For drivers in South Australia, you can now opt to take direct-booking rides through an operator, if you add MV (Metropolitan Vehicle) plates on your Splend Flexi own car. This is a great way to help increase your earning potential.
We recently spoke with Splend customer, Robert, who was our first customer to upgrade to MV plates about why he chose to do MV chauffeuring.
I wanted to add MV plates on my car to do more private work and tourism-related work with wineries, because it’s closer to where I live and I don’t have to work that many night shifts. This is a great opportunity both for riders and drivers. The passengers enjoy a more personalised experience, because they can choose their driver and book him for the entire day if they want to.
As a driver, you can earn much more without extra hours of work and it motivates you to push your name by offering great service.
Also known as chauffeuring, MV plates can provide a point-to-point service, including booking for corporate and government work or private hire, special events and winery tours.
The MV plates provide a personalised service for passengers wishing to book a car and a driver for a special event.
If you want to increase your income and upgrade your rideshare career, MV plates are a great opportunity. Passengers can only book these kinds of rides through a dedicated service and they get to choose their driver and submit their ride preferences. Therefore, the price for a ride is much higher compared to an Uber ride.
Robert is very happy that he found this opportunity and took it.
I recommend any driver to do MV chauffeuring. Your earnings increase, and you get to meet a lot of interesting people who are happy to have this kind of service. You also worry less about tipsy riders, since you’ll do most of the work by day.
Robert told us that he earns about $600-$700 more per week compared to his earnings as an Uber driver only.
You earn more because you can charge a fixed price. Also, thanks to people pre-booking their ride, you have a better understanding of upcoming earnings to plan.
Passengers can book rides through an accredited booking service or directly via an operator, in this case, you.
IMPORTANT: MV plates vehicles can’t be hailed from the side of the road and they can’t stop in a taxi-cab rank.
To add MV plates, your car should meet the following requirements:
IMPORTANT: You have to take your car for inspection every year.
If you’re an Uber driver, your accreditation for ridesharing in South Australia is also valid for driving MV plates. You just need to amend you Operator accreditation to include MV Chauffeuring.
As a Splend customer, all you have to do is to get an Eftpos machine and set up a business account so you can take card payments. Have an ASIC business name extract and your own Public Liability insurance.
Once set up you will need to display your business name and number inside your vehicle.
IMPORTANT: There is a $1 levy and quarterly tacking of trips as per South Australian legislation.
If you don’t have the accreditation yet, you must:
IMPORTANT: You have to renew your driver accreditation every 3 years.
When you have all your documents ready, you can submit your application for driver accreditation here and check “Small passenger vehicle” on the accreditation category.
You can add MV plates to your Splend Flexi own car if you live anywhere in South Australia.
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