Drive all sorts of people around town in your snazzy limo.
What does a Limousine Driver do?
As a Limousine Driver, you transport passengers to and from various destinations using specialty vehicles, namely limousines, which have come to represent luxury and prestige in ground transportation. You’re responsible for operating these vehicles safely and efficiently when on the road.
Many passengers have schedules to keep, and you’re expected to meet or beat those deadlines. Your knowledge of the area you’re driving in can make or break your reputation. It’s important to know where you’re going, how long it will take, and what backup routes you can take in case the situation calls for it.
Being a Limousine Driver is a bit less hectic than being a Taxi Driver. For one thing, passengers are scheduled for you ahead of time. Also, many Limousine Drivers specialize in going back and forth between two areas-say, a part of the city with a lot of hotels and the major airports nearby. This can make memorizing efficient routes somewhat easier.
Since renting a limousine is somewhat expensive, this also helps weed out possibly dangerous customers, as well as ensuring a somewhat higher rate of pay. No job is perfect, however, and Limousine Drivers often have to deal with rude or unruly passengers.
In addition to driving your fares to and from their destinations, it’s not uncommon for you to have to help load and/or unload luggage. Some engagements may require you to wait in or around a specific area for a long period of time until your passengers are ready to go. For this reason, establishing a reliable weekly/hourly schedule for a Limousine Driver can be difficult or impossible.
Be prepared for long hours, crazy Drivers, and the occasional flat tire while out on the road. As a Limousine Driver, you’ll be a one-person show.