Taxi drivers are usually taken for granted. They not only have all the daily stresses of living in rush hour traffic, they pick up and talk to total strangers all day long.
Primary responsibilities include: •Drive people from one place to another in a taxi cab. •Figure out where passengers are going. Ask for directions or determine directions on GPS. •Use knowledge of local streets and traffic patterns to avoid heavy traffic. Pay tolls. •Vacuum and clean interior of cab. •Turn on and off meter. •Pick up and throw away debris from passengers. •Take payments. •Wax and wash exterior of car. •Service car and determine if repairs are needed. •Get oil changed and fluids checked regularly. •Pick up people at their request. •Operate wheelchair lifts. •Make change and issue receipts. •Determine fares based on distance, number of passengers, or times. •Answer requests to receive vehicle assignments. •Perform errands for customers. •Take passengers to airport or pick them up. •Carry packages and luggage. •Help passengers get in and out of car. •Make minor repairs and adjustments. •Wash and dry windows until they shine.