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Yellow Cab Co Ltd

Vancouver taxi service

(British Columbia, Canada)

Yellow Cab Co Ltd

Phone number: +1 604 6811111
Email: dispatch.yc@telus.net
website: www.yellowcabvancouver.ca/

Company background

Yellow Cab Company Ltd. of Vancouver is an owner-operated company serving the residents, tourists and business professionals in The City of Vancouver and surrounding area since 1921. Yellow Cab prides itself as being the leader in the taxi industry in British Columbia and is presently the longest operating taxi Company in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. With a fleet of 249 taxicabs on the road, available 24 hours a day, Yellow Cab features 37 Wheelchair accessible vans and nearly 100 hybrid electric vehicles, making it the largest taxi company in British Columbia. If you need to catch a taxi from downtown Vancouver chances are, the first one you will see is a Yellow Cab. Yellow Cab also offers more direct lines in hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and retail locations than any other company in the city. An attractive feature of Yellow Cab is that most of its 260 shareholders are also active owner operators owning at least one half of a taxi in the Yellow Cab fleet. The pride of ownership is obvious when you view the well-maintained vehicles, which are cleaned inside and out on a daily basis. Yellow Cab provides its drivers with the most comprehensive training program in the Lower Mainland. Perhaps one of the most important factors of our success is our commitment to providing the highest standard of customer service. Our team of managers consistently monitors the fleet of vehicles and the performance of our drivers to ensure our customers receive only the most efficient, courteous, safe and comfortable transportation service. Yellow Cab has the most technologically advanced computerized dispatch system in the Lower Mainland. Using global positioning satelites or GPS it handles between 8,000-10,000 calls per day. This system assists in connecting customers to taxis in the most efficient manner possible. Winner of The Consumers Choice Awards, which is in association with The Gallop Organization who survey a large cross-section of consumers across the Lower Mainland. Yellow Cab has been voted as the Best Taxi Company in the Greater Vancouver area each year since 1999. Contact Information: Telephone: Dispatch: Administration: Account Information: Fax: (604) 681-1111 (604) 258-4700 (604) 258-4706 (604) 258-4717 Address: 1441 Clark Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3K9

Service description

Delivering customers safely to their destination is just a part of our service at Yellow Cab. Other than the traditional taxi transportation services, Yellow Cab offers the following services: PICKUP AND DELIVERY COURIER SERVICE If you need immediate pickup and delivery of an envelope, parcel or small package (under 20 pound or 10 kilograms), Yellow Cab can assist you. Our call taker will ask you for a telephone number and contact name at the point of pick up and at the point of delivery. This will assist our drivers in ensuring your delivery is made in minimal time. Although the rate is determined by the meter, there is a minimum rate of $10.00 for this service. AIRPORT SERVICE From the City of Vancouver, Yellow Cab offers reliable service to the Vancouver International Airport. However, if you intend to travel during the busy rush hour periods, please ensure you give yourself plenty of time before your flight departs. There are 61 Yellow Cab taxis licensed to pick up at the airport. Yellow Cab is one of 16 companies authorized to provide service from the airport - so if you prefer to use a Yellow Cab, please advise the airport taxihost and he or she will assist you with your request. JUMP STARTS * Yellow Cab provides a Jump Start Service when required by motorists who need roadside assistance. This service is $20.00. Due to the various problems that could be related to a low battery the $20.00 is charged whether the car starts or not. * Please Note: Yellow Cab is not responsible for any damages caused by improper connections to vehicles. Car owners should make sure that the connections according to their vehicle's requirement. Please look at your owners manual for details. PREDATED TAXI ORDERS If you prefer to call for your taxi in advance, our Dispatch Staff will take your call hours or days prior your taxi requirement. CALL-OUT FEATURE When calling for a Yellow Cab taxi, our Dispatch Staff can have the computer telephone you to advise you when the taxi has arrived or is getting close. To utilize this feature just let us know. Our call taker will take your telephone number and input your request. The next time you call for a taxi, only your phone number will be required, as the computer stores all the particulars of your address. This service is free of charge.

Aprox. prices

Taxi Fares Publish The following fares are estimates only, based on average traffic flow and distance. Fares may vary according to time of day and traffic congestion. All rates are regulated by City of Vancouver bylaws and by the Passenger Transportation Board. When traveling with any taxi company, provincial MCC regulations require that the fee for all trips be determined by the taxi meter. All taxi fares include Canadian "Goods & Services Tax" (GST). Non-Canadian residents can apply to have the GST they have paid refunded at the Border. Contact Canada Customs for details. Price (Canadian) Flag (Includes first 1/13th KM) Per Kilometer Per Hour $2.70 $1.58 $28.20 1-4 Passengers for 1 Meter Fare FROM TO APPROX. FARE Downtown Vancouver Abbotsford Airport Aldergrove Bellingham Blaine Chilliwack Cloverdale Coquitlam Crescent Beach Cultus Lake Deep Cove Eagle Harbour Grouse Mountain Haney Harrison Hope Horseshoe Bay Ioco Ladner Langley Maple Ridge Metrotown Mission Newton New Westminister Oak Harbour WA PNE Port Moody SFU Sardis Scottsdale Seatac Airport WA Seattle WA Squamish Steveston Surrey (North) Tacoma WA Tsawassen Tsawassen (Ferry) UBC Whalley Whistler White Rock $153.60 30.00 108.00 186.00 108.00 219.00 93.60 58.80 86.40 210.00 40.80 43.20 31.20 87.60 234.00 294.00 43.20 58.80 58.80 90.00 91.20 32.40 147.00 57.60 39.60 336.00 21.60 46.80 39.60 192.00 63.60 480.00 432.00 151.20 57.60 62.40 504.00 75.60 78.00 26.40 58.80 211.20 96.00 UBC SFU White Rock Airport 33.60 63.60 78.00

Company fleet

249

Company message

If calling from a municipality other than Vancouver, we can bring you into our city or to the airport provided we receive adequate lead-time to get a taxi to you when it is required. If you require a vehicle for 5 passengers, please advise our call taker as many of our vehicles are equipped to carry only 4 passengers. This will save you from having your trip re-dispatched causing additional waiting time. If there are stopping restrictions where you are calling from please be at curbside. This will ensure you will not miss your taxi. Our computerized dispatch system results in quick, efficient service. This system requires exact house or building number and proper street name, plus your buzzer number if living in a coded apartment building. If your taxi does not arrive within 20 minutes please give us another call and inform your call taker this is a callback. This allows us to track your taxi order and determine how soon your taxi will arrive. When phoning for taxi service from 2 pm to 5 pm, we ask that you provide the call taker with your location and destination. This helps us service you more effectively during this busy period. If you have ordered a taxi and have changed your mind, please give us a call to cancel your arrangements. Also, please ensure that you only call one company at a time. This assists us by providing other customers with prompt service, as our cabs are not required to go to pick up points where they will not be required. If trying to catch a Yellow Cab taxi from the downtown core, be sure you look not only for the familiar yellow painted car, but also ensure the name is Yellow Cab. There are times when other taxis of the same color from surrounding communities, (offering a lower standard of service) attempt to pick up fares in Vancouver illegally. Tourists coming into Vancouver by cruise ship or through the airport are advised to compare taxi rates with those of the Airporter or charter bus. If traveling with a companion, you may get a better rate as the regular fare for up to 4 passengers. The rate for the bus is charged on a per person basis.


Rate Yellow Cab Co Ltd
2 stars Ave. rating: 2 from 12 votes.
      
  unhappy x-customer   --   Vancouver (British Columbia) (Canada)
posted: 2012-05-06 03:29:33
cab #156 driver last night is a thief. my daughter was picked up and approximately $80 was taken from her purse. phoned dispatch right away and got only rudeness in return. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!