Do you want to use your own vehicle to drive for Uber, Lyft and other rideshare apps in NYC?
Renting a TLC plate is a much cheaper alternative to renting a TLC ready car.
Valid Driver License
New York TLC License
Social Security Card
DDC (6hr defensive driving course certificate)
Any vehicle accepted by the Taxi and Limousine Commission qualifies to be used. This includes any vehicle within the last 10 model years. Vehicle can be gas or electric.
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To be a driver in New York City, you must meet certain requirements: meet the minimum age to drive, have at least one year of driving experience and clear a background check. The documents you'll need to submit are a valid driver's license, proof of residency and insurance if you plan to drive your own car.
To drive in New York City, you'll need a commercial license from the NYC TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) and a commercially licensed vehicle.
Here's what you'll need:
If you are interested in driving for Uber or Lyft and think you'll pass the driving record check then your next step is to apply, remain patient during the background check waiting period, and then get to work as a rideshare driver.