How to be a great taxi customer

There are a lot of things you the customer can do that make running a taxi company and being a taxi driver a lot easier; 1. When you ring up to book, speak clearly, so we can understand you and give the address of where you need picking up from. A postcode is not enough, we may need it, but …

7 things you always wanted to know about the taxi industry!

I recently asked in a Facebook group for people to ask questions about the taxi industry, to see what I could blog about, Matt asked this little lot, so I thought I’d stick it all into one blog post, since they seemed like a fun set of rapid fire questions that I can answer quite quickly, so here goes; What …

Should I tip my taxi driver?

Its entirely up to you. You might consider tipping if you feel the service has been better than expected. Maybe the driver was extra helpful, maybe you had a great conversation with him, maybe he let you play your own tunes on Spotify. There are loads of reasons you might tip a driver. Personally, I never expect a tip, and …

Why Won’t my taxi driver take me to the drive through?

Success! You have found a taxi to take you home from your night out, the only thing missing is a portion of mozzarella dippers and 20 chicken nuggets, you ask the driver if he’ll take you to the drive through and he says “no”. Ever wondered why we don’t really like doing it?   Firstly it comes down to manners, …

You dropped your phone in a taxi, Now What?

You must have been there, that moment when your heart sinks and you realise, your phone/wallet/house keys are no longer in your hand/pocket/hand bag. You realise they are probably in the taxi that’s now disappearing down the street. It happened to me some years ago. My mate and I were sharing a taxi home, I was first out so emptied …

Manchester Airport Parking Charges

I’ve been in a bit of a grump this month (What’s new??). Mostly about airports, a good while ago Liverpool irritated me by charging for drop off as well as pickup and that has come to Manchester over the last few weeks. The official line is that it was to “ease congestion” on the site, I’m somewhat sceptical, I don’t …

Sleeping in the road, its better than bed you know!

Driving a taxi at night gives an opportunity; to see things that you miss if you’re ut on the lash with your mates. I’m sure this applies t other night workers, bouncers, police officers, ambulance crews etc. The stuff I see ranges from the disgusting to the hilarious to the down right dangerous, in this blog I’m going to share …

Uber In Chester

Earlier this year Uber arrived in Chester, actually it kind of happened twice, as I understand it they got sent away with a flea in their ear the first time for flouting licensing regulations and then came back and actually started adhering to more of them. I’m not a fan of Uber at all, but on some level you have …