Become an Uber Driver
If you are wondering how to become an Uber driver, then you have found the right Uber Driver resource. We will outline step by step instructions on what you need to know to become an Uber driver.
Steps to Become an Uber Driver
Step 1. Check if you meet all the Uber Driver & Vehicle Requirements. The Uber Requirements and driver qualifications are what you need to know before you can even become an Uber Driver partner.
Step 2. Apply for Uber, by filling out an Uber Application. It will ask you for your personal information such as name, address, phone, number, a copy of your driver’s license as well as your vehicle make, model and year.
Uber will do a background check to see if you have a clean driving record, no DUI’s or felonies. They will also confirm that your vehicle makes, model and year meets all Uber car requirements.
Step 3. Once you have passed all the Uber driver and car requirements, you will need to get an Uber Vehicle Inspection. Uber car inspections can be done by an either an Uber Greenlight Hub location or an ASE certified mechanic of your choice. Click to download the Uber Inspection Form, as you will need to bring this to your Uber Inspection Location. At Uber Greenlight Hubs, they will give your Uber Sticker to place on your windshield.
Step 4. Now that you have completed steps 1-3 and received confirmation that you have been APPROVED to become an Uber driver, you will need to download and login to the Uber Driver App.
Download the Uber Driver App
You must have a smartphone (Android or iPhone mobile device) to download the Uber Driver App. This is required for you to be able to drive for Uber. Click below to download:
Once logged, you can go Online and Offline as you want. There is no set time that you must go or stay online as you are an independent contractor of Uber, NOT an employee. With that said, once you go online, you are letting Uber know that you are ready to start picking up riders.
Note: Do not go online unless you are ready to start pickup riders.
Basics on how to become an Uber Driver
We have included a quick explanation video for you to better understand how to become an Uber Driver.
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How Much Do Uber Drivers Make?
Typically when you become an Uber driver, drivers make 80% of the Uber Partner fair and Uber takes 20%. That is the simplest explanation, however, there are many factors to consider when calculating out how much uber drivers really make.
Uber charges different hourly rates in different markets. For example, larger cities tend to have more passengers in need of rides, therefore it makes sense that Uber driver earnings vary widely by city. This image from SherpaShare shows this breakdown from May 2015, and whether gross earnings (before expenses) had increased or decreased since January 2015.
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What are the Uber Driver Requirments?
To become an Uber Driver, every driver regardless of the Uber service, must meet these basic requirements:
- 21 years of age or older.
- 3 years driving experience.
- An in-state Drivers License (depending on your state).
- Clean driving record.
- Pass a background check.
What are the Uber Car Requirments?
- The model year 2005 or newer
- 4-door car or minivan
- Good condition with no cosmetic damage
- No commercial branding
- Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements
Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The good part about registration is that you don’t even need to have it in your name to qualify to drive for Uber.
All Uber Driver partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.