How Do I Sign Up to Be a Rideshare Driver?

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Signing up to be a rideshare driver can be a rewarding experience, especially if you appreciate the freedom and flexibility of choosing your own schedule and work area. After all, you only accept rides when and where you want. Uber, Lyft and Via are three of the most popular rideshare programs, and you can sign up to drive for any — or even all three — of these companies.

Of course, there is a verification process you have to successfully complete, but it’s still likely to be the easiest "interview" you ever had. In general, to become a driver, you have to pass a background check and provide valid verification documents to prove you’re legally licensed to drive, legally allowed to work in the country (proof of residency) and your vehicle is insured. Some companies also dictate specific rules for the vehicle you plan to drive. Let’s take a look at some of the details.