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Title: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 04, 2017, 05:40:44 pm
List of plates issued to date with makes, models, etc...

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

List is dynamic, updates monthly.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 04, 2017, 05:46:39 pm
I haven't done any model analysis as such but the Peugeot Partner seems to be most popular.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on October 04, 2017, 05:52:14 pm
are citroen berlingo cars allowed.
They're deadline lookin yokes I think.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on October 04, 2017, 07:26:16 pm
Lot of "Unknown" there. Any insight as to why Rat ? Good work btw.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 04, 2017, 08:10:12 pm
Our bots can't access plate owner names so manual updating is required for new plates*. We haven't bothered processing manual update queues for the last couple of years since plates are non-transferrable, save on death. Similarly, where an owner name is followed by a ? the given name is actually the driver assigned at the time the record was read by one of our bots so it may or may not be correct. Where no driver was assigned the owner is recorded as unknown. (correct) names will be added in due course!

*to be pedantic we can't be 100% certain of any plate owner names recorded as plates may have been transferred on death since that data was ascertained. Given that such transfers are extremely rare it doesn't make sense to routinely verify the data on file so a disclaimer will be added in due course!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: IrishTim1 on October 04, 2017, 08:41:20 pm
Do any of you know the procedure for importing a WAV from the UK, would it be classed as a normal car for VRT purposes?
They seem to be a fair bit cheaper over there, both Caddy's and Peugeot Partners.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Firewall on October 05, 2017, 02:25:46 am
Check out 51827 and 51828
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on October 05, 2017, 09:26:54 am
Our bots can't access plate owner names so manual updating is required for new plates*. We haven't bothered processing manual update queues for the last couple of years since plates are non-transferrable, save on death. Similarly, where an owner name is followed by a ? the given name is actually the driver assigned at the time the record was read by one of our bots so it may or may not be correct. Where no driver was assigned the owner is recorded as unknown. (correct) names will be added in due course!

*to be pedantic we can't be 100% certain of any plate owner names recorded as plates may have been transferred on death since that data was ascertained. Given that such transfers are extremely rare it doesn't make sense to routinely verify the data on file so a disclaimer will be added in due course!

Thanks Rat, good stuff.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 05, 2017, 09:46:22 am
are citroen berlingo cars allowed.
They're deadline lookin yokes I think.

Citroen Berlingo is a Peugeot Partner with a different badge.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on October 05, 2017, 10:01:27 am
My hen was in the Uk last week she was picking up her mothers motor from the garage and asked about used cars for sale .Garage owner said  new car sales in the UK have collapsed people are holding on to their motors until they see what occurs with Brexit and if the Pound recovers .The supply of WATs and used motors from the UK might dry up .I dont know if the Japs would have any use for Peugeot motors so used WATs might become a lot harder to import .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 05, 2017, 10:04:46 am
My hen was in the Uk last week she was picking up her mothers motor from the garage and asked about used cars for sale .Garage owner said  new car sales in the UK have collapsed people are holding on to their motors until they see what occurs with Brexit and if the Pound recovers .The supply of WATs and used motors from the UK might dry up .I dont know if the Japs would have any use for Peugeot motors so used WATs might become a lot harder to import .

Who'd ya take to Tenerife, ya sly auld pussy magnet?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on October 05, 2017, 10:09:05 am
Me hen goes over to visit her 93 year old mother every few weeks thanks to Mickie O and the 9.99 flights to Birmingham .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 05, 2017, 10:12:31 am
Anyway, Boris the Blade has one more chance to upend  Typhoid Teresa after yesterday's debacle. Might be that Leo will time his election shout to coincide with her being sent to quarantine.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on October 05, 2017, 10:22:57 am
I think Leo would love an election right now but he cant call it he needs outside intervention .The Independent Alliance have been very quiet in the run up to the budget .Halligan cant keep his mouth shut while Ross is Steppingaside from any confrontation .Canny is a Canny fucker x FF boxer Moran is a fool and Mc Grath is incompetent .So they are over qualified to be in power .Anyhoo back to WAVs now might be the time to import one if you want one Brexit is going to be nasty for the Brits .Tessy and Boris are a disaster waiting to destroy a country .Dont think our idiots have a clue what Brexit will mean for us Work Shy Stephen Donnelly is the FF spokesperson on Brexit have you heard him say anything .A useless spoofer if ever there was one .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 05, 2017, 10:28:08 am
Do any of you know the procedure for importing a WAV from the UK, would it be classed as a normal car for VRT purposes?
They seem to be a fair bit cheaper over there, both Caddy's and Peugeot Partners.

Check with NTA. The existence of a buoyant second hand market in the UK was one of their selling points in introducing the new new new new new standard for WAVs.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 05, 2017, 10:35:41 am
Check out 51827 and 51828

That's 2 manual updates done!

51827   WAT   HAFEEZ & SONS LTD   ACTIVE   25/07/2018   12LS1764   RED PEUGEOT PARTNER
51828   WAT   RIZWAN HAFEEZ   ACTIVE   25/07/2018   12LS1763   RED PEUGEOT PARTNER
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 05, 2017, 11:14:00 am
That's not your man they spent millions on getting him out of Cairo, is it?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 05, 2017, 11:20:48 am
Seems to have an established small taxi rental business.

51827   WAT   ACTIVE   25/07/18   12LS1764      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)            
20739   TAXI   ACTIVE   30/12/17   10LS6249      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
21315   TAXI   ACTIVE   08/05/18   12LS1222      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
22136   TAXI   ACTIVE   22/06/18   10LS6684      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
22772   TAXI   ACTIVE   18/07/18   10C41948      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
29140   TAXI   ACTIVE   30/04/18   11D45388      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
29892   TAXI   ACTIVE   14/08/18   10LS6117      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
39077   TAXI   ACTIVE   13/12/17   10LS6248      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
41141   TAXI   ACTIVE   12/02/18   08D74693      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)      
45213   TAXI   ACTIVE   24/03/18   10LS6315      HAFEEZ & SONS LTD (0)
   
51828   WAT   ACTIVE   25/07/18   12LS1763      RIZWAN HAFEEZ (1)            
17589   TAXI   ACTIVE   27/05/18   09LS6529      RIZWAN HAFEEZ (1)      
19406   TAXI   ACTIVE   08/02/18   10TN6068      RIZWAN HAFEEZ (1)      
33446   TAXI   ACTIVE   15/02/18   10MH700      RIZWAN HAFEEZ (1)      
33463   TAXI   ACTIVE   31/10/17   09D19819      RIZWAN HAFEEZ (1)      
38527   TAXI   ACTIVE   09/11/17   09G3367      RIZWAN HAFEEZ (1)   
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 05, 2017, 11:22:28 am
Best of luck to him. No Ladbroke's, gargle or pork....what else can he spend it on?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on October 05, 2017, 11:24:23 am
Islamic Finance .I posted about him on Roys a few months ago .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on October 05, 2017, 12:00:49 pm
Who'd ya take to Tenerife, ya sly auld pussy magnet?....
The wife kinda brought me for me 40 birthday.a few months back...getting old.Only a 4 star hotel so I'm a little disappointed.Ah well,maybe next time.31 degrees yesterday.Nice.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 05, 2017, 12:03:50 pm
They say life begins at 40. It doesn't, it begins at birth and ends at death. You're most likely well into the second half of yours.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 05, 2017, 12:09:55 pm
Oh, Happy (belated) Birthday!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on October 05, 2017, 12:11:10 pm
Ah thanks....

There are alot of older folks in this hotel...it's like the movie Cocoon..Not sure if I wanna live to 80 and in pain.A lot of walking sticks and mobility scooters around here.Getting old isn't as easy and glamorous as I used to think.Old folks snorting arthritis meds in the Jax etc..
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 05, 2017, 01:39:52 pm
Who'd ya take to Tenerife, ya sly auld pussy magnet?....
The wife kinda brought me for me 40 birthday.a few months back...getting old.Only a 4 star hotel so I'm a little disappointed.Ah well,maybe next time.31 degrees yesterday.Nice.

That was aimed at John M...his wife was in the U.K. last week and he was in Tenerife...what are yiz like posting on a forum while on holliers? You must've gone kid-free if they're all old folks. Anyway, most elderly are far better craic than a bunch of students or half an avenue from Chavstown. Crack an old-timer joke...guarantee you they'll all laugh...How does an aulfella make his wife's panties wet?...does her laundry etc.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on October 05, 2017, 03:13:39 pm
Oh sorry....yeah kid free is the way to go unless ya have kids then it's illegal to leave them behind..It's grand though sit around drinking and eating during the day trying to avoid the sun then nap and shower then drink proper in the evenings when the entertainment is on.

If I'm posting I'm killing time whether in Dublin or here between sessions.Smartphone is a curse sometimes.Ya really only enjoy the warm weather when ya know it's bad back home.Just like the milk advert.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on October 05, 2017, 03:43:27 pm
Our bots can't access plate owner names so manual updating is required for new plates*. We haven't bothered processing manual update queues for the last couple of years since plates are non-transferrable, save on death. Similarly, where an owner name is followed by a ? the given name is actually the driver assigned at the time the record was read by one of our bots so it may or may not be correct. Where no driver was assigned the owner is recorded as unknown. (correct) names will be added in due course!

*to be pedantic we can't be 100% certain of any plate owner names recorded as plates may have been transferred on death since that data was ascertained. Given that such transfers are extremely rare it doesn't make sense to routinely verify the data on file so a disclaimer will be added in due course!

51697 is showing the renter driver (me) not the plate owner.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on October 05, 2017, 04:40:58 pm
Ah thanks....

There are alot of older folks in this hotel...it's like the movie Cocoon..Not sure if I wanna live to 80 and in pain.A lot of walking sticks and mobility scooters around here.Getting old isn't as easy and glamorous as I used to think.Old folks snorting arthritis meds in the Jax etc..

Well,it is October....did ye bring yer car keys?....i'd say that'll be the entertainment!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: IrishTim1 on October 05, 2017, 05:10:47 pm
Islamic Finance .I posted about him on Roys a few months ago .

What do you mean Islamic finance, what did you post on the other forum?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on October 05, 2017, 06:19:15 pm
Islamic Finance .I posted about him on Roys a few months ago .

What do you mean Islamic finance, what did you post on the other forum?

Iwas talking to a driver of a WAT he said he financed it with Islamic finance .I dont fully understand it but it is where one member of the faith loans money to another without gouging them with interest for the good of the community .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 05, 2017, 07:34:18 pm
51697 is showing the renter driver (me) not the plate owner.

As noted above, our bots record the assigned driver's name with a ?, verifying the owner's name requires manual input.

Anywaysanall, that's another one off the manual update queue:

51697   WAT   APPLEPLUM LTD   ACTIVE   28/06/2018   11D55637   SILVER PEUGEOT PARTNER

They'll all be processed in due course.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Taxi driver42 on October 05, 2017, 11:56:21 pm
Appleplum?
He African?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 06, 2017, 01:56:02 am
No.

https://www.solocheck.ie/Irish-Company/Appleplum-Limited-599404 (https://www.solocheck.ie/Irish-Company/Appleplum-Limited-599404)
Directors

NAME   CO. DIRECTOR   ADDRESS   DIRECTORSHIPS
David Fowler   Yes   DUBLIN 26   3
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 06, 2017, 11:28:07 am
Appleplum?
He African?

Hybrid.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on October 07, 2017, 08:09:05 pm
I fully sympathise with anyone who has to drive a Citroen or Peugeot out of warranty, they're about to enter a whole world of "electrics" pain.

Then there's the embarassment of driving a converted parcel delivery van....
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 30, 2017, 05:10:53 pm
Another 20 odd put on the road this month.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on October 31, 2017, 11:31:34 am
I fully sympathise with anyone who has to drive a Citroen or Peugeot out of warranty, they're about to enter a whole world of "electrics" pain.

Then there's the embarassment of driving a converted parcel delivery van....

Improved a bit I'm told by a postmaster who has 7 of them on his routes. The old Peugeot was the Fiat of electrical problems.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 30, 2017, 02:27:20 pm
Another 20 odd put on the road this month - similar to last month.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 818
WAHs = 74
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 30, 2017, 03:58:17 pm
Rumours of the Ebbseseses expanding their fleet with WAVs seem to be true, a few identified to date:

52047   WAT   ACTIVE   13/11/18   12D53650      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52048   WAT   ACTIVE   13/11/18   12D53649      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52053   WAT   ACTIVE   08/11/18   12D53600      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52054   WAT   ACTIVE   08/11/18   12D53599      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 30, 2017, 04:33:28 pm
A few more:

52037   WAT   ACTIVE   06/11/18   12D53469      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52038   WAT   ACTIVE   06/11/18   12D53467      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52039   WAT   ACTIVE   31/10/18   12D53466      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52040   WAT   ACTIVE   27/10/18   12D53465      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52041   WAT   ACTIVE   27/10/18   12D53464      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)   
52079   WAT   ACTIVE   29/11/18   12D53761      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)   
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on December 02, 2017, 07:39:14 pm
Diesel delivery vans ? As if  the Snakeoil Salesman wasn't toxic enough, he buys shitboxes from OC.
I  doubt if the shut-ins will be bothered complaining, sure who listens ?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 03, 2017, 05:04:21 am
Last time I spoke with Stephen Cluskey (quite a while back) he was happy enough with the mini WATs. They might not be ideal in every respect but represent a reasonable compromise. Progress is being made as far as increasing the WA % of the fleet goes.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 31, 2017, 05:15:11 pm
http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 849
WAHs = 76

c.30 more this month. The Ebbseses WA fleet continues to grow, perhaps confirming rumours of them having hundreds of thousands of vans waiting to be plated.

47711   WAT   ACTIVE   03/04/18   05D24759      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)            
47727   WAT   ACTIVE   26/10/18   12D53462      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52047   WAT   ACTIVE   13/11/18   12D53650      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52048   WAT   ACTIVE   13/11/18   12D53649      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52053   WAT   ACTIVE   08/11/18   12D53600      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52054   WAT   ACTIVE   08/11/18   12D53599      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52037   WAT   ACTIVE   06/11/18   12D53469      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52038   WAT   ACTIVE   06/11/18   12D53467      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52039   WAT   ACTIVE   31/10/18   12D53466      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52040   WAT   ACTIVE   27/10/18   12D53465      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52041   WAT   ACTIVE   27/10/18   12D53464      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)   
52078   WAT   ACTIVE   30/11/18   12D53763      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)            
52079   WAT   ACTIVE   29/11/18   12D53761      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52080   WAT   ACTIVE   30/11/18   12D53765      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52081   WAT   ACTIVE   30/11/18   12D53766      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52082   WAT   ACTIVE   07/12/18   12D53884      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52083   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53883      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52084   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53887      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52085   WAT   ACTIVE   07/12/18   12D53885      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52086   WAT   ACTIVE   14/12/18   12D53888      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52087   WAT   ACTIVE   15/12/18   12D53889      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)
=21

Most of the Unknown/? Owners are now resolved.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on January 01, 2018, 10:54:23 am
So he replaced 5 year old Octavias with 5 year old bread vans because he can keep them for a few years longer???
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 01, 2018, 11:14:43 am
Worse than that he's getting new Wheely plates for almost free while keeping the saloon ones to either rent out or replate them when they need newer cars.

Maybe the NTA made the PSV test easier so Ebbs can pad out the wheelchair accessible numbers with rentals.Everyone wins except owner drivers.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on January 01, 2018, 11:28:50 am
Don't think he would spend all that money on New wheelies AND replace the leased cars he has. Maybe he'll just rent out the plates or let them lapse.

Rats, is there a way to see if any of his plates have lapsed??
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 01, 2018, 11:43:57 am
If ya stick Intercity into the database it comes back with 123 results.Only a few plates have lapsed so far.

He might just be better off renting the saloon plates separately when they lapse.You can't rent Wheely plates out because they're almost free to buy.Looks like an expansion now that the test has been softened.You got to admire his business brain even though his cars will be everywhere offering discounts during the next downturn forcing us to work hard again.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on January 01, 2018, 12:11:18 pm
What is the pass mark now? 75 per cent? That shouldnt make much difference in the numbers of people passing the test.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 01, 2018, 12:35:15 pm
Yeah 75% but now that you can sit the modules seperately up to 12 months apart you can fail the Geography and keep coming back just to sit that module.Won't be noticeable at first because there are other jobs out there and it's relatively busy but when things slow down you'd see more candidates like coming through out of necessity.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on January 01, 2018, 01:44:42 pm
I always thought that was a bit unfair how if you passed one part of the test but failed the other, you had to do them both again. The geography part is still hard to pass and the questions so out of date that i don't think it will make much difference.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 01, 2018, 02:07:17 pm
It depends what's really being done. We'd have to monitor pass rates to ascertain whether the questions are getting easier, harder, more predictable, less predictable or whatever. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

I've only seen one sample question myself. When I was up above in Dublin for the LRA a foreign lad approached me and asked if I knew the answer to one of the questions on a list he had as he thought the selected answer was incorrect (presumably a sheet from a PSV school) as it was. The question was which one of these streets is not on the way from Connolly (apt) to the Gresham Hotel. The options were Talbot St, Gardiner St, Marlborough St and Amiens St with Gardiner St given as the supposedly correct answer. I, quite proudly, picked Marlborough St and left the test centre feeling like a fukking genius and happy as a pig in chardonnay as the LRA examiner passed my motor with a warning that the passenger side door sticker won't pass again, the same warning I got last year but less relevant as the motor could only be passed for an additional month if presented again due to the age rules that TTnH defeated.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 01, 2018, 02:14:09 pm
Don't think he would spend all that money on New wheelies AND replace the leased cars he has. Maybe he'll just rent out the plates or let them lapse.

Rats, is there a way to see if any of his plates have lapsed??

Better than that, if you use the MPO report facility in Trade Statistics you get comprehensive summaries for fleets of 10+.

Intercity currently has 8 lapsed plates with 81% of active plates occupied.
Net Global has 0 lapsed with 100% occupied.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 01, 2018, 02:42:37 pm
Auto Class Hire Ltd is another interesting one (directors Anto and Jason Geraghty) - 18 plates, all miniWATs, all but one occupied... and another few apparently in the directors' names.

51070   WAT   ACTIVE   25/07/18   11D52740      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)            
51096   WAT   ACTIVE   05/07/18   10D128836   AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51247   WAT   ACTIVE   20/10/18   12D49639      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51249   WAT   ACTIVE   18/10/18   11D53773      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51250   WAT   ACTIVE   13/10/18   11D53835      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51251   WAT   ACTIVE   17/10/18   11D53834      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51258   WAT   ACTIVE   21/10/18   11D53914      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51315   WAT   ACTIVE   22/11/18   11D54080      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51317   WAT   ACTIVE   22/11/18   11D54046      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51334   WAT   ACTIVE   22/11/18   11D54079      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51336   WAT   ACTIVE   22/11/18   11D53766      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51360   WAT   ACTIVE   22/11/18   11D54192      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51566   WAT   ACTIVE   03/05/18   11D55349      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
51582   WAT   ACTIVE   03/05/18   11D55348      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
52100   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53872      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
52102   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53985      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
52104   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53870      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)      
52105   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53988      AUTO CLASS HIRE LTD (0)

50741   WAT   ACTIVE   17/11/18   10D128370   ANTHONY GERAGHTY (3)      
51087   WAT   ACTIVE   10/08/18   11D53025      ANTHONY GERAGHTY (3)      
51586   WAT   ACTIVE   02/05/18   11D55282      ANTHONY GERAGHTY (3)      
51587   WAT   ACTIVE   02/05/18   12D51561      ANTHONY GERAGHTY (3)      
52106   WAT   ACTIVE   20/12/18   12D53986      ANTHONY GERAGHTY (3)

51649   WAT   ACTIVE   19/05/18   12D51611      JASON GERAGHTY (0)            
51650   WAT   ACTIVE   11/05/18   12D51612      JASON GERAGHTY (0)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on January 01, 2018, 02:51:13 pm
Word is 200 parked up for branding .remember there may be restrictions on certain types of vehicles accessing the College gate might yield a premium on WAT rental.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 01, 2018, 02:57:31 pm
 About the test...there would be a significant number of candidates to failed by a small margin multiple times and walked away out of frustration.Same goes for lads failing separate parts of the exam.Of course the test was unfair it was trying to restrict entry after the astronomical(Ermy) fuk up after de reg when they allowed everyone with a heartbeat into the industry.

It could actually be an extra ten or twenty percent drivers passing from now on but only the NTA would know what to expect.No doubt they've been looking at graphs and Venn diagrams and all that shite and I'd bet they're running rings around the driver unions with the support from despatchers.

Let us not forget the majority of drivers never gave the test any credit for reducing  numbers.Some morons were fretting about Uber and driverless cars while all this was being reviewed.It's the taxis driven by humans that will screw us first.Not many appreciated the good work Ms. Doyle did in reducing numbers.

I'm seriously considering walking away from the job as we're being lined up for another shite recession behind the wheel.The last one didn't need to be so tough.Now the we're faced with spending a ton a week(5k PA)before fuel just to stay afloat, the job doesn't seem worth it so much.Feels like being on a treadmill with no off switch.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 01, 2018, 03:03:41 pm
So it's probably just the 20 that are already plated given inherent exaggeration, erm. Why would WATs command a premium, a lot of passengers don't like them. In fact, the lack of a facility to specify saloon car is a frequent complaint from mytaxi clients.

Increased running costs could serve to restrict the number of new entrants as the economy recovers MfH but you're right to be concerned. Our Government's commitment to boom-bust economics dictates that recession will come. From some of the figures suggested on here it seems that cost of entry, excluding insurance, is cheaper than ever so the Kathleen Doyle test is the only real hurdle for new entrants.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 01, 2018, 03:14:11 pm
Yeah sure they can get on a renter's policy for 3k.They would have left the test as it was if it wasn't the main hurdle.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 31, 2018, 07:29:07 pm
http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 861
WAHs = 76

A dozen or so more issued in January, one third of which join the Ebbsesesseses fleet bringing it's total to 25.... but they're rumoured to have millions, no more than that, thousands of vans parked up waiting to be plated.

47711   WAT   ACTIVE   03/04/18   05D24759      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)            
47727   WAT   ACTIVE   26/10/18   12D53462      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52047   WAT   ACTIVE   13/11/18   12D53650      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52048   WAT   ACTIVE   13/11/18   12D53649      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52053   WAT   ACTIVE   08/11/18   12D53600      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52054   WAT   ACTIVE   08/11/18   12D53599      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52037   WAT   ACTIVE   06/11/18   12D53469      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52038   WAT   ACTIVE   06/11/18   12D53467      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52039   WAT   ACTIVE   31/10/18   12D53466      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52040   WAT   ACTIVE   27/10/18   12D53465      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
52041   WAT   ACTIVE   27/10/18   12D53464      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)
52078   WAT   ACTIVE   30/11/18   12D53763      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)            
52079   WAT   ACTIVE   29/11/18   12D53761      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52080   WAT   ACTIVE   30/11/18   12D53765      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52081   WAT   ACTIVE   30/11/18   12D53766      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52082   WAT   ACTIVE   07/12/18   12D53884      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52083   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53883      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52084   WAT   ACTIVE   12/12/18   12D53887      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52085   WAT   ACTIVE   07/12/18   12D53885      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52086   WAT   ACTIVE   14/12/18   12D53888      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52087   WAT   ACTIVE   15/12/18   12D53889      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52119   WAT   ACTIVE   19/01/19   12D54061      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52120   WAT   ACTIVE   12/01/19   12D54063      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52121   WAT   ACTIVE   12/01/19   12D54123      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)      
52122   WAT   ACTIVE   11/01/19   12D54124      NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD (0)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: IrishTim1 on February 01, 2018, 02:38:26 pm
I wouldn't say you can't rent a WAT out, although the plate is cheap to get the vehicle and licensing of Tue vehicle is no cheaper than a decent saloon.

I'd imagine the WAT will become the new standard taxi in the future.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: IrishTim1 on February 01, 2018, 02:43:19 pm
Having first experience of the geography test I can say I failed the test 3 times with scores over 75% so that 5% reduction does make a significant difference.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 28, 2018, 11:19:36 pm
http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 871
WAHs = 76

Only 10 plated this month, 40% by the Ebbseses

52118   WAT   NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD   ACTIVE   20/02/2019   12D54060   BLUE PEUGEOT PARTNER
52151   WAT   NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD   ACTIVE   09/02/2019   12D54284   SILVER PEUGEOT PARTNER
52152   WAT   NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD   ACTIVE   20/02/2019   12D54286   GREY PEUGEOT PARTNER
52155   WAT   NET GLOBAL TAXIS LTD   ACTIVE   20/02/2019   12D54290   BLUE PEUGEOT PARTNER
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 06, 2018, 11:40:12 am
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SPSV_Industry_Update_Issue_40_February_2018.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SPSV_Industry_Update_Issue_40_February_2018.pdf)

Both WAV18 and eSPSV18 opened on 01 February and we have received 507 grant applications so far and offered 313 grants already. Please visit our website to find further information and application forms.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 06, 2018, 11:42:20 am
It'll be interesting to see how many WAV grants go to fleet operators now that grants aren't limited to one per individual/entity, particularly with NTA/TAC actively recruiting drivers for the Ebbseseseses et al.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on April 03, 2018, 02:03:55 pm
http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 937
WAHs = 81

70 odd plated in March, perhaps reflecting NTAs recruitment drive and/or availability of grant aid under WAV18. The Ebbseseseses WA fleet continues to grow, hitting the big 40 at the end oF the month.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on April 04, 2018, 11:29:39 pm
Where are all the CODV's (Clapped out delivery vans) coming from, are An Post upgrading their fleet ?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on April 05, 2018, 01:11:32 pm
I think they're UK imports. Shut ins over there get grants for vans so upgrade quite frequently. The existence of a vibrant second hand market on the mainland was one of the reasons NTA gave for lowering the WA criteria.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on April 05, 2018, 03:52:30 pm
I think they're UK imports. Shut ins over there get grants for vans so upgrade quite frequently. The existence of a vibrant second hand market on the mainland was one of the reasons NTA gave for lowering the WA criteria.
I suppose it saves the Brits having to consign them to the Crusher.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 11:20:14 am
c.80 new plate licences issued in April. Around a quarter of those were issued to fleets with the Ebbseses, the Geraghtieseses (Jason, Anthony and Auto Class Hire Ltd), NRC Fleet Rentals Ltd and Charles Robinson all taking on more plates. The majority of non fleet plates were issued to immigrants.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 1013
WAHs = 84

May: Test Check    
39339   TAXI   LAPSED   08/11/18   11D54048      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)  = WAT Active
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on May 01, 2018, 11:41:32 am
Told you Rodent a while ago Ebbs has 100 WATs ready to join the fleet .The Scottish Shutins can renew and get a grant every 5 years .You canbuy a 5 year old WAV in Jockland for £4250 .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 11:57:47 am
I hope the new lads are taking note.Between Mytaxi assisting drivers pass the simplified taxi test with financial incentives and the renters putting new vehicles on the road the good times are bound to come to an end.

Kind of makes ya wonder why lads would put their logos all over their cabs.We're pretty much digging our own graves by supporting them.It's a pity the other forum closed before we got a chance to bump the old threads to remind the new drivers how shit it was eight years ago.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 12:34:07 pm
He told the media he'd  have 180 by the end of the year, erm. he's only 1/4 of the way there so far.

Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 12:42:56 pm
Sure wasn't Ebbs launching in New York too a few years ago...even though he couldn't get his Dublin work covered.

Something else we forget is that every rental needs to earn at least twice what owner drivers need to stay afloat.So 100 drivers like Vandriver is the same as 250/300 old timers pottering away.We won't see a difference immediately but it will happen.

Its also worth mentioning you could get a rental including insurance for 150 a week during the recession.That's not far off what owner drivers are paying out to keep their vehicles up to date with insurance right now.We might think we're better off but the numbers don't tell the full story.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: vandriver on May 01, 2018, 02:30:27 pm
How many of the wavs with new licenses will just replace saloon licenses,though?
Are you sure that there is going to be much of a net increase in the taxi fleet?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 02:50:19 pm
We won't know until the end of the year when the easier test has been accounted for.Anyway don't be surprised if they keep making it easier.I'm not committing any more dosh to this industry until I see which way things are going.

We have unions in bed with the despatchers who are leaning on the NTA to bring in more drivers.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: vandriver on May 01, 2018, 03:11:14 pm
And when did the test get easier?It took me 2 goes to pass it,and hit the 80% mark .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 03:32:03 pm
A few months ago I think.The pass rate is 75% on both modules now.Me brother sat it in February.Also ya can sit the modules separately which means if you fail one you can concentrate on the other one for up to a year.

5% is one question which may not seem like much but there are plenty of drivers who were getting close and failing.They wouldn't have softened up the exam if they didn't think it would make a difference.I sat the older 80% test about 9 years ago.Back when I was less grey and slimmer..
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: vandriver on May 01, 2018, 03:51:35 pm
Ah right,I sat it in October and it was 80% on both in the same sitting.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: vandriver on May 01, 2018, 03:53:48 pm
As for investing in the industry, obviously us renter's haven't a red cent invested!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 05:04:28 pm
The NTA want younger lads who don't mind giving away lots of hours for slightly more than minimum wage.That was me when I started.They know we're much easier to manage as a group when we're earning shit money like during the recession.The likes of Vinny and Co. and Mytaxi want more cars than customers.When we're not chasing priority and getting up at 6am the customers suffer.Only solution is more drivers.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 05:13:45 pm
How many of the wavs with new licenses will just replace saloon licenses,though?
Are you sure that there is going to be much of a net increase in the taxi fleet?

Some will without doubt. For the most part saloon plates are lost when men retire. Ebbs seems to be letting his saloon plates lapse as he increases his WAV fleet. There's a couple of oddities in that policy. First, he went to considerable trouble and expense to incorporate his licences to circumvent non transferability regulations back in 2012 and second, he doesn't seem to be* bothering with transferring existing saloon plates to WAVs - which would allow them revert to saloon plates.

*He might be. I don't know if a new plate number is issued when one puts a current standard WAV on an existing saloon plate. Maybe someone can clarify?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 05:20:29 pm
I think he's seeing the value in renting them out separately and maybe providing affordable insurance.There still is some snobbery around driving a wheelchair van.

https://www.donedeal.ie/taxiplates-for-sale/rent-a-taxi-or-taxi-plate/18373983 (https://www.donedeal.ie/taxiplates-for-sale/rent-a-taxi-or-taxi-plate/18373983)

http://rentataxidublin.ie/rentaplate.php (http://rentataxidublin.ie/rentaplate.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 05:50:13 pm
That would make sense.... but if the plates were rented they'd be active not lapsed

39397   TAXI   LAPSED   28/05/14   12D22981      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)            
19455   TAXI   LAPSED   18/06/14   12D25444      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
25800   TAXI   LAPSED   29/05/14   12D22961      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
39686   TAXI   LAPSED   20/06/16   12D25484      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
39685   TAXI   LAPSED   03/07/16   12D26152      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
16826   TAXI   LAPSED   13/03/18   12D25494      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)   - EXPIRED?   
41129   TAXI   LAPSED   29/06/18   12D25485      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
18863   TAXI   LAPSED   12/05/18   11D55416      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)         
16868   TAXI   LAPSED   11/11/18   11D54049      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)      
39339   TAXI   LAPSED   08/11/18   11D54048      INTERCITY CABS LTD (0)   

Judging by the fleet's occupancy rates more have been assigned to the scrapheap but will probably show as active on NTAs database until the relevant licence renewal dates.

Strange really. I woulda thought €199 for a saloon plate, insurance and app is a reasonable enough deal. A lot of drivers working for mytaxi are paying more than that in commission alone.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 06:05:10 pm
The last three on that list are now on wheelies with the same numbers but a
W instead of the T...Still doesn't add up though.

The plate 25800 is still active but no driver.Another Octavia car is on a different plate now being driven in Sligo/Leitrim.Dunno what to make of it.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 06:13:05 pm
So the letter changes but not the number when one puts a WAV on a saloon plate.

That learned, I'm gonna have to re-educate our bots when I get a chance, they're programmed to use the prefix when updating plates - not quite sure why I writ 'em that way, it was a long time ago!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 06:24:39 pm
The plate 25800 is still active but no driver.Another Octavia car is on a different plate now being driven in Sligo/Leitrim.Dunno what to make of it.

I'm getting no plate or car for 25800 on TfI app - which is primarily what our bots scrape.

12D25485 is on Plate 35198. Pat musta bought the car. I recall someone posting an ad with some ex ebbs Octys for sale.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 06:30:51 pm
Dunno how I got that wrong but 12d25494 is now on plate 30056.Some local lad from Cavan..
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 06:36:36 pm
So at least two Octys bought by taximen. I was half thinking of buying one myself. I think they were looking for 4 large. I remember convincing myself that an ex Ebbs taxi is most definitely an ex taxi... maybe I was wrong? I'm going to be rightly pissed off if they stay licensed until 2022!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 06:37:52 pm
They probably didn't realise they were cabs.I doubt the salesperson would say anything.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 06:42:01 pm
I see in the latest Mytaxi newsletter they're patting themselves on the back because they've gotten 100 drivers through the exam.And I still haven't won driver of the month.Loadabollix.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 01, 2018, 06:45:59 pm
Only asking 4k for a 12D diesel Octy presumably with high mileage... hard to imagine any taximan worth his salt wouldn't join those dots. I'd say they're just lads who thought they were worth a gamble.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 01, 2018, 06:53:26 pm
Sure didn't Halpos Prius turn up with 250k wiped off the clock.Would have been fooled meself, thanks to his OCD it was cleaner than my heap.The Ebbs Skodas are clean enough on the outside.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: watty on May 01, 2018, 06:56:32 pm
I was the one who posted about those Octys.  One 'trick' that car sellers in general seem to do on the car sites is to quote miles instead of kilometres.  So you might see a car listed with 200,000mi and not realise it's something like 320,000km.  (This includes Irish cars as well as UK imports).
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on May 01, 2018, 07:00:41 pm
That's why buying a UK car is so much better. Usually has all the paper work, unlike here where you get nothing with the car. I keep all the paperwork off our cars, NCT certs and the advisory sheets, for potential future purchasers

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on May 01, 2018, 10:32:11 pm
Ebbs still making a few quid on the €199 plate, insurance & radio deal. Seen a letter from Landmark Insurances to Ebbs & Co that each fleet driver was €4k a year or €80 a week. So €119 left for plate and radio.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on May 01, 2018, 11:17:45 pm
I see in the latest Mytaxi newsletter they're patting themselves on the back because they've gotten 100 drivers through the exam.And I still haven't won driver of the month.Loadabollix.
How to piss off your current drivers?

Tell them there's 100 Gulls been recruited.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 02, 2018, 10:09:42 am
They do seem oblivious to what  current drivers think.I bet they're also getting new questions from the failed candidates while paying for exam sittings.This isn't gonna get easier with a multinational company using deep pockets to crack the exam.It won't take them long if they've got a few hundred lads going into test centers regularly.They may already have what they need.

Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 02, 2018, 05:14:10 pm
They have NTA and the Unions onside. Waldron reckons cost of entry should be lowered, Heron thinks 20,000 men left the trade for better jobs, TTnH support handing out licences to drug dealers, etc, etc...
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on May 02, 2018, 08:37:29 pm
Do you think MYTAXI will start arranging sham marriages to bolster the fleet ?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 03, 2018, 01:00:16 pm
Supposed to be going to a traditional Muslim wedding next Saturday. Never been to one before but I'm told there's no gargle and the men and women congregate in separate rooms for the few hours until the marriage takes place. A dry wedding would/will be a very strange experience.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on May 03, 2018, 01:58:35 pm
And look.at the ads on Tapatalk, as soon as you mention that wedding Rats(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180503/c1828c13a3d6fac91f99f09351f4212b.jpg)

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on May 03, 2018, 04:00:50 pm
Supposed to be going to a traditional Muslim wedding next Saturday. Never been to one before but I'm told there's no gargle and the men and women congregate in separate rooms for the few hours until the marriage takes place. A dry wedding would/will be a very strange experience.
A Dry Wedding night would be quite painful...I'd imagine.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on May 03, 2018, 04:05:11 pm
And look.at the ads on Tapatalk, as soon as you mention that wedding Rats(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180503/c1828c13a3d6fac91f99f09351f4212b.jpg)

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A bit like Finglas RC?
Invite Belker with his Stanley knife for protection!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 04, 2018, 12:25:44 pm
Not at all, an extremely decent family.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 04, 2018, 01:17:59 pm
Do the Mussers have wedding bands like us?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 04, 2018, 02:42:16 pm
I might be able to tell you next Sunday. I'm still ndecided as to whether I'll attend.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 04, 2018, 02:50:19 pm
Might be good all the same.Look on the bright side no need to pay for a hotel room now that you can drive home sober.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Octavia1 on May 04, 2018, 02:59:06 pm

(https://s18.postimg.cc/z2stekehh/51r_ZNc-_Qz_ML._UY700.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z2stekehh/)

Anyone else find the burka a bit kinky?

Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 04, 2018, 03:06:54 pm
Might be good all the same.Look on the bright side no need to pay for a hotel room now that you can drive home sober.

Mrs. Catcher drives when I drink.... might have to dig out my hip flask.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 04, 2018, 03:13:31 pm
Octy if yer into the letterbox women you should try working around Blanch.Could be a bloke under there with eye make up though..
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Octavia1 on May 04, 2018, 03:27:53 pm
Octy if yer into the letterbox women you should try working around Blanch.Could be a bloke under there with eye make up though..
Wudnt be the first time I woke up to a surprise Merc......
I'm nearly sure I shagged panties bliss one nite but I was fukin pissed and can't be certain
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Octavia1 on May 04, 2018, 03:30:53 pm
Might be good all the same.Look on the bright side no need to pay for a hotel room now that you can drive home sober.

Mrs. Catcher drives when I drink.... might have to dig out my hip flask.

Wear clean underwear ratti.....
In case a bomb
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Octavia1 on May 04, 2018, 03:32:28 pm
An don't look them in the eye in case they hypmotize yu
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 05, 2018, 12:22:06 pm
The last three on that list are now on wheelies with the same numbers but a
W instead of the T...Still doesn't add up though.

So the letter changes but not the number when one puts a WAV on a saloon plate.

That learned, I'm gonna have to re-educate our bots when I get a chance, they're programmed to use the prefix when updating plates - not quite sure why I writ 'em that way, it was a long time ago!

Figured out why the bots use the prefix. It's because there are actually a few old badge numbers that are 5 digits with no prefix hence searching for some plates without the T, H, L, A, W prfix on the NTA Driver Check app returns the badge result so wouldn't update the plate on our system.

Fortunately our monthly scan doesn't include the prefix but instead has a workaround whereby it retries if the plate number in the returned data doesn't contain it's search string. However, as changes to plate types weren't envisaged when it was written it couldn't adequately cope with such scenarios. While it updated the expiry date and the reg number it didn't update the status or type.

I've modified the monthly scan to cope with such changes going forward so they ought to be correctly updated on that basis i.e. such changes will be recorded before the end of the month following the month within which the change was made. Those who have our android app can effect such changes instantly by searching the relevant plate number without prefix, so if you come across any that have yet to be updated please post here. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 05, 2018, 11:54:30 pm
c.110 new plate licences issued in May ... seems the recruitment drive is working.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 1124
WAHs = 85

Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 06, 2018, 12:05:46 am
Further to earlier discussion in this thread, quite a few ex-Ebbs Octavias have turned up on different taxis, including:

16191   TAXI   ACTIVE   31/05/19   12D22968      DERMOT EGAN (1)   
28936   TAXI   ACTIVE   15/05/19   12D25191      JOHN F REILLY (1)   
30056   TAXI   ACTIVE   13/03/19   12D25494      JAMES FARRELL (5)
32337   TAXI   ACTIVE   09/05/19   12D25194      CATHERINE MALONE (1)
35198   TAXI   ACTIVE   14/03/19   12D25485      PATRICK MORAN (2)
40045   TAXI   ACTIVE   17/05/19   12D25486      KOFFI GANKE KOWOUVI (0)
41386   TAXI   ACTIVE   19/02/19   12D25442      BRENDAN SPEARING (0)
41608   TAXI   ACTIVE   09/05/19   12D22979      CHARLES OKEZIE (1)
45246   TAXI   ACTIVE   24/11/18   12D25726      PATRICK GORMLEY (1

The Brendan Spearing one is mildly interesting if you find this kind of thing mildly interesting. With his fleet you'd imagine he'd be buying lots rather than one. Kinda suggests he may be going down the plate only rental route like the Ebbseses.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on June 06, 2018, 08:18:02 am
The renter's insurance policy might be the main attraction for new drivers.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on June 06, 2018, 05:42:51 pm
Further to earlier discussion in this thread, quite a few ex-Ebbs Octavias have turned up on different taxis, including:

16191   TAXI   ACTIVE   31/05/19   12D22968      DERMOT EGAN (1)   
28936   TAXI   ACTIVE   15/05/19   12D25191      JOHN F REILLY (1)   
30056   TAXI   ACTIVE   13/03/19   12D25494      JAMES FARRELL (5)
32337   TAXI   ACTIVE   09/05/19   12D25194      CATHERINE MALONE (1)
35198   TAXI   ACTIVE   14/03/19   12D25485      PATRICK MORAN (2)
40045   TAXI   ACTIVE   17/05/19   12D25486      KOFFI GANKE KOWOUVI (0)
41386   TAXI   ACTIVE   19/02/19   12D25442      BRENDAN SPEARING (0)
41608   TAXI   ACTIVE   09/05/19   12D22979      CHARLES OKEZIE (1)
45246   TAXI   ACTIVE   24/11/18   12D25726      PATRICK GORMLEY (1

The Brendan Spearing one is mildly interesting if you find this kind of thing mildly interesting. With his fleet you'd imagine he'd be buying lots rather than one. Kinda suggests he may be going down the plate only rental route like the Ebbseses.
Are they all O.C.mobility shit heaps?
The regs are very close.
I thought all imports begin at 120,000?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on June 06, 2018, 07:29:46 pm


Are they all O.C.mobility shit heaps?
The regs are very close.
I thought all imports begin at 120,000?

For some reason they did for anything 2010 or older and reverted back to the original way for 2011 and newer. Flipping idiots changing the goalposts and doing shit like that



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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on June 07, 2018, 03:39:33 pm


Are they all O.C.mobility shit heaps?
The regs are very close.
I thought all imports begin at 120,000?

For some reason they did for anything 2010 or older and reverted back to the original way for 2011 and newer. Flipping idiots changing the goalposts and doing shit like that



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I think they introduced the 120 plate when SIMI were selling up to 100K cars a year, not any more.
Over 90,000 cars imported privately and rightly so.
F**k SIMI.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 08, 2018, 01:33:54 pm
Further to earlier discussion in this thread, quite a few ex-Ebbs Octavias have turned up on different taxis, including:

16191   TAXI   ACTIVE   31/05/19   12D22968      DERMOT EGAN (1)   
28936   TAXI   ACTIVE   15/05/19   12D25191      JOHN F REILLY (1)   
30056   TAXI   ACTIVE   13/03/19   12D25494      JAMES FARRELL (5)
32337   TAXI   ACTIVE   09/05/19   12D25194      CATHERINE MALONE (1)
35198   TAXI   ACTIVE   14/03/19   12D25485      PATRICK MORAN (2)
40045   TAXI   ACTIVE   17/05/19   12D25486      KOFFI GANKE KOWOUVI (0)
41386   TAXI   ACTIVE   19/02/19   12D25442      BRENDAN SPEARING (0)
41608   TAXI   ACTIVE   09/05/19   12D22979      CHARLES OKEZIE (1)
45246   TAXI   ACTIVE   24/11/18   12D25726      PATRICK GORMLEY (1

The Brendan Spearing one is mildly interesting if you find this kind of thing mildly interesting. With his fleet you'd imagine he'd be buying lots rather than one. Kinda suggests he may be going down the plate only rental route like the Ebbseses.
Are they all O.C.mobility shit heaps?
The regs are very close.
I thought all imports begin at 120,000?

No. As stated they are Octavias. The ones the Ebbseses bought new in, well, 2012 when they transferred the fleet to corporate ownership. The reg numbers are close because they bought and registered them all around the same time.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 01, 2018, 04:20:01 pm
c.80 new plate issues in June, as usual the majority to immigrants and a couple of handfuls to fleet operators.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 1198
WAHs = 90
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 01, 2018, 12:40:07 pm
Not too many issued in July. Is the recruitment drive still on?

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 1247
WAHs = 91
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on August 01, 2018, 12:47:17 pm
Maybe they'll increase the numbers of carrots down the scratcher!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 01, 2018, 12:56:11 pm
Not too many issued in July. Is the recruitment drive still on?

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 1247
WAHs = 91


Saw a few outside Misery Hill there last night....Peugeots and misery......I remember it well.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 31, 2018, 03:20:55 pm
August was quiet enough for new plate issues. Not many MPO fleets expanded, one for Xpert and a few for Haveez & Sons Ltd. Outside of that immigrants figure prominently in the 70 odd plates issued.

WATs = 1317
WAHs = 91

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 31, 2018, 03:32:51 pm
Progress, MyTaxi style....you all wanted it....ambassadorial and all that.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on August 31, 2018, 03:43:50 pm
Progress, MyTaxi style....you all wanted it....ambassadorial and all that.

Enough graffiti on me jammer as it is....leave that to SB.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 30, 2018, 05:11:33 pm
Not too many additions to the fleet in September @ c.50 - as usual a significant proportion going to immigrants.

WATs = 1365
WAHs = 92

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on September 30, 2018, 05:45:51 pm
Not too many additions to the fleet in September @ c.50 - as usual a significant proportion going to immigrants.

WATs = 1365
WAHs = 92

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])


What’s the story with TAXI DRIVER Z1112?

A couple of J badges in the never been picked up robots before. Wonder where they have been for the last few years?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 01, 2018, 05:48:27 pm
Taxi Driver pops up from time to time, presumably used by NTA/TfI to test systems or such like. I guess there's plenty of plausible explanations for the Js, maybe the drivers just didn't bother registering with the app, maybe they were renting under the counter, maybe they are among the 20,000 that Joe Heron told the media had left the trade for better (paid) jobs coming back, etc... or, maybe, they're recycling badge numbers?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on October 01, 2018, 06:50:43 pm
All very true, and plausible explanations
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 02, 2018, 06:59:12 pm
Also possible that they simply weren't registered any time our bots read the relevant plate data. Plates are only read once a month and, while most taxi drivers stay registered to the plate they're using continuously, they don't have to... limo drivers are more likely to use the registration system on a log in/log out basis as the cars may have several drivers, etc...
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 31, 2018, 05:01:04 pm
c.65 additions to the fleet in October - the vast majority going to owner drivers, mainly immigrant workers.

WATs = 1428
WAHs = 94

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on October 31, 2018, 06:51:55 pm
c.65 additions to the fleet in October - the vast majority going to owner drivers, mainly immigrant workers.

WATs = 1428
WAHs = 94

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

Well, they do have Ex-Baltic Wives to feed!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 30, 2018, 04:24:50 pm
November was quite a busy month for new plate issues, c.122 WATs/WAHs... busy day today in fact with 10 passed out up to c.15:27 - as usual most going to immigrants.

WATs = 1545
WAHs = 99

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

This is an odd one:

   52998   WAT   ACTIVE   07/11/19   132D19313      DRYNON -

Surely there should be something after the hyphen at the end of the owner's name - fucking sloppy cunts.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: The Liffey Lip on December 01, 2018, 06:43:29 am
Double barrel illiteracy?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on December 01, 2018, 11:25:11 am
November was quite a busy month for new plate issues, c.122 WATs/WAHs... busy day today in fact with 10 passed out up to c.15:27 - as usual most going to immigrants.

WATs = 1545
WAHs = 99

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

This is an odd one:

   52998   WAT   ACTIVE   07/11/19   132D19313      DRYNON -

Surely there should be something after the hyphen at the end of the owner's name - fucking sloppy cunts.


Druid ,possibly this guy ?   https://twitter.com/drynons/with_replies
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on December 02, 2018, 09:33:21 am
You’re correct Bubba, pat on the back Sire
(https://i.postimg.cc/sQG5mDs8/BD324-DF5-044-A-4-A38-BF46-72-C299-ABF2-EC.png) (https://postimg.cc/sQG5mDs8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 02, 2018, 01:16:03 pm
How can a name end in a hyphen? That's taking the piss.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 30, 2018, 03:48:09 pm
Less than 20 new plate issues in December - cut off 29 Dec.

WATs = 1561
WAHs = 101

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on December 30, 2018, 04:46:25 pm
Can ya tell if the fleet is actually increasing or still decreasing?I know we were losing I think 500/600 plates a year due to retirements and churn in previous years.

I did notice available rentals on Donedeal this Christmas.Last year there weren't many.Maybe it's an insurance problem.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 30, 2018, 05:16:02 pm
Press the Trade Statistics button on the main menu bar.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on December 30, 2018, 05:34:19 pm
Ok thanks for that.So from what I can see we've gone from losing 500 SPSVs a year to gaining 500 new plates a year.Unless I'm reading it wrong that's the first increase in active plates in years.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 30, 2018, 05:46:37 pm
You made me click it, ya cunt! Figures below are for total active licences i.e. including Taxis, WATs, Hacks, WAHs, LAHs and Limousines. It's a long time since I writ that bit of the site but I think the figures given for "today" are actually yesterday as I think they're pulled from back ups that are automatically compiled at 22:00 every day.

29 Dec 2018 20,722

31 Dec 2017 20,579

25 Nov 2016 20,864

31 Dec 2015 21,037

31 Dec 2014 21,489

31 Dec 2013 21,843

31 Dec 2012 22,109

31 Dec 2011  23,347
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on December 30, 2018, 06:01:13 pm
Sorry about that my maths was way off.But still an increase.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 30, 2018, 06:04:35 pm
Slight increase I guess. To the nearest thousand it's been at 21,000 since the end of 2014!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on December 30, 2018, 06:07:41 pm
We're doomed.Probably.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 30, 2018, 06:10:44 pm
It mightn't be as bad as you think!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 31, 2019, 03:47:56 pm
Fuck all plates issued in January - 11 in total.

WATs = 1572
WAHs = 101

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 28, 2019, 06:09:20 pm
February was a quiet enough month for new plate issues - only 18.

WATs = 1590
WAHs = 101

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on February 28, 2019, 09:30:42 pm
I see a few N badges in the new listings but some are older than others. No consistency,or is there some grace period between passing and actually getting the licence
N0031 expires 2024
N0032 expires 2023
N0033 expires 2024
N0034 expires 2019(obviously just hasn’t renewed licence yet)

All January
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 01, 2019, 11:26:19 am
Very inconsistent. It seems old badge numbers could be being recycled too.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on March 01, 2019, 11:33:07 am
M badges being issued atm.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on March 01, 2019, 02:42:27 pm
M badges being issued atm.
M People are.Movin' on up!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on April 01, 2019, 11:29:09 am
64 Plates issued in March... bit of an increase on previous months.

WATs = 1652
WAHs = 103

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on April 01, 2019, 03:19:30 pm
What does the N stand for?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on April 02, 2019, 12:31:23 pm
Immigrant?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on April 30, 2019, 09:29:01 pm
76 Plates issued in April... bit of an increase on previous months.

WATs = 1727
WAHs = 104

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 31, 2019, 04:57:12 pm
93 Plates issued in May... a further increase on previous months.

WATs = 1819
WAHs = 105

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on May 31, 2019, 11:44:56 pm
93 Plates issued in May... a further increase on previous months.

WATs = 1819
WAHs = 105

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])


Probably worth seeing how many wanked out executive saloons are masqueradeing as limos.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 02, 2019, 03:01:16 pm
104 Plates issued in June... one or two new names/companies among the MPOs.

WATs = 1919
WAHs = 109

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on July 04, 2019, 02:27:36 am
104 Plates issued in June... one or two new names/companies among the MPOs.

WATs = 1919
WAHs = 109

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])


Wanked out panel vans for all!

Sit rep; so far so good, a year in and it’s given me no major problems, the only one being the backbox came adrift from the rest of the exhaust system which was pointed out to me in the Nct center, a few self tappers and some exhaust paste and she passed again.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 04, 2019, 11:35:42 am
Do you ever get tarred with the immigrant brush? I know a few punters who won't flag down or approach those vans because most of them are driven by practising Muslims.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: stonethecrows on July 04, 2019, 11:40:37 am
Do you ever get tarred with the immigrant brush? I know a few punters who won't flag down or approach those vans because most of them are driven by practising Muslims.
No Never , maybe because I'm driving an Avensis
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 04, 2019, 11:43:54 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on July 04, 2019, 10:10:41 pm
Do you ever get tarred with the immigrant brush? I know a few punters who won't flag down or approach those vans because most of them are driven by practising Muslims.

Not really, majority of the work is off the app street hails are few and far between lately.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 05, 2019, 05:47:54 pm
Maybe the van is part of the reason for hails being few and far between?

Having said that I only cover app work these days. What's on the street is generally work you don't want... at least where I generally work (northside suburbs up above in Dublin).
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 31, 2019, 05:03:08 pm
71 Plates issued in July...

WATs = 1987
WAHs = 112

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 31, 2019, 12:38:55 pm
84 Plates issued in August..

WATs = 2065
WAHs = 118

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on September 04, 2019, 03:35:07 am
84 Plates issued in August..

WATs = 2065
WAHs = 118

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])


Very close to 54XXX numbers, ratty babey could ya cobble together a limo only report similar to your WAT report, I’d love to know what wanked out executive are running about the kip.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 04, 2019, 10:37:34 am
http://intaxi.org/database/limo.php?status=active&start=50000 (http://intaxi.org/database/limo.php?status=active&start=50000)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on September 04, 2019, 05:03:11 pm
[url]http://intaxi.org/database/limo.php?status=active&start=50000[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/limo.php?status=active&start=50000[/url])


Cheers, good bedtime reading there.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on September 04, 2019, 05:15:56 pm
[url]http://intaxi.org/database/limo.php?status=active&start=50000[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/limo.php?status=active&start=50000[/url])

Skoda and Chrysler Limos?
I despair!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 05, 2019, 04:27:43 pm
What was the shitebox FN sent Mrs. Bullet when she ordered a taxi?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on September 06, 2019, 04:56:43 pm
What was the shitebox FN sent Mrs. Bullet when she ordered a taxi?
O8 Lexus GS 300.
It wasn't a  Limo when it rolled off the assembly line FFS.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 06, 2019, 05:10:58 pm
Obviously aged well... was the driver in his Sunday best?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on September 06, 2019, 06:51:54 pm
Obviously aged well... was the driver in his Sunday best?
I think Sunday was his first name!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 08, 2019, 01:39:05 pm
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on September 08, 2019, 05:25:48 pm
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
16 Sundays with SPSV licences!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: stonethecrows on September 09, 2019, 11:28:03 am
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
16 Sundays with SPSV licences!
There parents must have been fans of the Boomtown Rats, obviously didn't like Monday as a name
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on September 09, 2019, 03:17:07 pm
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
16 Sundays with SPSV licences!
There parents must have been fans of the Boomtown Rats, obviously didn't like Monday as a name
There are four Monday's driving taxis.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: stonethecrows on September 09, 2019, 03:37:04 pm
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
16 Sundays with SPSV licences!
There parents must have been fans of the Boomtown Rats, obviously didn't like Monday as a name
There are four Monday's driving taxis.
OK SB lets have the rest of the week
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on September 09, 2019, 03:40:33 pm
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
16 Sundays with SPSV licences!
There parents must have been fans of the Boomtown Rats, obviously didn't like Monday as a name
There are four Monday's driving taxis.
OK SB lets have the rest of the week
https://youtu.be/P5lmb5-tnM0 8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Vikkiz on September 09, 2019, 10:12:23 pm
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
16 Sundays with SPSV licences!
There parents must have been fans of the Boomtown Rats, obviously didn't like Monday as a name
There are four Monday's driving taxis.
OK SB lets have the rest of the week
https://youtu.be/slvGKU7HF6M
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on September 10, 2019, 07:25:21 pm
Indeed... Sunday Murphy?
16 Sundays with SPSV licences!
There parents must have been fans of the Boomtown Rats, obviously didn't like Monday as a name
There are four Monday's driving taxis.
OK SB lets have the rest of the week
https://youtu.be/slvGKU7HF6M
https://youtu.be/KvzlEfBYKVw
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 30, 2019, 05:11:01 pm
80 Plates issued in September.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2140
WAHs = 123
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 31, 2019, 02:20:53 pm
91 Plates issued in October.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2227
WAHs = 127
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 30, 2019, 03:47:46 pm
A whopping (record, I'm sure) 260 plates issued in November. Majority going to immigrants and/or MPOs.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2485
WAHs = 129

Interestingly, the Ebbseseses fleet is expanding again.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on November 30, 2019, 07:54:05 pm
A whopping (record, I'm sure) 260 plates issued in November. Majority going to immigrants and/or MPOs.

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 2485
WAHs = 129

Interestingly, the Ebbseseses fleet is expanding again.

Ebbs claims 250 electric cars, what are They, or is it yet another lie from the shyster?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 01, 2019, 01:15:05 pm
When/where did he claim that? He has a good few preyeyeuseses, I don't think it's 250 though... probably an element of "sales speak" I guess.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on December 01, 2019, 06:40:08 pm
When/where did he claim that? He has a good few preyeyeuseses, I don't think it's 250 though... probably an element of "sales speak" I guess.
Probably tells foreign birds he has 6 inches too:
https://issuu.com/dublinpeople/docs/south_sept_04
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 03, 2019, 03:34:30 pm
The figures there don't make a huge amount of sense but he said "hybrid electric" not electric and sets a target of 20% of the fleet by September, no sure what year. Between those registered to Intercity and Net Global the fleet numbers c.180, of those c.70 are hybrid electric (Prius) and c.70 are WA (most likely diesel).... so he's well over 20% hybrid electric but quite short of 250.

I guess it's quite possible that he's referring to Lynk's fleet as a whole. We can't check that as most would be owner driven and, as such, not identifiable as being part of Lynk/Intercity/Net Global within our database.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on December 03, 2019, 03:42:16 pm
I suppose he can say what he feels sounds good.A few years ago he told the Indo he was expanding into Paris and New York soon.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on December 03, 2019, 03:45:43 pm
I suppose he can say what he feels sounds good.A few years ago he told the Indo he was expanding into Paris and New York soon.

I wonder if any of the lad were looking for transfers?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 03, 2019, 07:06:31 pm
Still over 60% of the saloon rental fleet is hybrid electric, leading by example I guess.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on December 03, 2019, 07:09:57 pm
Still over 60% of the saloon rental fleet is hybrid electric, leading by example I guess.
The larger % working with Free Now.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 03, 2019, 07:14:00 pm
I doubt that. I'd say Free Now's fleet is broadly in line with the entire fleet @ approx 14% of saloon taxis.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 02, 2020, 01:51:03 pm
December was a quiet month for new plates... only 21 additions to the fleet.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2506
WAHs = 129
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on January 02, 2020, 03:01:45 pm
December was a quiet month for new plates... only 21 additions to the fleet.

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 2506
WAHs = 129


Probably waiting for the sales!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 02, 2020, 04:29:15 pm
... or the WAV2020 grant scheme?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 31, 2020, 09:46:38 pm
Only a handful of plates issued in January.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2515
WAHs = 129
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on January 31, 2020, 09:53:32 pm
I saw a naan van on the back of a tow truck earlier....probably needs an NCT or sumtin!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on February 01, 2020, 07:28:51 pm
I saw a naan van on the back of a tow truck earlier....probably needs an NCT or sumtin!!
Those drivers are in bread! 8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 01, 2020, 12:57:52 pm
32 plates issued in February.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2547
WAHs = 129
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 31, 2020, 10:35:23 pm
49 plates issued in March despite the onset of Covid 19.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2596
WAHs = 129
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on April 30, 2020, 08:00:38 pm
0 plates issued in April.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2596
WAHs = 129
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on June 01, 2020, 02:44:33 am
Fair to assume 0 licenses issued for May?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 02, 2020, 11:02:23 am
Correct. However, there was no need to assume. You could have clicked the link. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page the totals are given.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2596
WAHs = 129
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 03, 2020, 05:48:20 pm
45 issued in June.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2642
WAHs = 130
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on July 04, 2020, 11:54:55 am
45 in June, they must be mad.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Theoneandonly on July 04, 2020, 11:56:23 am
45 in June, they must've been unemployed

Edited for accuracy, many many more to come
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 04, 2020, 11:59:13 am
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 04, 2020, 03:15:08 pm
Mostly immigrants.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on July 05, 2020, 01:03:23 am
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.


If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on July 05, 2020, 02:27:58 pm
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.


If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.
Sure you'll be out of it in a couple of years with your fortune. I thought the same 25 years ago! 8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on July 05, 2020, 05:55:37 pm
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.


If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.
Sure you'll be out of it in a couple of years with your fortune. I thought the same 25 years ago! 8)


I could leave now and still be ok. I made my money in the last few years but no way would I be starting in the game now.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on July 05, 2020, 07:11:56 pm
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.


If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.
Sure you'll be out of it in a couple of years with your fortune. I thought the same 25 years ago! 8)


I could leave now and still be ok. I made my money in the last few years but no way would I be starting in the game now.
Did you get a claim? 8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Lizzzy on July 05, 2020, 09:54:45 pm
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.


If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.
Sure you'll be out of it in a couple of years with your fortune. I thought the same 25 years ago! 8)


I could leave now and still be ok. I made my money in the last few years but no way would I be starting in the game now.
Did you get a claim? 8)

He probably married a woman with road frontage and sold a couple of sites?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on July 05, 2020, 10:56:25 pm
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.


If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.
Sure you'll be out of it in a couple of years with your fortune. I thought the same 25 years ago! 8)


I could leave now and still be ok. I made my money in the last few years but no way would I be starting in the game now.
Did you get a claim? 8)

He probably married a woman with road frontage and sold a couple of sites?
8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 07, 2020, 10:08:08 am
If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.

Idiot lives matter.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 02, 2020, 06:42:04 pm
Getting back to the new normal... 92 issued in July, to immigrants in the main.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2731
WAHs = 133
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 01, 2020, 04:15:51 pm
53 issued in August, to immigrants in the main.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2782
WAHs = 135
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Lizzzy on September 01, 2020, 04:23:47 pm
You'd wonder what some lads do be thinking.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on September 01, 2020, 04:26:47 pm
I heard some of the Indian lads are making between one and a half and two grand per week.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 01, 2020, 04:28:28 pm
More if they're working for Free Now. They wouldn't see that kinda money in a year where they come from... probably.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Lizzzy on September 01, 2020, 04:37:34 pm
That's the beauty of working in a big city like Dublin every fare is at least a score.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Jonno on September 01, 2020, 05:19:35 pm
That's the beauty of working in a big city like Dublin every fare is at least a score.
Dublin's not big. The entire county has less than 1.5m.
Yes, relative to the rest of the country it is. Still, a score a fare is ok- if you get enough of them. Looking at the recent posts and the amounts of money the Dublin lads say they're bringing home, there's not a whole lot of scores going on there. If you're talking of depot work, that's different.

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on September 01, 2020, 05:23:43 pm
Anyone have any idea when the NTA will be open again for area tests?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on September 01, 2020, 05:26:19 pm
They're all spoofin Jonno....if they were on sayin it's hoppin we'd all be back out...all cryin the poor mouth whilst scoffing prawn sandwiches and drinking copious amounts of Schooner sherry!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Jonno on September 01, 2020, 05:30:16 pm
They're all spoofin Jonno....if they were on sayin it's hoppin we'd all be back out...all cryin the poor mouth whilst scoffing prawn sandwiches and drinking copious amounts of Schooner sherry!!
Ikr? Taxi men the world over will tell you everything you don't want to hear
 None of it true!

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Jonno on September 01, 2020, 05:35:58 pm
Great job for someone who just got redundancy.


If I was after being made redundant right now, I wouldn't be going near the taxi business. idiots.
Sure you'll be out of it in a couple of years with your fortune. I thought the same 25 years ago! 8)


I could leave now and still be ok. I made my money in the last few years but no way would I be starting in the game now.
Did you get a claim? 8)

He probably married a woman with road frontage and sold a couple of sites?
8)
Anyone care to take a punt at what today's number of plague spreaders will be? I'm saying weekend figs filtering through today will make it c.120, mostly Killarney.

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 01, 2020, 06:11:34 pm
I'll take a punt at 217. Is there a prize?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on September 01, 2020, 06:12:50 pm
Cheaters get.......whatever!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on September 02, 2020, 05:46:32 pm
im guessing 81 cases today.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Jonno on September 02, 2020, 06:11:05 pm
im guessing 81 cases today.
Close but no Sweet Afton

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: taxi1990 on September 02, 2020, 06:13:36 pm
im guessing 81 cases today.
Close but no Sweet Afton

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maybe tomorrow.  :'(
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Jonno on September 02, 2020, 06:15:56 pm
im guessing 81 cases today.
Close but no Sweet Afton

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maybe tomorrow.  :'(
It'll probably swing back up to the 200s tomorrow.

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Jonno on September 03, 2020, 08:32:21 pm
im guessing 81 cases today.
Close but no Sweet Afton

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maybe tomorrow.  :'(
It'll probably swing back up to the 200s tomorrow.

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It didn't

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Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 05, 2020, 05:18:28 pm
Maybe tomorrow...
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on September 05, 2020, 05:24:41 pm
And if tomorrow never comes?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 05, 2020, 05:26:20 pm
No one will notice.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 05, 2020, 05:32:23 pm
Fuck tomorrow, it might never happen... 231 cases today, get in!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 30, 2020, 05:58:53 pm
57 issued in September, to immigrants in the main.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2782
WAHs = 135
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: mercenary for hire on September 30, 2020, 06:08:53 pm
I admire their optimism.Hopefuly some are former renters.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on September 30, 2020, 06:11:30 pm
All relative I guess. DM was on about some immigrant complaining that he could only earn €75 for a 5 or 6 hour shift... I wonder how long it'd take him to get that kinda loot where he came from?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on October 01, 2020, 12:11:10 am
A lot of wanked out French panel vans still on DoneDeal on the regular.

Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 03, 2020, 10:18:34 am
35 issued in October, to immigrants in the main.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2869
WAHs = 140
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 01, 2020, 08:26:35 pm
25 issued in November, to immigrants in the main.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2893
WAHs = 141
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: watty on December 01, 2020, 08:31:54 pm
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45319/the-charge-of-the-light-brigade (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45319/the-charge-of-the-light-brigade)

Quote
II
“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismayed?
Not though the soldier knew
   Someone had blundered.
   Theirs not to make reply,
   Theirs not to reason why,
   Theirs but to do and die.
   Into the valley of Death
   Rode the six hundred.

III
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
   Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of hell
   Rode the six hundred.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 01, 2021, 04:05:02 pm
18 issued in December, predominantly to immigrants.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2911
WAHs = 141
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 01, 2021, 02:52:56 pm
Only 8 issued in January, predominantly to immigrants.

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2918
WAHs = 142
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on February 01, 2021, 08:10:03 pm
Only 8 issued in January, predominantly to immigrants.

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 2918
WAHs = 142


There’ll be plenty of cheap WAVS coming on stream so.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 01, 2021, 08:21:23 pm
If you work for Free Now you're only allowed 2 passengers in a saloon. That has to be hard on saloon drivers who are forced to work up to 140 hours/week because of An Taoiseach's puppy dole cuts. Given that Free Now needs at least 10,000 men to buy EVs in the next 12 months to meet it's emissions commitments one would imagine electric WAVs will be commonplace by this time next year.

Have ya tried welding a Qualcast motor into the newly refurbished French panel van?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on February 02, 2021, 12:52:51 am
Have ya tried welding a Qualcast motor into the newly refurbished French panel van?

Laffin, I’ll be polluting until 12th December 2027 (but who’s counting).
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 01, 2021, 08:23:42 pm
Only 14 issued in February:

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2931
WAHs = 143
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Punter on March 01, 2021, 09:04:51 pm
Who in their right mind would invest in this Biz ?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: markmiwurdz on March 01, 2021, 10:12:20 pm
Who in their right mind would invest in this Biz ?


I would imagine only somebody already in it.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on March 01, 2021, 10:33:56 pm
Who in their right mind would invest in this Biz ?


I know I keep saying this but the Cough is masking the damage Brexit is going to do at least we will have some sort of job .I see tonight the Cabinet decided to go begging for 850 million from the EU to help with post Covid rebuilding .You will get a lot of FAS courses for that sort of money .We are heading back to the 70s /80s .Outside of Dublin this is probably still a decent job but Dublin with Rent a Bike ,Scooters ,24 hour busses, Bus lanes dead ends it will be minimum wage at best .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on March 01, 2021, 11:12:35 pm
Who knows what post covid will be like,anyone with a few years left with their current vehicle and maybe no repayments will ride out the storm although the PUP will dry up soon enough but will the work return to a sustainable level?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on March 01, 2021, 11:18:37 pm
Who knows what post covid will be like,anyone with a few years left with their current vehicle and maybe no repayments will ride out the storm although the PUP will dry up soon enough but will the work return to a sustainable level?


It will be BOOM or BUST cant see it being steady everybody will spend after they get parole or be to afraid to spend until they know if they have a job .Its just guesswork .Be interesting to see what a Sf Taoiseach and Finance Minister will do .Tax and spend might increase the amount of jobs but tax from wages wont leave a lot for Porter ,Smokes and Coke .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on March 01, 2021, 11:32:27 pm
I can't see too many younger people coming into the game other than to legitimatise criminal activity,the likes of FN will be the future supplying electric cars for cosy for people to make a few bob for the holliers,even i don't want to drive a joe for a living anymore but i can see a time when i'll be glad of the licence to get me out of the house for a few hours.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: john m on March 01, 2021, 11:42:48 pm
I can't see too many younger people coming into the game other than to legitimatise criminal activity,the likes of FN will be the future supplying electric cars for cosy for people to make a few bob for the holliers,even i don't want to drive a joe for a living anymore but i can see a time when i'll be glad of the licence to get me out of the house for a few hours.

Hal this Covid Crap has been very one sided if your a public servant your on full coin a lot of jobs are still on full coin .Ive burned through my savings can see the aftermath of this thing impacting more on low paid workers or self employed .When I say we will go back to the 70s that will probably include more people drinking local especially if pubs open later 100 notes to see Rod Stewart or 80 notes to see a Poor Rep of Ireland Soccer team will be a thing of the past .The big Croaker or Aviva Gigs wont be as plentyfull for a while but local work off your phone might be Ok cut out Me Taxi as long as you are reliable .
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on March 01, 2021, 11:52:14 pm
My boss rang today checkin in,was supposed to be starting back next Mon but i knew from the last announcement that it wasn't gonna happen,but he's hoping for a big bounce as soon as things open up like they did last year.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on March 02, 2021, 12:28:43 am
My boss rang today checkin in,was supposed to be starting back next Mon but i knew from the last announcement that it wasn't gonna happen,but he's hoping for a big bounce as soon as things open up like they did last year.
Did yiz have a cabinet meeting? 8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on March 02, 2021, 12:48:31 am
Nah....the knives were out!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 02, 2021, 05:42:34 pm
Who in their right mind would invest in this Biz ?

Immigrants, in the main.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on March 02, 2021, 07:48:00 pm
Only 14 issued in February:

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 2931
WAHs = 143


Would have been  the 15th (55160)  only I cancelled my application due to the WAV21 Grant commencing 1st March.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on March 02, 2021, 07:48:38 pm
Who in their right mind would invest in this Biz ?

Me!

Seems like four or five of the other new plates are thinking the same way as they have put the same vehicles on the road. Ford Transit/Tourneos. All MPV's.
Wonder if any of them will surrender their plates and reapply to get the grant?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 02, 2021, 08:08:25 pm
I don't think you have to surrender plates to get the grant. Didn't they say any individual/entity can apply for as many grants as they want?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on March 02, 2021, 09:34:11 pm
I don't think you have to surrender plates to get the grant. Didn't they say any individual/entity can apply for as many grants as they want?

Almost certain you do. I had the conditional offer and had the suitability booked for last Friday afternoon in Greenhills. I received the industry update which mentioned the new WAV21 Grant scheme opened yesterday (01/03/21). I called the NTA and asked could I still apply. They said no, the grant offer had to be issued before applying for a conditional offer. So I cancelled my (55160) conditional offer and sent off the WAV grant form yesterday morning.

As for how many the information document doesn't say or I missed it. What is different is that for non E-grant vehicles (diesel or petrol) only existing SPSV Driver Licence holders and Existing SPSV Vehicle Licence holders can apply. Where as there is no restriction on the E-Grants.

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Information-Guide-for-WAV21-Grant-Scheme-2021.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Information-Guide-for-WAV21-Grant-Scheme-2021.pdf)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on March 02, 2021, 10:15:36 pm
I was gavin an oul read through the eSPSV forms.....it seems that after you receive grant approval you have to buy the car,sticker it up and pass the suitability prior to them depositing the funds in your nominated bank account.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 03, 2021, 12:00:26 am
That's fair enough but I don't think there's a limit on the number of grants you can receive. I know it was initially limited to one man one plate but the MPOs gave out and that limit was removed. There may be an upper limit in €s/year imposed by the EC?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Panel on March 03, 2021, 12:35:08 am
That's fair enough but I don't think there's a limit on the number of grants you can receive. I know it was initially limited to one man one plate but the MPOs gave out and that limit was removed. There may be an upper limit in €s/year imposed by the EC?


There’s no limit to how many grants ya can revive, although the potential rentee of the vehicle has to complete disability awareness training to comply with terms of the grant and licence.

I got €2500 off the price of my wanked out french panel van as it was 5.5 years old at the time of licensing.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on March 03, 2021, 01:36:54 am
Think its different this time around.

The normal non electric/hybrid WAV grant is only available to existing licence holders, both driver and vehicle.

The electric is restricted to ten per person or company.

Section 4.1 on page 6.
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Information-Guide-for-WAV21-Grant-Scheme-2021.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Information-Guide-for-WAV21-Grant-Scheme-2021.pdf)


and again section 4 on page 3. (Clarifies that it is a maximum of ten applications)
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Information-Guide-for-eSPSV21-Grant-Scheme-2.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Information-Guide-for-eSPSV21-Grant-Scheme-2.pdf)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 03, 2021, 05:48:33 pm
It was the normal WAV grant I was referring to, UW. That was initially a one man one plate deal but was soon extended to MPOs... subject to the 10 grants per year limit which, if memory serves, is to comply with EU regulation. I'd say the electric one will go the same way if/when (prospective) fleet operators weigh in.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on April 01, 2021, 03:15:51 pm
Only 6 issued in March, possibly the lowest ever:

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2937
WAHs = 143

Might suggest a need to significantly increase saloon licence fees to finance more substantial subsidies for WAVs?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 03, 2021, 08:31:42 pm
42 issued in April... business starting to pick up again?

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 2978
WAHs = 144
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on May 05, 2021, 07:10:14 pm
42 issued in April... business starting to pick up again?

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 2978
WAHs = 144


Reckon the WAV21 grant scheme had a lot to do with the higher number. I was one of them.

One of the lads at suitability inspection said they are lucky to have a few inspections each day. They haven't see a rush back yet.

Must have been bored cos two of them did the inspection on my yoke.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on May 05, 2021, 07:21:49 pm
42 issued in April... business starting to pick up again?

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 2978
WAHs = 144


Reckon the WAV21 grant scheme had a lot to do with the higher number. I was one of them.

One of the lads at suitability inspection said they are lucky to have a few inspections each day. They haven't see a rush back yet.

Must have been bored cos two of them did the inspection on my yoke.


Did they do it in half the time?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on May 05, 2021, 10:23:53 pm
42 issued in April... business starting to pick up again?

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 2978
WAHs = 144


Reckon the WAV21 grant scheme had a lot to do with the higher number. I was one of them.

One of the lads at suitability inspection said they are lucky to have a few inspections each day. They haven't see a rush back yet.

Must have been bored cos two of them did the inspection on my yoke.


Did they do it in half the time?

Nope  ::) all friendly and chatty so it was probably longer than they usually take.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 06, 2021, 08:49:27 pm
Reckon the WAV21 grant scheme had a lot to do with the higher number. I was one of them.


I knew I saw your name on the list ABDELWAHAB OULAD ABDALLAH!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on May 06, 2021, 09:17:12 pm
Reckon the WAV21 grant scheme had a lot to do with the higher number. I was one of them.


I knew I saw your name on the list ABDELWAHAB OULAD ABDALLAH!

Ye wha? lol
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 06, 2021, 09:18:59 pm
I know he's an oul lad...
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on May 06, 2021, 09:36:44 pm
Reckon the WAV21 grant scheme had a lot to do with the higher number. I was one of them.


I knew I saw your name on the list ABDELWAHAB OULAD ABDALLAH!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 01, 2021, 01:04:04 pm
44 issued in May...

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 3018
WAHs = 148
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on June 01, 2021, 08:01:36 pm
All these new entrants into the Irish taxi system, almost identical in correlation to the amount of divorces in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia and newly single Pakistani gentlemen on Tinder.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 01, 2021, 08:28:59 pm
Seems to suggest things are picking up as the economy moves towards the new normal. I gather the weekend was extremely busy up above in Dublin.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on June 02, 2021, 10:37:54 am
Seems to suggest things are picking up as the economy moves towards the new normal. I gather the weekend was extremely busy up above in Dublin.
Ask the plague rats. 8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: U Wha on June 04, 2021, 12:27:13 am
Grant me hole. I had a plate at the door for suitability at end of February. Then the grant came out and I cancelled and reapplied for the WAV  grant/plate. As of today I am still waiting for the grant payment to arrive. Complete pain in the hole. I have it spent 4 times over. Probably worse off now. If it was non Covid I would have lost me hole never mind having a pain in it.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 01, 2021, 01:46:32 am
35 issued in June..

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 3051
WAHs = 150
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: vandriver on July 01, 2021, 07:11:37 am
Does no-one buy new?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Belker on July 01, 2021, 09:18:44 am
Seemingly not Van D, it's not good sense economically, a part worn 5-y-old motor might save ya 50 a week as compared to going New.
Personally I would have loved to have gone New last year, but they stopped making the Avensis car I love in 2018, unlikely now that I'm too old that I will ever go New again (in 2027), most likely the New car would see me well out !

If'n it's your Dream to go New Van D ? Then Go Fer It !

Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on July 01, 2021, 11:02:01 am
What's the NTA's end of life for a WAT....15yrs?

If you're comfortable paying x amount for 5yrs VD,you could then after those 5yrs continue to put aside an equivalent amount to fund your next WAT with hopefully no/small very managable repayments.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 01, 2021, 01:13:11 pm
The regulations were drafted to attract UK imports. In the UK disabled drivers can buy cars VAT free so there's usually ample supply of decent quality low mileage imports. I bought a new car back in 2004, I wouldn't do it again... after a month or so the novelty wears off and it's just another workhorse.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 04, 2021, 02:39:47 pm
27 issued in July..

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 3074
WAHs = 154
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Bob Shillin on August 04, 2021, 03:58:50 pm
We are very much becoming an ethnic minority in the taxi racket, FN's future is secure, although maybe the immigrants will surprise, and shame use with a revolt against the status quo. (No jokes Hal, I know that Rick is dead)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on August 04, 2021, 06:15:07 pm
We are very much becoming an ethnic minority in the taxi racket, FN's future is secure, although maybe the immigrants will surprise, and shame use with a revolt against the status quo. (No jokes Hal, I know that Rick is dead)

Ah Bob...that's Parfitt for the course!!
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Octavia1 on August 04, 2021, 07:45:19 pm
35 issued in June..

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 3051
WAHs = 150

Madness
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on August 04, 2021, 07:50:50 pm
Why didn't you quote the July figures #294 above?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 31, 2021, 07:10:29 pm
34 issued in August...

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 3105
WAHs = 157
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on August 31, 2021, 07:38:02 pm
34 issued in August...

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 3105
WAHs = 157

Most Afghanis will be settled in Westport, soon to be renamed Helmand's Mayo'! 8)
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 31, 2021, 08:18:28 pm
Is it just a coincidence that Free Now have been conducting distance learning Dublin taxi driving courses in Afghanistan over the last couple of years?
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 01, 2021, 10:44:20 am
29 issued in September...

http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php (http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php)

WATs = 3130
WAHs = 161
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: silverbullet on October 01, 2021, 01:34:25 pm
29 issued in September...

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 3130
WAHs = 161

I'm beginning to think our borders are made from a combination of mica and pyrite they're so porous.
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: markmiwurdz on October 01, 2021, 09:04:51 pm
34 issued in August...

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 3105
WAHs = 157

Most Afghanis will be settled in Westport, soon to be renamed Helmand's Mayo'! 8)


 ::clap ::clap ::clap
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: vandriver on October 02, 2021, 02:32:57 pm
29 issued in September...

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 3130
WAHs = 161

I'm beginning to think our borders are made from a combination of mica and pyrite they're so porous.

There's at least one Irish by birth  ::fds
Title: Re: New Standard WAVs
Post by: Shallowhal on October 02, 2021, 08:05:47 pm
29 issued in September...

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/miniwat.php[/url])

WATs = 3130
WAHs = 161

I'm beginning to think our borders are made from a combination of mica and pyrite they're so porous.

There's at least one Irish by birth  ::fds


And that was probably an accident!!