Uber has become a popular ride-sharing service all across the country. Becoming an Uber driver is a great way to make some extra cash outside of your full-time job, as well as going to work on your own schedule. Experts at DriversServices.org explain that driving for Uber can provide plenty of benefits, as long as you are approved for the necessary requirements through your application. For those wondering how to become an Uber driver, and what is necessary to apply, take a look at these guidelines from the team at DriversServices.org.
Applying to become an Uber driver may not be as cut-and-dry as, say, applying for a regular retail employment position. After all, you will be driving people to their destinations and will ultimately be responsible for their well-being, right? The group at DriversServices.org explains that Uber does have a few requirements in order to be eligible to apply for a driving position within their company.
To begin, you must be at least 21 years of age or older with at least three years driving experience. Uber will need to verify your driving history in order to make sure that your driving experience fits. You will also need to have in-state car insurance in your name, only. You cannot have a policy under someone else’s name and still be eligible to become an Uber driver. DriversServices.org also states that you need to have a car registered in-state, have a valid in-state driver’s license, as well as a Social Security Number for the necessary background check. Your background check does involve a sweep of your driving record, so it is imperative if you are applying to become an Uber driver that you have a clean driving record. DUI offenses, fatal accidents, reckless driving or a criminal history will immediately disqualify you from Uber employment.
How to Apply
According to DriversServices.org, the application process to become an Uber driver is relatively straightforward. In short, you can start the application process by first completing an application online. Once the application is approved, the next step would be to have your vehicle inspected at either an Uber-affiliated inspection station or at a third-party station. From there, part of the application process included the submission of approval for a background check. You must wait for the background check to clear in order to be approved for a driving position. Once everything clears, your application is approved and your vehicle is given the green light, you can start driving!
According to DriversServices.org, beyond individual driving requirements, your vehicle must also meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to drive for Uber. The Uber car requirements include the following:
- Must be a four-door sedan (seats four or more passengers)
- Must be a model year 2001 or newer
- Must have in-state license plates
- Pass an Uber inspection
- Must be registered
- Must be unmarked, not salvaged and not a taxi
It is important to note that Uber car year requirements vary by city, so it is beneficial to first look up the minimum age for your car in order to confirm your driver eligibility.