milton Keynes-based taxi operator did not break 2015 Deregulation Act’s rules regarding cross-border bookings, a judge has ruled.
Veezu has appointed former chairman Joel Hope-Bell as its new chief executive officer following Paul Ragan’s decision to stand down from the role.
Transport for London has granted Uber a temporary four-month London operator’s licence rather than a full five-year licence, claiming it needs more time to decide whether to allow the taxi app to remain operating in the capital.
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.