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  • j007's Avatar
    3,147 posts since Oct '02
    • its a dilemma!!

      hirer, no relief - u drive till u are really shag, 7 days a week, like it or not, high cost, drive longer to see same amount of money

       

      relief - easier to see $, but also subject to hirer's mood, as and when they ask u to return key. of course relief can do the same too. it'll take a while again before u can get another hirer partnership..ugly.png

    • i don't buy the theory u are your own boss, own time own target.

      we still subject to company nonsense, if u slack too much, no income

  • sy3143's Avatar
    21 posts since Aug '16
  • foolsh_2000's Avatar
    1,992 posts since Nov '11
    • With the threat of U/G everybody gotta work a little bit longer n can't be too choosy abt paxs.Times r bad n calls for desperate measures. 

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Actually taxis is not out of date, it got one of the best MDT in the world, one of the newest cab in Asia, one of the most advance call, fare meters and quick response.

      Problem is most taxi drivers is out of date.

      Most had been driving around aimlessly and waiting for luck or durian to fall, which in a long run, there will be nothing left to aim and no more durian to fall.

      TDs must be like grab and uber bosses, cunning and smart, keep up to date and be united with one voice, one fist and one mission.

      But sad to say, most in front said die die no join grab, but behind all taking grabcall…that is how 10 Tds, 10 assholes title come about.

  • j007's Avatar
    3,147 posts since Oct '02
    • But sad to say, most in front said die die no join grab, but behind all taking grabcall…that is how 10 Tds, 10 assholes title come about.

      u always believe in this theory..smile.png

       

       

       

  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,166 posts since Dec '09
    • yesterday i fetched a lady from depot road to cck, she told me that she was going to airport on thursday morning

      i offered to fetch her to the airport. at first she said OK

      when she reached her place, she said No need liao. 

      cannot trust females at all 

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,128 posts since Aug '16
    • Hi all! I just got my TDVL. Very new to this forum. Need advice / guidance on taxi business. I am currently working 9am to 6pm job including Sat. Any advice If i want to drive part time to gain experience and learn the trade? I am looking at driving once or twice a week. I am also not familiar with routes. Abt How long do i need to familiarize with the roads? 

  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,207 posts since Mar '13
    • Either you become super relief which means you get to drive when there are opportunities (which may not be every week).

      Or you become permanent relief.  If you want to drive once a week, then either every Sat night or Sunday Day, night or full day. But must commit one or no hirer will take you.

      Familiarity with routes is not dependent on how long you drive but how smart you do your homework. If you drive using GPS all the time, give you 30 years also you will not be familiar with routes.

  • foolsh_2000's Avatar
    1,992 posts since Nov '11
    • It's not really true,use GPS doesn't mean u won't learn the routes. But just that must use with common sense.u see all those PH like U/G all use them.Sometimes must go with the flow to improve.

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,128 posts since Aug '16
    • Thanks for your kind advice! Seems like super relief is more suitable for me. I hope i can survive as a newbie. Must pray for nice and understanding passengers! 🙏

    • If no gps, i don't have confident to pick up passengers. Cos i didn't drive for 5 years alrdy. But agreed that i cannot solely depend on gps. Can't wait to learn this trade fast!

  • j007's Avatar
    3,147 posts since Oct '02
    • Originally posted by Pandanchen:

      yesterday i fetched a lady from depot road to cck, she told me that she was going to airport on thursday morning

      i offered to fetch her to the airport. at first she said OK

      when she reached her place, she said No need liao. 

      cannot trust females at all 

      at least she tell u before sending u aeroplane last minute 

    • Originally posted by foolsh_2000:

      It's not really true,use GPS doesn't mean u won't learn the routes. But just that must use with common sense.u see all those PH like U/G all use them.Sometimes must go with the flow to improve.

      agree, can use gps, from phone or standalone gps with latest updates.

      at least u need to know the main roads and POIs

    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      Thanks for your kind advice! Seems like super relief is more suitable for me. I hope i can survive as a newbie. Must pray for nice and understanding passengers! 🙏

      everyone start from somewhere, u are not born to know everything. learn as u earn (drive). any destination not sure, ask pax to guide, otherwise run google map or waze

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,128 posts since Aug '16
    • Thanks!!! Really appreciate all your replies! With no frds and families in this trade, i need to depend on this forum for more info. Cheers! 

  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,166 posts since Dec '09
    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      If no gps, i don't have confident to pick up passengers. Cos i didn't drive for 5 years alrdy. But agreed that i cannot solely depend on gps. Can't wait to learn this trade fast!

      download Waze (free)

      wishing you all the best 

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,128 posts since Aug '16
    • Thanks bro! Just dl Waze and will try it. Hopefully will learn how to drive in a more efficient way so that i can earn enough and also have a work life balance. Looking forward to read more about taxi driving experiences. 

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by j007:

      But sad to say, most in front said die die no join grab, but behind all taking grabcall…that is how 10 Tds, 10 assholes title come about.

      u always believe in this theory..smile.png

       

       

       


      Well, we hv to base on this theory to progress in an injustice society.

    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      Thanks bro! Just dl Waze and will try it. Hopefully will learn how to drive in a more efficient way so that i can earn enough and also have a work life balance. Looking forward to read more about taxi driving experiences. 


      no worries lah, the best and quickest lesson to learn is from paxs, dun go listen too much to all these TDs, some/most can bring you to Holland one hor.

      Edited by bowah 27 Aug `16, 9:48AM
  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,128 posts since Aug '16
    • Ya lor. Have to really depend on passengers to guide. Very *malu* but need to overcome this inital 'sotong' stage. 

    • https://sg.news.yahoo.com/worlds-first-self-driving-taxis-010338357.html

    • Any taxi communication apps needed for newbie ? I used to see td using walkie talkie. I dl zello app but not sure abt the function 

  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,166 posts since Dec '09
    • new telco gives up to 10 GB promotion ends 31 august 

       

      https://circles.asia/

    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      Any taxi communication apps needed for newbie ? I used to see td using walkie talkie. I dl zello app but not sure abt the function 

      whatapp me for tips when you are on the road 

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