If you like to drive, like people, you can sit for hours in a car and have a clean driving record, you might be able to become a taxi or cab driver. The easiest way to become a taxi cab driver is to apply for a job with a company or service. Yet, you won’t make as much as you would if you decide to become a self-employed cab driver.
1. See if there is a regulation on age for drivers in the market you plan to serve. Some cities will only accept established drivers age 25. You should also be aware of the fact that some cities will also not allow people who owe back child support to become taxi or cab drivers.
5. Dress nicely. You will be working with the public. Your appearance will matter. Go to work each day clean and well groomed. Take pride in how you look. This will help your business’ image.
6. Make sure you have the items you need with you: a flashlight for emergencies, cell phone, maps of the area, a warm blanket in case of a breakdown, flares and a first aid kit.
7. Keep daily records of your runs and your expenses. You will need these for your taxes.