Vermont Driver Information

Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Vermont, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.

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Apply to drive

If you're applying to become a driver in Vermont, check out the application steps.

Get set to drive

Setting up your vehicle

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Lyft Trade Dress Emblem

Lyft emblem

Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. Refer to the image above for where to place your Lyft emblem.

If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, place an order in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.

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Hit the road

You are an approved driver, your ride is decked out with all the right things in all the right places, and you're no stranger to the ins and outs of driving with Lyft.

Know your insurance coverage

Review Lyft's coverage here.

Additional disclosures

  1. You can access Lyft’s Certificates of Insurance, including specific coverage here.
  2. Depending on its terms, your personal insurance might not provide any coverage while you are logged into the app, or engaged in a prearranged ride.
  3. You must notify your personal insurance and/or any lienholders to advise that you will be using your vehicle to provide TNC services.
  4. If the vehicle you use to provide Lyft rides has a lien against it, using the vehicle for transportation network company services may violate the terms of your contract with the lienholder.
  5. If Lyft’s insurer makes a payment for a claim covered under comprehensive coverage or collision coverage, Lyft’s insurer will issue the payment directly to the business repairing the personal vehicle or jointly to the owner of the personal vehicle and the primary lienholder on the covered personal vehicle.
  6. Prior to providing TNC services, you shall review our Zero-Tolerance policy, Anti-Discrimination policy, Service Animal policy, and Wheelchair policy.
  7. In addition to reporting a concern or problem directly to Lyft here, passengers may also register a complaint or concern by contacting the Burlington Taxi Administration Office emailing abryce@burlingtonvt.gov or calling 802-865-7011.

Tips and best practices

Driver mode limits

In addition to Lyft's mandatory break requirement, Vermont regulations require that drivers spend no more than 12 hours operating a vehicle within a 24-hour period.

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Updating your driver profile

Document renewals

Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.

Moving to or from Vermont as an existing Lyft driver

If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Vermont, send us a message with the following info:

  • The date you're moving
  • Your new shipping address
  • A clear photo of your vehicle registration*

*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.

Please note, your vehicle must be from 2009 or newer in order to qualify for Lyft in Vermont.

Moving from Vermont to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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