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Category: UK

Bus Lane Restrictions & Temporary Congestion Charges: An Uber Driver’s Guide to Driving in London
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Bus Lane Restrictions & Temporary Congestion Charges: An Uber Driver’s Guide to Driving in London

As an Uber driver in London, you may be finding the recent changes to lane restrictions and congestion charges challenging. To ensure your trips are as free from frustration and fines as possible, we’ve put together industry updates and helpful resources on post-lockdown driving in London.  Why is this happening? The changes aim to minimise...

Where Are The Riders In The UK? September 2020
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Where Are The Riders In The UK? September 2020

At INSHUR we look for ways to help Uber drivers make more money – revealing where the crowds are is one of them. But as many events have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, identifying reliable rider hotspots and pickup locations has become a bit of a guessing game for Private Hire drivers. Citymapper’s...

How Can Private Hire Drivers Avoid Breaking the Law When Using a Dash Cam
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How Can Private Hire Drivers Avoid Breaking the Law When Using a Dash Cam

Research shows that dash cams improve safety on the road for everyone. Not only do dash cams protect drivers, passengers and road users, but they also help firms track driver behaviour and allow insurance premiums to be more fair and accurate.  However, using dash cams incorrectly could lead to heavy penalties. Private Hire drivers must...

The tips to bring in the tips
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The tips to bring in the tips

As an Uber driver, getting tipped is the goal but it isn’t always easy. Especially when compared with other service-sector jobs such as hospitality, hair and beauty salons. Since Uber introduced in-app tipping in 2017, research has found that almost 60% of Uber riders never tip and only 1% always tip. This makes the average...

Where Are The Riders In The UK? August 2020
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Where Are The Riders In The UK? August 2020

At INSHUR we look for ways to help Uber drivers make more money – revealing where the crowds are is one of them. But as many events have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, identifying reliable rider pickup locations has become a bit of a guessing game for Private Hire drivers. Since non-essential businesses...

Driving Uber in Post-Lockdown UK
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Driving Uber in Post-Lockdown UK

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our everyday lives. Unprecedented shifts in rider behaviour have further impacted the lives of rideshare drivers. The hustle and bustle of ‘normality’ in cities like London, Birmingham and Manchester changed, beginning to dramatically decline in early March (Citymapper Mobility Index).  We take a look at the challenges you’ve faced as...

Information for Uber Drivers who find themselves in debt
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Information for Uber Drivers who find themselves in debt

Managing your money can be challenging in the best of times but over the past few months, you may have found yourself trying to navigate completely uncharted territory with your finances leaving you insecure and vulnerable.  Over the past few months, your income may have dropped and you could find yourself in some debt. In...

How Uber Drivers Can Protect Their Mental Health After Lockdown
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How Uber Drivers Can Protect Their Mental Health After Lockdown

Mental health is an incredibly important topic for everyone, now more than ever. As our roads start to become busy again and Uber drivers get back in the driving seat, it’s natural to feel anxious at the prospect of returning to work.  There are many ways you can help to protect your physical health from...

Returning to Work as an Uber Driver After The  Coronavirus Pandemic
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Returning to Work as an Uber Driver After The Coronavirus Pandemic

The decision of returning to work after taking a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic requires careful consideration. Of course, above all, you need to ensure you’re as safe as possible. You can find useful information on our blog regarding face coverings, cleaning your car, delivery work options, and links from your trusted sources.  If...