Uber WAV Wheelchair Vans
How to Become an Uber WAV Driver?
Becoming an Uber WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) driver involves a few additional steps compared to becoming a regular Uber driver. Here’s a general guide to help you get started:
- Meet Uber’s general driver requirements: To become an Uber driver, you’ll need to meet some basic requirements. These may vary depending on your location, but typically include:
- Being at least 21 years old
- Having a valid driver’s license
- Passing a background check
- Having at least one year of licensed driving experience (three years if you’re under 23)
- Acquire a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV): You’ll need a WAV that meets Uber’s specific requirements. The vehicle must:
- Be a 4-door vehicle
- Be no older than a specific model year (this varies by location)
- Have a working ramp or lift
- Have securement straps or other devices for securing wheelchairs
- Have enough space to accommodate at least one passenger in a wheelchair
- Vehicle inspection: Uber requires that your WAV undergoes a thorough inspection by a certified mechanic to ensure it’s in good working condition and safe for passengers. This inspection will cover aspects like brakes, tires, lights, and wheelchair accessibility features.
- Obtain necessary permits and insurance: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain additional permits or licenses to operate as a WAV driver. These requirements vary, so check with your local government or Uber support for more information. You’ll also need to have proper insurance coverage for your WAV.
- Sign up as an Uber driver: Once you’ve met all the requirements, you can sign up as an Uber driver through the Uber app or website. You’ll need to provide your personal information, driver’s license, vehicle information, and any required documentation.
- Complete Uber’s accessibility training: Before you can start driving as an Uber WAV driver, you’ll need to complete Uber’s accessibility training, which covers topics like properly securing wheelchairs, assisting passengers with disabilities, and understanding accessibility laws.
- Start driving: Once you’ve completed all the steps, you can start accepting rides and providing accessible transportation to passengers who need it.
About Adaptive Vans
Since 1979, Adaptive Vans has had one clear goal: to provide our customers with excellence, simplicity and convenience at an affordable price. We are a proud charter member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and align with their mission to improve transportation options for people with disabilities. We strive to produce high quality wheelchair accessible vehicles to help people with disabilities lead happy, healthy and more mobile lives.
We also take safety very seriously. As a member of NMEDA, we strictly adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and participate in NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program™ (QAP), a nationally recognized accreditation program for the mobility equipment industry developed to promote quality, dependability, and safety.
In 1979 Adaptive Mobility Systems, Inc. began by installing lifts and custom components in vans for wheelchair accessibility. In 1999, under current management, we designed and manufactured our first lowered floor minivan conversion. We have built and crash tested our minimally invasive conversions on the Dodge, Chrysler, VW, Kia, Honda, and Toyota minivan platforms while not compromising the structural integrity of the vehicle and exceeding safety standards.
From 1999 to 2017 all our conversions were sold exclusively by AMS Vans, an internet marketer, under the branding “AMS.” In late 2017 AMS Vans sold its business, ending our long partnership. We now independently sell our conversions to mobility dealers all over the United States, and recently to the public with the new branding “Adaptive Vans.” Using the knowledge and skills we gained from converting over 7,000 vans we believe we can offer the strongest, simplest, and safest wheelchair accessible vans at a price no other manufacturer can compete with.
Based in Tucker, Georgia, our production facility is staffed with skilled professionals, using the latest technology to create converted vehicles that are easy to maintain and service at one of our many service centers across the country. Whether selecting a van from our inventory or converting a van purchased from another source, our finished products appear and perform nearly identical from a vehicle purchased directly from the manufacturer’s showroom. We are able to perform conversions that match up with our customers’ needs and desires. Whether they are looking for side or rear entry, we are able to come up with the perfect solution at a price that is well within reach for most families.
Thanks to our long-standing reputation as a trusted brand, we are able to work with mobility dealers and car dealerships to help them provide their customers with the freedom and accessibility that a wheelchair-accessible van can deliver.Safety, reliability and quality. Take a look at what Adaptive Vans has to offer and start planning your mobile future.