If you want to become a Postmates driver, you will need to pass a background check and a driving record check. Here's everything that you need to expect before to sign up for Postmates.
If you want to join Postmates Fleet, after signing and before starting to work, you will have to pass a background check. Postmates background check is a step of the onboarding sessions to join Postmates fleet and become a Postmates driver/courier. It is a review of your criminal and personal records.
A lot of employers and gig economy services run a background check. It's an employment screening and the process of looking up your criminal and personal record. Postmates drivers as well as doordash drivers or rideshare drivers are independent contractors.
Safety is extremely important to Postmates, obviously Postmates is a secure platform and they screen all of Postmates Candidates thorough background checks. Postmates reserves the right to disqualify a driver if their background check reveals any disqualifying offense in the last 7 years or for any other safety-related reason.
To correcly run your Postmates background check during your Postmates application Process you need to provide some basic information:
Yes, you have to allow Postmates to check your report. Remember that Background checks are subject to the rules of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which aims to protect consumer information. For example, the FCRA only gives creditors, insurers, employers, and landlords access to your background information.
In addition to the FCRA, California has its own set of laws that govern what can and cannot be included in a background check. Personal information are not included in the report, such as:
In addition, the hiring process to become a fleet driver does not require the drug test.
The Postmates background check covers criminal background history and if you sign up to use a car or a motorcycle, Postmates also check your Motor Vehicles Record.
The criminal background check includes national and county-level databases and records. Background screening company gathers the information of your criminal records and history from many different sources. More precisely your report lists information will include details such as:
The first important thing to know is that Postmates doesn't actually begin the background report process until you have activated the card you received with the welcome kit.
Once you have activated the card, the background check typically takes around 3–10 days. Postmates says it should take 1-3 days, but that time frame may vary.
At the end of your background check you'll receive a copy of your background report. If Postmates finds something in your background check which might cause them not to hire you they will send you a notice of adverse action.
Postmates Background check is the penultimate step of the application process to become a Postmates driver. Once the background check is over, you will receive the welcoming kit with the prepaid card (beware this may take sometimes more than two weeks) You can look at our step by step Application Process Tutorial...It's easy!
Postmates uses a third company called checkr to perform the screenings. To verify the status of your background check follow our step by step instructions:
You can check your personal driving records by going to the DMV website for each state that you ever held a driver's license. Each state has its own rules and regulations about driving records — some allow employers, schools... to check records as far back as 10 years, others only allow 3 years. This background check could cost.
No, but many companies do it because a background check helps companies stay safe by controlling criminal history.
Keep in mind in many cases Employers are not allowed to consider data older than 7 years while screening applicants
Like Lyft or Uber even if you will not be a ridesharing driver, your report will include DUI.
Yes, couriers are screened for criminal offenses included felony
Your Postmates Background check is still pending? Your background check takes too much time. Do you have a doubt or a question? Don't be shy, contact Postmates support.
NOTE: A lot of counties close their offices to prevent further spread of COVID-19 this makes the job of Checkr more difficult. Currently the process can take more than 2 weeks. Feel free to contact directly Checkr Support if you need more information.
Finally what you need to know is that if there’s any way to speed up the background check process, there's something you can do to prevent your Background Check from taking longer:
If your background check failed and if you think there was an error, contact Postmates as soon as possible. You can also choose to dispute the results.
If you know why you have been disqualified, you can try to clean up your records and apply again.
If you were convicted of DUI, you can expunge from your record. After expungement, the record of your DUI is "erased" from the public record.
We are not lawyers and we do not offer legal assistance, but there is always a solution. Our notice in this case is: apply for Postmates and choose to make deliveries with a bike or on foot.
The best thing to do is contact your local DMV or other motor vehicle agency and ask:
The background check is the same for Postmates and Ubereats. Postmates and Ubereats use different companies to run the background check ... This explains why sometimes one result comes before the other.
For every delivery, customers and merchants will receive details about the Postmate, including photo identification and vehicle details ahead of receiving their delivery, so you know who to expect every time. Once a delivery is complete, the Postmate no longer has customer contact information and the delivery address isn’t available to them any longer
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You must be 18 years of age or older (you must be 21 to deliver alcohol)
Own a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
Your smartphone will be your main work tool because everything goes through the Postmates App (Postmates fleet app)
Driver’s license (even if you don't own a vehicle, you need a valid U.S. driver’s license
to become a Postmate).
Unlike Uber for which you must have a license for at least a year, for Postmates you don't need to have had your drivers license for a certain amount of time
Provide a social security number
Pass a background and driving record check
If you are not U.S citizen, you must be authorized to work in the United States (a work permit/visa is required)
on a bicycle
You can change your vehicle type right from the app any time.
Join Postmates Fleet today. Postmates requirements are minimal. Postmates pay rate is higher than that of their competitors. Passing the background check is not that complicated. It's worth a try!
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