If you like to travel in style and you love to drive, then you might want to consider becoming a limousine driver. You can make your living driving people to special events such as concerts, weddings, proms and parties. You may even get to meet someone famous along the way. There are a few things that you will need to do in order to be qualified to become a limo driver.
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Ask for a copy of your driving record at your local driver's license facility, such as a Department of Motor Vehicles or Office of Motor Vehicles. You will need to have an excellent driving record if you plan to become a professional limo driver. If there are tickets that should have been removed from your driving record and have not been, have those taken care of as soon as possible.
Learn to use a GPS system if you do not already know how. It is also a good idea to make sure that your map reading skills are up to par. Clients will be giving you an address for the location, but most likely, you will be the one who has to figure out how to get there. Become familiar with your local roads and highways.
Apply for a chauffeur's license at your local driver's license facility. You will need to pass a driving and written test, along with an eye test. Check with your government licensing agency to find out exactly which class of license you will need to be a qualified limo driver. Some states require a Class "C" and some states require a Class "B."
Locate local limousine companies by looking in your home phone book and online. Apply for jobs at these companies and ask if it would be possible to get some on-the-job training. Since most companies do not provide a uniform, you may be expected to obtain one on your own. Ask the company that you are applying with what kind of uniform you will need.
Consider purchasing a limousine and becoming a private limo driver. You will have control over your own hours and clients and you can set your own rates. This type of set up takes more time to establish, but you are likely to make more money in the long run.
Tips and warnings
- Most limousine companies require a background check and drug testing before hiring.
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