I’m sure by now most of us have heard of Uber. It’s basically a massive world wide mini cab firm, well actually it’s an app but like I said “basically” it’s a massive mini cab firm. So what is the problem with Uber? Well the TFL do not allow anyone but licensed taxi cabs to use a meter for fares and the Uber app is being classed as a meter, well by taxi cab drivers anyway.
Many people feel that it’s now a waste of time studying the knowledge when it is so involved and takes up a lot of time. Well the reason it’s not easy to get because it it ere then everyone and anyone would be doing it. Mini cab drivers are being allowed out with Uber at the rate of around 250 per week. How long can they sustain that rate and it not affect the money that can be made. Uber don’t care if the have 2,500 or 250,000 driver out there, they still make money through sheer volume.
If you are serious driving a cab and making a living in London then the only sensible way is to do it properly and study the knowledge. There are links on here where you can get good advice and all the information you need to do the knowledge so have a look round before rushing off to Uber.
You need to think of it as a career and not just a way to make some extra cash at the weekends. You can compare it with most professions, for example: you could be a chef and work in the local carvery or you could be a chef and work in Claridges. Being a licensed taxi cab driver is a world apart from being a mini cab driver.