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Uber Partner Company Recruiting Drivers

Although there is still not much information on the subject, ‘Bedriven’s’ Facebook page is advertising for new TVDE drivers in Madeira.

For those interested, you need to have a category B driving licence (Minimum 3 years); Good command of English  (preferred); TVDE training (required) and group 2 endorsement (required).

On checking the TVDE website, you can obtain your TVDE certification here in Madeira through Segurança Maxima – Escolas de Condução.  The training course comprises of six modules, including communication and interpersonal skills, driving regulations, general driving, dealing with emergencies and first aid as well as other car/driving-related topics.  The cost of the course in 2018 was €198.00.

TVDE applies to all passenger vehicles that are in effect known as a ‘service car which is paid for by passengers via an electronic platform,’ such as Uber Bolt (formerly Taxify), or Cabify Kapten (e.g. Chauffeur Privé).

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Madeira Weekly