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Taxi Driver

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What They Do

Taxi Drivers Career Video

Drives a motor vehicle to transport passengers on an unplanned basis and charges a fare, usually based on a meter.

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

A person in this career:

  • Collects fares or vouchers from passengers and makes change or issues 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.
  • Determines fares based on trip distances and times, using taximeters and fee schedules, and announces fares to passengers.
  • Drives taxicabs or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers.
  • Follows relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensures that passengers follow safety regulations.
  • Notifies dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems.
  • Performs minor vehicle repairs, such as cleaning spark plugs, or takes vehicles to mechanics for servicing.
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance, such as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and water.
  • Picks up passengers at prearranged locations, at taxi stands, or by cruising streets in high traffic areas.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • 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:

  • Cab Driver
  • Taxi Cab Driver


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