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Career Details :: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Makes minor repairs on vehicle, such as fixing punctures, cleaning spark plugs, or adjusting carburetor.
- Drives taxicab, limousine, company car, hearse, or privately owned vehicle to transport passengers.
- Tests performance of vehicle accessories, such as lights, horn, and windshield wipers.
- Collects and documents fees, payments, and deposits determined by rental contracts or taximeter recordings.
- Maintains vehicle by performing such duties as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and water.
- Assists passengers to enter and exit vehicle, assists with luggage, and holds umbrellas in wet weather.
- Vacuums, sweeps, and cleans interior, and washes and polishes exterior of automobile.
- Communicates with taxicab dispatcher by radio or telephone to receive requests for passenger service.
- Delivers automobiles to customers from rental agency, car dealership, or repair shop.
- Performs errands for customers, such as carrying mail to and from post office.
- Bus Drivers, School
- Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
- Couriers and Messengers
- Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
- Subway and Streetcar Operators
- Tour Guides and Escorts
- Train Crew Members
- Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters
- Travel Guides
General Work Activities
- Operating Vehicles or Equipment
- Performing for/Working With Public
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Deal With External Customers
- Provide a Service to Others
- Consequence of Error