Being well-rested and alert is the most important part of your job, for your safety as well as that of your passengers and others on the road. Given the amount of time you spend on the road as a professional on-demand driver, this is something to take even more seriously than most motorists.
Sitting at the wheel for long hours affects your ability to concentrate, and this fatigue can also have long-term health effects.
We recommend taking at least a 10-minute break every two hours to avoid driver fatigue. By taking regular breaks you reduce the chances of making mistakes.
Whenever you feel tired, pull over in a safe location and take a break.
We have Member Support Centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. This centre is the home away from home for Splend members to take a break while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. The Member Support Centre also has couches, kitchens, and restrooms.
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While you’re on the road, you may be working long shifts and eating well becomes a challenge. Your diet can affect your performance, so as convenient it is while on the road, try to avoid fast food as much as possible. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and make sure you avoid drinking too much caffeine and sugary drinks.
Exercise is important for a well-balanced lifestyle. For a healthy work/life balance, engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Stretching your neck, back and shoulders is a great way of maintaining your muscle health after long periods on the road. A good night’s sleep is also crucial for any job, all the more so for driving. So if you’re working late nights, make sure you get enough sleep the following day.
courtesy of Ergonomics Simplified
You can improve your posture while driving if you set up your cockpit following these simple steps, courtesy of Ergonomics Simplified:
We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.
We’re more than a car rental company. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.