What is a CDL, or a Commercial Driver’s License?

A CDL is a Commercial Driver’s License. Many driving jobs, like bus, and truck require you to get a special license. Unlike a regular driver’s license, a CDL requires you to pass additional tests that demonstrate that you have the physical ability and expertise necessary to safely drive a commercial vehicle. It can cost anywhere from $100-$300 to get your CDL, depending on your program. Classes can also range in length from 2 weeks to several months.

Of course, you don’t need a special CDL license to drive with Uber. All you need is your normal driver’s license. That’s why Uber is such a popular new way to get paid weekly for driving your own. A lot of people are choosing to drive with Uber because they like being their own boss and earning great money on a flexible schedule.



Uber Driver Partner Growth Rate in the US Over Time



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You Get to Make Good Money

Turn your car into a cash machine. People are looking for rides all over town, come help them get from A to B and get paid weekly in fares.

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You Get to Drive When You Want

Looking for a flexible way to make money on your schedule? As an independent contractor with Uber, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility you need to never miss life’s most important moments.

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You Get To Be Your Own Boss

With Uber you can never be late because you only drive when you feel like it. No more punching the clock, or reporting to somebody else. Whether you’re supporting your family or saving for something big, Uber lets you get behind the wheel and make money on your terms.

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You Get Uber Support

Have questions about your earnings statement or need help with your documents? You can get support whenever you need it from your local Partner Support team.

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You Get Friendly Riders

Uber’s community of riders are rated and approved by drivers like you. You’ll always know who you’re picking up, and where you’re going.


If you’re looking for a straightforward sign-up process, a fast growing opportunity, and a way to get paid weekly for driving your own car, we hope you’ll take Uber for a spin.

NOTE: This opportunity is for an independent contractor. All earnings quoted are in fares and based on actual partner earnings data. 

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