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Taxi Drivers Interview Questions

1. Have you ever been in a car accident before?
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Taxi and limousine services make it easy for customers to get around when driving their own cars or using public transportation is inconvenient. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs take passengers to and from their homes, workplaces, and recreational pursuits, such as dining, entertainment, and shopping, and to and from business-related events. These professional drivers help both residents and out-of-town guests get around a city or urban area. In addition to regular point-to-point services, some drivers offer sight-seeing services around their cit...
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Taxi Drivers Interview Questions

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How long have you been driving?

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Just the exam for take license.
 
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I have been driving for the last five years, accident free.
 

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#3 of 25

How do you practice safety on the job?

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Making sure the vehicle is in good condition, all passengers in the vehicle have put on safety belts, following traffic rules and making sure the vehicle is safe when on the move or when it is parked.
 
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On the job it is essential to wear seat belts, to not become distracted with things such as; loud music, taking one's eyes off of the road. It is also extremely important to drive defensively--that is to watch everything that is going on around me as we can never predict what another driver is going to do. I have had drivers pull out in front of me without looking and if I were not paying proper attention--I could have slammed into that individual.
 

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#4 of 25

What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Taxi Driver?

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My greatest strength is the diversity of people that I have dealt with over time and my ability to reach that wide range of differing cultural backgrounds. In addition, I can speak Spanish well which allows me to communicate and establish relationships with those in our Latino community.
 
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My greatest strength is my patients and my driving skills.
 

Education Requirements

Many drivers have a high school diploma or equivalent; but, generally, it is not required.

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#5 of 25

What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Not realy but all men have weakness but a good human is the one who is ready for improvement.
 
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Constructive criticism, work to listen better and accept it as a point of interest instead of a negative remark.
 

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#6 of 25

Are you a reliable driver? Tell me about any traffic infractions or tickets that you've received in the last 5 years.

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes I am a very reliable driver. I do not use recreational drugs, and I drink very little and responsibly - if I am called upon to drive I would only do so if completely alert and capable of doing so.
 
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Yes! Customers can depend on me to be there early or on time. I am habitually concerned with the needs of those who depend on me and it is important for me to take those needs seriously. I will be there without fail.
 

Work Environment

Self-employed drivers may own their own car and contract with a company. The company refers passengers and allows the driver to use their facilities for a fee. Some drivers use a company’s car as part of the fee. Drivers keep all their fares and pay their own expenses. Work hours for taxi drivers and chauffeurs vary. About a quarter worked part time in 2012 and about one in seven had variable schedules. Evening and weekend work is common. Some drivers work very late at night or early in the morning. Taxi drivers work with little or no supervision, and their work schedules are flexible. They can break for a meal or rest whenever they do not have a passenger.

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#7 of 25

Have you ever had road rage? If so, what triggered it?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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No, I control myself in a manner that is presentable and keep my person life away from the work.
 
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Absolutely not! I am a very calm person in my car and have very little temper when it comes to people who might do something improper to inconvenience me on the road.
 

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#8 of 25

Would you consider yourself a dependable driver?

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Yes, I am very dependable. I obey all rules of the road and I have an excellent knowledge of the city. I also have a highly developed sense of direction, ensuring that if I do not recognize an address I can quickly and efficiently reference a map or GPS system to find the address.
 
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Yes, actually I've been driving for 10 years already and I never had trouble.
 

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#9 of 25

Would you be willing to work night shifts, or change your hours at short notice?

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I am very much willing to work for any shift, ether it is day or night shift.
 
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Yes no problem with me to change shift or night shift.
 

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#10 of 25

What do you like most about being a Taxi Driver?

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The thing I would enjoy the most about being a taxi driver is driving. I enjoy driving very much and I consider myself to be very good at it. I would also enjoy helping people reach their destinations in a safe and timely fashion, and sharing tips and stories about St. John's to visitors as this is my home and is the city I love the most in the world!
 
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Good working environment.
 

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#11 of 25

Why did you choose to become a Taxi Driver?

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Because I love to be a taxi driver and help for the people.
 
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I want to experience new things, and meet new people.
 

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#12 of 25

Are you comfortable working alone for long hours?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Absolutely. I am a very easy going person when it comes to working alone, or with people. Both are fine with me. I enjoy the quiet of working alone, while I also enjoy socializing with customers when I am with them.
 
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Yes I am comfortable work alone long hours.
 

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#13 of 25

Do you manage your time well?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes! I always begin getting ready for work early so that I have time to organize and prepare myself mentally for the day. If I am leaving the home for work I always depart early enough to combat traffic, and if I am remaining home to handle business I usually make a list for things I need to accomplish during the day so that when the phones begin ringing I don't forget anything! I am good at multitasking once the day begins--taking and answering messages, troubleshooting, dispatching technicians, organizing the books, and handling some of the sales.
 
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Yes depend base of the tarafic.
 

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#14 of 25

Are you a people person?

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Yes am social and joy ful man.
 
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People say, I am a man of people, for me I always tried to please everyone and maintaining company regulations.
 

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#15 of 25

How well do you know this city?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Good I worked and lived on both sides.
 
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Like the back of my hands.
 

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#16 of 25

How have you dealt with irate customers in the past?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I tried to calm them down by agreeng with their current situation and idea.
 
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Cool mind and with piece.
 

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#17 of 25

How patient of a person are you?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I am aperson who accepts all situations as they appear.
 
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I am a very patient and a humble person.
 

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#18 of 25

If a customer was screaming at you because you made a wrong turn, how would you handle the situation?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I ask sorry about the wrong turn.
 
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Apologise and correct my error when safe to do so.
 

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#19 of 25

Have you ever missed work?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Only when sick and I do not want spread the illness.
 
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Yes but only when the circumstances are beyond control but would report to work first.
 

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#20 of 25

How good is your driving record?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Excellent, no infractions at all.
 
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First safety for passanger and traffic law.
 

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#21 of 25

How important is the cleanliness of your vehicle to you?

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#22 of 25

Physically speaking, are you able to sit for long periods of time?

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#23 of 25

How important is your passenger's safety to you?

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#24 of 25

What would you do if a passenger began to do drugs or anything illegal in your taxi?

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#25 of 25

If you could change one thing about your current role, what would that be?
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