Autocab has allocated £500,000 to help operators in need with the creation of an Operator Relief Fund.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne-based Blueline Taxis has launched as app-based delivery service that allows customers to choose products from a range of shops and have them delivered to their home via a Blueline car.
GMB Union calls for cash ban, protective wear and sanitisers for drivers after first Covid-19 deaths reported
The GMB Union has called on the Government and Transport for London to provide taxi and private hire drivers with face masks and hand sanitisers.
Taxi and private hire vehicle licenses in London and Edinburgh are being granted extensions upon expiry during the Coronavirus crisis, with other councils expected to follow suit.
Uber is offering 200,000 free journeys to and from work to all staff with a valid NHS or HSC email address during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Addison Lee has launched a ‘Donate a Ride’ campaign to offer free rides to and from hospital for NHS workers in London.
Veezu will offer a 20% discount on fares for all frontline NHS staff, on the production of valid NHS identification.
Across the UK, Britain’s private hire and taxi drivers are the ‘fourth emergency service’ in the Coronavirus crisis
Britain’s private hire and taxi drivers are emerging as unsung heroes of the Coronavirus crisis, providing essential deliveries to elderly and vulnerable people. And many operators are transporting NHS workers to and from work, in a cleaner and safer environment than public transport.
Veezu’s Leeds-based division, Amber Cars, has acquired Premier Cars Leeds to strengthen its offering across West Yorkshire. The move reinforces Amber Cars’ position as the largest taxi and private hire vehicle operator in the city.
A consortium led by Liam Griffin and Cheyne Capital Strategic Value Credit (SVC) has completed the acquisition of troubled private hire giant Addison Lee from the Carlyle Group.
Taxi and private hire drivers can continue working during the Coronavirus lock-down, the Department for Transport has confirmed.
Tayport Taxis of North Fife, Scotland, has taken delivery of its first zero-emissions vehicle, an MG ZS EV. The car was supplied by local franchised MG dealer Mackie Motors of Brechin.
Glasgow-based Network Private Hire has moved to help its drivers during the coronavirus crisis by reducing subscription fees by up to 32% until further notice. “Our reasoning behind the reductions is to assist our drivers financially during this crisis as much we can.”
All taxi and private hire drivers’ licences issued by Glasgow City Council that are set to expire by the end of May will automatically be extended by three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The launch of clean air zones in Birmingham and Leeds looks likely to be delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
All London road charging schemes have been temporarily suspended from March 23 to help ensure supply chains, critical workers and emergency vehicles can move freely during the coronavirus outbreak.
Leading chauffeur company and Professional Driver QSi Gold Award winner iChauffeur is training all its chauffeurs to follow correct safety procedures in terms of hygiene in order to minimise the risk of its drivers and customers catching the Covid-19 virus.
The Government has announced – and is continuing to announce – packages to help businesses through the disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus.
Veezu has strengthened its positon as the UK’s largest private hire operator with the acquisition of Shrewsbury-based Go Carz, ranked number 6 in the ProDriver 100.
Private hire and taxi operators help the old and vulnerable, despite massive Coronavirus hit to business
Taxi and private hire operators across the UK are providing a public-spirited response to the Covid-19 crisis, despite a massive tail-off in regular work as travel shuts down and people “self-isolate”.
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