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3 tips for every new Uber driver

3 tips for every new Uber driver

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We’ve helped thousands of new Uber drivers get on the road in a Splend PCO car and earn a flexible income. Are you looking to become an Uber driver? We’ve compiled a list of the 3 most important tips you should know before starting with Uber. Be organised for the…

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Splend startup costs and special charges explained

Splend startup costs and special charges explained

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Ready to get started with Splend? We’re excited for you to join our community. We know there’s a lot to consider when you get started with PCO car rental or Rent to buy so we’ve put together this easy-to-follow guide. Before we delve into the smaller details, here’s what your…

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London hotspots for PCN fines - hot areas for penalty charge notices

10+1 London hotspots for PCN fines

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Driving in London can become a costly exercise if you’re not prepared. Before heading out to drive it’s important to study the road rules – the most common types of PCN notices in particular, as more than a million of them were handed out in 2018 alone. At Splend, we’ve…

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Top 6 PCN fines for PCO drivers to watch out for

Top 6 PCN fines for PCO drivers to watch out for

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With a history spanning over 2,000 years, it’s little wonder why London’s streets can be some of the hardest to navigate for drivers. On top of the winding roads, there’s often high congestion too. To keep the roads safe and limit congestion, there are numerous road rules in place, some…

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What are the best cars for Uber?

The ultimate 2020 car guide for Uber drivers in London

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What makes the best cars for driving Uber in the UK? From the all-important fuel consumption through comfort, safety, to reliability, and even how good the car looks on the road – there’s a lot to take into consideration. Choosing the best car for Uber in London can be a…

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MoT extension – COVID-19 update and FAQ

MoT extension for Uber – COVID-19 update and FAQ

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UPDATE – June 2020 TfL has recommenced car inspections on June 3rd 2020. The MoT extensions remain valid for PHV licences that expired between March 23rd  and June 30th (inclusive), so the cars won’t need to undergo inspection until the new expiry date.   Starting July, cars presented for licensing…

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cars stuck in traffic in London

London Congestion Charge – all you need to know about driving in Central London

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What is the Congestion Charge? The Congestion Charge is a £15 daily charge for driving in Central London during daytime hours (7:00 am to 6:00 pm), aimed to reduce traffic congestion in and around the charging zone. UPDATE Starting from June 22, TfL has increased the daily charge to £15 and extend…

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COVID-19 update—TfL lifts ULEZ and Congestion Charge

COVID-19 update—TfL raises daily Congestion Charge to £15

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From Monday 22nd June, TfL has increased the Congestion Charge and extended the charging period. Along with raising the daily fee for petrol and diesel cars entering Central London from £11.50 to £15, TfL also extended the charging period to weekends. The changes don’t affect the ULEZ charge, which remains…

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The most important COVID-19 resources for on-demand drivers

The most important COVID-19 resources for on-demand drivers

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The global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus has forced businesses and individuals alike to rethink the way they operate and adjust their lifestyle to the lockdown. This hasn’t been easy for any of us, but aside from the difficulties, it’s also shown just how adaptable we…

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Amazon flex review

Driving for Amazon Flex – Hear it from an experienced on-demand driver

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With rideshare demand down as a result of the nationwide lockdown, on-demand drivers have pivoted into package and food delivery to supplement their income We chatted with Richie the other day, a Splend member who is maximising his income across multiple on-demand platforms including Amazon Flex, Deliveroo, and Uber Eats.…

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