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  • TAKSI's Avatar
    8 posts since Oct '09
    • Finally........  I'll be on the road today. biggrin.png

      Not  too sure what to expect, but this board has been very helpful to a newbie like me. Thank you to one and all who have contributed the sweet & sour diet of a taxi driver's life.

      And also for the expert analysis of kind souls like Poolman.. ect.

      After about 2.5 months, received my "cari makan" TVL. Did not attend the classes but chose to do the course online. It was really convenient and easy. Straight A's....... lol !!

      Not 100% sure with the roads, hope my trusted GPS will not let me down. Planning to drive the pm shift, 5pm - 6am, found a hirer from www.cabby.sg. Hope all will go well !!

      So guys, one more red engine in the group. Again, Thank You All !!

       

  • riskman's Avatar
    267 posts since Sep '09
    • Welcome on board TAKSI,

      Enjoy your driving today icon_smile.gif

      Oh No, another Red Engine onboard. This forum seems like belongs to red engine liao icon_lol.gif

  • QX179R's Avatar
    67,571 posts since Feb '08
  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • oh dear ? Another Red Engine ?

      Like that i got one more competition at any taxi stand sia ....

      Ya lor , this Forum becoming another Red forum , beside my own You'll Never Walk Alone Forum ( Liverpool Red ) .

      biggrin.png

    • I like his Obama avatars .

    • Taksi , u never give us detail on your shift ?

      U now all the way Full Time , or part time , got work still ?

      And which part of Singapore , CNG convenient ?

      U relief ?

      Night ?

      Ok ....good luck man .

      For a start , very tough . Learning with fun will be nice .

      KNN everyone kena upside down left right centre ...... from pax .

      Quite common , but fuck the pax la . Pay and fuck off la they all .

      Kao Peh si mi lan chiao ?

      Like that u be better .

      Good customer Service got limit one .

      Don't so good u give ur head to them .

      We sent them home , and take their so little money , very good service liao .

      They have to thank god .

       

  • ALN's Avatar
    5,381 posts since May '05
  • chongctd's Avatar
    148 posts since Sep '07
  • Teolk's Avatar
    884 posts since Jan '09
    • Originally posted by ALN:

      please be a good cabby…. after 8pm take those pax outside cbd…. haha


      esp tekka ah neh must take them,don't press busy, then consider a gd cabby

      if they want to go cck ask u bt timah all the way also must happily drive lol

  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • Originally posted by ALN:

      please be a good cabby…. after 8pm take those pax outside cbd…. haha


      especially tuesday and Friday night , right ALN ? knn ..... teach bad people .

  • TAKSI's Avatar
    8 posts since Oct '09
    • Day one - Field report

      Started at 5.30pm and sent car back to hirer at 1am.

      In all 7hrs driving + CNG top-up at Toh Tuck. Total collection $119.00, Take home $55.00............

      Still figuring out the CBD taxi stops locations, only looks easy to spot on the map !!.

      Intent to stay as full time night relief till I'm comfortable with the routes then maybe consider going OMO............ not sure yet....   any advise guys?

      I'm in Bt Batok, CNG Toh Tuch is ideal, the whole thing takes only a few minutes, cool.

      Had about 12 trips, almost half of the pax tipped, a few dollars to a few cents. Just say thank you la !!

      Thank you for the welcome & tips, riskman, QX179R, Poolman, ALN, chongctd, Teolk.

       

       

  • ALN's Avatar
    5,381 posts since May '05
    • hope you enjoyed it….tonite aim a bit more….

      but if you see blue sonata, please give way…. maybe that’s me…. haha

    • nite shift 8pm to 10pm,

      if drop off inside or near cbd most steam….

      if far west, try ibp, ayer rajah crescent, science park….

      if far east, try cpb, ap…

      if far north, try amk st 65 (pool’s favourite)

      if northeast, KPE to suntec…

      if northwest e.g. CCK, spit first then toss a coin whether take Lot 1 BIG trolley or Ibp or town… hahaha…

  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • Originally posted by TAKSI:

      Day one - Field report

      Started at 5.30pm and sent car back to hirer at 1am.

      In all 7hrs driving + CNG top-up at Toh Tuck. Total collection $119.00, Take home $55.00............

      Still figuring out the CBD taxi stops locations, only looks easy to spot on the map !!.

      Intent to stay as full time night relief till I'm comfortable with the routes then maybe consider going OMO............ not sure yet....   any advise guys?

      I'm in Bt Batok, CNG Toh Tuch is ideal, the whole thing takes only a few minutes, cool.

      Had about 12 trips, almost half of the pax tipped, a few dollars to a few cents. Just say thank you la !!

      Thank you for the welcome & tips, riskman, QX179R, Poolman, ALN, chongctd, Teolk.

       

       

      Day 3285th Field report

      Started at 4.35pm

      First pax at Tengah Airbase @ 5.15pm

      Handover to hirer @ 2.15am

      Wash and refill at Toh Tuch @ 1.am

      In all 7hrs driving + CNG top-up at Toh Tuck. Total collection $240.00, Take home $164.00............

      Me all the way CBD taxi stops locations , no need map !!

      Intent to stay as full time night relief , I'm comfortable with the routes now , maybe not consider going OMO............ so sure now , must see the outlook of 2010 ....  

      I'm in CCK , CNG Toh Tuch and Mandai is ideal, the whole thing takes only a few minutes, cool.

      Had about 14 trips, no tipping knn .....

      Maybe becos kept smsing ALN on the phone . Pax du lan , hahahahah

    • Bro , $119 is ok for a start , still got a long long way to go TakSi

      My start is $150 .... considering a tiny Corona , with a $2.40 flag down .

      As i've said , it's tough now , so much tougher than when i had my start .

      Again , it's all in your head !

      Remains positive ..... always adopt those right technics ..... must learn everyday ....

      My advice for you .....

      because City is where our main course of dessert , try all the way inside CBD .

      Outside CBd forget it .

  • chongctd's Avatar
    148 posts since Sep '07
    • My main course is outside CBD, seldom go to CBD. Take call outside CBD instead of going for $3 CBD surcharge.

  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • Originally posted by chongctd:

      My main course is outside CBD, seldom go to CBD. Take call outside CBD instead of going for $3 CBD surcharge.


      David is from Mars la ......

      Always do things opposite ....

      I knew David since 2006 ??? I think so .

      Never change la , my this old baby .....

      Yeah , David asked me quite a bit before he switch to becoming a cabby , like ALN . And QuickPick .

      ALN is fast becoming a mature driver ..... and QuickPick as usual , slack , now on leave , His hirer threw key .

      And David .....

      Still i think for taxi drivers ....experience is vital . Not just chiong !

      Asked ALN , chiong lor ....

      Chiong down , : " Uncle , Sengkang ."

      Airport Q , " Uncle , Punggol ."

      This 3 nights ALN drove , i lost count his trips to Sengkang and Hougang .

      Turned left also kena Sengkang , turned right also kena go Sengkang .

      Tampines also Sengkang ...... Bedok also kena go Sengkang .

  • LTeeAye's Avatar
    53 posts since Aug '09
    • Originally posted by ALN:

      nite shift 8pm to 10pm,

      if drop off inside or near cbd most steam….

      if far west, try ibp, ayer rajah crescent, science park….

      if far east, try cpb, ap…

      if far north, try amk st 65 (pool’s favourite)

      if northeast, KPE to suntec…

      if northwest e.g. CCK, spit first then toss a coin whether take Lot 1 BIG trolley or Ibp or town… hahaha…

      Any day shift driver can post something similiar so that i can kapoh some of ur business.

  • RotaryEngine's Avatar
    770 posts since Jul '09
    • Originally posted by ALN:

      nite shift 8pm to 10pm,

      if drop off inside or near cbd most steam….

      if far west, try ibp, ayer rajah crescent, science park….

      if far east, try cpb, ap…

      if far north, try amk st 65 (pool’s favourite)

      if northeast, KPE to suntec…

      if northwest e.g. CCK, spit first then toss a coin whether take Lot 1 BIG trolley or Ibp or town… hahaha…

      Alvn, you forget CCK.....kranji mrt and be kranji loop taxi shuttle service....ha..ha..

  • ALN's Avatar
    5,381 posts since May '05
    • kranji?.... another phui type… haha…. if me at woodland no choice then i try…

      or unless wed, fri 1030pm got racing then shiok….

      i still like zoo… 90% go town…. unless pool put gong tao again…. haha… knn

    • nite shift,

      if you listen to david chong, you will be too healthy…

      if you listen to ALN, you will be too shag…

      if you listen to red gangster chief, many paxs dun like you e.g. seng, pong… haha

      listen to teo… balanced view… maybe can huat… haha

  • katosan's Avatar
    46 posts since Oct '09
    • but if you see blue sonata, please give way…. maybe that’s me…. haha

      For the above, it should be “if you see blue sonata, careful they may hijack your pax, so another strategy, red engine if got chance, hijack crown lah… hahaha… (joking lah, must have cabby’s etiquette mah, right?)

      So…. ALN, are you the one who hijack me the other day, I was on right lane and you are on left? hahaha!

  • ALN's Avatar
    5,381 posts since May '05
    • me not so hungry lah… haha… if taxi on left and pax ahead, me wont cut in lah…

      but if he very slow, i will overtake him then cut in… if later got pax, then sori liao loh… haha

  • katosan's Avatar
    46 posts since Oct '09
    • typo error, I'm on left lah, both stop at red light...pax waved, he right lane chiong..and overtake me.... spoiled my day boyconfused.png..

  • QX179R's Avatar
    67,571 posts since Feb '08
    • steep competition nowdays..
      but can't blame coz there's so many operators now unlike last time..

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