Entries by Dan Fosker

Lifetime Achievement Award

The final presentation of the evening was the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year it was given to Ronnie Mitchell who first entered the cab trade in 1948. He drove a cab until 1962 when he decided to further his involvement in the trade, going into business as M & M Taxis renting and repairing cabs. […]

Nissan suspends its London taxi programme

On 21st November came the surprise announcement from Nissan that it has suspended its London Taxi Project pending the outcome of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone consultation. It was being eagerly awaited by many in the taxi trade, following a launch event earlier this year, when Nissan said that this meant the taxi would have “exceptionally […]

Ruling regarding Children in arms in London Taxis

Following a number of quiries from clients regarding whether they are covered for children in arms and whether two under 10s count as 1, Quotax wrote to TFL asking for clarification, please see their response below: This can be a complex issue but with the application of common sense it is usually overcome very quickly. […]

Bonjour assevillers!

Each year when the Magical Taxi Tour drives down through France a refuelling stop is made at Assevillers Service Station. Elior is a major global Company operating 257 outlets and shops in 70 Service Stations throughout France; each year the Assevillers staff liaise with the trip organisers and Esso to get ready for the arrival […]

Highbury corner bridge replacement

TfL are replacing the bridge at Highbury Corner – the bridge was built around 1850 to carry the Holloway Road (A1) over London Overground’s East London line and Network Rail’s Northern line. Highbury & Islington station sits on the bridge. Now the bridge carries more than 25,000 vehicles a day over the railway lines by […]

Moving forward

Following the announcement on 21st November from Nissan that it has suspended its London Taxi Project pending the outcome of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone consultation, there have been many comments from the trade. The whole ULEZ consultation means there are many unanswered questions about the future of the trade at the moment. The fact is […]

T&PH performance is “Woefully Inadequate” says London Assembly report

The London Assembly Transport Committee report entitled “Future Proof: Taxi and Private Hire Services in London” was published shortly before Christmas. In it, Transport for London’s performance in regulating the Taxi and Private Hire trades has been described as “woefully inadequate” by London Assembly members. This criticism comes as the Assembly’s Transport Committee published the […]

GetTaxi cuts most London fares to £5

The Taxi app service GetTaxi has fought back aggressively against competitors in the London Taxi/Private Hire by cutting its fares to £5 for many of the jorneys across London for the rest of the year. GetTaxi are charging a flat rate of £5 for travel of up to 10km, in areas outside the centre of […]

Uber Driver Crushes Bike

Uber Driver allegedly drove into a Cyclist on the Wlaworth Road, Camberwell at 8pm whilst carrying two passengers. The cyclist was treated for minor cuts and bruises at the scene and was lucky to escape without more serious injuries as his Cycle was completely crushed in the incident. A spokesman for Uber said: “Trust and […]

WCHCD Installation Dinner

The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers held their Installation Dinner aboard HQS Wellington on 4th September. Malcolm Paice was installed as the new Master. Following the Court meeting the Master and his Wardens welcomed guests on board HQS Wellington for pre-dinner drinks on deck. 99 people sat down to dine in what was once […]