Rebrand makes it easier to book your with local taxi firm - 13cabs

Same faces, new name: Local taxis in Taree, Laurieton and Foster-Tuncurry have not only had a rebrand but it's now easier to book them than ever before. For more just visit www.13cabs.com.au.
Same faces, new name: Local taxis in Taree, Laurieton and Foster-Tuncurry have not only had a rebrand but it's now easier to book them than ever before. For more just visit www.13cabs.com.au.

A good taxi service is not just a solid Plan B as local firm, 13cabs has shown throughout the recent coronavirus crisis.

Their usual routes from the pubs and clubs may be on hold for the moment, but 13cabs are still out helping the community with all their essential travel needs, whether it be driving to doctors appointments or runs to the grocery store.

And it's not just people they have been transporting.

They can deliver parcels including picking up medications or alcohol.

If it fits in a car, and is legal, they'll deliver it to your door 24/7, every day of the year.

Want to send a gift to your grandma but don't know how? Just call 13cabs to help.

13cabs Mid North Coast Bureau is a family-owned and run business through and through. The Williamson family operated Forster-Tuncurry Taxis for 22 years, Taree Taxis for 15 years and Laurieton Taxis for the last five before partnering with Australian-owned company 13cabs.

Co-director Christie Cristoforo (née Williamson) says they moved to 13cabs for its sublime booking system and contactless payment options.

The system is so good, Christie says, customers can even track their drivers for precision departure times.

"By partnering with 13cabs, we'll be unlocking advanced booking processes and systems as well as more rigid safety and security precautions across all our taxis. Something we believe is truly warranted right now."

You'll find the same familiar faces picking you up too. Usually, there are 20 to 25 locals on the roster. Between them, they have countless years of experience and incredible local knowledge.

Understandably, some of them have temporarily stood down but as soon as it's safe to do so, they will all be back on the road, doing what they do best; driving the community safely and efficiently to wherever they need to go.

"Looking into the future, we're excited our new 13cabs fleets will provide frequent, quality and reliable transport for locals and tourists alike," says Christie.

The robust taxi fleet, includes six sedans and three wheelchair accessible taxis (WAT) for Taree. There are also three sedans, five WAT vehicles, and two point to point taxis (for booked work only) for Foster, and one sedan, two WAT vehicles and one point to point vehicle for Laurieton.

Booking is easy

Booking your ride with 13cabs is super easy. Simply do it through the 13cabs app, book it online, or call 13 2227.

And rest assured, they won't charge surge pricing, cancellation fees or any extras for good service.

There are multiple ways you can pay. From credit card, Cabcharge, Apple Pay, Google Pay or even cash, you choose - they drive.

This story Riding on with the locals first appeared on Manning River Times.