Taxi Driver Online

UK cab trade debate and advice
It is currently Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:26 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 114 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:26 pm
Posts: 8192
heathcote wrote:
Sussex wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Not sure what sort of trade there will be after this already we have had two local hotels go into liquidation one of which did a lot of weddings and the other was run by another hotel which appears to still be in business but time will tell

Already several shops have announced they will not reopen and about a third of the shops are now empty shells with all stock and some fittings gone so there won't be much to draw shoppers in not that they were frequenting the town centre so much these days so I suspect that once things start to return to normal there won't be enough to support all of the trade

It will be, it has been, grim in the short term, but I think in time it will get back to some resemblance of what we had.

Hotels that go bust will be brought back, possibly by the same people. Shops have struggled with online for a few years now, and I suspect many shops will not come back, but their trade will operate out of their garage online.

It will get better, not fast, but it will get better.


WELL it cannot get any worse.

O yes it can

_________________
Justice for the 96. It has only taken 27 years...........repeat the same lies for 27 years and the truth sounds strange to people!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:47 pm
Posts: 14682
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
MR T wrote:
heathcote wrote:

WELL it cannot get any worse.

O yes it can



Basically our bread and butter The pensioners have got used to family and volunteers doing it for them.

It will never get back to what it was the trade needs to shrink 50 to 60 per cent and I have to say the longer it is going on the less trade there seems to be nobody has any money and those that do aren't spending it

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 46367
Location: 1066 Country
I think trade is increasing since the height of the lock-down.

However it isn't increasing enough to cater for the drivers that are coming back to the trade.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:30 pm
Posts: 980
Location: The Global Market
I know the cash work has taken a big hit but the corporate side has been virtually wiped out.

Normally our company would do 40 airport transfers a day. Looking at my booking screen I have no bookings at all over the next three days and only 1 in the next seven.

According to customers nothing will improve before October and then it won't be a fifth of what it was. Maybe next January we might be back to 30-40%.

_________________
A member of the Hire or Reward Industry


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 46367
Location: 1066 Country
In respect of airport work the firm I work with does 100s a week this time of year, mainly foreign language students.

That has gone down to zero.

My fear though isn't that they wont return, or that the cash work wont return, it's that 100s of drivers will return before they do.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 46367
Location: 1066 Country
Definitely seeing a lot more punters out and about over the last few weeks.

Many haven't been out since the middle of March.

Problem is that many more drivers are coming out of covid hibernation as well. :sad:

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 46367
Location: 1066 Country
After a good September, for me at least, October has started rubbish.

Seems to be back to the June/July situation.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Posts: 18389
Sussex wrote:
After a good September, for me at least, October has started rubbish.

Seems to be back to the June/July situation.

Last week from Monday to Friday we were running at a par with the week before lockdown. A mediocre Saturday left us at 89% of the pre lockdown level.

_________________
Grandad,
old fart with no heart


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:47 pm
Posts: 14682
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
we are trading at about a third of pre lock down levels at the moment

for instance today we had only 4 cars out but I was the top earner at just over £60 and the others didn't make £30 and none of the other firms seemed to be moving much either.

I am hoping tomorrow might be better but the town is pretty dead at the moment both days and nights

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 114 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 61 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group