One of the goals of a limo service rental isn’t only to provide luxury car services, they want to ensure that passengers are safe and satisfied. In order to do so, a number of considerations are placed into the employment of a limo driver and these include:
The Driver’s Background – a background check will be run on each driver hired to ensure that there’s no criminal history. This is one measure taken to keep customers safe. Find out if it’s required by the law should you be starting up a new limousine rental service. A criminal history is usually an indicator that the applicant has no issues ignoring the laws – including driving laws. This can pose a serious liability on your company’s part. Many transportation companies, including school buses, trains and airport transportation services – including air travel navigated by pilots ensure that all drivers have been screened.
The Drug Test – driving while impaired poses a serious risk to the driver, the passengers and the general public. It can also end up costing the company more in repairs and reputation. To avoid this, limo services will ensure that drivers pass a drug test, and on some occasions periodic testing may be completed – without warning.
The Driver’s Driving Records – the driver’s records say a lot about how safe of a driver a chauffeur is. This information can be easily accessed by the local DMV when consent is given by the applicant. The company will pull these records and examine whether there have been any accidents or traffic tickets posted on the applicant’s records – and those with a clean sheet will usually get hired over those with a bad record. Furthermore, the driver’s years of experience on the road will play a large part in the screening process. Many drivers, depending on their location will need a special license to operate a limousine, but you will need to check with the state’s DMV records.
The Driver’s Hygiene and Neatness – one additional factor to keep in mind is that how well the driver presents themselves is a clear mirror of the company’s values and goals. As such, most drivers will need to be clean shaven and arrive for each pickup in a wrinkle free and spot free suit. A lot of effort goes into the care of the driver’s clothing and many too will partner with dry cleaning services to maintain a professional appearance.
Medical Exam – a doctor will run a physical exam to ensure that the driver is in good shape to drive for hours each day, without underlying medical conditions compromising the safety of the driver and passengers.
GPS – in case the driver becomes lost or has been robbed, the GPS tracker will know exactly where to find the vehicle. This is common in many service vehicles including fleets, coach buses and now limousines. A GPS tracker can be additionally used to track the speed of the driver.
Insurance – the vehicle will have comprehensive insurance in the event of an accident.
This article provides key insight into how limo services operate.