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Educational Articles, Free Log Forms, Planning Information for New Start-Up Companies, Typical Meter rates in various cities, support for existing companies, and materials to make your cab service a profitable and service-oriented contributor to your community. This section is mostly a free service for your understanding of the taxi cab business, and of the protocols and systems in place in many aspects of the business. Where charges are made, you will see the price displayed above the item. Most of the items are free. We at Fred Stock Electronics (www.TaxiCabElectronics.com, www.TaxiSource,.com and other sites we provide,) are proud to offer these articles for your benefit, nearly all without charge.


Client Photographs

Client Photographs

Photos of some of our clients vehicles. You can attach a clear photo of your taxi to an e-mail. Send..

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Discussion - Driving In Your Head. Philosophy

Discussion - Driving In Your Head. Philosophy

Philosophy and Mind Set have another level. This is a personal discussion for your consideration.&nb..

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Lesson: About Pulse Dividers

Lesson: About Pulse Dividers

Discussion of Pulse Divider/Conditioners used in taximeter installations. ..

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Lesson: About Rechargeable Batteries

Lesson: About Rechargeable Batteries

A discussion of the care and feeding of Portable device rechargeable batteries. How to determine whi..

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Lesson: About Relays; who what where why how

Lesson: About Relays; who what where why how

About Relays; who what where why how. Relays are little devices used to control things like toplight..

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Lesson: About Taxi Cab Safety

Lesson: About Taxi Cab Safety

This Lesson is a discussion of methods and equipment which can make a taxi a safer place to spend yo..

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Lesson: About Two Way Radio and Communications

Lesson: About Two Way Radio and Communications

Two Way Radio and Communications. This lesson explores the field of in-car communications, comparing..

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Lesson: All About L.E.D.'s

Lesson: All About L.E.D.'s

This lesson explores the new world of LED's as they relate to our lives and our Taxi Products. ..

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Lesson: Basic Installation Procedures

Lesson: Basic Installation Procedures

Basic Installation Procedures. This brief discussion is intended to familiarize new entrants into th..

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Lesson: History of Taxi Cabs

Lesson: History of Taxi Cabs

Historical and sidebar notes on taxicabs, and their genesis. This is just a taste of the background ..

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Lesson: How Do My Drivers Get Paid

Lesson: How Do My Drivers Get Paid

How Do My Drivers Get Paid? We are asked this question regularly. ...and the answers are endless. Th..

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Lesson: How Meter Statistics Work, and display.

Lesson: How Meter Statistics Work, and display.

Lesson: How Meter Statistics Work. Your taximeter will have a system to record statistics and totals..

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Lesson: Jump Starting Vehicle Batteries

Lesson: Jump Starting Vehicle Batteries

The simple act of jump-starting your cab or another vehicle with your cab, can cause endless problem..

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Lesson: Lettering On Toplights and Vehicles

Lesson: Lettering On Toplights and Vehicles

This discussion covers lettering on toplights, and elsewhere on your vehicle. Changing lettering on ..

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Lesson: Licenses, Paperwork, Regulations

Lesson: Licenses, Paperwork, Regulations

Licenses, Paperwork, Regulations. This is an general discussion of rules and regs, red tape and rest..

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Lesson: Marketing In The Taxi Industry

Lesson: Marketing In The Taxi Industry

Marketing In The Taxi Industry - tips and proven methods for getting your taxi service into the ..

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Lesson: Meter Programming Vs. Meter Calibration

Lesson: Meter Programming Vs. Meter Calibration

A discussion of the differences and nuances of meter programs and the meter calibration. How they fi..

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Lesson: Meters 101 - The basics of Taxi Meters

Lesson: Meters 101 - The basics of Taxi Meters

Meters 101 - The basics of Taxi Meters. Let's say you have just heard of Taxi Meters for the first t..

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Lesson: Preventing Noise Falsing In Pulse Circuits

Lesson: Preventing Noise Falsing In Pulse Circuits

Preventing Noise Falsing In Pulse Circuits: Your car uses a set of devices which require information..

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Lesson: Preventing Stolen Rides

Lesson: Preventing Stolen Rides

Preventing Stolen Rides - Methods, schemes, technology aimed at keeping other taxi's from grabbing y..

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Lesson: Pulses And How They Work

Lesson: Pulses And How They Work

Pulses And How They Work. Pulses are made in your car, and they carry information about distance and..

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Lesson: Rooftop Advertising Carriers

Lesson: Rooftop Advertising Carriers

All you need to know about roof-top advertising carriers for your car or van.   When you o..

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Lesson: Starting A Meter Installation Shop

Lesson: Starting A Meter Installation Shop

Starting A Meter Installation Shop: a discussion of considerations for setting up a business as a ta..

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Lesson: Starting Your Own Taxi Business

Lesson: Starting Your Own Taxi Business

Starting Your Own Taxi Business. Here is a discussion and check-list for men and women beginning the..

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Lesson: Taxes on Your Rides

Lesson: Taxes on Your Rides

Lesson: Taxes on Your Rides. Many locations in Canada, in the states of Ohio and Georgia, possibly m..

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Lesson: Taxi Drivers Can Act As Tour Guides

Lesson: Taxi Drivers Can Act As Tour Guides

Taxi Drivers Can Act As Tour Guides - Being the first "local" to have a few minutes to spend with a ..

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Lesson: Taxi Emergencies

Lesson: Taxi Emergencies

Lesson: Taxi Emergencies: Drivers may be a lifeline in emergency situations. ..

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Lesson: Testing Your Pulse Circuit Installation

Lesson: Testing Your Pulse Circuit Installation

This lesson will help an installer to discover where a pulse failure has occurred. This circuit is t..

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Lesson: The Trouble with Mag/Cig Multi-Circuit Toplights

Lesson: The Trouble with Mag/Cig Multi-Circuit Toplights

The Trouble with Mag/Cig Multi-Circuit Toplights.  Magneticly mounted toplights generally have ..

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Lesson: The Wind Speech

Lesson: The Wind Speech

Lesson: The Wind Speech; This is a discussion of toplight mounting systems. People have tried to glu..

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Lesson: Toplight Installation Manual

Lesson: Toplight Installation Manual

Toplight Installation Manual.  The general overview of toplights, how they work and mount, and ..

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Lesson: Toplights 101

Lesson: Toplights 101

Lesson: Toplights 101. How Taxi Signs work, and probably more about toplights than you ever wanted t..

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Lesson: Understanding The Structure of Meter Rates

Lesson: Understanding The Structure of Meter Rates

Understanding Meter Rates: Taximeters are programmed with the rates they will charge your clients. T..

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Lesson: Vehicles For Taxi Cabs

Lesson: Vehicles For Taxi Cabs

Vehicles For Taxi Cabs. This lesson is actually a set of likes and prejudices we have formed after d..

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Lesson: Wind and the Toplight on Your Vehicle

Lesson: Wind and the Toplight on Your Vehicle

Wind can effect your toplight negatively. Here is a discussion of the ramifications. The guy behind ..

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Receipt Template for Biz Card Reverse

Receipt Template for Biz Card Reverse

Make your own business cards on your computer and printer, using standard business card blanks from ..

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Taxi Meter Wiring Schemes by Manufacturer

Taxi Meter Wiring Schemes by Manufacturer

Basic schematic block diagrams for our most popular taximeter models. These include the Certificate ..

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Typical Meter Rates. Actual Rates in Use!

Typical Meter Rates. Actual Rates in Use!

Typical Taxicab Meter Rates in various locations, from actual meters programmed in our shop, listed ..

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User's Instructions - Taxi Meters

User's Instructions - Taxi Meters

This FREE document is specially written for Drivers. It is a list of the taximeters we handle, and f..

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Free Maintenance Forms

Free Maintenance Forms

Free Maintenance Forms - These forms have been developed from standard vehicle maintenance checklist..

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Free Job Notes Form for Installation Technicians

Free Job Notes Form for Installation Technicians

Taxi Installation work can be identical from job to job if you only work in one make and model of ca..

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Free Taxi Cab Trip Log Form

Free Taxi Cab Trip Log Form

Free Taxi Cab Trip Log Form for daily use in your taxi. This free form records vital information for..

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Meter Change Report Form

Meter Change Report Form

This form for reporting adjustments to taxi meters can be used by properly licensed technicians to r..

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