Overview and benefits


Lyft is an app-based transportation service that’s used around the country. Lyft proudly operates ride services across the United States and Canada. Able to drive their own vehicles or rent from the company, Lyft drivers are eligible for fast compensation and an abundance of corporate perks.

If you want to work for Lyft, you probably can! One of the biggest appeals of the company is that it’s easier for motivated individuals to make an extra buck by driving where they want, when they want. 

Number of Employees

Lyft operates in over 640 cities across the United States, in nine cities in Canada and employs over 4,800 drivers. 


Getting started with Lyft is easy! For more information on how to become a Lyft driver and begin the application process visit: https://www.lyft.com/driver

Date Founded

Lyft was founded in 2012 in San Francisco, California by Logan Green and John Zimmer. The two entrepreneurs developed the app-based ride-sharing service to compete with Uber, another rideshare service. Lyft has expanded rapidly over the years and continues to innovate new services for customers and benefits for its drivers to hold its spot as one of the best in the business.

Company Mission Statement

Lyft’s mission is “to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.” 


Lyft is the second biggest transportation network company next to Uber. Committed to supporting its drivers and being transparent with the community, Lyft is highly rated as a great place to work. As an example of just how innovative the company is and how far the company will go, Lyft has recently released self-driving vehicles, mobile maintenance services and transportation hubs to help boost its drivers’ business.

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How old do you need to be to work at the company?

To be a driver for Lyft, you must be 21 years old. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Does Lyft require drug tests?

Drug tests aren’t required to be a Lyft driver. The company does have a strict no drugs and alcohol policy.

How much do drivers make?

Lyft drivers are compensated per ride and are able to make as much as they want by creating their own hours. Drivers can either work part-time or full-time. Lyft drivers also enjoy ample benefits including insurance options, fast payment and competitive rewards.

What are the requirements to drive for Lyft?

Drivers for Lyft must be at least 21 years old, pass a background check, be able to use the Lyft app on a smartphone and be able to provide valid proof of insurance. In addition, Lyft drivers must have a four-door vehicle that complies with their city’s vehicle requirements. All Lyft drivers are independent contractors.