Car drivers transport passengers to their destinations.
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 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/Hire Car Driver
A chauffeur/hire car driver drives motor cars to transport personnel and visitors on behalf of hire-car companies, business, government or other organisations. Some families employ a chauffeur and this work usually entails other duties, such as running errands. When driving dignitaries, chauffeurs/hire car drivers must be aware of security.
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 involving 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.
- able to gain a high level of driving skill
- able to meet age restrictions
- able to work long or irregular hours
- good communication skills
- able to remain calm in difficult situations
- good standard of personal grooming and dress.
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