Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.

Median Annual Wage: $23,210

Education: Less than high school diploma (46%); High school diploma or equivalent (32%); Post-secondary certificate (10%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Driver; Shuttle Driver; Chauffeur; Van Driver; Limousine Driver (Limo Driver); Patient Transportation Driver; Taxi Cab Driver; Taxi Driver; Cab Driver

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.

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  • Test vehicle equipment, such as lights, brakes, horns, or windshield wipers, to ensure proper operation.
  • Arrange to pick up particular customers or groups on a regular schedule.
  • Provide passengers with assistance entering and exiting vehicles and help them with any luggage.
  • Notify dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems.
  • Complete accident reports when necessary.
  • Communicate with dispatchers by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service.
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance, such as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and water.
  • Drive taxicabs, limousines, company cars, or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers.
  • Pick up passengers at prearranged locations, at taxi stands, or by cruising streets in high traffic areas.
  • Record name, date, and taxi identification information on trip sheets, along with trip information, such as time and place of pickup and drop-off, and total fee.
  • Perform minor vehicle repairs, such as cleaning spark plugs, or take vehicles to mechanics for servicing.
  • Vacuum and clean interiors and wash and polish exteriors of automobiles.
  • Pick up or meet employers according to requests, appointments, or schedules.
  • Perform errands for customers or employers, such as delivering or picking up mail and packages.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.

  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.

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