Taxi drivers transport people from one location to another. To become a private taxi driver, you need to have the proper licenses, permits, insurance and a dependable car. You also need to possess good driving skills and excellent customer service abilities.Continue Reading
Convert your vehicle into a taxi or buy a new one. Make sure that the car is dependable and the interior is in good condition.
Obtain car insurance from a reliable insurance company to protect your car and meet state requirements.
Attend a driving school and acquire required skills. Become familiar with the regulations governing private taxi drivers.
Visit your local business licensing office to obtain information on getting a private taxi license. Make sure you meet the minimum age requirement, are in good physical condition, and can read and write.
Choose the prices that you will use for your services, according to the rates set by the regulatory agency in your area.
Check with the tax commission or other appropriate agency on how to select a route. Choose the route which you will operate your private taxi.
Install a taximeter, and obtain a rate card from the local commission to determine the fare rates for your passengers.
Make sure your taxi license is in clear view of passengers as proof of your authorization to operate the taxi.