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 24, 2019

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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 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.

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

Asked by heyarnold over 6 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.

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 6 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

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

Asked by mkfk about 6 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

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 about 6 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.

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 6 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.

Anything? I'm looking for a taxi for an xxx shoot later this month in Vegas. Do you know anyone who can help? My e-mail is realvideo@hotmail.com

Asked by Jason over 6 years ago

This could get a little tricky...depends how freaky etc...i would live to help I've done similar things in the past...i will send an email when i return home