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Taxi and driving jobs vs. driving with Uber

What do you drive?

Who do you work for?

Driving hours

Startup and licensure fees

Uber partner

A vehicle owned by the driver or rental vehicle

Yourself

Flexible driving schedule

In many markets, you can begin driving with UberX as long as you have a qualifying car and the requisite insurance, and you complete a background screening. You must also have a valid driver’s license, one year of licensed driving experience, and be at least 21 to drive with Uber. But, you typically do not need to obtain a professional license.⁴

Taxi driver

A car owned by the taxi company (use or rent) or owned by the driver¹

A taxi company or yourself

Flexible driving schedule¹

In many markets, taxi drivers must obtain a professional license.⁵

Limo driver

A car owned by the limo company (use or rent) or a vehicle owned by the driver¹

A transportation company or yourself

A structured driving schedule—work when your clients require it¹

In some markets, limo drivers must obtain a professional license.⁵

Bus driver

A bus carrying 15 to 100+ passengers²

A city, school, airport, or private company

A structured driving schedule—work when your employer requires it³

For school buses or buses that transport 16 or more passengers, you must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with passenger (P) and/or school bus (S) endorsements.⁶ ⁷

Do all driving jobs require a CDL?

Why choose Uber

Set your own hours

Cash out instantly

Have a partner on the road

Protection on every trip

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