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Feb

Mobile Phone Use | Penalty Points Set To Double

The law regarding mobile phone use is set to change. From 1st March 2017, the penalty for using a mobile phone whilst driving will double. As a PCO driver it’s crucial that you read the following information and understand the READ MORE

22

Feb

Diesel Cars, T-Charge, Euro 6 Emissions And The ULEZ Explained

You might have heard a lot of stories regarding diesel cars over the last few weeks, which might affect the PCO car you’re driving or want to buy in the future. There has been much confusion over the new rules READ MORE

17

Feb

Drive Smart | Shoyab’s Top Tips For Driving a Toyota Prius

Drive Smart | Shoyab’s Top Tips For Driving a Toyota Prius Being a PCO driver means being smart when driving. It’s great getting pings and bringing in fares, but are you driving smart and reducing your fuel costs? If you’re driving READ MORE

15

Feb

Driver Wellbeing | How To Keep Fit and Healthy On The Road

  As a private hire driver, it’s very important to make sure you keep yourself in good condition. From eating well, to driving with the correct posture, these can have a significant impact on your long term health. That’s why READ MORE

01

Feb

Driver Tips: Avoiding Fines Part 2

Speeding Following on from our previous article on Penalty Charge Notices (PCN’s), we’ve been doing some digging around and found a variety of other fines that you could be avoiding. Stop wasting your hard earned money on fines by following READ MORE

23

Jan

TfL Spot Checks | Are You Prepared?

Transport for London’s compliance officers are employed to inspect private hire drivers, vehicles, and private hire operators in London  . they ensure they comply with relevant legislation and regulations. We’re here to help and make sure you and your car READ MORE

12

Jan

How To Upload Your Documentation To Uber

So you’re about to start work in your new PCO car, great stuff. There is however, one last hurdle to complete…. uploading your documentation to Uber! Here at Otto Car, we’ll always help and do it with you on-site during READ MORE

03

Jan

The secret to getting pings before other Uber drivers

Uber has been massively expanding in London Uber drivers now account for over a fifth of all taxi and private-hire drivers – and they don’t look like slowing down anytime soon. But bringing on lots of new drivers without bringing READ MORE

22

Dec

The Top 10 Uber Destinations In London

When you’re working the roads of London, it’s a good idea to understand where Uber customers want to go and why. So here at Otto Car, we’ve done some digging around and compiled a list of the top 10 Uber destinations READ MORE

19

Dec

The English Language Test

  UPDATED: 13/02/2017 TfL have recently introduced English language tests for private hire drivers and Otto Car want to make sure you’re prepared and ready to pass them with flying colours. PCO drivers will need to produce a certificate from READ MORE

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