Last winter on a vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I called for an Uber ride and got a big surprise. It was snowing, and the roads were slick in the high mountain town in the Southwest. I was expecting to see a small, fuel-efficient four-door, but instead, a giant Ford F-150 Raptor truck showed up. It was perfect for getting around in the snow, and it certainly felt safer to be in a monster four-wheel drive truck bounding through puddles and mounds of snow.
But, more importantly, I was surprised that you can drive for Uber in a big truck.
Yes, you can drive a pickup truck for Uber
An Uber spokesperson said that while requirements differ from market to market, pickup trucks are certainly allowed. Uber has a few requirements, however; Your car or truck must be 15 years old or newer and have four doors. Many of us with trucks qualify under those rules. A two-door truck, or one with small half doors in the back, won’t qualify.
Many trucks qualify for Uber X
For Uber Black and Uber Black SUV, your SUV can be no older than six years old, and sometimes it must be commercially registered. However, Uber has a handy list of vehicles that are approved for Uber X and Black, and the 2018 and newer Ford F-150 is on the list, so is the Ford Maverick, as well as the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali, Toyota’s Tacoma and Tundra, and several other trucks make the list for UberX.
Trucks are all over the Uber Pet listings, though. Uber Pet is a special service for pets who need rides, and for drivers who don’t mind a bit of fur.