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Amazon Fresh Requirements That Every Driver Must Meet

  • Amazon Fresh drivers must be 21 and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Drivers need to pass a background check and provide a Social Security Number.
  • Smartphone with specific requirements and a suitable vehicle are essential.

Are you looking to become an Amazon Fresh driver? If so, learn the basic requirements you’ll need to meet here.

Amazon Fresh Driver Requirements

All Amazon drivers register on Amazon Flex, including Amazon Fresh delivery drivers. To qualify for registration, you must meet the following requirements.

Amazon Flex only accepts drivers 21 years old or older.

Therefore, you must submit a document to prove that you’ve met this age requirement, such as your birth certificate, guardianship certificate, or passport.

While most positions, like shoppers and packagers, accept applicants 18 years and above, Amazon insists any delivery driver must be at least 21 years old for insurance purposes.

The notion is that at 21, you must have more experience on the road than somebody who just got their license.

In addition to the age requirement, you need the following items to be an Amazon Flex driver.

1. Valid Driver’s License

A driver’s license is probably the most obvious qualification.

Every Amazon Fresh driver must have a valid driver’s license and have at least two years of experience.

The more experience you have, the better your employability.

An accident-free record may make you more competitive.

2. Pass a Background Check

Background checks are standard practice in most gig jobs like Lyft, Uber, and DoorDash.

It’s no different for Amazon Fresh. Every driver must undergo a screening process on the Amazon platform.

And reasonably so – being a driver may give you access to shoppers’ sensitive data, such as addresses, phone numbers, and credit card details.

Here are a few things to note before undergoing the background check:

  • You must consent before Amazon performs the test.
  • You have the right to demand a copy of the results.
  • Amazon must give you an official adverse action notice if they fail to hire you because of the background check results.

Amazon background checks cover several aspects, such as:

Criminal records

Amazon will check if you have records of misdemeanor convictions, felonies, pending criminal cases, and active warrants.

However, some states like Washington, California, Texas, New York, Montana, Kansas, Maryland, Kansas, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts do not provide felony conviction records older than seven years.

Credit score

Poor credit scores may lead to disqualification. However, states like Illinois, Hawaii, Washington, Colorado, Connecticut, and California prohibit employer credit checks.

Sex Offender Registry

If your name is on the sex offender list, you are not eligible for an Amazon Fresh driver job.

Employment verification

While the job may not have educational or work experience requirements, some candidates may lie on their applications to gain a competitive advantage.

Therefore, Amazon always verifies employment records to filter out dishonest applicants.

Driver’s license check

The background check also assesses applicants’ driving licenses against fines, violation codes, suspensions, and violations.

Repeat traffic offenders may not get the job.

The license must also be active.

Amazon doesn’t handle the background check internally.

Instead, it’s outsourced to Accurate, an experienced workforce screening solutions provider.

The assessment typically takes two to seven days.

3. Have a Social Security Number

Amazon Fresh drivers also require social security numbers.

The SSN helps Amazon confirm your criminal and financial records.

It may also help them enforce tax compliance.

4. Have a Smartphone

Amazon requires drivers to have smartphones that can install and support its Mentor behavior monitoring app.

Android users need an Android 7.0 or newer with 2GB or higher RAM, flash cameras, SIM card slots, and GPS location services.

For iPhone users, you need an iPhone 6s or a newer version with at least iOS 14.

Amazon Fresh Vehicle Requirements

You cannot become an Amazon Fresh driver with a scooter or bike.

Your vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • Valid auto insurance bearing your name.
  • Valid license plate.
  • A midsize or large 4-door vehicle.

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