How Lalamove Partner Drivers Optimize Deliveries During Cebu’s Rush Hour

Traffic congestion in Cebu poses a significant challenge, but Lalamove partner drivers are rising to the occasion, ensuring timely deliveries even during peak hours. This commitment reflects Lalamove’s mission to provide reliable service while empowering its partner drivers with flexibility and competitive earnings.

Meeting the Demand Amid Cebu’s Traffic

Despite Cebu’s notorious traffic, Lalamove partner drivers achieve impressive productivity. Motorcycle drivers, for example, typically handle an average of 8 orders in a 5-hour shift. Similarly, drivers of sedans, 600kg pick-ups, and 1,000kg vehicles manage about 5 orders in the same amount of time. This high level of efficiency highlights the strong performance and earning potential for Lalamove drivers in Cebu, particularly during peak hours from 6-10 AM and 4-8 PM.

5 Driver Tips for Navigating Rush Hour

Lalamove partner drivers in Cebu have honed their skills to manage rush hour deliveries effectively, and they share their strategies to help others maximize efficiency and earnings:

  1. Stay Fit and Healthy

Motorcycle driver John Wayne Magsanay emphasizes the importance of health and consistent customer service. “Stay fit and healthy dahil sa’yo nakasasalay ang iyong pamilya, especially kung ikaw ang breadwinner. Maging consistent sa pagbibigay ng magandang serbisyo, maging magalang at mapagpasalamat. Matuto ka rin tumanggap ng pagkatalo. Minsan kasi may ma-e-ecounter ka talagang mga customer o booking na challenging.” (Stay fit and healthy because your family depends on you, especially if you are the breadwinner. Consistently provide good service, be polite, and always thank the customer, Learn to accept setbacks, as you will sometimes encounter difficult customers or bookings.)

  1. Be Attentive in Driving

Truck driver Ronald Cadivida advises fellow drivers to be patient and drive carefully. He shared, “Ang maipapayo ko lang sa mga Lalamove partner drivers ay tiyaga lang at hinay-hinay sa pagmamaneho.” (My advice to Lalamove partner drivers is to be patient and drive carefully.)

  1. Know Your Routes, Plan Your Trips

John Wayne emphasizes the importance of knowing your local routes, saying it’s the key to getting the most number of bookings as a motorcycle partner driver. “Tuloy lang sa pagkuha ng booking na magkakalapit. Advantage po talaga sa isang delivery driver na kabisado ‘yung mga daanan. Ma-estimate mo agad kung anong oras ka darating, aling daan ang dapat iwasan, lalo na’t ‘pag rush hour.” (Continue accepting bookings that are nearby. It’s really an advantage to know the routes, as you can estimate your arrival time and know which roads to avoid during rush hour.)

In the same way, Sedan driver Renante Villamor explains how to make the most of your day by planning your trips wisely. “Iwasang bumiyahe sa ma-traffic na daan kung pwede, para ‘di maubos ang gasolina at oras mo, at makarami ka ng orders.” (Avoid the most congested areas when possible to reduce fuel consumption, save valuable time, and maximize the number of deliveries you can complete.)

  1. Maximize Deliveries in High-Demand Areas

Ronald shares his strategy of arriving early in high-booking areas, such as Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Talisay City: “Ang diskarte ko sa pagkuha ng booking, pumupunta ng mas maaga sa mga lugar na alam kong marami ang booking.” (My strategy for getting bookings is to go to places early where I know there is high demand.)

  1. An Extra Hand Always Helps

Additionally, Ronald highlights the importance of managing stress by being patient and how hiring an assistant can save you time. “Tiyaga lang talaga at saka kuha ako ng alternative route para makaiwas sa traffic po at mayro’n din akong assistant po para mas mapadali ang kuha at baba ng booking.” (It’s about patience, finding alternative routes to avoid traffic, and having an assistant make picking up and dropping off bookings easier.)

  1. Most Important Tip: Remember Your Why — Your Family

Many Lalamove partner drivers find their strongest motivation to be their families. John Wayne says it perfectly: “Mga anak ko po talaga ang nagbibigay sa akin ng motivation para ipagpatuloy ang hamon ng buhay, na makayanan kong itaguyod sila, lalo na sa pag-aaral nila at gastusin sa pang-araw-araw.” (My children motivate me to continue through life’s challenges, to support their education and daily expenses.) 

Ronald echoes this, emphasizing his family as his driving force: “Para sa pamilya ang biyahe ko, sila ang motivation. Dapat magsipag ako dahil may anak pa ako na nag-aaral.” (I do this for my family, they are my motivation. I need to work hard because I have a child who’s still studying.)

Lalamove’s Cebu Commitment 

As Lalamove continues to expand in Cebu, it calls on more drivers to join its platform. Djon Nacario, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines, reflects on this growth. “Navigating Cebu’s rush hour takes more than skill – it takes heart. Our partner drivers are the heartbeat of Lalamove. They don’t just deliver goods; they deliver reliability, trust, and a sense of community,” he remarked.

Interested partner drivers can start their journey by signing up here. They may also apply through the Lalamove Driver app in the App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit the Lalamove website and follow their official Facebook page for ongoing support and updates.


Founded in Hong Kong in 2013, Lalamove is an on-demand delivery platform born with a mission to empower communities by making delivery fast, simple, and affordable. At the click of a button, individuals, small businesses, and corporations can access a wide fleet of delivery vehicles operated by professional driver partners. 

Powered by technology, we seamlessly connect people, vehicles, freight and roads, moving things that matter and bringing benefits to local communities in 11 markets across Asia and Latin America.

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