Uber Baltimore

Uber Baltimore: Prices & Driver Requirements

UBER BALTIMORE

Uber Baltimore has four main rideshare options in the Baltimore area:

1. UberX (a low-cost option which seats up to four passengers. UberX is the most widespread and basic option in Uber’s portfolio of services)
2. UberXL (a low-cost ride which seats up to six passengers)
3. UberBLACK (a premium option which seats up to four passengers, and utilizes high-end black cars with all-black interiors)
4. UberSUV (a premium SUV option which seats up to six passengers)

Uber Baltimore Rates

The current rates are as follows:

UberX
Base Fare: $1
Per Minute: $0.10
Per Mile: $1.02
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.45

UberXL
Base Fare: $1.50
Per Minute: $0.15
Per Mile: $1.65
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.45

UberBLACK
Base Fare: $7
Per Min: $0.40
Per Mile: $3.25
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

UberSUV
Base Fare: $14
Per Minute: $0.50
Per Mile: $3.65
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

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How to Become an Uber Driver in Baltimore

UberX/XL requirement 

  • Driver must be at least 21 years of age
  • Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA • Drivers must provide valid MD driver’s license.
  • Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
    Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • A Temporary TNO License issued by Baltimore’s Public Service Commission.

UberX/XL Vehicle Requirements

As a company, Uber doesn’t own or operate any vehicles (all Uber Vehicles are driver-owned or leased). If you want to drive for Uber, you have to use your own private vehicle.

  • Your vehicle must have 4 doors (which open independently).
  • Your vehicle must be from the year 2005 or newer
  • You must have a clean title (no salvage vehicles are allowed).
  • Your vehicle must be In excellent condition (cosmetically & mechanically).
  • Your vehicle cannot be a former taxi vehicle, or large van.

For UberXL

  • All of the points listed above apply equally to XL.
  • All XL vehicles must seat the driver AND at least 6 additional passengers.

UberX/XL document requirements

All Uber drivers must provide these documents for their Uber account to be officially activated:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle Registration
Background Check/Screening Process
When your driver’s license has been successfully approved, you will be asked to enter your social security number into the Driver Dashboard system. New drivers must undergo a screening process which evaluates applicants on criminal and driving history in the past 5-7 years (the process is run by an independent company, Checkr.  You may check the status of your application here: applicant.checkr.com).
Driver’s License
Your driver’s license should clearly show these items:
  1. Issue Date
  2. Expiration Date – Must not be expired
  3. Birth Date (or DOB – “Date of Birth”) – Partners must be 21 or older to apply
  4. License Number

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Vehicle Registration
  1. Registration # (should match license plate)
  2. Vehicle Descriptors – Make & model, etc
  3. Vehicle Identification Number
  4. Expiration Date (must be current, not expired)
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Vehicle Insurance
  1.  Insurance Provider, i.e. State Farm or Esurance, etc.
  2. Name of Insured Individual
  3. Expiration Date
  4. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
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Temporary TNO License

  • Uber takes care of providing new drivers with a valid temporary TNO, which is good for ONE year. Once you are prompted via Uber’s mobile app, you simply have to consent, and eventually a TNO License will be sent to you via mail.
  • For more information, check out Uber’s write-up on Maryland’s current TNO policy HERE.
Trade Dress
  • Uber drivers in the Baltimore, Maryland area must display a U sign (trade dress) on their vehicle. You can pick up your official U Sign at Uber’s offices, located at: 918 Fell St. Baltimore, MD 21231. You may also order it by using this link: ORDER U SIGN (Printing a Temporary Sign Also Available).

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Vehicle Inspections:
Uber Drivers Must Have a Full Vehicle Inspection
Your inspection may be performed in either Maryland or Virginia. Inspections must have been performed in the past 12 months.

Uber Baltimore: Free Inspection Locations:

J C Discount Tires: 2102 Pulaski Hwy, Edgewood, MD 21040
Phone: (410) 676-5020

Old Town Autocare: 834 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA
Phone: (703) 549-1220

Pentagon Liberty: 2300 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
Phone: (703) 920-2808

Seminary Corner Auto Inc: 5733 Seminary Rd, Falls Church, VA
Phone: (703) 671-1108

McLean Sunoco: 1413 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 893-290

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