Car drivers transport passengers to their destinations.
Duties & Tasks
Car drivers may perform the following tasks:
- pick up passengers at designated locations or when hailed and transport them to their desired destinations
- use mobile computer systems and radio networks to access waiting passenger information
- check passenger destinations and determine the most appropriate route
- receive money or credit payments for fares and give required change
- assist passengers with the handling of luggage
- keep accurate records of driver shifts, income and expenses
- arrange regular repairs, general maintenance and cleaning of vehicles.
Chauffeur/Public Hire Vehicle Driver
A chauffeur/public hire vehicle driver drives cars to transport personnel and visitors on behalf of hire car companies, businesses, government or other organisations. Some families employ a chauffeur and this work usually entails other duties, such as running errands. When driving dignitaries, chauffeurs/public hire vehicle drivers must be aware of, and follow, security procedures.
A taxi driver drives cars licensed as taxis to transport passengers for a fare that is calculated on a taxi meter. Taxi drivers usually work shifts, which involves day, evening and weekend work. Taxi drivers have constant contact with the public. They must provide a service that meets the standards of government regulatory authorities and the taxi network for which they drive.
- high-level driving skills
- able to meet age restrictions
- able to work long or irregular hours
- good communication skills
- able to remain calm in difficult situations
- neat personal appearance