Atlanta Checker Cab was founded in 1947 by Richard F. Hewatt, Sr. with the most modest beginnings: one cab. Over the next 60 years under the leadership of three generations, Richard F. Hewatt, Sr., R.F. Hewatt, Jr. and Richard C. Hewatt, the company has grown to a state-of-the-art, 140+ vehicle transportation company, serving more than 3,000 passengers per day, throughout metro Atlanta. Along the way Atlanta Checker Cab made a point of being first.
- First in Atlanta to utilize two-way communications
- First to implement computer dispatch
- First to employ alternative fueled powered cabs in the interest of the environment