In this episode I interview Russell Howarth from Arresting Uber.
Russell is the guy, who in Australia has made citizens arrests on Uber X drivers for operating illegally without the correct licenses or insurance.
Russell states that he has managed, through his actions, to lose Uber over 60% of their business in Australia and he is being commended by both Taxi and Limo drivers across Australia.
Russell has travelled to the UK at his own expense and is here for nearly a month to talk to Taxi Trade Organisations and he also has a meeting scheduled towards the end of the month with Leon Daniels at TFL.
Russell has a lot of ideas as to the way in which the London Taxi trade can combat the phenomenal growth of Uber in London and to thwart their attempts at cornering the market in London and the UK as a whole.
Russell also said that any driver that is any doubts as to the effect that Uber could have on the London Taxi & Private Hire trades in London should speak to any driver in America where Uber operates, he said that Taxi drivers have found that they are now taking 75% less than they were before, so if you think you can sustain running a a London Taxi on a mere 25% or what you currently earn, pay the mortgage and put food on the table then please carry on burying your heads in the sand!
Russell Howarth Arresting an Uber X driver in Australia
Russell has some good angles on how to combat Uber, he recognises that Uber are licensed in London and that the drivers are also licensed by TFL but he also says that there are a number of points on which Uber are breaking the law.
London Taxi Radio are going to be hosting a phone in Radio Show with Russell on on day 23rd march where drivers can call in LIVE on Air and speak to Russell and ask him questions, we are hoping to do the show from the Oak so that any driver who would like to meet Russell can come along and say hello.
London Taxi Radio have also invited all of the Taxi Trade Organisations to also come along and take part in the Radio Phone In, the UCG have confirmed that they will be attending and they are awaiting a reply from the others.
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