How do Lyft and Uber check their drivers?
The Guru Take
Various background checks. Depends on local laws and regulations. Checking criminal and driving records are standard.
Uber and Lyft perform background checks primarily around driving records and criminal records for every driver that signs up.
The process, requirements, and the process vary by location, but in the United States, prospective drivers submit their driver license, proof of vehicle registration, and certificate of insurance. Using these threee pieces of documents, as well as other required info, such as name, Social Security Number, etc., Uber and Lyft perform background checks that are performed by a third-party company.
The documentation needs to be updated periodically, and the background checks are also performed periodically as well.
Here are some of the driver requirements and information Uber checks for: