The prebookings section allows you to bid for pre-bookings (pre-selected future work). You can enable and configure your bidding for prebooking settings in Management. These settings control how the drivers interact with and experience the bid for prebooking feature within their Driver Companion. For further explanation, see the 365 Control Centre - Bid for Prebooking release notes.
To bid for pre-bookings:
- Press on the Prebookings button within the right-hand menu.
This will then display the Assigned to me and To bid tabs.
Assigned To Me: This tab will show pre-bookings that you have successfully bid on, as well as, any pre-assigned bookings.
To Bid: This tab will show pre-bookings that you are able to bid on.
Note: The prebookings that come through to you will depend on your companies configuration of this feature.
- Press and hold to open a booking you want to bid on, then press Bid.
Bid: To bid for the booking.
Remove: To remove the booking from the pre-booking list.
Back Arrow: To go back to the prebooking list.
Note: If you remove a booking from the "To Bid" list, you will not occur a penalty as you have not yet accepted the booking.
- The booking will then be moved to the Assigned to me tab, where you can press:
Release me: To release the booking as a job.
I cannot do this booking: To return the booking to the To Bid tab.
Note: If you click "I cannot do this booking" for a booking in "Assigned To Me", you may be subject to a recovery penalty (If Enabled), which will prevent you from bidding on another booking for a set duration.
To filter prebookings:
- Press on the filter button at the bottom of the To Bid tab.
- Then press on any of the following filtering options:
Between this time: This is used to filter the bookings by From and To times.
Pickups in these zones: This is used to filter the bookings by selected pickup zones.
Drop-offs in these zones: This is used to filter the bookings by selected drop-off zones.
To quickly bid on or remove a pre-booking:
- Simply swipe right to bid or left to remove a booking.
Note: If you are on the main screen of Driver Companion when a pre-booking is made available to be bid on, you will be presented with the following "Pre-Booking Available" notification at the bottom of your screen, as well as, a "New Job to Bid on" notification at the top.