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Taxi Drivers - 53-3054.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

No information available.

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Collect fares or vouchers from passengers, and make change or issue receipts as necessary.
  • Communicate with dispatchers by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service.
  • Complete accident reports when necessary.
  • Determine fares based on trip distances and times, using taximeters and fee schedules, and announce fares to passengers.
  • Drive taxicabs or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers.
  • Follow relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation, and ensure that passengers follow safety regulations.
  • Notify dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems.
  • Perform minor vehicle repairs, such as cleaning spark plugs, or take vehicles to mechanics for servicing.
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance, such as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and water.
  • Pick up passengers at prearranged locations, at taxi stands, or by cruising streets in high-traffic areas.
  • Provide passengers with assistance entering and exiting vehicles, and help them with any luggage.
  • Provide passengers with information or advice about the local area, points of interest, hotels, or restaurants.
  • Report to taxicab services or garages to receive vehicle assignments.
  • Test vehicle equipment, such as lights, brakes, horns, or windshield wipers, to ensure proper operation.
  • Turn the taximeter on when passengers enter the cab, and turn it off when they reach the final destination.
  • Vacuum and clean interiors and wash and polish exteriors of automobiles.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement.
  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Prepare accident or incident reports.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
  • Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Ground Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Motor Transport Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Motor Vehicle Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Chauffeur
  • Chauffeur, Funeral Car
  • Deliverer, Car Rental
  • Driver
  • Taxi Driver