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Should You Become a Taxi Driver?

Should You Become a Taxi Driver?

For many the 9-5 office job will just not do, feeling the mundane practice of typing away behind a desk being torture. If this sounds like you then have you ever considered being a taxi driver? Being a profession of freedom life as a cabbie boasts a preternatural amount of advantages, with drivers given the space to dictate when and where they work. In addition to having that professional autonomy being a taxi driver also allows you to travel and meet new people, with no single ride being the same. Qualifications Where being a Lawyer or a Doctor dictates years of university studies the taxi driving profession dos not. However, potential cabbies must sport a full UK driving licence and take the necessary tests to obtain their badge. Income The joy about being a taxi driver is that the income is unlimited, with you being able to take fares at a rate in which you feel comfortable. For this reason income is controlled by you, taking on journeys that will make the most of your time on the road. Overheads Being a pretty low cost business in regards to overheads the only thing you really need to consider is the following:

  • Good value taxi insurance
  • Fuel costs
  • Road tax
  • Public liability insurance
If you are in the early stages of setting up your own taxi operation then be sure to call us at High Gear today and enjoy some of our introductory rates for coverage. Whether you are situated in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh or even Glasgow, have faith that we can help you save money.

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