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#934503 - 16th Mar 2015 6:55pm Taxi Driving Advice Wirral
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Is there still any money to be made taxiing on the wirral or airport runs thinking of plating my car but dont know the costs of tests and plate etc and charges from taxi rank for rradio any advice welcomed


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#934511 - 16th Mar 2015 7:14pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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Probably best getting in touch with the licensing office at Wallasey town hall,they can give you the information.There is a test you have to do as well.
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#934514 - 16th Mar 2015 7:23pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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I know that im just interested to know if any taxi drivers on ere if there still a decent living from it

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#934515 - 16th Mar 2015 7:33pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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100 a week radio
120 a week fuel
60 a week insurance or get your own,but can be quite expensive
90 a week settle car or in your case use your own
160 a year to plate car
40 to mot at Walsh autos
? upkeep tyres brakes ect
private hire can be 10 years old now they have not updated there website,after 6 years old they need to be tested every 6 months

its not a good game at the mo,and nothing like it used to be,its a full time thing now not many just doing the weekend as its no where near as busy as it once was,hope this helps

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#934577 - 16th Mar 2015 10:50pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: joeblogs]
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i was on the private hire at one point- and yes it was in the last 8 years and taxi drivers were saying the same old "oh this game is not like it used to be". I agree its soul destoying to be out there for 8 hours and take home 40. But , as you said, its a full time thing and you need to work like 60 hours a week to make a living but you can make money enough to get by and pay for a relatively ok home. Use your own car, get your own insurance, and make sure you can take a lot of abuse. The good people outweigh the bad but when they are bad they are bad!!
Ideally i would not like to bother with it again but I would if I had too. You really get to experience the bad society has to offer! To sum up, cab drivers will always moan they dont earn enough- maybe they dont.... but its a job. Good luck

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#934589 - 16th Mar 2015 11:24pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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The days when drivers used to make a decent living working only 20 hours a week have gone and customers are not getting overcharged like they were.

The radio companies need a shake-up, 100 a week is unrealistic in this day and age, no doubt apps like Uber will help this process.
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#934597 - 16th Mar 2015 11:37pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: diggingdeeper]
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I used to do taxis years ago, borrowed someones badge and done his shift while he was out with a previous Saturday night lady passenger, and he had plenty of those. Lucky sod.


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#934783 - 17th Mar 2015 7:27pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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I got charged 4.80 to go from by wilkinsons in Liscard up seaview road to warren drive, a journey of 1.1 miles... nearly had a heart attack.

i should add this was in a Hackney


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#934787 - 17th Mar 2015 7:58pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: j_demo]
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Originally Posted By: j_demo
I got charged 4.80 to go from by wilkinsons in Liscard up seaview road to warren drive, a journey of 1.1 miles... nearly had a heart attack.

i should add this was in a Hackney
What are you moaning for 4.80 from liscard to new brighton sounds reasonable to me,if there were two or more of you its cheaper than the bus fares

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#934789 - 17th Mar 2015 8:11pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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Doesn't anyone walk anymore?

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#957519 - 7th Aug 2015 8:47pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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Uber went live at 4pm today in Sefton, the drivers are allowed to operate anywhere in Merseyside.
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#957521 - 7th Aug 2015 8:56pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: bromguy43]
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#957522 - 7th Aug 2015 9:00pm Re: wirral taxis [Re: Mark]
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If I need a taxi I'll use a firm I know. Uber have your card details on file so you pay them not the driver
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#957604 - 8th Aug 2015 6:59pm Re: Taxi Driving Advice Wirral [Re: bromguy43]
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Is there still any money to be made taxiing on the wirral or airport runs thinking of plating my car but dont know the costs of tests and plate etc and charges from taxi rank for rradio any advice welcomed


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