Summary Report for:
53-3053.00 - Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
Drive a motor vehicle to transport passengers on a planned or scheduled basis. May collect a fare. Includes nonemergency medical transporters and hearse drivers.
Sample of reported job titles: Airport Shuttle Driver, Chauffeur, Driver, Limo Driver (Limousine Driver), Motor Coach Driver, Shuttle Bus Driver, Shuttle Driver, Special Needs Bus Driver, Van Driver
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Arrange to pick up particular customers or groups on a regular schedule.
- Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
- Collect fares or vouchers from passengers and make change or issue receipts as necessary.
- Communicate with dispatchers by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service.
- Complete accident reports when necessary.
- Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
- Drive shuttle busses, limousines, company cars, or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers.
- Follow relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensure that passengers follow safety regulations.
- Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
- Notify dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems.
- Operate vehicles with specialized equipment, such as wheelchair lifts, to transport and secure passengers with special needs.
- Perform errands for customers or employers, such as delivering or picking up mail and packages.
- Perform minor vehicle repairs, such as cleaning spark plugs, or take vehicles to mechanics for servicing.
- Perform routine vehicle maintenance, such as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and water.
- Pick up and drop off passengers at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
- Pick up or meet passengers according to requests, appointments, or schedules.
- Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, or fares received.
- Provide passengers with assistance entering and exiting vehicles and help them with any luggage.
- Provide passengers with information about the local area and points of interest or give advice on hotels and restaurants.
- Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
- Record vehicle routes.
- Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
- Report any vehicle malfunctions or needed repairs.
- Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
- Test vehicle equipment, such as lights, brakes, horns, or windshield wipers, to ensure proper operation.
- Vacuum and clean interiors and wash and polish exteriors of automobiles.
- Data base user interface and query software — Actsoft Comet; Penchant Software dispatchOffice; TranWare Enterprise Suite
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Map creation software — AOL MapQuest
- Mobile location based services software — Digital Dispatch; Easy Dispatch; Piccolo Software PiccoloTaxi; TSS Wireless Fleet Management Suite (see all 8 examples)
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Operating system software — Microsoft Windows
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Web page creation and editing software — Facebook
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Alarm systems — Alarms
- Automotive doors — Powered service doors
- Bar code reader equipment — Barcode scanners
- Busses — Passenger buses
- Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first-aid kits
- Emergency vehicle exits — Emergency exit doors
- Exterior automobile lighting — Bus warning lights
- Fire extinguishers — Portable fire extinguishers
- Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Instant messaging platform — Text messaging equipment
- Lifts — Wheelchair lifts
- Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Sport utility vehicles SUVs
- Location based messaging service platforms — Satellite linkup systems
- Magnetic stripe readers and encoders — Credit card processing machines
- Minivans or vans — Vans
- Mobile phones — Cell phones; Smartphones
- Notebook computers — Mobile data computers
- Point of sale POS receipt printers — Mobile electronic funds transfer point of sale EFTPOS printers
- Point of sale POS terminal — Mobile electronic funds transfer point of sale EFTPOS equipment
- Portable data input terminals — On-board data input terminals
- Radio frequency identification devices — Radio frequency identification RFID devices
- Security cameras — Digital surveillance camera systems
- Surveillance video or audio recorders — Closed-circuit TV cameras
- Tablet computers
- Thin client computers — Communications computers
- Tire pressure gauge — Tire pressure gauges
- Touring bicycles — Bicycle taxis; Pedicabs; Rickshaws
- Two way radios
- Vehicle traction control systems — Snow chains
- Wheelchair accessories — Wheelchair restraint systems
Detailed Work Activities
- Drive passenger vehicles.
- Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
- Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
- Inspect motor vehicles.
- Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
- Record operational details of travel.
- Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.
- Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
- Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
- Collect fares or payment from customers.
- Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement.
- Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
- Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Prepare accident or incident reports.
- Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
- Read maps to determine routes.
- Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
- Schedule operational activities.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wage data for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.
Employment data for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.
Industry data for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.
|Median wages (2019)||$15.07 hourly, $31,340 annual|
|Employment (2019)||853,300 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Much faster than average (8% or higher)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||104,000|
|Top industries (2019)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
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