Limousine drivers are service providers who drive individuals from location to location, typically in luxury automobiles. Limousine drivers are usually available for direct calls and appointments arranged in advance, and may also work as subcontractors for hotels and special events to provide transportation to guests and VIPs. Limousine drivers also ensure the maintenance and upkeep of their vehicles to provide as much of an upscale traveling experience as possible for clients.
Limousine drivers typically drive luxury, full-scale vehicles, sometimes including specially customized stretch limousines to provide the ultimate in luxury conveyance. The driver typically arrives at a specified pickup point and performs service duties such as opening doors, helping guests into and out of vehicles, and moving any luggage or other packages the client may have. They may be expected to wait at an event or stop for the client or pick up and transport clients to multiple locations on a single call.
In addition to driving guests in a luxury setting, many duties of the position are based on preparation. Drivers must ensure that the vehicle's guest areas are clean and well-prepared, and any guest amenities (such as bottled water, beverages, tissues, etc.) are stocked prior to pickup. The driver also double-checks and memorizes the expected routes to and from destinations.
Limousine drivers can be self-employed with a single vehicle in a car service setting, or work as subcontractors with a larger limousine service business. Most employers require these drivers to have a commercial driver's license and be fully bonded and insured. Limousine drivers typically work all hours of the day and evening and also on weekends, so irregular hours are instead the norm in many cases.
Limousine Driver Tasks
Transport guests to/from assigned destinations using property vehicle.
Take direction and independently execute on the direction.
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously without compromising quality of work.
Communicate effectively to transportation team regarding vehicle issues or maintenance.
Observe road conditions in the area and utilize the best routes to get from point A to point B.