Institute of the Motor Industry sets out to Improve Industry

Image of WrenchesIf 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…)

Choosing Your Fleet Cars

Image of Audi Car FleetAny 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…)

A Guide to Business Models for Taxi Drivers

Image of Question MarksAt 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…)

How long will the Motor Trade Market Boom last?

Image of an upwards graphJust a few days ago QuoteSearcher shared some exciting news on our Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages: UK car sales in the first four months of 2014 were considerably higher than predicted by most motor traders and industry experts. Some of this may be to do with the fact that the economy is improving and buyers wanted to take advantage of the new 14 plate that was released in March, however it looks as though this improvement in the motor trade market may be here to stay. (more…)

Insurance Clampdown Could Cost Fleet Managers

Image of car parkThe private motor insurance and motor fleet insurance markets are extremely intertwined, and often news that affects one market can also affect the other. As motor fleet insurers offer a very similar product to private insurers, it’s often the case that innovations in one industry are quickly transferred, which helps to save consumers money. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true, and if costs start to rise in one part of the industry it can often have a knock-on effect on the other. (more…)

QuoteSearcher’s Top 10 Taxi Talk Topics

Image of Taxi DriverOne of the best parts about being a taxi driver is that you get to meet an enormous variety of people who have very different lives, which you wouldn’t be able to do in almost any other job. This means that even on a short run it’s good to be able to get to know your customer, and chat is an essential part of being a top cabbie. But, what are your favourite taxi talk topics, and have we got them on our top 10 taxi talk list? (more…)