All our drivers, whether full or part time, are licensed by the New Forest District Council to hold a ''hackney badge'' allowing them to work from a base in this authority.
In order to be granted this ''badge'' they had to have a Criminal Records Police Check and pass a strict medical examination.
In addition to this, as we operate contracts on behalf of Hampshire County Council, many of our drivers have undergone an additional Criminal Records Check so that they council can allow them to drive young and vulnerable persons.
Recently, the Government encourage drivers around the country to take the NVQ and BTEC Award in Transporting Pasengers By Taxi And Private Hire. Although not compulsory in the New Forest Council area, we encouraged all of our current drivers to undertake the course and exam. Therefore, all our current drivers hold this qualification and any driver coming into our company will be encouraged to take the course.