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Spark Driver Requirements That Every Driver Must Meet

  • Spark drivers must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Drivers need a smartphone with a U.S. country code, running iOS 13.0+ or Android 6.0+.
  • Vehicles must be safe, reliable, clean, and cannot be scooters, motorcycles, or bikes.
  • Applicants must pass a background check, covering criminal history and motor vehicle records.

Spark is one of the most high-paying delivery apps there is, so it makes sense that there are a lot of drivers vying for delivery positions with the company.

At some point during the Spark driver sign-up process, you’ll probably be wondering if you have what it takes to make the cut to drive.

Wonder no more, because I’ve done the research and written this post to simplify the Spark driver requirements and what you’ll need to apply.

Spark Eligibility Requirements

Everybody that applies for a delivery position with Spark needs to meet a handful of simple eligibility, vehicle, and technology requirements.

First come the eligibility requirements.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work as independent contractors in the U.S.

They’ll need to provide an unexpired driver’s license issued by a U.S. state, along with a Social Security number to verify this.

Next, they’ll need to meet the technology requirements.

Every driver must have a smartphone with a U.S. country code that is current enough to run the Spark driver app – the portal to the world of Spark.

This means the device must be running iOS 13.0 or newer, or Android 6.0 or higher. It also must have a flash and the ability to enable GPS location services.

Not surprisingly, the Spark Driver app doesn’t support the use of prepaid devices.

Lastly, drivers will need to have a vehicle that makes the cut.

Unlike the strict requirements placed on rideshare drivers, Spark has very lax vehicle requirements. They really just want to ensure that your vehicle is safe, reliable, and clean.

It also can’t be a scooter, motorcycle, or bike. If you want to deliver using one of those, I suggest Uber Eats, which allows for bike-specific deliveries.

The reason being is that the vehicle needs to be big enough to accommodate the size of deliveries and have enough room to safely and efficiently transport customer orders.

You must also have a valid, updated auto insurance and registration that includes your name and vehicle information.

Background Check Components

In addition to the basic requirements, drivers will also need to pass a background check to ensure that they are safe and reliable.

This background check will thoroughly review the applicant’s criminal history and motor vehicle records to identify any red flags.

While this step is taken during the application process, Spark also continuously monitors drivers on an ongoing basis.

Drivers will need to make sure that they don’t have any criminal or driving-related convictions during the time they are working with Spark.

If they do, the driver could face deactivation if flagged by the ongoing background checks.

The Spark Driver Application Process

If you meet these requirements and feel that there’s nothing in your background check that would prevent you from applying, do so!

The process is very simple, and only takes a few minutes to complete.

All you have to do is start an application through the Spark Driver app, and complete the steps as prompted.

You’ll include a handful of basic information like your name, phone number, and address. Then you’ll verify your identity and upload documents like proof of insurance.

After that, you simply need to consent to a background check by providing your social security number and submitting the form.

Typically, you’ll hear back within 1-2 weeks depending on what the background check finds.

In some cases, you might find yourself on the Spark driver waiting list.

This doesn’t mean that you’ve been denied, but just that you’re eligible to drive, but there are too many drivers in your city.

Give it time and you’ll likely get approved eventually.

Now I’ll turn it over to you. Do you have questions, comments, or concerns about the requirements?

Let us know by dropping a comment below and somebody from our team will respond as soon as we can.

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