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Congratulations Garth Stead! The 3 millionth passenger booking for Albury Taxis

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

The NSW Taxi Council and the Country Taxi Operators Association would like to Congratulate Albury Taxis for reaching a significant milestone of 3 million Taxi journeys booked through their SmartMove Computerised Dispatch system. This occurred over the first weekend of March 2021.

Garth Stead, a customer of Albury Taxis from West Albury, was the 3 millionth booking for Albury Taxis and was awarded $500 worth of Albury Taxis Credit on Saturday 6 March 2021. Taxi Driver for Albury Taxis Manpreet Heer Bhangu was at the wheel for the prize-winning trip.

Bob Plummer - the Chairperson of Albury Taxis, on this significant occasion expressed, that, "It's a milestone - that's about 300,000 jobs a year. I'd like to Thank all our customers for their support."

(from left to right - Albury Taxi drivers Mohammed Umarji and Wayne Wilesmith with Chairperson Bob Plummer)

Bob further added that, "We want to let the community know that we appreciate their business. Its been a tough period for everyone, it's a great achievement and we want to give back".

It's an extremely wonderful period for Albury Taxis as they also celebrated 60 years of providing passenger transport services in the Albury/Wodonga Area in 2020. Now they have completed 3 million bookings for Taxis in March 2021. Indeed, a great milestone for the Regional NSW Taxi Industry!

The journey towards 3 million bookings with SmartMove began in March 2012. A computerised Taxi dispatch solutions provider, which involves a call centre in Hobart automatically dispatching to available cars in the region. This improves the efficiency, functioning and management of its Taxi fleet, leveraging the robust dispatch software and hardware from SmartMove.

Albury Taxis are locally owned and based with a fleet of over 30 Taxis. Their fleet includes wagons, sedans and wheelchair access Taxis. Albury Taxis provide accessible transport services 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Source: NSW Taxi Council, Albury Taxis and The Border Mail

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