Taxi Association will apply to over 100 Uber drivers

UberOSLO.illustration picture of taxi app Uber. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

The Norwegian Taxi Association will report 105 Uber drivers for violating the Occupational Transport Act.

– Uber are pirate taxis and those driving them do not have a legal permit, said union leader Øystein Trevland form the Norwegian Taxi Association in a statement.

The Norwegian Taxi Association is now providing a review to the chief of police in Oslo, where 105 drivers have been identified.

– These include both the security of passengers and a level playing field, says Trevland.

The Taxi Association has used the service for some time, and documented what has happened, writes the Nettavisen
The review contains screenshots of orders, receipts, names of drivers and images of cars.

– It is difficult to comment directly on this without having more details about what the Taxi Association claims to have uncovered here.

We question the method used to dig up personal information and outright hunt for partner drivers only because they have used the uberPOP service to offer others a safe, affordable and easy way to get around in Oslo, says Uber Norway’s boss Carl Edvard Endresen.

He believes uberPOP today operates within the Norwegian legislation and that it must be distinguished from transport sharing and traditional taxi services.

According to the Taxi Association, they have not experienced a receipt where VAT has been required, and they expect the IRS to dedicate themselves to verifying all fiscal matters around Uber.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today