Why doesn’t DoorDash accept new drivers? (What to know!)
DoorDash is one of many companies offering drivers to earn extra cash when delivering meals. It’s very easy to set up and it can be a great way for you to earn extra income on your own time.
However, in some cases DoorDash will not be able to accept new drivers. There are several reasons for this, but the main one has to do with supply and demand. It can be painful to wait to see if DoorDash will accept your application, so it’s best to tell yourself why they might reject it.
Read on for an explanation of why DoorDash may not accept new drivers, and some details on what works for DoorDash in general.
Why doesn’t DoorDash accept new drivers?
DoorDash does not accept new drivers if there are already too many drivers in an area. If they have a lot of dashers in an area, they may put you on a waitlist. Waitlists can take anywhere from a few days to a month.
If you want to learn more about being a Dasher, read on…
Why doesn’t DoorDash let me be a driver?
According to Thisonlineworld.com, DoorDash sometimes puts new drives on a “waiting list.” There are two potential reasons for this, both related to supply and demand.
DoorDash may not allow you to register as a driver if there are already too many drivers in your area, or if DoorDash service is not available where you live.
If DoorDash allows too many people to be drivers, there will be too much competition for takeout orders. Too many drivers and not enough orders means drivers will struggle to make money.
Likewise, if DoorDash service doesn’t exist in your area, you won’t be able to become a driver. If this is the case, you can try signing up for another region (if one is available nearby). However, you must be prepared to perform deliveries in the region you are registered in.
How long do you have to wait to become a Dasher?
The registration process to become a DoorDash driver is fairly simple. However, applicants may not be able to start driving right away. There are several different reasons for this. According to Bestreferraldriver.com, DoorDash conducts background checks on new potential drivers before accepting their applications.
You have to wait 5-7 business days to become a Dasher. This gives the company time to conduct a background check on you before accepting your application. This process can sometimes take more than 7 days.
A background check is a general screening process that you must agree to. The process is the same for all applicants. If the screening finds something that prevents you from being a driver, you may not be hired.
If your application was denied due to a failed background check, you can request a report so you can look at specific issues. Typically, screening primarily checks criminal records and motor vehicle license records.
In addition to background checks, it may take 1-4 business days for your Activation Kit to arrive by mail. The kit includes your DoorDash red card, thermal storage bag and a new driver’s manual.
This kit isn’t strictly necessary to get you started delivering, but it can make things a little easier for you.
What disqualifies you from DoorDash?
There are many things that can disqualify you from being a DoorDash driver. DoorDash screens all new drivers for criminal records and vehicle license records, among other things.
Violent crime, drunk driving, or driving with an expired license may disqualify you from DoorDash. Other factors, including blurry license photos, may also disqualify you.
Background checks also look for situations involving auto accidents or mobility violations. Three or more “significant events” such as these will also disqualify you from driving the DoorDash.
Certain types of accidents can count as two separate instances if you end up being charged with a mobility violation related to an accident that has occurred.
It is important to note that background check information should not be provided to employers without your express consent. Employers must also notify you in case they intend to take action on your application based on a background check.
Background checks usually only cover events from seven years ago. However, some things, like federal crimes, are not limited to how long you can see in a background check.
Why is DoorDash Dasher not working?
Some drivers are having problems trying to use DoorDash’s driver application. There are many reasons why the app might not work. However, getting it working again is usually a fairly quick fix.
If DoorDash Dasher is not working, you should try clearing the cached data of the DoorDash Driver app on your phone. If that doesn’t work, you may need to update your phone’s operating system.
App caching can be found in the Apps section of the Android settings page. It can also be found in the “General” section of iPhone settings (under “iPhone Storage”).
Clearing DoorDash Dasher’s app cache ensures that no corrupt data in the cache is causing problems with the app. If you continue to encounter errors, you may need to troubleshoot the application.
When trying to use DoorDash Dasher, a lot of errors may pop up. For more information on the various errors and how to fix them, you can visit DoorDash’s support page on the issue.
Becoming a DoorDash delivery driver can be a very rewarding experience for those looking to earn some extra cash. However, sitting around waiting for approval in order to become a driver can be a headache.
That’s why it’s important to understand the application process and prepare accordingly.
Importantly, if you don’t pass DoorDash’s background check, you need a report so you know exactly what’s wrong. Sometimes it can be as simple as a blurry license photo.
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