Car Driver


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.

Taxi Driver

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.

Personal Requirements

  • 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
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