When renting a limousine, you’re also hiring the services of a professional chauffeur or driver. Most don’t consider the training and special licensing that is involved when becoming a professional limousine driver or chauffeur. A Limo World would like to put the spotlight on our excellent drivers and share what it took for them to become a chauffeur and why we guarantee only the best from our luxury transports and our drivers.
What License & Training Do You Need to Drive a Limo & More
State Drivers License – All limo or professional chauffeurs will first require a regular state driver’s license. Just like you, they first must past all written exams, and of course, their drivers test in order to apply for a chauffeur or limo school and licenses. Every one of our customers can rest assured that all limo drivers will have the basic knowledge of any other driver on the road.
Limo Training School – Before any driver can apply to work at any limo company they will need to undergo all the proper training first. Some companies can train their own drivers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, many will seek formal training.
Completing Training – Most limo training programs take about 2 weeks to complete. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the training of a limo driver will include federal and state as well as local driving laws, road or driving safety, and other job-specific tasks. Records and paperwork is also part of the job. They will be schooled on what forms are necessary for recording their services for liability and extended safety precautions. During Limo Training school, they will be also taught how to drive over sized vehicles. There are a number of needed driving techniques that are necessary to smoothly and safely operate an over sized vehicle such as a stretch limo or party bus. Additionally, all drivers must possess excellent customer service.
Applying for Licenses – After limo school is completed and passed, all drivers must next apply for all proper licenses in order to become a chauffeur or limo driver. Each state or province may vary in which licenses are required. However, standard license includes a chauffeur license. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires a basic driver’s license with an additional passenger certification if the driver will be transporting 16 or more passengers at one time.
Additional Skills – Some additional skills that limo drivers have is knowledge of the city and surrounding areas. They are familiar with roads, neighborhoods, and the best routes to the various destinations. Each driver becomes familiar with their vehicles and are able to troubleshoot traffic problems and other similar situations as they occur.
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As riding in a luxury vehicle for special occasions and other events is a big part of the experience, know that it can’t happen without a professional and well-trained chauffeur. A Limo World is proud of the excellent services of our drivers. If you’re wanting to enhance your date night, sight-seeing tour, event, or just a corporate transportation, contact A Limo World and reserve your limo today.