Jack Malarkey· Premium Member
Email received from Ola (as a driver) on Friday 27 March 2020 at 6.02 pm:
Jack Malarkey comments:
These delivery arrangements have clearly been introduced in haste and without an adequate platform to support them.
The driver doesn't know whether the ride is a passenger trip or a delivery until after arriving at the customer's request point and contacting the customer.
The driver needs then to obtain delivery instructions and to comply with them. They also need to take a photograph as a record of the delivery.
The driver will have the issues of finding legal and safe parking at both ends of the trip and may have to deliver a parcel far into a block of apartments.
At this stage, there's no option to opt out of deliveries.
And, most importantly, there is no car insurance coverage for deliveries other than with NRMA: see https://uberpeople.net/threads/be-very-careful-about-uber-eats-insurance-coverage.316987/.
From the Bingle website:
Does Bingle cover UberEats drivers? Or other food delivery companies?
Unfortunately no, Bingle does not cover UberEats/other food delivery drivers. Bingle's Uber/Rideshare cover is ONLY for rideshare. It does not extend to food, parcel delivery, taxi's, couriers etc.
Reach out to the Insurance Council of Australia to find the cover that's right for you.