Becoming a limousine driver is not as easy as it may seem on the outside.
Although limousine chauffeurs get to have a fun and exciting experience; while working at the right place, of course. You get to drive an athlete one day, a famous movie star the next and probably get a chance to meet your favorite celebrity too.
But this is only possible if your driving history is not too bumpy – as getting a job as a limousine chauffeur requires more than a valid driver’s license.
Without proper knowledge of local traffic laws, navigation expertise and elementary knowledge of your city/town’s history will come in handy while submitting your application at a limousine company.
Roles and Responsibilities of a Limo Driver:
- As a limousine driver, you must be able to drive multiple limo types equally well.
- You will be responsible for maintaining as well as keeping the limousine clean.
- It is your duty to carry out passenger luggage and safely transport it while riding.
- Following the navigation is ideal but dropping-off your passengers on time is what makes you a hero and for that, you must be able to en-route when seeing a lot of traffic in front of you.
- While on the job, you must always remember that you are the limousine company representative and your behavior, skills, and expertise will have a direct impact on the company’s image.
Documents Required to Become a Limo Driver:
To start off, a limousine driver must possess a valid driver’s license. Once you checkmark on that, you will need to apply for a chauffeur’s license. If you are wondering how to get it don’t worry before you will start picking up rides your employer company will provide you complete information and help you learn the necessary traits you possess.
The company will provide you a week-long (or maybe longer) training program that will help you learn the basics of limousine maintenance, navigation through systems and reading road maps and most importantly, how to communicate with your riders.
As a limo driver, you will be able to earn tips other than your regular wage and might be receiving additional bonuses and rewards from the company, depending upon your performance.