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 Post subject: Re: Thick baron
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:25 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
Basically there is no compliance test in Rutland only an annual MOT

Hackneys do NOT have to have a meter fitted

There is NO age restriction

And yes one company operates a mixed fleet of SKDC and Rutland licensed vehicles from an office in Rutland the other "bought" a little outfit based in Uppingham and the driver now works for them with his address their registered Rutland office but the whole thing run from an office in Stamford

Oh and their plate fees are a LOT cheaper than SKDC but for Hackney you have to sign a statement that you intend to trade mostly in Rutland


any knowledge test?

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 Post subject: Re: Thick baron
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:03 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Basically there is no compliance test in Rutland only an annual MOT

Hackneys do NOT have to have a meter fitted

There is NO age restriction

And yes one company operates a mixed fleet of SKDC and Rutland licensed vehicles from an office in Rutland the other "bought" a little outfit based in Uppingham and the driver now works for them with his address their registered Rutland office but the whole thing run from an office in Stamford

Oh and their plate fees are a LOT cheaper than SKDC but for Hackney you have to sign a statement that you intend to trade mostly in Rutland


any knowledge test?
there is a knowledge test of sorts for Hackney. For PH it is basic maths and English. Don't forget that Rutland is a very small county and you could probably learn every road in the county in an afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Thick baron
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:14 am 
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grandad wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Basically there is no compliance test in Rutland only an annual MOT

Hackneys do NOT have to have a meter fitted

There is NO age restriction

And yes one company operates a mixed fleet of SKDC and Rutland licensed vehicles from an office in Rutland the other "bought" a little outfit based in Uppingham and the driver now works for them with his address their registered Rutland office but the whole thing run from an office in Stamford

Oh and their plate fees are a LOT cheaper than SKDC but for Hackney you have to sign a statement that you intend to trade mostly in Rutland


any knowledge test?
there is a knowledge test of sorts for Hackney. For PH it is basic maths and English. Don't forget that Rutland is a very small county and you could probably learn every road in the county in an afternoon.



you sure I haven't learned all of them in 30 years !

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 Post subject: Re: Thick baron
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:51 pm 
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where is rutland?

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 Post subject: Re: Thick baron
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where is rutland?


in the pretty part of the east midlands :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:15 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
where is rutland?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:43 pm 
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I do remember (ish) "Rutland Weekend Television".

If that helps at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:02 am 
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grandad wrote:
sasha wrote:
Bit of a to do on a local firms FB page. Customers complaining it's taking over two hours for them to turn up -
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Are they turning up over 2 hours late from the booked time or is there a waiting time of over 2 hours to get a booking? They are not the same thing. If they are turning up over 2 hours late then they are taking the pi55 when taking the bookings.if there is a 2 hour wait to actually get a time then it is a different story. We are usually over 90% booked for a Saturday night by the middle of the afternoon. For bookings after 23.00 on a Saturday we are usually fully booked by Thursday.
When you phone you're told it'll be two hours if you order one there and now. Pointless booking for a specific time as bookings are only sent to the car 6 minutes before - so if there's no cars available when the bookings due....


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 Post subject: Re: Thick baron
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:17 am 
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Have they reduced their weekly subs, NO (highest in town)
Have they put their fares up, NO (cheapest in town, below council rate.)

So no good reason to flood back to a trade where you could literally catch your death. :sad:

Firm I'm on still has dues at 50% despite work being nearly as good, or maybe better, than it was pre covid.
At the height of the pandemic when everything was shut the two big firms in town very generously reduced their rents - one from £300 to £250 the other from £180 to £150, only for six months though, to help the drivers out !!! Both are back to full whack now.

The thing is when all the drivers left to do supermarket delivery and realised they can make more profit doing that for 40 hours a week than they did doing 50 as a cabby (even pre-covid) they ain't coming back - and it dawned on them they were'nt driving cabs for the money but the convenience of being self-employed, no fixed hours, days off whenever etc. Now they're getting a regular amount each week plus paid holidays, sick pay, pension etc. And with pubs paying £15 p/h for bar staff, pizza delivery saying £100-£150 per shift it's going to take a lot to persuade them to go back to cabbing.


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 Post subject: Re: Thick baron
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:24 pm 
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The return to the trade for a lot of people will never happen.

As mentioned above drivers have found, have had to find, alternative work.

Most of that alternative work remains and in time could increase.

Good news all round for existing drivers. Work has/will increase, and drivers will not flood back, if they come back at all.

Yipeeeeee.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:40 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
The return to the trade for a lot of people will never happen.

As mentioned above drivers have found, have had to find, alternative work.

Most of that alternative work remains and in time could increase.

Good news all round for existing drivers. Work has/will increase, and drivers will not flood back, if they come back at all.

Yipeeeeee.


my phones been ringing non stop

wish it would stop

just cherry picking decent work at decent prices

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