Addison Lee and Uber to fit screens as government clarifies minicab partition position

By Mark Bursa | 19 May 2020

Both Addison Lee and Uber have confirmed that they will fit partition screens in their car fleet, following the release of new government guidelines which clarified that the screens were acceptable.

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Arrow Cars launches home delivery pilot with Yodel to give greater flexibility during lockdown

By Mark Bursa | 5 May 2020

Leeds-based airport taxi specialist Arrow Cars has established a partnership with nationwide distribution company Yodel to help deliver food and other goods during the Coronavirus crisis.

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HATS group fits Airbubbl air cleaners to 100 cars used for Covid-19 patient transport

By Mark Bursa | 21 April 2020

Leading healthcare transport provider HATS Group is equipping 100 of its vehicles with AirBubbl air-filtration devices, following research that suggests they can lower the risk of drivers contracting the Covid-19 virus.

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CityFleet uses ComCab black taxis to deliver parcels to vulnerable London residents in new TfL scheme

By Mark Bursa | 17 April 2020

CityFleet Networks, which operates private hire and taxi businesses in London and a number of other UK cities, is using its ComCab London taxi drivers to deliver food and prescription parcels to vulnerable people during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Kapten private hire app to become part of taxi app Free Now as Daimler-BMW mobility venture restructures

By Mark Bursa | 17 April 2020

Minicab app Kapten, launched last year to compete with Uber, has merged with Free Now, its sister company that offers a black cab service in London and virtual hailing of taxis across Europe.

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GEM warns motorists to watch their speed during Covid-19 lockdown after eight deaths on London roads

By Mark Bursa | 17 April 2020

Road safety and breakdown assistance organisation GEM Motoring Assist is asking drivers to pay close attention to their speed while during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Addison Lee and Zeelo team up to provide cleaner London transport alternative for hospitals and healthcare workers

By Mark Bursa | 17 April 2020

Addison Lee has partnered with coach platform Zeelo to source up to 10,000 vehicles in London through the Coronavirus outbreak. The vehicles will be used to provide safe transport and reliable logistics to support hospitals and healthcare workers.

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UK financial watchdog adds car finance to pandemic loan relief measures

By Mark Bursa | 16 April 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority is adding car finance to the temporary relief measures aimed at supporting households facing sudden financial hardship as result of the coronavirus epidemic.

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Minicabit launches free NHS rides fund aimed to help smaller towns and cities

By Mark Bursa | 10 April 2020

Taxi comparison app Minicabit has launched a charity initiative in partnership with The Fishmongers Charitable Trust to enable the public to fund free cabs for frontline NHS staff.

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Autocab creates £500,000 relief fund to cut operators’ cloud costs

By Mark Bursa | 9 April 2020

Autocab has allocated £500,000 to help operators in need with the creation of an Operator Relief Fund.

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Blueline responds to coronavirus crisis by developing local home delivery app

By Mark Bursa | 9 April 2020

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.

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GMB Union calls for cash ban, protective wear and sanitisers for drivers after first Covid-19 deaths reported

By Mark Bursa | 9 April 2020

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.

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Extensions for expired taxi and PHV licences in London and Edinburgh

By Mark Bursa | 2 April 2020

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.

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Uber offers free rides and food deliveries for NHS staff

By Mark Bursa | 2 April 2020

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.

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Addison Lee ‘Donate a ride’ campaign raises £100,000 to help transport London NHS workers for free

By Mark Bursa | 2 April 2020

Addison Lee has launched a ‘Donate a Ride’ campaign to offer free rides to and from hospital for NHS workers in London.

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All Veezu operations to offer 20% discount for NHS staff

By Mark Bursa | 1 April 2020

Veezu will offer a 20% discount on fares for all frontline NHS staff, on the production of valid NHS identification.

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Across the UK, Britain’s private hire and taxi drivers are the ‘fourth emergency service’ in the Coronavirus crisis

By Mark Bursa | 27 March 2020

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.

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Veezu continues expansion in Leeds as Amber Cars acquires local rival Premier Cars

By Mark Bursa | 27 March 2020

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.

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