Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Car Accident.
Uber’s introduction of a “safe rides” fee a few years ago angered lots of customers who thought they should not have to pay an extra fee for their safety. That fee generated more than $449 million in revenue for Uber over the last two years, according to a report from Bloomberg.
“The background check includes a Motor Vehicle Record review as well as a criminal background check.
Local laws and regulations often establish the specific background check criteria that Uber applies, and these criteria can vary significantly from state to state. In general though, in order to pass the background check, drivers must have:
The background check is private, secure, and completely free for potential driver partners. Background checks are performed by Checkr, Inc., a third party background check provider that is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Periodically, we re-run background checks for current driver partners. The background check does not include a credit check.”
As of November 9, 2017, California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a new order to intensify background checks requirements for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft.
TNCs now will be required to use companies credited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners when conducting background checks on drivers. Background checks will be required before any ride share driver is allowed to drive on the app and background checks will now be conducted yearly. The CPUC hopes these changes will provide additional security and peace of mind for passengers.