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Become a rideshare driver in Los Angeles
Our city needs drivers like you to keep everyone moving forward. Thousands of riders request rides with Uber every day. You can use your vehicle to get paid to drive in your city while getting riders where they need to go.
Uber also connects you to these ways to earn:
Deliver with Uber Eats
Try food delivery using your 4-wheel or 2-wheel vehicle. With Uber Eats, you can connect people with the food they love from local restaurants.
Invite friends and family to join the Uber community. Use your promo code when referring others, and you’ll earn a reward after they complete a certain number of trips.
Display your Uber vehicle decals
The CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) requires that drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place them on your front passenger windshield and rear passenger windshield facing outward. When taking trips at LAX, the airport requires you to display its placard beneath your front trade dress.
You can remove the decals when you decide to go offline and save them for the next time. Pro tip: if you keep the paper they come with, you can place your sticker on it when not in use.
Once you begin to drive with Uber, we'll mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you begin driving with Uber, you can request a new one be mailed to you. You can also pick one up at your local Greenlight Hub.
Need a temporary decal? You can print one at home here.
Having Uber trade dress helps riders quickly identify your car, which can help you start the trip on time. Please be aware that failure to display trade dress on both front and rear windshields when online can result in a ticket and fine of up to $1,000.
In California, due to CPUC requirements, you cannot transport an unaccompanied minor on trips arranged through the Uber app. Keep in mind that in California, a rider must be over 18 to sign up for an Uber account. But if you believe a rider might be underage, you can ask them to confirm their age and let them know that you'll have to cancel the trip if they are indeed under 18. In addition, you can report requests to transport unaccompanied minors by submitting in-app feedback.
Tax Registration Certificate requirement
As an independent contractor using the Uber platform, you may be required to register your business with the Office of Finance of the City of Los Angeles and obtain and hold a Tax Registration Certificate. The City of Los Angeles Office of Finance has more information about the rules for registration at this website.
If you're unsure if the city’s business tax ordinance applies to you, please contact the City of Los Angeles Office of Finance to discuss the specific applicability to your situation.
Self-reporting vehicle mileage
In California, all TNC vehicles must complete a 19-point vehicle inspection every 12 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The 50,000-mile requirement includes miles driven when not logged in to the Driver app. As such, we require all drivers to self-report their vehicle mileage. Be on the lookout for how to report your mileage in the Driver app.
CPUC information requests
The CPUC requires us to notify drivers in California that consent is not needed for the disclosure of a driver's information to the CPUC. See CPUC Decision 16-04-041 at 3.
Rematch at LAX
- What is Rematch?
With Rematch, you can drop off at the airport and pick up without having to return to the Designated TNC Airport Assignment Area. After dropping off a rider, there will be a 45-second window where you could be rematched with another rider for pickup.
If you're at the terminal and don't receive a request within 45 seconds, you will need to exit the airport; to be eligible for another LAX pickup, head to the Airport Assignment Area. As always, waiting at the curb without a request is against airport regulations and can result in LAX police issuing you a citation.
- What vehicles are eligible for Rematch?
Rematch is available to UberPool and UberX drivers with valid LAX placards following a completed LAX dropoff. All other vehicles will continue to receive requests from the Airport Assignment Area only.
- Can I just drive to the terminal to qualify for Rematch?
No. You will only be eligible for Rematch after dropping off at the airport. LAX does not permit drivers to enter the airport without a dropoff or trip request, and you could receive a citation from LAX police if you do so.
- Does Rematch increase my wait time in the Designated TNC Airport Assignment Area?
No. Rematch reduces the number of cars in the Airport Assignment Area, which generally keeps the wait times even.
- What if my rider isn't ready?
Waiting at the curb is against airport regulations and can result in LAX police issuing you a citation, so if your rider requests too early and isn't ready, you should cancel the trip and exit the airport.
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Frequently asked questions
- How does driving with Uber compare with full-time or part-time driver jobs in Los Angeles?
Different driving jobs in Los Angeles offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have set hours and strict schedules. With Uber, you can decide whether you want to drive frequently or just a short time on the weekend. Previous rideshare experience is not required.
- I’m looking for full-time or part-time driver jobs near me. If I choose to use Uber instead, how often will I have to drive?
Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can get paid to drive when you want. You have the flexibility to be a rideshare driver in Los Angeles whenever you choose.
- How can I see how much I’ll get paid after each trip?
We make it as easy as possible for you to track your earnings from riders. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show how much you’re getting paid to drive in Los Angeles. Look for helpful tools in the app to give you more details and show you your totals in real time.
- What are the requirements to drive with Uber near me?
When you become a driver in Los Angeles with Uber, you need to be at least the minimum age to drive here, have an eligible form of transportation, and submit required documents, such as a valid driver’s license. You must also pass a background screening and have at least one year of driving experience with a license.
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