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Dodgy Airport Operator

Discussion in 'Brisbane' started by Hugh G, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. Hugh G

    Hugh G Well-Known Member

    Location:
    QLD
    I've had a few riders on the Sunshine Coast ask me to "could you come back later to give me a return ride for cash".

    When I explained that that they can only get rides from operators who have a Booking Entity Authorisation ( https://personalisedtransport.tmr.qld.gov.au/booking-entity-authorisation ) they seem perplexed. Once I explained these rides are illegal and all insurance coverage etc is off they get it.

    Several riders have commented the some of our cricket loving drivers are not only touting for a cash return fare, but also handing out cards with their mobile numbers.

    Yesterday afternoon at the airport 40 km per hour zone I was nearly run off the road by a vehicle screaming up behind me, then sitting right on my bumper, trying to pass.

    Into the passenger pickup area he scurried, quicker than Sachin Tendulkar diving for his crease, I saw him pick up a nice couple who obviously weren't from his neck of the woods, not a stump nor a cricket bat to be seen, just a few suitcases he started loading.

    No rideshare sticker displayed and with the boot up could not see his number plate, I went round again and came up behind and got the number plate.

    To my surprise it was not a rideshare, more to my surprise - he was transporting passengers in a vehicle where the rego had expired!


    Bad luck if he had an accident, he'd probably be in the first plane back to the motherland, just in time to see the finish

    Let the games begin!
     
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  2. Golfer

    Golfer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Franco would be proud of you :)
    Funny I've only checked once , and " direct hit" uber stickers on, but Purpose of use Private, o_O
    but at least mine was registered.
     
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  3. Thing

    Thing Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tropical somewhere
    amazing what people will do to save a few $$$...

    Save 10 bucks here & there, then.... bang.... life turns into an expensive nightmare for decades because you're in a crash with no insurance cover by the driver...
     
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  4. Pen

    Pen New Member

    Location:
    South Ripley
    I hope you dob him in. Big fines for all of those offences.
     
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  5. prk

    prk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    australia
    but at least you get to go on today tonight and whine and moan about your tragic circumstances.
     
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  6. Ben Hall

    Ben Hall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    VICTORY MANSIONS
    Plenty of Aussie drivers do the same thing, see adelaide forums.
     
  7. Keyringbling

    Keyringbling Active Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Anyone know a good way of recording booked trips once I have my BEA. Good software or app I can use? Kicking off in new financial year.
     
  8. Hugh G

    Hugh G Well-Known Member

    Location:
    QLD
    It would appear that to work for this illegal operation your vehicle cannot be registered.

    Another one of our cricket loving drivers dropping off at the Sunshine Coast Airport recently
     
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  9. Nawdy

    Nawdy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gold Coast
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Just use an invoicing app ... that's your record of the job ... easy :)
     
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  10. Keyringbling

    Keyringbling Active Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Cheers Nawdy :)
     
  11. Lowestformofwit

    Lowestformofwit Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Driving:
    Livery
    There’s some kind of pro-forma TMR sent out to show the details required for each quarter.
    First one due end of July for the April-June quarter.
    Can’t be arsed looking at it for another month - will create a ‘fictional masterpiece’ if necessary, then.
    NawdyNawdy - was it you mentioned this onerous BEA record keeping for TMR a little while back?
     
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  12. Spursman

    Spursman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Buderim
    Sadly it's not just the members of the Mumbai Camry Club who are doing this. I spoke to another long serving driver who openly boasted about his long list of cash clients. He was unperturbed when I mentioned the insurance issue "I ll just say I was driving some mates" was his solution.

    Desperate people do desperate things. To some extent the blame lays with Uber. The massive over supply of drivers and the subsequent dilution of the job pool could drive some people to take risks just to make ends meet.

    Sad.
     
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  13. smee

    smee New Member

    Location:
    earth
    Can anybody else see the irony in this thread? ;)
     
  14. tigermanmantiger5

    tigermanmantiger5 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Qld
    Irony,
    The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

    Nope. Cant see the irony
     
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  15. Bandy

    Bandy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Queensland
    Driving:
    UberX
    Mate, seriously, oober is a'Hobby' job, a between 'real job' situation, you're going to deep for crap...
     
  16. Lowestformofwit

    Lowestformofwit Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Driving:
    Livery
    Maybe, maybe not, Bandy. Uber (or other app-booking mob) is definitely not full-time money for most, but...
    If he can legally take return trips 'off-app', it mightn't take long to start taking forward trips the same way, and build up a regular clientele - at HIS prices.
    BEA is $250 per year - not a lot to lose to see if there's any potential extra, viable earnings.
    Look at Scottie's YVR in Melbourne - people obviously like a one-on-one with a reliable regular driver.
    As long as he doesn't give up a regular job to try this.
     
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  17. Bandy

    Bandy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Queensland
    Driving:
    UberX
    I see what yur saying LFOW, but realistically, Mate, seriously, oober is a'Hobby' job, a between 'real job' situation, you're going to deep for crap...
     
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  18. Nod73

    Nod73 Active Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Driving:
    UberX
    My “hobby” regularly makes me an extra $1000-$1300 a week driving night, much more at peak periods of the year
     
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