Becoming a driver

Uber topographical test - what is it and how to pass it

What is the Uber topographical test and how you can easily pass it

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You can’t get started driving Uber in London without taking the dreaded topographical (map-reading) test. In fairness, it sounds more terrifying than it is, and it’s actually very useful, whether you’re born and raised in London or just getting to know your way around the city. Once you’ve submitted your…

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How to get a PCO licence in London in 6+1 easy steps

How to get your PCO licence in 6+1 steps

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A PCO licence is an essential document for rideshare drivers to get started with Uber and similar platforms such as Bolt, Ola, or FREE NOW. Its official name is Private Hire Driver Licence, so don’t let this confuse you. Most people reference it as the “PCO licence” since it’s issued…

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How to become a FREE NOW driver in London

How to become a FREE NOW driver in London [Complete guide]

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The recent merger of Kapten and FREE NOW has created a one-stop-shop for mobility, giving passengers the option to call a PHV or a taxi. There are now over 1.5 million UK passengers signed up to FREE NOW, boosting the demand for new drivers. FREE NOW showcases their technology, support,…

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How to become an Amazon Flex driver in London

How to become an Amazon Flex driver in London

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Amazon has become synonymous with fast growth and has even replaced Apple as the highest-valued brand in the world. Even the pandemic hasn’t stopped Amazon, with millions of people turning to the online giant to ensure their houses were lockdown-ready. With orders booming, Amazon continues to look for new drivers…

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How to become a Bolt driver in London

How to become a Bolt driver in London [Complete guide]

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Originally known as Taxify, Bolt is an Estonian rideshare company that was one of the first competitors to take on Uber in London, one of the biggest rideshare markets globally. With a strong foothold in both Europe and Africa, Bolt has continued to attract over 25,000 drivers to the platform…

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How to become an Ola driver in London

How to become an Ola driver in London [Complete guide]

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Since launching in India in 2010 Ola has taken the ridesharing market by storm, becoming one of the largest platforms on the market. More recently, Ola launched in London, one of the top 5 biggest rideshare markets globally. Both riders and drivers have already taken a liking to Ola, with…

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Comparison - See the most popular rideshare apps in London side-by-side

Comparing the most popular rideshare apps in London

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Life as an on-demand driver is all about finding the best time and place to work with the highest efficiency possible so you can maximise your earnings and enjoy a healthy work-life balance. However, where and when you drive is not all that you can control. You can also juggle…

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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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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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