The spread of Coronavirus means that we’re entering a period of uncertainty. My wish is that everyone’s family gets through this safely. Ultimately, that is the most important thing.
We are all, of course, also concerned about the business we’re in. The taxi industry is going to take a hit and the impact will be hard felt. That’s why iCabbi has taken decisive action now, instead of waiting until it is too late.
Our primary objective is to support our customers through this crisis. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with our fleets through COVID-19, and we’ve communicated the measures we’re taking to do this with our customers.
I’m overwhelmed by the response we’ve received from our customers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the taxi companies that have contacted me and my team. We’re heartened to see that the financial assistance and other measures we’ve put in place are so appreciated and welcomed by you.
I have to say it has been a truly difficult few days. We’ve made some tough decisions, which were personally very hard to bear. However, these were necessary. We’re taking the Coronavirus crisis seriously. I can’t stress that enough.
We have set up a special COVID-19 Customer Task Force, have an online COVID-19 Resource Hub for the entire taxi industry, and are meeting daily to monitor the situation.
This is a time for solidarity. I cannot stress that enough. So, I am calling for all providers to come out in support of their customers too to ensure this great trade comes out the other side. Let’s be an industry united and work together to ensure that taxi fleets survive. We’re stronger together.
I would like to commend taxi fleets on their grit and determination during this period. The taxi industry is resilient, and I am confident that this resilience, along with solidarity in the taxi industry, will see us through.
I would also like to commend the contribution of the taxi industry to the Coronavrs cause. It has been heartwarming to see so many fleets extend charity to their communities at this time. Taxi has always been local by nature, with many fleets having deep community roots and family legacies. We’ve seen time and again, not least in recent weather events, how taxi companies and drivers go the extra mile to help people in need.
Let’s all help one another and come out strong.