Taxi & FHV

Uber fails to report millions to Swedish Tax Agency

Uber fails to report millions to Swedish Tax Agency

Eight in ten Uber vehicles evade taxes by failing to report revenues. A full 68 per cent of gross receipts are not reported at all – meaning that Uber is failing to report around SEK 700 million to the Tax Agency in Stockholm alone. The Swedish Taxi Association commissioned a study of how Uber drivers(…)

Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced criminal record checks in England

Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced criminal record checks in England

Taxi and private hire drivers – initially in England – could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence. Under the proposals, according to the BBC, every council in England would be told to carry out checks on all applicants. Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including(…)

The ride-hailing war: Uber’s fight with taxis in Europe

The ride-hailing war: Uber’s fight with taxis in Europe

The relationship between ride-hauling services and traditional taxi drivers has never been friendly. After years of difficult coexistence, it seems that the situation has come to a head. Where do we go from here? Is peace possible? After the recent strikes in Spain, and with the MWC just around the corner, Barcelona could not afford(…)

Washington DC: In a once-flourishing taxicab mecca, rides plummet

Washington DC: In a once-flourishing taxicab mecca, rides plummet

The nation’s capital – Washington DC – once boasted the highest number of taxis per capita of any city, but in 2019, the number of taxi rides in the District are plummeting — leaving some wondering if the industry is doomed, WTOP reports. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, while the number of ‘one-tap’ ride-hailing trips using(…)

Uber-drivers kill 4 in Amsterdam in two months; Road safety organization demands Uber ban

Uber-drivers kill 4 in Amsterdam in two months; Road safety organization demands Uber ban

“Uber must be banned.” advocates the VVN, the Dutch road safety organization after a series of fatal accidents caused by Uber drivers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “They are kamikaze pilots,” says Rob Stomphorst, the organization’s speaker. In two months time, Uber-drivers have killed 4 people in three separate incidents. Recently an accident which happened on(…)

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention : ‘One solution – Diversifying the business’

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention : ‘One solution – Diversifying the business’

Making a diversified business is another challenge for TLPA’s membership. “We need to expand more into new modes – from taxi into new areas,” said past-president Bill Scalzi, who runs M7, a large cab company in Connecticut. “We need new services, so we got into coaches.” Like others he – with his 100 CNG-powered vans(…)

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention: All change for the future!

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention: All change for the future!

Several motivational speeches, a large cake and subdued optimism marked the 100th Anniversary of the Taxicab Limousine and Paratransit Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The TLPA-organisers had rolled the dice and chosen Las Vegas for the 100th Anniversary. The gambling town always guarantees a large turnout (less than the usual 1.000(…)

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention – continued: ‘Some palpable optimism’

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention – continued: ‘Some palpable optimism’

“Honour the past and move quickly towards the future. There is a bright future in transportation” said TLPA CEO Al LaGasse in his opening speech. “We are restructuring and rebranding TLPA and we are making a Herculean effort in repositioning the association.” At next year’s Spring Meeting the association’s new logo will be presented. With(…)

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention: ‘Why are you buying companies?’

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention: ‘Why are you buying companies?’

The most riveting presentation at TLPA’s Annual Convention was saved for last. In a segment called ‘Doubling Down – Bullish operators discuss why they are buying taxi fleets’ three (young) operators – Bill George, zTrip, Kansas City; Chris Sweis, Yellow Cab San Francisco and Will van der Linde, Old Dominion Transportation Group, Charlottesville – were(…)

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