500 cab drivers turn out in outraged call for City to defend their livelihood
by Mike Beggs
“Billionaires Should Not Be Able To Buy Out Legislation To Steal Drivers’ Income.”
“Unsafe. Illegal. Uber X.”
“Same Ride, Same Rules.”
“10,000 Jobs In Jeopardy.” MORE
Uber’s taxi industry battles mounting around the world
by Mike Beggs
The war against Uber boiled over in France on June 25, with licensed cabbies across the country shutting down roads, burning tires, and smashing livery cars, in protest against this cut rate, virtual dispatch service. MORE
Uber operators not properly insured, ‘period, full stop’, says insurance exec
by Rita Smith
For your auto insurance company, carrying paying passengers falls into the same troubling category as carrying explosives or radioactive materials.
Unless you have an OPCF 6A Endorsement as part of your auto insurance policy, you are not insured to carry paying passengers, states Philomena Comerford, President & CEO of Baird-Macgregor insurance. MORE
Tracey’s taxi fiasco
Why is it the City of Toronto and its taxi regulators are blind to the fundamental business cornerstone of supply and demand and it’s painfully obvious relevance for Toronto taxi drivers? In this month’s Taxi News, veteran cab driver and plate owner Al Moore analyzes the results of the City’s long-awaited 2011 Taxicab Industry Review and his conclusions should be a wakeup call for everyone at city hall.
This month’s Cover Cab is a newcomer to the industry, Mahmud Naderian, who just started driving taxi in March of this year. He leases the cab fulltime and uses it as his personal vehicle too. On weekdays he works the day shift and on the weekends he typically grabs some extra hours on the night shift. Naderian thinks it is important for cab drivers to be courteous. He says the taxi business is like any other, it’s all about the customer.
Gerry Manely - Reports