What are lease drivers doing



by : Sparky

Anthologized by: Sparky

Attributed to: Sparky

What are lease drivers doing?

Well I know that I will get a lot of feed back from this, and I know that the truth hurts at times. I also know that when people like me that have lived day by day; it is way hard to see the other side; but I am telling you this; stop and smell the roses!
You and I know how much a lease is per day and weekends, but lets say it $100.00 7 days a week or $700,00 per week and I don’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that that’s about $3,250.00 – per 4 week month and gas, bring it up to $4000.00. But wait that’s for a 12 hour shift, so the owner gets another $4,000.00 for the other shift. The total for the month is $8,000.00 per month. Are you taken home that kind of money come on be honest, this is almost grand theft the way I look at it. For $8000.00 per month I could work out a deal some where.
What do you think it takes to (outfit the car?) If you want to look on e-bay and or other places you will find a meter is about $225.00 new, online used, $100.00 bucks, top sign is about $100.00 and that a is nice one, The larger A frame type roof signs are about $350.00. You can get a nice sign lettering job for about $250.00 installed from any sign company, well most sign companies. So you have a smart phone get smart, perhaps you can find another driver and team up with. I see there adds in every city. Yes I know about insurance; bonding; city and state licenses; permits and police inspections and State client contracts. Did I forget any thing, yes the little problem of the medallion, well now they are falling in price fast aren’t. The $ one million dollar real deal. Well I am sure that something could be worked out between the two of you. Just my thoughts for what it is worth.
Cars online on Craigslist and other sources I use look New York and all big cities have lots of town cars for sale. They have lots of Lincolns driving past, fares won’t know that you are driving a 1999 or newer, it is all in appearance and attitude 1999 cars don’t coat much to get you going. You can get something going, talk to people, talk to the for hire owners just perhaps they want there cars out there also. If you are honest, maybe there will lease to own the car to you. Get busy people are not going to come to you, so get on the phone make some contacts, call some limo people and see what they have for sale. Call some wineries and see if they know of any limos or blacktop cars for sale good but cheap. But I know you can get a better deal that what you have going on now, trust me. Start you own company, just do it stop giving your cash away!
Let me know what you feel about your own town car service, or for Hire Company, and more money. Thank you, everyone for reading my blog. I do hope you find something useful. I hope you find the rush in driving a taxi cab as I have, I know you will learn but most have the rush. That’s why we are here, shift after shift. If I have written something that offends you, I am sorry, it is the way I feel about things. Enjoy your visit enjoy your day – enjoy life. I am trying hard to get it all that is written disjointed, jointed. I hope you make great tips on your shifts day or nights.

What do taxi cabs transport?

By Sparky

What do taxi drivers put in there cabs other than; (People)

There is a world of items that cabs have transported over the years!
This from far the list:
Flowers, Grocery’s, Food, Pizza’s ,Medical stat’s, blood runs, Transport Patients, nursing homes ,detox, Hospital stats, movie films, potable kidney machines, parts,

A taxi cab driver picked up a fare at their home they had a early morning flight out not much luggage s/he should images

have been able to read the signs of a distant far away emergency trip in the early hours of the chilly, damp, fogy flight out of Bellingham, up near the Canada border, on the west coast.
The driver at the time of pick-up was also not alert he had over (11) eleven hours in that night and was going, off shift in a very short time. However he turned a conversation into a nightmare for the customers, himself, and the company that he had worked for yeas ago.

In a simple sentence he only said, so are you flying away to have a great time in Vegas.
Don’t do that! What needed to be said was nothing at all. Try to let your customer start off and yes I know the stress of driving for hours and not a word spoken! That is a very hard drive!

Customers will let you know when they want to chat talk or know about things in you town. In the above case s/he should have said, if s/he insisted on saying anything first would have been perhaps good morning are you traveling for business or pleasure? That is it, be very quiet till they respond! In this case there was a homicide murder of one of the family members in the mid-west, and it only got worst to the point of a complaint being filed on the driver. The company got involved and gave free rides to and returns from the funeral for compassion reasons and company goodwill.

WOW; let’s all learn a listen here, I for one have gotten my mouth in trouble before a few times , however like traffic tickets; it has been a lot of years, two in one early A.M. stupid me

Yellow Cab San Francisco The largest taxi company in Uber and Lyft’s hometown prepares to file bankruptcy?

The largest taxi company in Uber and Lyft’s hometown prepares to file bankruptcy

Yanan WangThe Washington Post

“Hailing a cab” once meant stretching an arm out toward a city’s open streets and attracting the attention of a ubiquitous yellow car. But the phrase and accompanying gesture have since been retired in favor of its digital substitute: fumbling for a phone in a pocket to “get an Uber.”

The clearest sign of the ride-hailing app’s growing dominance came this week, as the San Francisco Examiner reported that the largest taxi company in the city where Uber is headquartered is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy.

Yellow Cab Co-Op, which serves San Francisco, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a letter to shareholders obtained by the Examiner.

“We are in a midst of serious financial setbacks,” wrote Yellow Cab President Pamela Martinez. “Some are due to business challenges beyond our control and others are of our own making. Today we are faced with fiscal obligations that far exceed expected income.”

The letter is dated Dec. 10, 2015, just two days after Martinez replaced former Yellow Cab president James Gillespie, who remains the company’s general manager. It stated that documents were being prepared for the bankruptcy filing to move forward “within a month” – in other words, any time now.

Yellow Cab is a cooperative co-owned by 300 shareholders who haven’t received dividends since October, Gillespie told the Examiner. It transports over 5 million passengers every year.

While Martinez iterated in the letter that “Yellow is still the best taxi brand in San Francisco,” she conceded, “We used to have more [passengers] and our goal is to get them and even more back. . . . We must get the public to smile when they think of Yellow Cab and the way to that goal is to be more welcoming and responsive by making an extra effort, no matter the obstacles, to ensure that this happens.”

Neither Uber nor Lyft is mentioned by name in the statement, but the two ride-hailing services loom large over Yellow Cab’s troubles.

For instance, Martinez noted the “need to have not just more drivers but drivers who are happy to be behind the wheel” – possibly a subtle nod to the high pay, frequent bonuses and flexibility that Uber drivers are supposed to enjoy, all while offering riders more affordable prices. A year ago, Uber released internal data showing that its drivers in San Francisco make an average of $23 an hour, compared to slightly less than $14 for traditional taxi drivers and chauffeurs.

This report has been criticized for neglecting to factor in the costs of gas, car insurance and vehicle maintenance associated with driving one’s own car. That hasn’t stopped its driver base from growing exponentially, though most of its workforce (two-thirds, as of last year) have at least one other part-time job in addition to driving an Uber car.

Is Yellow Cab Uber’s “first casualty,” as Forbes has proposed? While other taxi businesses, such as the original Yellow Cab Company in Chicago and 22 companies in New York, have also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, none carry as much symbolic weight as the biggest company in Uber and Lyft’s hometown.

Competition aside, the Yellow Cab has also been stymied by a June 2015 court ruling that found the company liable for injuries incurred by a passenger who was riding one of its vehicles.

In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle, Gillepsie attributed Yellow Cab’s current financial situation to the “unusual number of accident claims” that the company has recently had to confront.

Speaking with the Examiner, Gillespie pointed to the case of Ida Fua, a 28-year-old attorney who was riding a Yellow Cab home from the airport when her driver failed to notice traffic in front of them and struck a stopped vehicle at 60 to 65 mph. The crash left Fua paralyzed on one side of her body, suffering from brain trauma and unable to work, and her lawyer argued that Yellow Cab was responsible for the driver’s actions.

While the taxi company countered that it merely provides vehicles and a dispatch service and does not directly employ drivers, a California Superior Court judge ruled that because the driver was an “ostensible employee,” Yellow Cab should pay $8 million in damages.

“If the filing is necessary, we expect to be in a stronger position than before the filing,” Gillespie told the Chronicle.


Do you think a taxi Driver should carry a gun while he/she is on their shift?

  • Someone pulls a gun on you at 2:30 a.m. in some dark lighted street or alley and you say,
  • I will shoot him I have a gun. Well there are two sides to every story, right?

What if, just if, the person you just shot and killed did not have a gun or weapon on them. You were shaking, scared, sweating and they were faking it, is that murder? What if they did not have a gun, and took yours away and shot you, what if, tough guy.

People that are real bad people, you might not want to mess with, and unless you go to the rifle range and unless you have had a lot training and work out every day, and you can hit, fight, be at the top of your game don’t carry a weapon. The person that wants your money, wants cash to buy a fix, some crack, to pay some bills, cookies and milk what does it matter, just give them cash and, and hopefully they are gone out of your life. Look just carry the fake wallet with $ 25.00 bucks of ones in it get it? Your life is worth more than pride here. Just keep a fake wallet and $25 ones in it and give it to them, and you want to cut the bottom out 3/4 the way so you can see money in either up or upside down position save your life and save your money.

Live till the sun comes up if you are lucky.

I had a very bad problem for myself, well one of dozens, however I was packing late one night when this hack packed and if wasn’t for the grace of god and my good luck and my heavy street wise street smarts bull crap I do, It would have gotten dirty fast!

It was about 3:00 A.M. It was busy, we were hustling and the radio was chanting away, the sidewalks were hustling with people, I smelled money!

I always keep the radio low for my ears only, always alert for my car numbers. Out of the corner of my eyes at a glance I saw a shadow sort of a person, way deep down I knew better, but I live for this rush. I pulled over the guy jumped in back r/s, right side, late night, no one gets behind me nor the front, I need distant between me and my fares.

Well we had only gone about one or two blocks and there I was , I can feel it, I can smell, I just know that, look out here it comes. The hair on the back of my neck started to raise up, I dropped my left hand down to the side pocket on my Ford Crown Victory 3 year old ex-police car bought at auction and

What do taxi Cab Drivers do at Bar Rush Time,

When Bars close?

Was now the pride of the fleet? I knew that I only had maybe a block left before all hell broke lost, and it did! Very slowly I laid my AE~ 50 cal Desert Storm on my lap, just then the guy says to me, hey pull over by that corner store, I need some smokes, I eased the car over to the right, no one on this street, store was closed here it comes, I held the steering wheel with my right hand on my weapon grip, she was ready to go, so was I. Just then as he lays the barrel of a 38 on the center top back of passenger seat and turns it towards me pointing it at my head, in that second I knew he did not know weapons, I slowly eased my barrel up and talking to him telling him that I only had a little money in my wallet but I will give you that, right then he saw my gun barrel slide over the center seat as I acted like hey, here is my wallet, take my money, he was , wrong and yes it is big and large, but look around you there are big weapons on the street do you think a 22 or 38 is going to kill you, yes perhaps a 50/50 chance, but if I put a cap in you with my EA Desert Storm 50 cal. you do have a problem and I won’t.

Well any way he tells me, hey look man I don’t want any problems, I just needed a smoke, a few bucks. I say to him as I looked straight into his eyes, This is great, let’s have a smoke together, look I have this problem here, you don’t have any smokes and I can’t get to mine, let’s do this, you drop your wannabe gun over the seat, just drop it. I will relax a little and I will give you a couple smokes to go or you can stay where you are at and die in the back seat. He did the right thing that night.

It was my Friday that night, I haven’t smoked in 8 years True story~



I also want to say that you will have a gun on you when the police come, I don’t pull a weapon on people that think there tough or threaten, and I have other ways. Sometimes I would say, hey look: here the deal, I will give you my wallet, and money, but I know Jim, or any name and he is not going to like this, make sure you want to this, or leave and I won’t tell him. Two have walked away from my cab. There is a street code!

Did you realize that as fares get in your cab at the airport know, if you’re a nice person or not, so do the bad guys. I believe that cab drivers sometimes just piss people off with their bad attitudes. Sometimes thinking out loud that you are a better person than a drunk will get you in trouble. When you first sense a problem with any one stop it right there. Stop the car at the first light, right away, don’t let it keep going ask them to get out of your car say I am calling you another cab they are only a few blocks from here, please leave. If that don’t work get out of the car take your keys with you walk in front of your car slowly, like you’re thinking go in back of the car and open the back door, tell them to get out of the car, if they do not get out fast, jerk the drunk out of the car ; ( telling him before; during and after to calm them; why you are doing this, tell them the other cab is just 1 minute away, leave! Never turn your back on then, back up slowly and drive away.