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Service animals are allowed on taxi trips.  Please inform the call taker and the driver in advance that you will be accompanied by a service animal.  Our driver may ask what task or work your animal is trained to perform so that he or she may be prepared should an event occur in the vehicle. What about Pets?  Are we Pet Friendly?  Of course we are!  As long as the pet is friendly to us! ... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Monday, 19 October 2015 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Lyft, Uber and Sidecar are unlicensed taxi cabs.  Licensing regulations in the taxi industry require commercial insurance to protect passengers, drivers and the public.  These companies argue that they are not subject to taxi licensing requirements because they do not provide transportation services; they provide a network which connects drivers and passengers. When you download apps from these companies, you agree to hold them harmless for anything that happens on the trip.... Read more...
Choose Legally Permitted Drivers for your Safety Licensed cab drivers undergo criminal background checks (using fingerprints), motor vehicle record checks and a medical exam before they are issued a permit by the city of Memphis, and must renew their permits (and those checks) every year.  They are also subject to random drug tests.  Those background checks and the MVR checks are adm... Read more...
During Beale Street MusicFest and BBQ weekend, we will have two taxi cab stands available in downtown Memphis. Both Yellow Cab and Checker Cab will be available at these stands.   Due to streets being blocked off, your best bet to catch a cab during these events a cab is at one of these stands:   One is at the corner of Union and Riverside Drive and the other is at the corner of Georgia and Riverside Drive.  We welcome the celebration of Panama in Memphi... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Tuesday, 15 April 2014 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Need a taxi?  Now, there’s an app for that! You can now download our FREE Yellow Cab & Checker Cab app for both  iPhone and Android. Simply search for Yellow Cab of Memphis in your app store, or click the links below to download.  Get the app for ... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Wednesday, 04 December 2013 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Vector530™ Designed to meet the needs of today’s dispatching and transport businesses, the Vector 530 is an affordable and easy to use mobile data terminal designed for text oriented display. The Vector 530™ is the workhorse of the Digital Dispatch Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) range. The Vector 530™ is an affordable and easy to use MDT designed for text oriented display. With an ergonomic layout, fixed keypad and simple, easy to read high contrast display, built... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Wednesday, 20 November 2013 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
The "Silent 620" taximeter is a fully integrated printing taximeter that can be programmed with "EaseLink" Centrodyne's proprietary firmware for an easy interface with most computerised dispatch systems. The thermal printer head in this model (16 characters/line) is capable of a printing speed of 19.2 characters/sec or 1.2 lines/sec. The printer paper is 38mm wide standard calculator thermal paper. Some of the system selectable features are: ... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Wednesday, 20 November 2013 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Yellow Cab recently was asked to help Andy Wise test various automatic car washes around Memphis.  Andy wanted to test the car washes using similar make/model and color of vehicle.  We were happy to help.   Click the link below to watch the report to see if it's worth paying for the "deluxe" car wash (and what you should get for your money! Investigat... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Thursday, 01 November 2012 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Yellow Cab and Checker Cab of Memphis were the first to bring digital dispatching technology to Memphis several years ago and, we are happy to make another upgrade to improve our efficiency in passenger service.  Our new dispatching system was developed by IT Curves, a mobile resource management development company that focuses on customizable technology solutions for transportation companies. We are currently tweaking and learning how to make the best use of this system.&nb... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Friday, 12 October 2012 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
We have all been guilty of distracted driving at one time or another. Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from driving safely. Conversations with passengers, changing the radio station, eating, trying to find something in a purse or the glove compartment, and even daydreaming are all forms of distracted driving. We've all done those kinds of... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Thursday, 13 September 2012 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
"Gypsy" or unlicensed taxicabs are illegal and unsafe.  Fox 13 recently posted this story on gypsy cabs: Memphis Cab Drivers Facing Gypsy Cab Problem.   Gypsy cabs are not a safe choice for these reasons: Their insurance won't cov... Read more...
By: Deborah Crawford On Wednesday, 05 September 2012 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Charlie Yonkers was named to Taxicab Driver of the Year in 2008 by the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association.... Read more...
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