Do you have ‘The Knowledge?’

London TaxiIf you are a taxi driver then you will more than likely have heard the phrase ‘The Knowledge’ before, however if you aren’t based in London it may not apply to you. Being a taxi driver in London can be extremely lucrative, however at the same time you are expected to work long hours and provide an excellent service to every single passenger that gets in your vehicle. This is where ‘The Knowledge’ comes in – a test that ensures that all taxi drivers know thousands of routes, landmarks and road names off by heart. Here, QuoteSearcher looks at The Knowledge in more detail: (more…)

Apple Invents Device to Stop Drivers Texting

Image of person texting while drivingTexting while behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road, which is why a number of groups as well as companies from the automotive industry have created numerous campaigns to discourage drivers from doing so. However, with society depending more and more on technology, particularly their mobile phones, people are still flouting the law, putting themselves and others in danger. (more…)

Fleet Managers Increasingly Investing in Electric Vehicles

Image of Electric CarFleets are currently evolving so rapidly that some would be barely recognisable just a few years ago. An influx in new technology and electric vehicles has enabled fleet managers and operators to save thousands of pounds a year on fuel and fleet insurance, reduce their emissions and offer their customers a wider range of services. For example, executive chauffeur car services provider Comfort Executive has recently partnered with electric vehicle operator eConnect Cars in order to provide their customers electric vehicles. (more…)

Five Top Tips for an Alternative Motorhome Holiday

Image of CampervanSummer is fast approaching and the temperatures are getting warmer, which means that motorhome owners across the country are starting to think about their holidays and yearning for the beach. However, a motorhome summer holiday doesn’t just have to be about sandy sandwiches and busy motorways, as there’s so much more to see and do in the UK! So here are our five top tips for an amazing, alternative motorhome summer holiday: (more…)

Dealing with Customer Disputes: A Guide for Taxi Drivers

Two people entering a black cabAlthough it’s made of metal and glass, your taxi isn’t always the safest place to be. Often you’re on your own in the small hours of the night, and there usually isn’t any fall-back if there’s a disagreement with a customer. Your safety should always be your own priority in a cab, but sometimes things can get difficult with customers and disputes need resolving.

So to help you keep safe while you’re on the job, here’s our guide to dealing with customer disputes. (more…)

Managing Your First Small Fleet

Image of Car FleetSome motor fleets have a designated manager, and it’s certainly the case that bigger fleets need somebody managing and organising them on a full time basis. However, smaller fleets don’t necessarily need full-time management, but they do require someone to keep things ticking over. Perhaps you’re involved with a small yet growing business and you’ve taken on a number of cars, or maybe you’re thinking of reallocating your fleet management to an admin team.

Car fleets can be a great asset to a business, but they can also be extremely expensive if they’re not properly looked after. So how should you go about managing your car fleet, make sure it’s not costing you more than it should and get started in your new role as a fleet manager? (more…)