Yesterday Hailo upped the anti in its “war” against established dispatch operator, Beck Taxi, with an unsolicited mass text message to drivers.
Last week we responded to a Toronto Star article about the Beck/Hailo conflict in Toronto. The article had unfairly accused Beck Taxi of intimidating and threatening drivers who were using the Hailo driver app, which wasn’t true.On Monday, the industry was relieved to see a more balanced article in yesterday’s National Post. It quoted Beck’s Operations Manager saying, “the allegation that we’ve been threatening or bullying is just so opposite of the truth.” When asked whether she’d prohibit drivers from using Hailo, she explained. “I think I would pose it as a question: ‘Are you making more money? Is this something that’s in your best interest?’”.
Hailo Toronto president, Justin Raymond, interpreted her statements in his own way. Yesterday he sent the following mass text message to drivers— including drivers who have never signed up for Hailo:
“It’s official, Beck admits all drivers are free to use Hailo app. Top drivers earn over $300/week & growing. 219 Queen St E. Your future is in your hands”
Now who’s harassing Beck Taxi drivers?