Tag Archives: Taxi Drivers

LTA FEES FOR TAXI TO GO UP, COSTS MAY BE PASSED ON TO CONSUMERS

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has just launched another blow to the embattled taxi industry, which has been under pressure from disruptors such as Uber and Grab. LTA revealed today that they will raise operator license fees from 0.1% of gross revenue to 0.2% this year, and then 0.3% next year. This is the first increase in a decade, but comes at an unusually bad time.

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S’PORE TAXI DRIVERS BADLY HIT BY TRIPLE WHAMMY

I refer to the article “Cab firms hit by higher operating licence fees” (Straits Times, Jun 24). Increase may be passed on to drivers? It states that “National Taxi Association executive adviser Ang Hin Kee said operators may pass the cost on to drivers by raising rental fees. “Higher cost may trickle downwards,” he said.”

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GOVT PASSES TAXES & SURCHARGES ON TO POOR TAXI UNCLES!

Why are taxi operators (almost like a oligopoly) charging taxi uncle about $120 to $140 taxi rental a day? this will add up to about $4000 a month, and about $50k a year! So does that mean technically Taxi operators can break even in about 2 years (around 3 years max) which is consider very very very very very profitable business! But yet why taxi uncle still need to bear the COE cost of a taxi which taxi is already under quota by the authority / govt anyway. Understand that most handworking taxi driver only take home about $2k plus a month. Even if that taxi uncle tried to work longer hour, that will be as good as compromising ones health / future health for a mere few hundred more earning a month, which in a logical sense not worth it, but because many needed the money, they might end up over forcing themselves to make the extra income just to bring home a bit more bread for their family.

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PAP FAIL TO PROTECT TAXI DRIVERS FROM UNFAIR GRABTAXI COMPETITION

My father has been a hardworking taxi driver for 13 years ever since he was retrenched from his job as a senior technician in the semiconductor industry. Being a more skills-based person, he's not very good at customer service or interacting with passengers. To make his job more challenging, my father's English is not very good as he studied mostly in Chinese medium schools.

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UBER DRIVER PROTESTS AGAINST MAKING DRIVERS CLOCK 80+HOURS-WEEKS

This URL, t.uber.com/sg-14s , is the incentives for week 14/09/2015 to 20/09/2015 (F1 week) for Uber drivers. Uber is encouraging drivers to drive 80+ hours for this week, by tempting drivers by the amount to be made for that week. Incentives changes week from week and drivers can only know the incentive for the next following week on Sunday night. Drivers makes most of their income from these incentives, making a majority of drivers trying to hit the top tier rewards. This is exceptionally dangerous as drivers whom are deprived from rest makes dangerous drivers. This will endanger our very own Singaporeans lives.

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TAXI COMPANIES SAY TRANSPORT APPS LIKE UBER ARE EATING INTO PROFITS, UNSAFE

The National Taxi Association (NTA) has come out to complain about transport apps and other rental car companies with their own fleet of "taxis". NTA says that such companies are eating away profits from taxi companies and declared that they feel such companies are unsafe because their drivers and fleets do not undergo government scrutiny. Referring to transport apps like Uber, which allows users to send out requests for transport to nearby drivers subscribed to the app, and rental group Prime Leasing, which employs its own drivers to drive passengers, NTA spokesperson and Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Mr Ang says that the NTA has lodged complaints with the Land Transport Authority.

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PASSENGERS, PLEASE STOP CHEATING TAXI DRIVERS

My best friend has been working night shift taxi driver to supports his family. But due to his kind hearted, He allow some of his customer to transfer him when they mention they dun have cash on hand. He is very disappointed with this customer who keep promising but did nothing!

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