This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements, needed to drive with Lyft in the state of Tennessee.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Tennessee
Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
Use your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard to upload your documents. To add documents in the app, tap 'Account' in the main menu, then 'Documents.
2007 or newer: Chattanooga, Clarksville, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville
2009 or newer: Cookeville, Jackson, Johnson City
5-8 seats, including the driver's
Not a taxi, stretch limousine, or non-Express Drive rental vehicle
Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification
In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included. Rental vehicles must be rented through the Express Drive program to be approved for use on the Lyft platform.
If you're interested in also driving in Alabama, the only other document you'll need is your vehicle inspection. Alabama requires your vehicle be inspected by an ASE or ATTI Certified Mechanic.
Get the inspection form here. Once the inspection is completed by a mechanic in Alabama, upload it in your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard. To add documents in the app, tap 'Account' in the main menu, then 'Documents. See our Alabama article to read more about rules and regulations you'll need to follow while driving there.
Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.
The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.
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, order one in your Lyft Driver app or Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
Tennessee driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Tennessee, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
We have a strict zero tolerance policy for drivers — more info here. If you have any inquiries regarding the zero tolerance policy, reach out to us.
Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
Don't accept street hails
Don't accept cash for rides
Don't wait in taxi lines
Review Lyft's coverage here.
Moving to or from Tennessee
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Tennessee, send us a message with the following info:
*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
Moving from Tennessee to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you’ll need to take.