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Can I drive and operate an Uber in multiple cities/states/territories?

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T-RabitDriven
219 Driver
 Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

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    SaraLeeFernandez
    3
     1 week ago

    You CAN drive Uber Eats Delivery from State to state💲😁

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      KellyEbt
      12
       1 week ago

      You better be really desperate and hungry to be ordering a food from another state. Or that food is that amazing. 

      I guess some people do live on borders.

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      AsStibelDude
      624 Driver
       1 week ago

      I had no idea of this.   Really?  I guess the regulations are much less strict for driving a burrito over real people.

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        BGraft89
        614 Rider Driver
         1 week ago

        I don’t want NH burritos crossing the border. We must stop the invasion

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    SaraLeeFernandez
    3
     1 week ago

    But, you CAN  deliver Uber Eats state to state🤗😁

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    drivewithnancy
    3
     2 months ago

    Thank you for all of your valuable knowledge!! I am currently refisu ok Delaware to drive for both Uber & Lyft. I know that Maryland has stricter rules for driving there. However, my coverage area approval for NJ is vague. I have received ride request while in New Jersey after completing PHL airport trips. However, I haven't been down the Jersey shore yet.   If I have already successfully received ride requests while in NJ is it my assumption that if I go to Wildwood, NJ or any other shore towns that I will be abld to receive requests.  But, everyone knows what happens when you assume!! 


    Can anyone clarify the Delaware drivers coverage area? Also, for Ocean City Maryland ride requests I need to have my region changed from Delaware to Eastern Maryland.  Am I able to open a new (2nd) Lyft or Uber account with a new email address but the same vehicle? In order to change regions? For example can I keep 1 Lyft Account for the Delaware, PHL airport, PA & NJ areas? Then have the 2nd account for the Eastern Maryland areas? 


    Thanks in advance for your help!!!!!! 

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      421 Driver Driver
       1 month ago

      Full disclaimer, my experience is with Uber, so it may be different for Lyft. However, Lyft has been known to be looser for the pickup areas, so I hope this will help.

      You shouldn't have to create "two" accounts.  In fact, they won't allow you to have two identities, so it'd be a red flag if you tried to open two accounts.  Don't do that!  

      In terms of switching regions, they are pretty good at giving you the region you want. You just have to file a request, and they will do the necessary paperwork and background checks to satisfy you for the new reason.  Driver do switch all the time.  

      In terms of being eligible to drive in multiple regions, you should be okay there too. I know other drivers who requested they'd be able to drive for multiple, and they were given access.  They are vague about confirming your status, but yes, if you are getting ride requests, you should be good.  

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      Full disclaimer, my experience is with Uber, so it may be different for Lyft. However, Lyft has been known to be looser for the pickup areas, so I hope this will help.

      You shouldn't have to create "two" accounts.  In fact, they won't allow you to have two identities, so it'd be a red flag if you tried to open two accounts.  Don't do that!  

      In terms of switching regions, they are pretty good at giving you the region you want. You just have to file a request, and they will do the necessary paperwork and background checks to satisfy you for the new reason.  Driver do switch all the time.  

      In terms of being eligible to drive in multiple regions, you should be okay there too. I know other drivers who requested they'd be able to drive for multiple, and they were given access.  They are vague about confirming your status, but yes, if you are getting ride requests, you should be good.  

      Remember - there are people who live right on the border of PA and MD, let's say. So they are used to giving such access with flexibility.  PA requires the in-state inspection, so you may be on the hook for that if you don't already have one, but as long as you got the requirements figured out, you should be good.

      So...contact them and see what they say!

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    AngieKM169
    105 Rider
     1 month ago

    I am devastated to hear that my dream of doing a cross country trip as a Lyft driver has now been shattered.

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      kstark77
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       1 month ago

      I am not sure if you are joking or not, but that does sound fantastic to me. Meeting people all over, make just enough to buy gas, food, and laundry.  Just see the country coast to coast.

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    SmittenKitten
    1953 Rider
     1 year ago

    Damn regulations.  It used to be so cool before.  Just you and your app.  Just picking up passengers and working whenever and wherever.

    I used to read about those drivers who did cross-country trips from coast to coast, driving in each city they drove.  It's like the modern day hitchhiking.  No more.

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      ShawnnaStewartSmith
       1 year ago

      I thought Uber drivers were  independent contractors? Correct me if I am wrong but the last I checked, being an independent contractor meant they can not implement rules or monitor you? 

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    Grammypammy
    2 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Uber and lyft are very new to our region.  We need some clarity on when certain cities don't approve uber in their city.  we have 2 in our region that want to vote separate from the biggest city in the region that already approved it and its up in and running for the most part in our county and neighboring counties. We are a ver big tourist and its not uncommon for someone to stay in  hotel in one city and uber and lyft to other destinations while on vaca.  Right now we are educating the community that we cannot pick up in the city limits only and in fact the uber and lyft service will tell the passenger "not available in that location".  We further explain that if they can request it and it allows them to then it is approved for that area?  Can you shed some light on this confusion or recommend how we handle it as drivers? ty

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      blackandyellow
      122
       1 year ago

      Sounds like you already have your answer? Explaining that Uber drivers are only allowed to pick up in certain areas.