Top 15
Taxi Drivers Interview Questions

1. How do you practice safety on the job?
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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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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. How do you practice safety on the job?

Top Answer

Using safety equipment at all times.

Second Best

Do a walk around vehicle, make sure its clean.

3.

I follow all the precaution rules.

4.

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.

5.

Drive smoothly and calamly.

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2. Do you have road rage?

Best Answer

No, I control myself in a manner that is presentable and keep my person life away from the work.

2.

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.

3.

In the past when I was first learning to drive I did have some road rage.Over the years after driving in a variety of areas and under challenging conditions I have learned that the best way to be stress free while driving is to remain patient and to make allowances for others bad driving.

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3. Are you a reliable driver?

Best Answer

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.

2.

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.

3.

Yes, In my 10 years of driving my car with my family, there was nothing unnecessary incident that happens to us.

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

Top Answer

Constructive criticism, work to listen better and accept it as a point of interest instead of a negative remark.

Second Best

My weakness is that sometime I am confuse to do a work. I ask someone to help me.

3.

Still live with my parents. Get a job good paying job so I can buy a house.

4.

My greatest weakness is trying something new,

5.

I guess you could say my greatest weakness is my perfectionism. I am not happy when I make mistakes. It is important for me to work on this and realize that people to make mistakes every now and then. Just be sure to learn from the mistake, go on without internalizing guilt, and continue to minimize mistakes as much as possible.

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

Top Answer

Customer service, people want to be treat with respect.

Second Best

My greatest strength is honesty, politeness, humbleness.

3.

Good customer servce. It will bring people back.

4.

My strength is waking up very early and retiring to bed late hours even if I dont have work to do.

5.

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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6. What do you like most about being a Taxi Driver?

Top Answer

Helping people get to there destination in a sake manner.

Second Best

I enjoying wat I m doing thats it.

3.

What I will like most about being a Taxi Driver is using my talents with regard to customer service to attend to the needs of the many interesting people I plan to serve.

4.

Drive careful and cool mind.

5.

Social work Dealing with good customers as well as iratate customers I like solving problems.

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7. Would you consider yourself a dependable driver?

Top Answer

How can ahmed help saladin?

Second Best

Absolutely--people can depend on me to be there for them as I can find any address in the valley and I am determined to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Customer service is my top priority.

3.

What problems do taxi driver face in there business.

4.

Yes I am sure I am dependable driver.

5.

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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8. How long have you been driving?

Best Answer

I have been driving for the last five years, accident free.

2.

I have been driving for 13 years, since I was 16 years old. However, I first learned to drive as a young child on a go-kart, at approximately 5 years old.

3.

Just the exam for take license.

4.

Since I was 16 I am 18 now.

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9. Have you ever been in a car accident before?

Best Answer

Yes, though it was a minor, I followed the company procedures on handling such case and we resolved with the person on the sport.

2.

Many years ago in my first four years of driving. This is when I learned to drive defensively--and I haven't had an accident since. All the accidents I was in were not my fault and the other drivers were ticketed.

3.

Yes, I have been in a total of 2 car accidents. The first I was at fault, I had had my license for 2 months and I was 16 years old, I misjudged the speed of the vehicle coming toward me and was struck by the oncoming car while making a left hand turn. This accident occurred in 2003. The second accident was not my fault, it occurred when another driver turned left in front of me during snowy conditions and I could not stop - the damage was minor. This accident happened in 2007. I have not had a motor vehicle accident in the past 9 years.

4.

No, In my 10 years of driving my car I never been involvolve in accident.

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

Top Answer

I am very much willing to work for any shift, ether it is day or night shift.

Second Best

Yes no problem with me to change shift or night shift.

3.

Any shift I willing to work.

4.

Yes, I'm not a clock person.

5.

I want to work 15 hour a day even night or day it's not important it's up the management what they decide for me.

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11. Why did you choose to become a Taxi Driver?

Top Answer

Because I love to be a taxi driver and help for the people.

Second Best

I want to experience new things, and meet new people.

3.

Customer service, like dealing with people.

4.

Because I think I can do this job and I am a good driver.

5.

I love what I do best and being a taxdi driver is what am best at.

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12. Do you manage your time well?

Top Answer

Time management is most important in any occupation.

Second Best

Yes depend base of the tarafic.

3.

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.

4.

When there's a need I plan my time and my routes in advance with traffic in mind.

5.

Yes I can manage time well.

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13. Are you a people person?

Best Answer

Yes am social and joy ful man.

2.

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

3.

Yes. I love meeting and socializing with new people. I have made many friends over the years in our business--friends which come from all walks of life and varying cultural backgrounds.

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14. Are you comfortable working alone for long hours?

Top Answer

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.

Second Best

Ya I am kind of lonely person, I enjoy spending time alone.

3.

How to stop customer for eat and drink in taxi.

4.

Yes, I prefer to be working alone.

5.

Yes very much comfortable.

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15. How well do you know this city?

Top Answer

Like the back of my hands.

Second Best

I KNOW THE MELBOURNE CITY VERY WELL BEFORE I USED TO DILEVERY IN CITY I DID THIS WORK ONE AND HALF YEAR SO I KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS CITY

3.

With a help of gps, I can find my way around.

4.

Raised and lived here 50 years.

5.

Good I worked and lived on both sides.

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16. How have you dealt with irate customers in the past?

Top Answer

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

Second Best

I have beat them violently with a stick and a on few occasions i have taken them in the woods and hit them on the back of the head with a chisel..

3.

I would try to cram down by agreeing weas idith their current situvation and.

4.

Lets them speak there mind and listen.

5.

Yes, Iwas working in customer service oriented business , Iknow how to handle different variety of people.

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17. How patient of a person are you?

Top Answer

I am aperson who accepts all situations as they appear.

Second Best

Naturally I am calm to sort problems, and I learned customer service.

3.

I am a quiet and calm person and try my level best to controle myself in all situations.

4.

I am a very patient and a humble person.

5.

I am very will pationte 100

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

Top Answer

I would appologize gently and politely and make the right turn agian.

Second Best

Apologise and correct my error when safe to do so.

3.

I will say sorry ,and take the next turn.

4.

I would sincerely apologize, while remaining calm and focused. I would then carefully correct my error.

5.

I will say sorry.

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19. Have you ever missed work?

Top Answer

Yes but only when the circumstances are beyond control but would report to work first.

Second Best

Only when sick and I do not want spread the illness.

3.

Yes but if there is uncontrolable coincidence and I report at the right time about my abcense.

4.

Yes, if I was sick and I ever report that to company.

5.

No, very few times due to situations.

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20. How good is your driving record?

Top Answer

Full clean licence.

Second Best

I obey all the traffic laws and the company guidelines while making sure the passengers in the vehicle are very comfortable.

3.

I have a spotless driving record, always drive the speed limit--even when people are passing me, no tickets, very aware of everything going on around me, wear my seat belts, and am extremely conscientious of safety.

4.

Never dented any cars in may life and even not made any scratchs.

5.

No speeding tickets and no accidents for nearly ten years.

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Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
Transportation
80%
Easy
Not Provided
Three Weeks
Under Thirty

Education Requirements

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

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.