This course is to teach new drivers how to apply to Lyft. It will cover these basic areas:
It will include audio and video content to help guide a new applicant through the entire process and to inform them of all the steps before they sign up or to clear up any questions they may have about the process.
It is approximately 30 minutes long and you can choose to go to certain sections that you are interested in. It is best to go through the entire course to learn everything about Lyft before you start.
Once you finish all these steps, you will be approved to drive on Lyft and start earning money with your personal car!
A list of requirements to become a Lyft Driver
Information on the requirements for driver's license, car insurance and vehicle registration
There may be some special requirements and process to be a Lyft driver in select markets, such as in Chicago, New York City or California.
List of Region Specific Compliance Information
This lecture fully reviews Lyft's commercial liability insurance when you are driving on Lyft. It will note any gaps in insurance.
Summary of the driving record requirements to be a Lyft Driver
Summary of background check requirements.
Lyft has a Zero Tolerance Policy on Alcohol and Drugs.
Lecture on how driver and passenger ratings work on Lyft.
A quiz on critical elements of the safety and insurance policy.
How to sign up to drive on Lyft via your Facebook profile.
Going through the Lyft application process on your smart phone.
What to do in the case of this error.
What do you do if it says "You have failed the DMV Check"?
After your Lyft application, you may be contacted by a Lyft Recruiter.
Every driver needs to go through a mentor ride with a mentor unless you are a founding driver. This is where an experience Lyft driver evaluates your car and your driving and see if you meet the requirements.
Key questions about your welcome ride
I started driving for Lyft and Uber for more than a year. I signed up for Lyft first and went through my mentor ride and started driving. My mentor didn't do much coaching so I had to learn a lot about Lyft on my own, aside with how the application work. After driving for a few weeks full time, I started driving on Uber as well. When I signed up for Uber, I did that for about two weeks full time trying to learn everything I can about Uber. After a few hundred trips between the two services within six weeks, I learned a lot about both services and how to navigate each service to maximize my earnings and also to get a high rating.
After about two months, I was invited to be a Lyft Mentor. Unfortunately, there was almost no training on how to be a Lyft Mentor so I jumped in head first into this role and learned on my own how to best mentor new drivers. I used a lot of the experience as a Lyft driver to coach new Lyft drivers how to get started and become awesome Lyft Drivers themselves. A good number of my mentees are now Lyft Mentors and I coached a few Lyft Mentors through their first few Mentor sessions.
I now use my knowledge and time to educate new and existing drivers about how to become great drivers as I have been through it all and have mentored and coach many other drivers to great driver ratings. I also developed a website to update drivers of the current policies and changes to each service to maximize their income and improve their driver ratings.