Chauffeurs de taxi et chauffeurs privés

1) Taxi drivers , ride-hailing drivers, and chauffeurs drive  passengers to and from the places they need to go— whether they’re in a big hurry, or prefer to arrive in style. They must know their local area  in detail, including popular destinations, emergency services , and the routes  that best avoid rush hour traffic . Drivers follow local regulations , and keep tabs on weather and road conditions  that affect driving. Taxi drivers pick up passengers from taxi lines  at airports and hotels, or respond to dispatcher calls to pick up a customer . They charge  based on a meter  that runs  while driving, and take breaks  between passengers. Ride-hailing drivers set  their own hours, and use their personal vehicles to pick up passengers who request service through a smartphone app. 

2) Chauffeurs drive limousines or private cars  to take passengers on prescheduled  trips. They may work for one person, a business or government agency, or drive a large hotel van. Paratransit drivers operate vehicles equipped with wheelchair lifts  and other equipment to accommodate  elderly passengers, or those with disabilities. Though many taxi drivers and chauffeurs work full time, part-time driving is not uncommon. Schedules may include late nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays. Drivers experience the stress of heavy traffic , and must load  heavy baggage . Drivers must have a regular driver’s license , but there are no formal education requirements… on-the-job training  may be provided. Some positions also require a taxi or limousine license.


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