To drive with Uber in Orlando is not a complicated process. It requires completing some necessary steps within a reasonable period of time to make you eligible to drive with Uber in Orlando, Florida. See the steps in detail below:
Before you can drive with Uber in Orlando – Florida, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To join Uber as a driver in Orlando, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:
STEP 1 – Ready Your Documents
- Must have a photo (clear headshot)
- Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
- Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA
- Drivers must provide valid FL driver’s license
- Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
- Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
- A TNC License.
- At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
- Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)
- You (driver) must be the holder of the above, or at least a listed driver
- Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
- Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible. The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.
STEP 2 – Signup
After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.
STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process
The process is provided by a third-party system called Checkr, which will contact you directly. You can look into the status of your application here: applicant.checkr.com). Typically, it will take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform the background checks. Specifically they will take the documents provided in Step 1 and do the following.
- A comprehensive criminal background check
- Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).
Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring Uber driver in Orlando, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Orlando without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some onboarding sessions.
STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle
It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide on which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose.
Selecting an Uber Service
Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. You have a choice between the non-commercial UberX, UberXL and UberSELECT. These services are the lower level services with more commuters – since they are affordable.
UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberSELECT can be found in the same class as the UberX services but it is a step above the UberX. UberSELECT vehicles are classy entry level luxury cars (but not as nice as UberBLACK vehicles). Drivers in this service have ratings of 4.75 and above.
UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these: Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran.
What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements
If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Orlando. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.
Uber Orlando Rates & Prices:
The current rates for Orlando services are as follows:
Base Fare: $1
Per Minute: $0.11
Per Mile: $0.65
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.85
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.85
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.30
Per Mile: $1.65
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.85
STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone
Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here
Nice to Know
If you want to drive with Uber in Orlando, Florida, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.
If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:
Follow these steps highlighted below and you are well on your way to becoming an Uber driver in Orlando.
For our blog posts on other Uber Services, see the links below:
- An Introduction to Different Uber Services
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- Uber Car Requirements: 90 Uber SUV Vehicles Analyzed.
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