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Ola Headlines Newsletter: July 2020

Ola Headlines is the one stop monthly newsletter, for Ola drivers. The third Ola Headlines has landed! Packed with plenty of information about driver incentives, PHV industry updates and much more.   Government Updates Surge in demand as England and Wales reopen Lockdown was relaxed further this month in the UK, with 4 July marking […]

Driving England in the right direction, as it re-opens

You may have noticed travel has been the hot topic of the bank holiday weekend, which is incredibly positive news for all of us at Ola. The Prime Minister presented a plan to reopen society while Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, advised on plans to “get Britain moving again”. It’s clear that getting the country back […]

Creative ways to spend your break: podcasts

In the Creative ways to spend your break blog series, we’re exploring unique alternatives to pass the time on your rest breaks. Today we present to you the power of the modern podcast. A podcast for escapism: Joe Exotic: Tiger King Think you’re having a bad day? Wait until you hear the biographical podcast of […]

Creative ways to spend your break: mobile games

When was the last time you fully relaxed on your lunch break? Think about it for a second. Most ride-hailing drivers spend theirs running errands for the family, parking up to read the latest news or scoffing down some lunch to make sure they can fit in the weekly shop. If this sounds familiar, you […]

Welcome to Ola’s Driving 101 blog for Driver Partners

Welcome to Ola’s new blog series, dedicated to our Driver Partner’s health and safety: Driving 101. We know you don’t always have time to stop and put yourself first when you’re on the go, that’s why we’re doing it for you. With Driving 101, you can expect a collection of wellbeing insights from leading medical […]

Driving Posture 101

Today we’re focusing on posture with insights from the likes of the RAC, Posture Direct, Jaguar and PhysioMed. So sit up, get comfortable, and relax. Our health and mental wellbeing are one of the most valuable gifts given to us in life, now more so than ever. Because of our incredibly intuitive physiology, it’s easy […]

Welsh Government advice for PHV and taxi drivers

Last week First Minister Mark Drakeford lifted the once-a-day exercise limit, and has updated the status of the nationwide lockdown to allow for more travel.  The Prime Minister has set out his changes to the lockdown rules in England. I set out the position for Wales on Friday. Our message remains the same – Staying […]

Ola Headlines Newsletter: Launch edition

Welcome to the first Ola Headlines newsletter, full of updates for our drivers. As summer season starts and society begins to reopen, safer driving and higher hygiene standards have been asked of us all. We want to thank you for working with Ola to offer this in every journey. Government updates Thank you for reconnecting […]

How to keep fit while working as a driver

Crunching the time chatting to riders and looking for your next trip might sound like an easy gig, but as any professional driver knows, there’s a certain exhaustion that comes with the job. Being hyper-alert to road hazards and driving continuously can cause a lot of tension in the body. Why should you keep fit […]

Ola Headlines Newsletter: June 2020

Welcome to June’s edition of  the Ola Headlines newsletter, full of updates for our drivers. As summer season starts and society begins to reopen, safer driving and higher hygiene standards have been asked of us all. We want to thank you for working with Ola to offer this in every journey. Government updates Self-employment Support […]