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 August 08, 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 about 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 about 5 years ago

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

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

Asked by mkfk about 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

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

Asked by The 2can over 5 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!

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 over 5 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.

Do you love or hate when passengers wanna chat with you?

Asked by heyarnold over 5 years ago

Love it! Its pretty uncomfortable to ride in silence! However that being said I will not hold a conversation that makes 0 sense I give them 1 chance then I tell them they are broken and have lost their talking privileges for the remainder of the trip.

What's the biggest tip you ever received?

Asked by J-n-Dub over 6 years ago

The biggest single tip i got was from a couple of kids that were not allowed to fly for bringing cocaine on a plane so i took them round trip from vegas to huntington beach california for a tournament. it was $1600 and they doubled the fare.