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#419278 - 12th Jul 2010 3:46pm Taxi driver. Private hire.
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Any 1 know what you have to do to become 1? Cost,test etc. Thanks

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#419280 - 12th Jul 2010 4:23pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: chev_chelios]
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hi m8,ring 666 2020 and ask for taxi licencing and they can answer your questions...just for the record its a poor paying job now as there are too many drivers.

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#419283 - 12th Jul 2010 4:52pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: john1788]
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#419361 - 12th Jul 2010 10:10pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: diggingdeeper]
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you'll need to:

1) Get a beaded seat cover
2) park in unreasonable places
3) give cyclists no room
4) invest in a cheap pair of tracksuit pants.

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#419388 - 13th Jul 2010 1:41am Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: Neil_c]
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I,ll need a new car 1st not much room in mine!

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#419392 - 13th Jul 2010 6:18am Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: chev_chelios]
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Their mot laws are different to ours also bare that in mind, they can be expensive.
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#419394 - 13th Jul 2010 7:14am Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: Neil_c]
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Originally Posted By: Neil_c
you'll need to:

1) Get a beaded seat cover
2) park in unreasonable places
3) give cyclists no room
4) invest in a cheap pair of tracksuit pants.


You also need to take a few courses.

I own the road
The laws of this land don't apply to me.
What glue do i need to stick my fat arse to the seat which prevents me getting out to knock on peoples doors.
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#419401 - 13th Jul 2010 7:52am Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: bert1]
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There's a lot to consider and you need to think about what you'll really make. Considering:

1) the rank you work for - all taxi firms will advertise for drivers all of the time, but you might not get much work, particulary in the week. Davy Liver / freephone is the busiest.

2) Wirral usually insist that your car is younger than 8 years old.

3) You'll need to get it taxi MOT'd. Walsh's was the only bay that did it.

4) Need to pay the radio/sat fee to the rank

5) It will put many miles on your car

6) Need to pay for taxi insurance

7) There are many taxi drivers all looking for work

8) The cost of fuel

9) You're more likely to get points on your license and need to pay fines.

10) You are likely to have allsorts of idiots in your car

11) Need taxi insurance.

I would really weigh all this up and think about what you're going to do if it doesn't work out.


Edited by Neil_c (13th Jul 2010 7:53am)

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#419411 - 13th Jul 2010 10:07am Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: john1788]
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Originally Posted By: john1788
hi m8,ring 666 2020 and ask for taxi licencing and they can answer your questions...just for the record its a poor paying job now as there are too many drivers.


Are there any jobs paying well these days? IE:28k+
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#419433 - 13th Jul 2010 1:51pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: Nigel]
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When i did it over 10 yrs ago i had to clear 275:00 before i made a penny for myself its a thankless job nowadays. people used to ask me " hey m8e how do i become a taxi driver?" my reply was " DON'T" 2 good things to come out of taxy'ing for me Ifinally got out of it but not before i met my wife grin


Edited by reddragon (13th Jul 2010 1:53pm)
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#419438 - 13th Jul 2010 2:37pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: reddragon]
snapper Offline
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Registered: 28th Jan 2009
Posts: 27
Loc: heswall, wirral
to be honest, i wouldnt bother. ive been doing it for ten years mate and was making more money then than i am now. as reddragon has said, its a thankless job, the hours are long and you have to deal with all kinds of p*ssed up kno*heads on a daily basis. also the council make your life a misery too with their petty rules and regulations. do ANYTHING rather than drive a taxi!


Edited by snapper (13th Jul 2010 2:40pm)

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#419457 - 13th Jul 2010 6:31pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: snapper]
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so, stephen....been busy?

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#419486 - 13th Jul 2010 9:05pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: ]
chev_chelios Offline
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Registered: 30th Jul 2009
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Lol guess i better keep my job for now.

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#419489 - 13th Jul 2010 9:21pm Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: chev_chelios]
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Loc: tranmere
freind of mine has a hackney company, hes just sold up as taxi insurance is up around 5,000

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#419742 - 15th Jul 2010 11:08am Re: Taxi driver. Private hire. [Re: chris_gilly]
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my hubby taxied for fourteen years, he now does the taxi training for the drivers but he wouldnt go back to driving.
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