Driver

Route 47 Taxi Transportation is seeking drivers to join our 24 hour, 7 day a week taxi and limousine transportation company. To apply in person, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 23 years old

  • Possess a valid Illinois Class D drivers license

  • Have clean (zero accidents and/or moving violations) driving record for the past 3 years

  • Submit to drug test and criminal background checks Have current printout of your Illinois driving record (MVR) to complete application process

  • Possess a mobile phone to receive calls and text messages from dispatcher

  • Efficient with the use of tabletlsmartphone technology

Eficient with the use of GPS/mapping technology Interested individuals should review the full job description below:

Description
I. Job Purpose/Objective

The primary purpose of the Driver is to drive passengers to and from the places they need to go, such as airports, homes, shopping centers, and workplaces. They must know their way around the service area in order to take both residents and visitors to their destinations. Conveys a high profile of the company and offers quality customer service.

II. Essential Job Responsibilities
Incumbent may perform any or all of the following:

  • Follow relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensure that passengers follow safety regulations.

  • Complete Vehicle Inspection daily as directed by company to ensure cleanliness and proper operation.

  • Notify dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems.

  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance such as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and windshield washer fluid.

  • Vacuum and clean interiors, and wash and polish exteriors of automobiles.

  • Complete accident reports when necessary.

  • Report to company office or garage to pickup and return vehicles.

  • Drive taxicabs, limousines, company cars, or vans to transport passengers.

  • Arrange with Dispatch to pick up particular customers or groups on a regular schedule.

  • Communicate with dispatchers by telephone, or dispatching app to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service.

  • 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.

  • Determine fares based on trip distances and times, using taximeters and fee schedules, and announce fares to passengers.

  • Turn on the taximeter when passengers enter the cab, and turn off the taximeter when they reach the final destination.

  • Collect fares or vouchers from passengers and make change or issue receipts as necessary.

  • Record name, date, and vehicle identification information on Driver Log Sheets, along with trip information such as time and place of pickup and drop-off, and total fee.

  • Provide passengers with information about the local area and points of interest, or give advice on hotels and restaurants.

  • Operate vehicles with specialized equipment, such as wheelchair lifts to transport and secure passengers with special needs.

Ill. Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

1.drive automobile, van, or light truck
2.operate highway passenger vehicles
3.transport passengers or cargo

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

1.collect payment
2.provide customer service in surface transportation

  • Heavy lifting up to 75 pounds may be required

1.passenger luggage

  • Must be able to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers

  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

IV. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess a valid Illinois Class D drivers license

  • Must possess a mobile phone to receive calls and text messages from dispatcher

  • Efficient with the use of tablet/smartphone technology

  • Efficient with the use of GPS/mapping technology

  • Clean, professional appearance and language at all times

  • Customer service focus

  • Must dress uniformly to meet customers in the vehicles

  • Must be a safe driver with a clean driving record

  • Ability to speak English reasonably well

  • Ability to perform intermediate math functions

  • Ability to communicate clearly; enunciation, speaking loudly enough, upbeat tone

  • Ability to listen well; understand what the customer wants, demonstrate listening through body language and responses, ask clarifying questions

  • Ability to maintain self-control; remain calm and patient

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of company services

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventor/ or duties; responsibilities: and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to. revise. or delete information in this description.

30-day probationary period for all new hires. Mandatory training is provided on the company policies, driver operations, and technology. Salaried compensation can range from $300 - $800+ per week depending upon part-time or full-time schedule and pay scale. Contact us today at 224.858.4480 or careers@route47taxi.com.

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