Motor fleets concerned over new Dartford Crossing payment scheme

Image of Dartford CrossingThis month the Highways Agency is due to launch a new free-flow scheme at the Dartford Crossing which includes an electronic charging system that will do away with barriers and payment booths. However, the Agency has provided no official date for the opening of this system which is already weeks behind its initial launch date. In our previous blog – 4 ways to Make the Most out of your Motor Fleet – we discussed how fleet managers can reduce their running costs, which this new scheme could also help you achieve. (more…)

Are Taxi Drivers allowed to Refuse Fares?

Taxis at NightPreviously at QuoteSearcher we have discussed what taxi drivers should do if they encounter a difficult fare, however most taxi drivers would often rather avoid such a fare in the first place rather than deal with it when they have no other choice. However, there are certain rules concerning taxi drivers refusing fares, rules that cause a considerable amount of debate in the taxi industry. So here we look at the issue in more detail: (more…)

Used Car Market Events

Image of Used CarsOver the past few years the used car market has been booming as consumers have struggled to afford new vehicles due to the recession. However, this year the UK has officially started to move out of the recession which means consumers are feeling more confident about the economy and are therefore less stringent when it comes to purchases. In the motor trade world, this was particularly noticeable back in March when the new number plate came out as individuals started investing in new vehicles and trading in their old ones. (more…)

The Growing Importance of Trade Plates for Motor Traders

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(Update: Due to a high level of interest in this subject we have written a dedicated article on all things to do with trade plates please read All you need to know about Trade Plates – FAQ’s)

 

Just a few weeks ago QuoteSearcher posted a blog on motor traders’ FAQs concerning the changes to road tax. Motor traders in particular are struggling to understand the new changes with many blaming the DVLA for not providing more information and making any information they do provide unclear. It is unsurprising then that a number of motor traders – particularly those that work part time – are concerned that the changes will have a detrimental effect on their businesses. (more…)

5 Questions all Taxi Drivers are asked

Image of Taxi DriverIn one of our previous blog posts we looked at our top ten taxi talk subjects to help you get to know your fares and, hopefully, encourage them to tip you at the end of your journey. However, even though it’s always great to be able to spark up a conversation with your customers, every now and again you will find that they won’t give you the chance! In fact, there are some things that taxi drivers are asked by their customers on a regular basis, and here we look at the most popular and the best ways to answer them: (more…)

Cleaning your Motorhome

Cleaning SuppliesSpring is finally here, which means that most motorhome owners are starting to think about their next holiday. However, if your motorhome has been in storage for a number of months it could probably do with a bit of TLC and a good clean! Even if you are not planning on travelling just yet, having your motorhome ready to go is great if you decide to take a spontaneous trip, so here are some tips for cleaning your motorhome: (more…)