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Ola Tricks

Beepbeep41

Well-Known Member
Ola seems to give you an influx of jobs the stops it in a hope you leave the stickers up for Uber passengers to see. I remove my Ola stickers until they give me a job, no free advertising from me!
 

Hugh G

Well-Known Member
Better yet have a generic CPV sticker then you never have to change :p


NOT IN QLD, 1 sticker (APPROVED BY GOVT) for EACH platform the driver is logged into.

https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Taxi-and-limousine/Industry-information/Booked-hire/Signage-requirements-for-ride-booking-vehicles

Signage requirements for ride-booking vehicles

All vehicles used to provide ride-booking services (excluding taxis and limousines) must display a ride-booking service identification sign, approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Booking entity authorisation (BEA) holders must not operate and drivers must not provide ride-booking services without TMR approval of the vehicle sign.

Purpose of vehicle signs
Unlike taxis and limousines, ride-booking vehicles do not have distinctive number plates to aid in identification.

Vehicle signs will not only help passengers identify their ride-booking vehicle, they will also assist the Department of Transport and Main Roads compliance officers and the Queensland Police Service to undertake their duties.

Drivers

You must not produce your own vehicle signs. Your authorised booking entity will provide you with the TMR approved vehicle signs.

You must display the vehicle signs in two locations on your vehicle.

  1. front windscreen: on the bottom right-hand side when viewing the vehicle from the front
  2. rear windscreen: on the bottom left-hand side when viewing the rear of your vehicle.


Vehicle signs must not obstruct your view of the road or traffic.

If you take bookings from multiple applications or platforms, you must display the correct signs for each booking entity. This might mean that you display 2 or more signs on your vehicle. Generic signage is therefore not permitted for drivers who provide services for multiple entities.

You must also remove all ride-booking vehicle signs when not in service or when the vehicle is being used for personal use

Booking entities
All booking entities who provide ride-booking services (excluding taxis and limousines) must obtain approval from TMR on their vehicle identification sign. Email TMR at [email protected] with a scaled image of your vehicle sign. In your email, you must confirm that the sign is retroreflective and a square of at least 146mm x 146mm.

The requirement to obtain ‘approval’ from TMR has changed from ‘notifying’ TMR, taking effect on 9 March 2018. Signs that were notified to TMR prior to this date are now taken to be ‘approved’.

Booking entities must not operate or issue their vehicle signs to drivers until they receive approval from TMR. Booking entities must also obtain a BEA before operating.

Sign requirements
Vehicle signs must meet the following requirements:

  • retroreflective
  • square and at least 146mm x 146mm in size
  • displayed in 2 locations on the vehicle/s:
    1. front windscreen: on the bottom right-hand side when viewing the vehicle from the front
    2. rear windscreen: on the bottom left-hand side when viewing the rear of your vehicle.
  • it doesn’t obstruct the driver’s view of the road or traffic
  • it is clearly visible from at least 20m away from the windscreen.
Guidelines
Booking entities should consider the following when developing their sign:

  • Clearly identify the booking entity by featuring the name, logo, trademark or similar identifier. These graphics should be the main feature of the sign.
  • Keep the design simple and uncluttered to ensure the sign is visible from at least 20m away.
  • Limit the use of generic wording such as ‘Booked Hire’, ‘Booked for Hire’ or ‘Booked Hire Vehicle’, for the use of the main design element.
  • Words such as ‘taxi’, ‘taxi-cab’, ‘cab’, ‘limousine’, ‘limo’ or a similar expression cannot be used on a booked hire service identification sign.
Advertising taxi and limousine services

Penalties
Drivers - the penalty infringement notice fine for failure to position the vehicle signs correctly is $261, with the maximum penalty of $2611.

Drivers - the penalty infringement notice fine for displaying a sign when not providing a ride-booking service is $261, with the maximum penalty of $2611
 

ChopperG

Active Member
NOT IN QLD, 1 sticker (APPROVED BY GOVT) for EACH platform the driver is logged into.

https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Taxi-and-limousine/Industry-information/Booked-hire/Signage-requirements-for-ride-booking-vehicles

Signage requirements for ride-booking vehicles

All vehicles used to provide ride-booking services (excluding taxis and limousines) must display a ride-booking service identification sign, approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Booking entity authorisation (BEA) holders must not operate and drivers must not provide ride-booking services without TMR approval of the vehicle sign.

Purpose of vehicle signs
Unlike taxis and limousines, ride-booking vehicles do not have distinctive number plates to aid in identification.

Vehicle signs will not only help passengers identify their ride-booking vehicle, they will also assist the Department of Transport and Main Roads compliance officers and the Queensland Police Service to undertake their duties.

Drivers

You must not produce your own vehicle signs. Your authorised booking entity will provide you with the TMR approved vehicle signs.

You must display the vehicle signs in two locations on your vehicle.

  1. front windscreen: on the bottom right-hand side when viewing the vehicle from the front
  2. rear windscreen: on the bottom left-hand side when viewing the rear of your vehicle.


Vehicle signs must not obstruct your view of the road or traffic.

If you take bookings from multiple applications or platforms, you must display the correct signs for each booking entity. This might mean that you display 2 or more signs on your vehicle. Generic signage is therefore not permitted for drivers who provide services for multiple entities.

You must also remove all ride-booking vehicle signs when not in service or when the vehicle is being used for personal use

Booking entities
All booking entities who provide ride-booking services (excluding taxis and limousines) must obtain approval from TMR on their vehicle identification sign. Email TMR at [email protected] with a scaled image of your vehicle sign. In your email, you must confirm that the sign is retroreflective and a square of at least 146mm x 146mm.

The requirement to obtain ‘approval’ from TMR has changed from ‘notifying’ TMR, taking effect on 9 March 2018. Signs that were notified to TMR prior to this date are now taken to be ‘approved’.

Booking entities must not operate or issue their vehicle signs to drivers until they receive approval from TMR. Booking entities must also obtain a BEA before operating.

Sign requirements
Vehicle signs must meet the following requirements:

  • retroreflective
  • square and at least 146mm x 146mm in size
  • displayed in 2 locations on the vehicle/s:
    1. front windscreen: on the bottom right-hand side when viewing the vehicle from the front
    2. rear windscreen: on the bottom left-hand side when viewing the rear of your vehicle.
  • it doesn’t obstruct the driver’s view of the road or traffic
  • it is clearly visible from at least 20m away from the windscreen.
Guidelines
Booking entities should consider the following when developing their sign:

  • Clearly identify the booking entity by featuring the name, logo, trademark or similar identifier. These graphics should be the main feature of the sign.
  • Keep the design simple and uncluttered to ensure the sign is visible from at least 20m away.
  • Limit the use of generic wording such as ‘Booked Hire’, ‘Booked for Hire’ or ‘Booked Hire Vehicle’, for the use of the main design element.
  • Words such as ‘taxi’, ‘taxi-cab’, ‘cab’, ‘limousine’, ‘limo’ or a similar expression cannot be used on a booked hire service identification sign.
Advertising taxi and limousine services

Penalties
Drivers - the penalty infringement notice fine for failure to position the vehicle signs correctly is $261, with the maximum penalty of $2611.

Drivers - the penalty infringement notice fine for displaying a sign when not providing a ride-booking service is $261, with the maximum penalty of $2611
Thats a big fine for driving home with ya stickers on hey.
Anyone been a victim of this as yet ??
 

Nod73

Active Member
What it says on the website and what TMR accept are totally different. I was told to just print up a Uber sign at home when 1 was missing from the back window. They didn’t even check the stickers, I let them know. I think it’s pretty impossible to be fined for having stickers on when not on app, how many people take their stickers down if they are driving and turn off app to go to another area to work.
 

ChopperG

Active Member
What it says on the website and what TMR accept are totally different. I was told to just print up a Uber sign at home when 1 was missing from the back window. They didn’t even check the stickers, I let them know. I think it’s pretty impossible to be fine for having stickers on when not on app, how many people take their stickers down if they are driving and turn off app to go to another area to work.
Yeah exactly, mine never come off.
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Bit like my undies after 20 years of marriage blahaha
 

Beepbeep41

Well-Known Member
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Once Ola stops giving you jobs take the stickers off and only display your Uber ones. No free ride in my boat!
 

Hugh G

Well-Known Member
Ola seems to give you an influx of jobs the stops it in a hope you leave the stickers up for Uber passengers to see. I remove my Ola stickers until they give me a job, no free advertising from me!
Once Ola stops giving you jobs take the stickers off and only display your Uber ones. No free ride in my boat!
Maybe if repeat the same concept another 10 times you will get more attention.....

ive been raking it in on Ola
https://uberpeople.net/threads/ola.261061/
Beepbeep41, May 18, 2018

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One plus side: it would appear you have gone nearly 24 hours without contradicting yourself in the same thread.
 

AvengingxxAngel

Well-Known Member
I was lazy with my stickers, even used to drop off and pick up the kids from school with them on, and made frequent trips to the supermarket.
Never got nabbed for it, I don't think the tmr really enforce it.
 

Lowestformofwit

Well-Known Member
Drivers - the penalty infringement notice fine for displaying a sign when not providing a ride-booking service is $261, with the maximum penalty of $2611
Loosely-worded legislation, perhaps?
Have they defined the term “providing a ride-booking service” and the times relating to same?
Is it “app on”, or when you’re on your way to pick up pax, or when pax bums are actually on seats in the vehicle?
I’d suggest, for the avoidance of doubt that it should read “when not available to provide a ride-sharing service”.
Drivers on, say, a Uber job with pax onboard would probably be breaching legislation by displaying OLA signage during that hire.
This brand-specific signage is so much bullshit, and I often wonder if it superseded Qld’s generic signage requirement after lobbying by Uber, when they were virtually the only game in town and saw it as a chance for a free brand awareness promotion?
Specific ride- sharing number plates would go a long way to eliminating fake ride-sharing vehicles using home-copied signage for nefarious purposes.
 

ChopperG

Active Member
Maybe a bigger issue is ...
This happened last week ..
A pax jumped into an uber, then after a moment hopes out (wrong car).
Hops into mine (my job, all good) and then she tells me that the profile photo (on the driver app) in the other vehicle did not match the driver.
Oooooh .. someone's a bit naughty, (or one hell of a facelift).
.
I've only been driving about 8 weeks, NEVER been pulled over.
Which im not complaining about.
.
But does anyone else experience any sorts of checks from authorities ?
For anything uber? (Not roadside breath tests). DA checks or other ...
.
Other than this signage garb, im sure i comply anyways.
 

Hugh G

Well-Known Member
Maybe a bigger issue is ...
This happened last week ..
A pax jumped into an uber, then after a moment hopes out (wrong car).
Hops into mine (my job, all good) and then she tells me that the profile photo (on the driver app) in the other vehicle did not match the driver.
Oooooh .. someone's a bit naughty, (or one hell of a facelift).
.
I've only been driving about 8 weeks, NEVER been pulled over.
Which im not complaining about.
.
But does anyone else experience any sorts of checks from authorities ?
For anything uber? (Not roadside breath tests). DA checks or other ...
.
Other than this signage garb, im sure i comply anyways.
Come out to Sunshine Coast Airport when the DOTBOC's (Department of Transport Bodgie Overtime Club) are doing their finest work.

They are frequently there when Double Overtime rates apply.

I've only every seen them there once at the busiest daylight hours.
 

Lowestformofwit

Well-Known Member
Come out to Sunshine Coast Airport when the DOTBOC's (Department of Transport Bodgie Overtime Club) are doing their finest work.

They are frequently there when Double Overtime rates apply.

I've only every seen them there once at the busiest daylight hours.
Think you’ll find a lot of those guys are on weighbridges and mobile patrols looking for trucks during normal business hours.
Hence you only see them on weekends and other non-business hours.
Usual Govt understaffing reangements apply other times.
 

Hugh G

Well-Known Member
Think you’ll find a lot of those guys are on weighbridges and mobile patrols looking for trucks during normal business hours.
Hence you only see them on weekends and other non-business hours.
Usual Govt understaffing reangements apply other times.
Don't know of many weighbridges here on the Sunshine Coast, maybe out on the big highway going north.

I was summoned to their waterfront offices years ago at the Mooloolaba Spit.
DOT MOOLOOLABA.jpg

Not sure if they are still there, but I'd heard there was a "Sting" Operation when the Obudsman was doing his report years ago. Seemed he allegedly uncovered the DOTBOC boys were mates with the White Shoe Bodgies at Suncoast Cabs. Were seen drinking and socialising together at local watering holes. Phone calls were allegedly placed to give some taxi owners a heads-up about upcoming inspections.

Some taxi drivers who gave the DOTBOC boys some inside information on the strange goings-on at Suncoast Cabs were outed and then harassed. All was documented and sent to the Ombudsman.
 

Golfer

Well-Known Member
Once Ola stops giving you jobs take the stickers off and only display your Uber ones. No free ride in my boat!
" not in my boat ":rolleyes:
Oh oh now some with a 6 foot tinnie, may see an opening here to compete with the city cats ,
Instead of mints and water , there's an opening for a spot of fishing on the way to the city , you know free bait , I mean like how many prawns would you go through , from Hamilton to Eagle st .
I mean anything's open season now with the new rent an electric scooter here in Bris.
This is almost a serious thread :smiles::smiles::smiles::smiles::smiles:
 

L41db4ck

New Member
If you take bookings from multiple applications or platforms, you must display the correct signs for each booking entity. This might mean that you display 2 or more signs on your vehicle.
So TMR take a look at which apps are running on your phone???
 
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