Taxicab and Limousine Driver
Taxicab and limousine drivers drive automobiles and limousines to transport passengers. They are employed by taxicab or limousine companies or work as independent drivers. They have extensive and detailed knowledge of the area in which they drive. They must have and maintain an excellent driving record and be able to transport customers safely from point A to point B via the most direct and/or practical route possible. In Canada, taxi and limousine drivers earn an average annual salary of $18,351.
- Greet customers
- Assist passengers as they enter and exit vehicle
- Stow luggage and other goods
- Drive passengers and/or goods to requested destination
- Practice defensive driving
- Provide information on locale, attractions, fares, etc.
- Handle customer complaints or difficult passengers
- Process payment and record transactions
- Communicate with dispatcher
Taxicab and limousine drivers require a professional appearance and attitude, as well as a valid driver’s licence (Class G/4) and a good driving record. Good judgment and problem-solving skills and good communication skills are also necessary. Customer service skills, experience in cash handling, and time management skills are all desired. A second language is also useful.
A secondary school diploma is preferred. Training in first aid, defensive driving, basic auto mechanics, and customer service are assets, as are training and certification for Taxicab and Limousine Driver.
Chauffeur, Dispatcher, Manager of Operations, Owner/Operator.