At the talk at Wizann the other week, Russell was very open about the private hire aspect.
They are launching hailo for business.
One account they are chasing is worth $16million.
80 percent of that is non executive work, i.e. Bread and butter that could be with black cabs but is currently with mini cabs. Now my maths makes that over 12 million dollars of trade that they are trying to bring back to the black cab trade.
He was very open about the fact that they would need to hire some private hire for the executive work, i.e. Mercedes or audi limos, but without doing that they cannot tender for the work at all. This one client likes to have a one stop shop for their transport requirements.
So ask yourselves this,
Would you rather they try to bring in some of the work already lost to the mini cab trade or would you rather they just ignore it?
To balance, this post from John on the LTDF forum
Sorry for capitals but that's how it was posted.