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“Why I love dashing…”

People Dash for a variety of reasons: to spend time with their kids, to supplement another job, to pay for school, even to exercise and see the world.

  • "Dashing is a vacation. It might pay for our wedding, it might send us to the Bahamas, who knows. We'll figure it out when we get there." - Sean & Krystina

  • "You can't really beat the freedom. Money when you want it is pretty dang convenient. And it's consistent." - Johnny

  • "I could get a 9 to 5, but then I would never see my daughter. She's 2, and she's never going to be 2 again, so I want to spend as much time as I can with her. DoorDash allows that." - Patty


How long does the whole process take from sign up to getting activated?

The time frame it takes to become a Dasher varies. Some Dashers are able to get started within a few hours while others may take up to a few weeks. Visit!

Do I need to join an orientation to get started?

It depends on your market. Some markets host in person orientations while others offer virtual orientations online.

What do I do if I have questions about my background check?

Please visit the Checkr portal here to check on the status:

On this portal, you can:

  • Review the Checkr applicant FAQ

  • Submit questions to the Checkr applicant support team

  • Upload documents (Driver’s License or ID)

  • Check status of report

  • Request copy of report

  • Dispute report

General Dasher Information:

What’s required to dash? You must be 18 years old, have an iPhone or Android smartphone, a valid driver’s license (depending on your area and vehicle types) and volunteer your social security number.

Are there vehicle requirements for driving? No! You can use any car to deliver. Just have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a clean driving record.

Are other vehicle types allowed? Yes, you can use motorcycles, scooters, bikes, or even walk, depending on the market.

Where do we deliver? We currently operate in over 25 markets in the U.S. and Canada. That’s over 300 cities you can deliver in!

What do Dashers do? Deliver food and other items from local merchants to customers. Learn more about how to dash here.

Does DoorDash have insurance? DoorDash requires that all Dashers maintain an up-to-date auto insurance policy. DoorDash has a commercial auto insurance policy that covers up to $1,000,000 in bodily injury and/or property damage to third parties arising out of accidents while making a DoorDash delivery. Please note the policy does not cover accidents solely to the Dasher’s vehicle. Click here for additional details on insurance and filing a claim.