Taxi Buying Tips: Benefits of buying a new or a used vehicle

January 26th, 2018

London Black Taxi There are an estimated 250,000 licenced taxis and private hire vehicles on the country’s roads and government figures show the number is on the up. If you are thinking of joining their ranks one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to buy a new or a used vehicle.  Read the rest of this entry »

Black Taxis Unpacked: Have you got The Knowledge?

August 31st, 2016

Black taxiWith Uber on the up and the imminent arrival of driverless cars; Radio 4 recently asked What’s the point of…The London Black Cab? and that got us thinking. Black taxis are as British as Big Ben and double decker buses, but how much do you really know about them? And what does the future hold for the black cab? Read the rest of this entry »

Why is taxi insurance so expensive?

February 29th, 2016

At Quoteline Direct we are often askedTaxi queue why taxi drivers have a tough time finding sensibly-priced insurance. The good news is that as one of the country’s leading brokers we’ve got access to some seriously competitive deals, and because we have been in the business for over 45 years; we’ve got the experience to answer any questions.

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Taxi Talk: Interesting Taxi Facts

February 4th, 2016

Black taxiIf you want to brush-up on the history of your profession, or test your driver’s knowledge next time you’re sat in the back of a taxi; you’ll have to go a long way to find more interesting taxi trivia: Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for finding cheaper taxi insurance

July 8th, 2015

Taxi imageAs a taxi driver it’s important to look after your bottom line and that means finding the right insurance. However, just because you want your cab completely covered; it doesn’t mean you have to pay sky high premiums. Follow our practical tips to help cut the cost of your taxi insurance: Read the rest of this entry »

Chauffeur Insurance FAQ

January 23rd, 2015

Chauffeur Rols RoyceWith long hours spent behind the wheel of expensive cars it’s hardly surprising that chauffeurs have a tough time finding sensibly priced insurance. The good news is that is possible to get comprehensive cover which won’t break the bank; you’ve just got to know where to look. Read the rest of this entry »

Forward Facing Cameras Mean Cheaper Taxi Insurance

November 25th, 2013

Taxi laneFitting a forward facing camera in your taxi could cut your insurance by 30% a year and make you a safer driver. We asked the taxi insurance experts at Quoteline Direct how such a simple innovation could have such a positive impact on the insurance market. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Get Cheaper Taxi Insurance

October 14th, 2013

Taxi laneAt Quoteline Direct we know just what a tough time taxi drivers have earning a living. Not only do taxi drivers have to constantly negotiate city centre traffic, but they’ve also got to deal with problem passengers. Add-in increasing fuel costs and inflated insurance premiums and you begin to wonder how cabbies remain so chatty.

However, it isn’t all doom and gloom; as a specialist broker we negotiated some great deals with the country’s leading taxi insurance providers and we think you’ll be surprised by how much you could save. And what’s more we’ve got some useful tips to help you further cut the cost of cover, but let’s start by looking at why taxi insurance is so expensive. Read the rest of this entry »

Taxi Insurance FAQ – Your Questions Answered

March 21st, 2013

Whether you drive a Hackney carriage or a licensed minicab there are strict regulations surrounding insurance, and they can get complicated. At Quoteline Direct we have been providing ‘no nonsense’ advice and affordable taxi insurance for decades, and here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: Read the rest of this entry »