Uber is the most popular rideshare service and it makes it possible for many to earn a living through a service which is fair to everyone. When signing up to become a driver with Uber, it helps to know what the various challenges and Uber driver requirements are going to be. If you don’t know what Uber is about, you might want to click here and read this article.
Age & Driving experience requirements for Uber drivers
- First off, to be an Uber driver you need to be at least the age of 21.
- You need to have a minimum of three years of full driving experience if you are less than 23 years old.
- Have an eligible 4 door vehicle (2006 or newer in most states).
- You also need to be able to verify your driving history.
For anyone who has recently moved, by the way, it’s vital that you keep your old license. It’s useful for verification and making sure that you can show you meet the various driver requirements.
Uber Background Check
You will have to pass a stringent Uber background test and you will need to have a clean driving record for at least seven years. To sign up to be an Uber driver, you will have to agree to a background check as part of your Uber driver requirements. Uber only go as far as 7 years back on your criminal history check.
To get involved with the company, the standards set are very high and you need to make sure you can live up to the expectation and the challenge of being an Uber driver. This means passing a background test that challenges you on:
- No conviction on violent crimes, sexual offenses, or any felonies for the last 7 years.
- No History with drug use and any potential convictions or DUI events for the past 7 years.
- No history of driving without car insurance and certainly having no suspension on your driver’s license.
- No records of fatal accidents.
- No history of reckless or criminal driving and no general criminal history
- No records of street racing, and hit and run.
Uber driver requirements – documents needed.
Even if you pass the background check, and meet the age and driving requirements, you will not be allowed to hit the road until you provide the following documents.
- Driver’s license – It needs to be a valid one, and obviously not expired or suspended.
- Proof of Vehicle insurance – The vehicle you plan on using has to be insured, personal insurance is fine unless you’re driving for UberBlack which you’ll need a commercial one.
- Car registration – The vehicle has to be registered in state you plan on driving for Uber, but it doesn’t have to be registered in your own name. (so, you can borrow a car from your mom, dad, brother, or uncle to Uber)
Becoming an Uber Driver
All of this need to be ticked and dealt with long before you can be considered to be part of the Uber family. Making sure you can pass all of the above should be the first port of call if you want to maximize your chances of being accepted.
However, there are also some other Uber driver requirements that need to be taken into account with regards to your vehicle.
Uber Vehicle Requirements
To work with Uber, your car needs to be in good shape. You need to make sure that the vehicle you would be using for work can claim to be:
- A 4-door Sedan type vehicle, with 4 or more passengers excluding the driver capable of fitting in comfortably and legally.
- From the year 2006 or beyond – this will change as time goes on so be sure to check with Uber first.
- In-state plates for the state you intend on driving in.
- No markings, no old taxis and no salvaged vehicles – new vehicles only.
- You must also pass a pretty stringent Uber vehicle inspection, and the vehicle must come with clear registration. Please keep in mind that you do not have to be the registrar of the vehicle to use it with Uber.
If you can meet all of the above requirements, you can easily work for Uber!
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