Saturday, April 28th, 2012

It’s time to reward hard working cabbies

On May 1, Live TaxiEpay is rolling out a national campaign offering eligible taxi drivers over $30,000 in prizes. Finally, hope for hard working cabbies!

The massive $30,000 “Beat the Winter Blues” campaign, beginning 1 May will run for a full 2 months. In these tough times where most drivers are earning just enough to cover household bills, Live TaxiEpay is giving away 5 amazing holidays to 5 lucky customers, providing them a well-earned break and trip of a lifetime. 5 travel prizes worth $5,000 each is up for grabs including accommodation, airfares, transfer, meals and spending money, plus daily instant prizes, all in all a total of over $30,000 worth of prizes nationally! This is one of the biggest giveaways the industry has ever seen.

Tom Varga, CEO of Live TaxiEpay said, “The media is full of negative stories about taxi drivers that may not be doing the right thing, however this really only represents the minority. Driving a taxi in Australia is hard work by any measure. Long hours, isolation, low pay, and a range of customers from the polite and happy to the drunk and rude, yet the vast majority of taxi drivers continue to deliver an excellent community service that goes unrecognised.

"Today, Live TaxiEpay is changing that before the end of the financial year. 5 Live TaxiEpay drivers around the country will win a holiday for 2 simply for doing their job and asking 'Is that cheque or savings?' This is a great initiative to highlight the positive side of the industry, the great people that make it up, and that hard work pays off in the lucky country.”

Many taxi drivers work 12 hour days, 7 days a week for as little as $7.5 an hour. Off the back of the Global Financial Crisis they now have to look forward to the carbon tax which will no doubt increase the price of LPG. A holiday is a luxury that most drivers cannot afford especially as they struggle to simply make ends meet.

At a time when we have enquiries in Victoria examining the industry, a driver shortage and safety concerns for many drivers across the country, this initiative could not come at a better time. The industry no doubt has its range of issues, but Live TaxiEpay customers already get some great rewards and now we have the opportunity to do something really significant and highlight the good within the Australian taxi industry.

Existing customers of Live TaxiEpay are all eligible for the holidays and daily instant prizes such as fuel cards, free car wash vouchers, movie tickets and 4 Xbox consoles. In fact, any customer that signs up with Live TaxiEpay at any time throughout the promotion is in the running, giving every driver in the market the opportunity to win.
Tom Varga CEO of Live TaxiEpay is available to be interviewed about this new initiative and any other taxi industry issues. Please contact Cherie Cooper on 0424 344 440 or [email protected]

The Live Group is an Australian based transaction processing business currently specifically servicing taxi drivers / operators and corporate customers.

Live TaxiEpay is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Live Group specifically involved in supplying EFTPOS terminals and additional value-added services to the Australian taxi industry. Live TaxiEpay was created through the merger of TaxiEpay (Melbourne based) and Live Payments in November 2008. Since then, sites have opened in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide with dealers and distributors located around the country ensuring Live TaxiEpay’s service is available to all.

Live Payments, provides a unique corporate taxi payments solution and online reconciliation portal that assists corporate users in tracking their taxi expenditure. Live Payments can deliver significant time and cost savings to the corporate user.

Live Group’s other subsidiary, Live EFTPOS, provides small and medium businesses a cost effective, full-service and fully mobile EFTPOS solution that is bank and APCA approved.

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Cherie Cooper

P: 0424344440


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