Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing companies are becoming more and more popular. But a big part of their success is due to the many drivers that work for them. These drivers provide the vehicles, insurance coverage and personal cars that passengers can use to get around town. If you’re interested in joining this movement but don’t know where to start, here’s what you need to know about becoming a driver network driver:
Understand the requirements
- You must be at least 21 years old.
- You must have a valid driver’s license.
- Your driving record must be clean and free from any major violations or accidents in the past three years.
- You can only drive for one ride-sharing company at a time, so make sure that you meet all the requirements before signing up with one!
Have a clean driving record
In order to become a ride sharing driver, you’ll need to have a clean driving record. You can’t have any moving violations in the last three years or major violations in the last five years. You also cannot have any DUI/DWI convictions within ten years of applying for your license and must not have had your license suspended or revoked within seven years prior to applying for your Uber partner account
Understand the insurance coverage requirements
The insurance requirements vary by state, but all states require ride sharing drivers to carry a minimum level of coverage. In addition to your personal auto policy, you will need additional insurance coverage through the company that hires you as a network driver. This is usually provided through an endorsement to your existing policy or through a separate rider on your auto policy.
The amount of required insurance coverage varies by state; however most states require at least $50K/$100K/$25K per person/$50K property damage liability limits and uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage (UMBI). If you are driving in an area where there are no regulations governing ride sharing companies and network drivers then it may be necessary for you to purchase additional UMBI protection from one of our partners such as Progressive or Allstate Insurance Company
Be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license
In order to become a ride sharing driver, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. You also need to have a clean driving record as well.
Have access to the necessary documents
Before you can start driving, you’ll need to have access to the necessary documents. These include:
- Driver’s license
- Proof of insurance
- Identity (passport or birth certificate)
- Address verification
These are the main requirements for becoming a driver.
You must be at least 21 years old.
You must have a valid driver’s license.
You must have access to the necessary documents, such as proof of identity and your Social Security card or birth certificate.
You also need to have a clean driving record (no accidents or moving violations) in order to become a ride-sharing network driver.
You now have an idea of what it takes to become a ride sharing driver. It may seem like a lot of work, but we promise it’s worth it! The best part about being an Uber or Lyft driver is that you get paid to be your own boss and set your own schedule. Plus, you can make extra money by referring friends who want to drive too! If this sounds like something that interests you, go ahead and apply online today