Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7513

Taxi and limousine drivers drive automobiles and limousines to transport passengers. Chauffeurs drive automobiles and limousines to transport personnel and visitors of businesses, government or other organizations or members of private households. Taxi and limousine drivers are employed by taxi and other transportation service companies, or they may be self-employed. Chauffeurs are employed by businesses, government and other organizations, or private individuals or families.

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Job Duties for Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

Taxi and limousine drivers
  • Pick up passengers and drive them to destinations in taxicabs or limousines
  • Help passengers with luggage and with boarding and exiting vehicles and assist passengers with special needs
  • Collect flat-rate or taximeter fares
  • Maintain travel logs and record cash and credit transactions
  • Maintain contact with taxi dispatch unit
  • Clean and make minor repairs to vehicle or take vehicle for servicing
  • May provide pick up and delivery services on request.
  • Pick up or meet employer according to request, appointment or schedule
  • Drive employer to destinations in automobile or limousine
  • Perform business and personal errands for employer such as delivering and picking up mail, business documents and parcels
  • Clean and make minor repairs to vehicle or take vehicle for servicing.

Working Conditions for Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

Work is performed in vehicles and sometimes involved carrying passenger baggage. The workplace is potentially hazardous since taxi drivers work alone, hold large amounts of cash and may transport passengers to remote areas.

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