In the UK we have a tendency to work long hours, not take much holiday and feel unsatisfied with the work that we do. Of course, there’s an element of dissatisfaction in almost every job, but if you’ve ever thought that you’d like a change of scenery and a new challenge then you will have probably considered working for yourself.
Among the many possibilities there are for self-employed people, one which constantly reoccurs is becoming a taxi driver. It’s certainly a business where there’s lots of demand, and it’s a definite change in lifestyle if you’re used to sitting behind a desk for eight or nine hours a day. However, is it realistic and could you actually handle being a taxi driver? (more…)
It’s essential for all taxi drivers to stay organised regardless of whether they are private or public hire, as by being organised not only can you ensure that you are making the most out of each shift but you will also be more likely to secure a steady income. (more…)
If you work in the fleet industry then you may have noticed certain aspects of your work crossing over into your personal life. For instance, you may constantly be reading up on new fleet technology or the latest vehicles to hit the market, as having all this knowledge not only helps improve your business but is also something you can be personally proud of! (more…)
If you work in the motor trade industry then you will have definitely heard of the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI). The IMI is one of the biggest associations in the motor trade industry, whose aim is to ensure that best practices are adhered to throughout the industry with the help of consistent training. Some motor traders are even members of the IMI, which requires them to have extensive training, qualifications and experience in the motor trade industry. (more…)
Any fleet manager will know that there are some fantastic deals out there for those with the budget to buy between fifteen and five hundred cars at any one time. Almost all the big car manufacturers offer ‘bulk buy’ packages which vary from purely sales and delivery to full fleet management. However, deciding which brand of car you’re going to go with and then determining the specific orders can be quite a challenge, particularly if you’re buying communal or pool cars. So what factors should be influencing your decision to buy? (more…)
At the start of their careers most taxi drivers have a big decision to make: should they work for or with a firm, or go self-employed and try to make it on their own? There are plenty of reasons to try both models, and here in the UK most cabbies have their own motives for why they do what they do. If you’re a first timer however, it can be a difficult decision, so here’s our guide to the pros and cons of being self-employed or for working with a taxi firm: (more…)