Drive For Uber

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For members of the military, making ends meet is still a challenge in today’s world. However, the duties of being in the army curtail most part-time jobs as their devotion prevents them from working over a short period for themselves. However, for those in the military who have their own qualifying vehicle or lease a TLC automobile, Uber provides an option to earn extra money in their time.

How It Works

If you are a part of the US military, you are used to be transferred around the country, if not the world, on a regular basis. However, for those who have their own vehicle which qualifies for Uber or may rent a TLC car for Uber, you have the choice of working on your off-time, such as a couple of days monthly, to make some extra cash driving for Uber.

However, many of those in the army may not have some of the fundamental requirements to work for Uber. Namely, Uber requires that you have an in-state drivers license and also in-state insurance for your vehicle or the vehicle that you use.

So, the question is does Uber make exceptions for those in the military?

Uber makes no exceptions for those in the military, although in the event that you’re in the army, you can drive for Uber assuming you meet all the prerequisites. You will need to request your commanding officer and complete any paperwork required by the military for you to drive for Uber.

For most members of the military, especially those who have long-term assignments to one location, this shouldn’t be an issue. The only exception would be for those who are currently registered in Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) which means that the military will prevent you from holding an outside job, even one driving for Uber. But you should always consult your commanding officer or consult the rules and regulations to ascertain what you can and can’t do while being in the military.


Considering all military members must fulfill Uber requirements, which include having an in-state driver’s license together with in-state insurance, the appropriate qualifying vehicle, and all other requirements set out by Uber, if you meet all of the criteria, then you can drive for the rideshare business.

Bear in mind that there’s one exception in terms of having an in-state driver’s license if you are located in a city that borders another state, such as New York City for example. This means you could drive across state lines while still fulfilling the requirements for Uber. Otherwise, you must satisfy all requirements for Uber and Lyft as if you’re not a part of the military.

If you don’t meet the requirements for Uber, there are still other on-demand jobs which are well suited for members of the military whether you drive your own vehicle or rent a TLC car, such as delivering packages or food based on the company that you choose.

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