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    Professional Black Car drivers and Fleet Manager resources

    In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements are able to give Lyft Lux Black rides or perform pickups at select airport zones.
    All Black Car drivers must meet Lyft’s standard driver requirements for their region, but it’s important to note that being a Professional Black Car driver is not a requirement to drive on the Lyft platform.
    Complete this form to verify your professional credentials as a Black Car driver. A member of our Black Car Onboarding team will follow up with you within 2-4 business days.
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    Owner operators or independent drivers that aren't associated with a Fleet company can use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page with questions.
    Approved Black Car Fleet partners can email their local Lux Black Fleet Support team with questions.
    Black Car Fleet Drivers can contact their Fleet Managers with any questions — including questions about earnings. Use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page regarding issues with Fleet Managers.

    Professional Black Car driver requirements overview

    Professional Black Car drivers on the Lyft platform must meet the following criteria:
    Black Car fleet companies (and associated Black Car drivers) must meet the requirements above, and also provide:
    • A contract between Fleet Manager/Owner and Lyft
    • Completed W-9 form
    • Driver List
    • Vehicle List
    Note: Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform.

    Apply to drive

    If you’re a Professional Black Car driver that's already on the Lyft platform, please complete this form to verify your professional credentials. A member of our Black Car Onboarding team will follow up with you within 2-4 business days.
    If you’re a Professional Black Car driver that isn't already on the Lyft platform, complete a Lyft driver application to get started.
    If you’re a Black Car fleet manager or the sole proprietor of a Black Car business, and you're interested in partnering with Lyft, please complete this form. A member of our Black Car Onboarding team will follow up with you within 2-4 business days.

    Frequently asked questions

    I already drive for Lyft, why does this matter to me?

    In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements will be eligible to give Lux Black rides and have access to priority airport pick ups. Regulatory requirements may require Lyft to collect additional documents in some cities, blocking drivers from giving rides until those requirements are met.

    How does payment work?

    If you drive under a commercial fleet, there will be a separate agreement between Lyft and the Fleet Manager with details regarding pay. All earnings are handled directly by your Fleet Manager.

    I’ve submitted my documents and I'm still not approved to drive. What should I do?

    The status of your account is likely pending approval. If all documents have been submitted and the requirements above have been met please email blackcar@lyft.com regarding the status of your documents.

    How do I submit my documents?

    For owner-operators, a Lyft team member will reach out through SMS to collect the required documents for Professional Black Car drivers. You should receive a text from the phone number 61416 to begin submitting documents.
    For fleets, the owner will work directly with our Black Car Fleet Onboarding team to collect and upload the documents required for the company, vehicles, and drivers. Once all documents have been approved, Lyft's Black Car team can add drivers and vehicles to your fleet.

    Why can’t we upload documents through the app?

    Currently, drivers are not able to upload Black Car documents in the app. For now, all document collection is through SMS.
    Lyft will never contact you through SMS from any other number other than 61416 or 23621. You can check out more info on communicating securely with Lyft here.

    One of my Black Car documents expired and now my vehicle is blocked. What should I do?

    Please email blackcar@lyft.com or respond to the SMS thread from our secure phone number 61416 or 23621 to inquire about the status of your documents. A Lyft team member will contact you shortly.
    Note: Data and messaging rates may apply.

    Local Black Car Driver requirements

    Select a location to see requirements for Professional Black Car drivers in your area:
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    Arizona requirements

    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Valid vehicle for hire permit
    • Commercial insurance

    California requirements

    Drivers must meet the standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to:
    • Vehicle Requirements:
      • Airport permit (required for airport pickups)
      • Commercial insurance
    • Driver Requirements:
      • TCP Permit - Class A, B or P
      • Certificate of Liability Insurance
    Drivers that operate under another entity’s TCP permit (such as fleet drivers) must meet the requirements above, as well as:
    • Proof of workers compensation insurance
    • Signed workers' compensation declaration form (TL706K)

    Denver, Colorado requirements

    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Commercial insurance
    • DEN Airport AVI tags (Automated Vehicle Identification tags)

    Florida requirements

    Miami:
    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Chauffeur's driver permit (Miami Dade County, City of Miami, Broward County)
    • Commercial insurance
    • Vehicle authorization form, if the vehicle is not owned or leased by the driver
    Orlando:
    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Vehicle-for-hire Driver Permit (City of Orlando)
    • Commercial insurance
    • Vehicle authorization form, if the vehicle is not owned or leased by the driver
    Tampa:
    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Public vehicle driver’s license
    • Commercial insurance
    • Vehicle authorization form, if the vehicle is not owned or leased by the driver

    Atlanta, Georgia requirements

    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Vehicle with Georgia limousine plates
    • Commercial insurance meeting state requirements
      • Only required if driver name does not match name on vehicle registration
    • Airport decal (required for airport pickups)

    Chicago, Illinois requirements

    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Vehicle with Illinois limousine plates
    • Commercial insurance
      • Only required if driver name does not match name on vehicle registration

    Boston, Massachusetts requirements

    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Vehicle with Massachusetts limousine plates
    • Commercial insurance
    • Only required if driver name does not match name on vehicle registration

    Michigan requirements

    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Commercial Insurance

    Nashville, Tennessee requirements

    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Vehicle with Tennessee limousine plates
    • Commercial insurance
      • Only required if driver name does not match name on vehicle registration

    Texas requirements

    Austin:
    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Chauffeur permit
    • Commercial Insurance
    Dallas:
    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Commercial Insurance
    • City of Dallas driver permit
    • Airport permit (required for airport pickups)
    Houston:
    Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
    • Limo license
    • Commercial Insurance

    Airport regulations

    Airport regulations vary. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules at airports where you plan to give rides.
    Select your state from this list to see local airport rules, regulations, and pickup/drop-off zones.

    Fleet Manager resources

    For owners or managers of Black Car Fleet companies that are already on the Lyft platform, please contact your local Lux Black Fleet Support team for questions related to payments, managing drivers, or managing vehicles.
    These regional contacts are only available to fleets who have completed Lyft's onboarding flow and have access to the Lux Black Fleet Portal:
    Atlanta (ATL): atl-livery@lyft.com
    Boston (BOS): bos-livery@lyft.com
    Chicago (CHI): chi-livery@lyft.com
    Florida (MCO, MIA & TPA): fl-livery@lyft.com
    Los Angeles (LAX): la-blackcar@lyft.com
    Nashville (BNA): bna-livery@lyft.com 
    San Francisco (SFO): sf-blackcar@lyft.com
    Texas (DFW, IAH & AUS): tx-livery@lyft.com

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