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Uber driver app has won a huge followers thanks to its very simple concept of allowing people to turn their cars into taxis and compete for fares. But if you’re thinking on  joining the ranks of Uber drivers, there are a few important things you need to know.

How Uber works

Uber is a mobile phone app which allows you to book a driver to take you somewhere. For example, you might choose to use Uber if you need a lift across town to a meeting or to get home after a night at the pub, but you don’t want to use a traditional taxi.

Part of the reason it has become so popular is that it generally works out much cheaper than going with a black cab or private car firm. It’s also incredibly convenient.

Uber driver requirements

To drive with Uber, you’ll need a car that is either 2000 or newer 2005 or newer, depending on your city. You’ll also need to pass a background check, and have a personal license and registration plus be at least 21 years old.

Other Uber driver requirements includes:

  • You need to have in-state car insurance in your name
  • You must have in-state car registration. It does not need to be in your name.
  • You must have an in-state Driver’s License.
  • You must have a Social Security Number for a background check.

Background Check

  • You must to have a clean driving record.
  • You must to pass a background check

Uber driver car requirements

You must have a vehicle (or purchase one) that meets the Uber Car Requirements.

  1. 4-door sedan, must seat 4 or more passengers excluding driver.
  2. Year 2001* or newer.
  3. No marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles.
  4. Pass Uber vehicle inspection.
  5. The car must be currently registered, but your name does not have to be on the registration.

Here are some common requirements you’ll encounter for the following driving opportunities:

Uber taxi

Here are the basic requirements for Uber taxi

  • Minimum Age 21
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Pass Background Check
  • Get Fingerprinted

Uber Bus

  • Minimum Age 22
  • Pass Background Check
  • 3 week training program

Uber Heavy trucks

  • Minimum Age 21
  • Commercial license
  • Pass physical test
  • Private Truck Driving School or 3-6 Month Truck Driving Course

Uber Delivery trucks

  • Pass Physical
  • Ability to operate a manual transmission.
  • Commercial License

Uber Courier  Messenger

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds.
  • High school diploma.
  • Pass Physical test.
  • Ability to operate a manual transmission.
  • Commercial License.

How do you apply to become an Uber driver?

Here are the basic steps below on how to apply to become an Uber driver:

Step 1: Complete an application online here.

Step 2:  Get your car inspected at one of the Uber inspection stations or at a 3rd party.

Step 3: Wait for the background check to clear.

Step 4: Start driving

How does the Uber rating system work?

The purpose of the rating system is to help ensure your success on the Uber platform, and to help ensure that both riders and drivers are using the system properly.  We work hard to provide transparent feedback so that you know your average rating, what you’re doing well, and what needs improvement, according to rider feedback of your trips.

Driver ratings reflect the satisfaction of riders, and the happier those riders are, the more trips they will take.

Anything above 4.7 is great, and above 4.8 is fantastic. If your rating is below 4.7, it means there are probably a few ways you could provide an even better experience for your riders – check out the section below for some suggestions!

If your rating over the most recent 100 trips is below a 4.6, your account may be at risk of deactivation.

How much can you make?

Uber does not pay their drivers hourly. There is also no such thing as an Uber driver salary.drivers are paid a portion of the fare for every ride that is given.However,Uber claims that on average drivers make around £15 an hour, and that’s after it takes its 20% ‘service fee’ (though new drivers have to pay 25%).


The best way to find out if you meet all of the Uber driver requirements is to just apply. It is quick,easy and cash rewarding!

You can also visit other articles we’ve posted about Uber here.

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