PHV License Tests

What is the PHV license test? The PHV (Private Hire Vehicle) test is there to ensure the safety of you and your drivers. It checks the road-worthiness of you vehicle and ensures the vehicle complies with all the rules relating to working as PHV driver. When do I have to do the PHV test? The…

New Mobile Phone Rules

What are the new rules regarding mobile phone use in cars? From the 1st March 2017, the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving will double. What are the penalties for being caught? The penalty for using a mobile phone while driving has risen to £200 and 6 penalty points. In more serious cases,…

PCO Airport Jobs

Airport jobs can be lucrative As most London airports are on the outskirts of London, these can be lucrative jobs. Watch out for parking restrictions Most airports have very tight restrictions on parking. You can receive a PCN for waiting in the wrong place or taking too long to drop your customers. Please read the…

All about MOTs

What is an MOT? An MOT is a standard test on the safety, road-worthiness and emissions of your car. When do I need to get one? Most cars need an MOT once a year after being registered for three years. As an Uber driver, your PHV vehicle needs to be tested every six months after…

English Language Requirement

What is the English Language Requirement for PCO drivers? TFL have introduced a rule for PHV drivers that requires all PCO drivers to comply with basic English language requirements. Does this apply to me? If you already held a PCO license before 14th October 2016, you only need to prove that you comply with the…

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)

What is a PCN? A PCN or penalty charge notice is issued to drivers who fail to obey a variety of rules relating to driving and parking. How do I get them? There are many ways to get a PCN. This could be for: parking in the wrong place (or at the wrong time); for…