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 February 03, 2018

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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. about 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.

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 people ever ask you to keep your meter off in exchange for a cheaper fare? In Montreal, cabbies like when you do that because they get to keep the entire fare for themselves instead of having to split it with the cab company so you both win.

Asked by TimRaines over 5 years ago

Yes, it happens all the time however if we get caught "high flagging" a fare you could be immediately terminated. Not to mention a pretty healthy fine from the taxicab authority so its just not worth it to me for a couple more bucks.

My 22 year old daughter is coming to Las Vegas next week for a conference in Boulder City. She has little freeway driving experience and has been to Vegas once. Would she be ok renting a car and driving from airport to Boulder City or get a cab?

Asked by Erika almost 5 years ago

A taxi to boulder city would be rather expensive probably looking in the neighborhood of abour 50-70 depending on where she is going, howevee that said it is all freeway.  I would love this ride personally but my personal suggestion is to set up sedan service, will end up being cheaper since they charge by the hour, and should only take about a half hour to get there.

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 about 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 often do passengers ask if you can help them score drugs?

Asked by topchopper about 5 years ago

Almost everyday actually, sometimes multiple times a day. I just ssy i dont know what you are talking about and carry on with the ride.

As a new driver how about getting a shift like thu-sun or wed-sun?

Asked by Chuck almost 5 years ago

Maybe...probably going to be more like sunday-thursday