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 December 03, 2017

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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 5 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.

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

Asked by mkfk over 4 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 almost 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!

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

Asked by Chuck over 4 years ago

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

Why do taxi drivers prefer cash if the meter records exactly what the fare was anyway. I used to think it was so they didn't have to report it on their taxes, but doesn't the meter create an official record that would make not reporting it dicey?

Asked by Brian P. almost 5 years ago

the only reason I would think that a las vegas cabbie would prefer cash is that it is a faster transaction! Personally I could care less which one.

What's the biggest tip you ever received?

Asked by J-n-Dub over 5 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.

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

Asked by heyarnold almost 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.