Las Vegas Cab Driver

Las Vegas Cab Driver

vegascab

Las Vegas, NV

Male, 31

Ask me anything! i will be as honest as possible as to my experiences as a cabbie in las vegas since 2007. if you want a day to day on some of the happenings in the job you can also follow me on twitter, vegascab @vagascab

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Last Answer on November 14, 2018

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Whenever I see two cabbies pull up to the same stoplight, they wave or say hi to one another. Is that just a camaraderie thing, or do most cabbies in a city actually know one another?

Asked by louis over 6 years ago

Although I know a hell of a lot of drivers it is only because of my envolvement in the union and PDA, I seriously doubt that many drivers are as recognizable as I or some of the other shop stewards or PDA board members are. That being said there is still thousands of drivers that I would venture to say if I saw them out of their cab I would not know they are a driver. So I guess its just a comraderie thing.

Do you guys get any benefits such as dental, vision, life insurance etc...?

Asked by Chuck over 5 years ago

Yes we do...most companies offer a benefits package, however doesnt obama care take effect soon?

If someone passes out cold in your cab, what do you do?

Asked by The 2can almost 6 years ago

Look for their wallet duh! Sorry that was to easy. For the most part they wake up when the car stops moving, I would say that happens aboit 98% of the time. If they don't or just a hand on the shoulder wakes them up pretty swiftly, however if it doesn't we have to call an ambulance, Taxicab Authority, or police to remove them and extract our payment. I'm sure this was put in place years ago to avoid the first thing i said here from even being an issue!

Which taxi company are better to work for, in terms of commission pay, benefits and incentives.

Asked by mkfk over 5 years ago

I believe that yellow checker star is the best company to work for but that is just my opinion rhat is something that would have to be researched and decided for yourself

Do you ever get hit on by attractive out of town woman? How often does that happen?

Asked by Chuck over 5 years ago

Happens quite a bit actually, you got to remember they are here to have a good time and pretty drunk lol

Are you required to have a Nevada drivers license before you can get hired and work or do they give you some time to get it? Any special endorsements?

Asked by Chuck over 5 years ago

Yes you are required to have a nevada license...this is enforced by the nevada taxicab authority.  There are no special endorsements needed however

How do taxi drivers get paid? Do you rent the cab for a price and then just get to pocket whatever fares you pick up?

Asked by Bleating almost 6 years ago

I wish!! In las vegas you must work for a company and they are all different but pay their drivers based on commission. A driver depending on which company a driver works for they receive 39-50% of what they put on the meter plus tips.