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Shuttle Driver/Chauffeur

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What They Do

Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs Career Video

About This Career

Drives a motor vehicle to transport passengers on a planned or scheduled basis. May collect a fare. Includes nonemergency medical transporters and hearse drivers.

This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Transportation Operations pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Arranges to pick up particular customers or groups on a regular schedule.
  • Checks the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
  • Collects fares or vouchers from passengers, and makes change or issue receipts as necessary.
  • Communicates with dispatchers by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service.
  • Completes accident reports when necessary.
  • Complies with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Drives shuttle busses, limousines, company cars, or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers.
  • Follows relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation, and ensures that passengers follow safety regulations.
  • Maintains knowledge of first-aid procedures.
  • Notifies dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 20 lbs., sometimes up to 50 lbs. You might do a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Limo Driver (Limousine Driver)
  • Van Driver
  • Special Needs Bus Driver
  • Motor Coach Driver
  • Driver
  • Airport Shuttle Driver
  • Shuttle Bus Driver — Drives minibus, van, or lightweight truck to transport clients, trainees, or company personnel.


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