Driver job is one of the oldest profession which has not lost its importance even today. You might have observed that the need for drivers has increased over the past few years. Not only their value but their work also has kind of evolved. There are several job opportunities for good drivers today. Here, we will be discussing everything it takes to be a good driver and earn handsomely out of this profession.
People who wanted to take up driving as their career usually land up jobs such as Taxi drivers, truck driver, company driver, personal driver, delivery driver, bus drivers etc. So these were few driver profession, there are even more.
Taxi services like Ola Cabs and Uber have able to spread its roots in our country over past two years. Many of taxi drivers have quit driving their black & yellow taxi and gone to work for taxi services like Ola and Uber. These taxi services are giving good money to its drivers. Ola cabs is an Indian taxi service company and Uber is not. Backed with advanced technology, these two taxi service has got so much popularity that people are on the verge to forget the normal black & yellow taxis.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a well experienced or just learnt driving and want to be a professional driver. By improving yourself and knowing new things about driving will obviously help you in your career. So here are few things you should know to be a good driver.
Firstly, practice driving as many times as you can, it will help you to be perfect in driving. It will also help you develop a good road sense, and this is important. It is a skill which you shouldn’t take too much for granted.
Get Rid Off All The Distractions While Driving
Let me warn you, no matter how good you are, you should not multitask while driving. Texting or talking on the phone is not only dangerous but also against the law. Moreover, if you eat while you drive, fiddle with the radio, or have a too-talkative passenger, you won’t be able to drive as it also creates a lot of distraction. The danger of texting while driving is rightfully getting a lot of attention, but distracted driving, in general, is the main issue.
Learn To Use Maps For Navigation
Although you keep driving all the long to various places, there are chances that a passenger might ask you to drop at such place where you’ve never gone. Google maps is the best way to find such places, it also updates you with the traffic, so you can take another route to reach your destination faster.
Drive smooth, drive safe – this should be your motto while driving a car. All you have to do is be attentive while driving. While taking a U-Turn, left or right turn, and overtaking you should give indications to other cars on the road. Once you decide to do something, do not hesitate, for instance, while overtaking with an oncoming traffic is a hard decision to take. Once you decide on it, other drivers will be willing to slow down or move aside to let you pass, as long as you maintain your speed, and give indications of your moves.
Now that you know how to be a good driver, you can now take driving as your profession. If you want to be a part of the Ola/Uber cabs business, there is a procedure to follow. Here you go –
Firstly, a tie-up with Ola/Uber Cabs for commercial use and make sure your car is in good condition regardless whether it is brand new or a used car.
- You should have a commercial license and all the necessary documents.
- For registering your car you have to contact your nearest regional office or you can directly call to the main branch.
- You have to submit your required documents to the company with whom you are tying up.
- The Ola/Uber company or staffs will see your car condition in your nearest regional office.
- Get new smartphone featured with Ola/Uber app on it.
Now you might be thinking how much money can be earned as an Ola Cab/ Uber driver? Well, here the answer for it –
On an average, without the fuel & maintenance cost, Ola drivers make about 80,000 to 90,000 a month. This is when you own a car and tie=up with Uber/Ola Cabs if you are just the driver your payment will be decided by the owner. Ideally, if the owner is earning 80,000, your salary should be 30,000 – 40,000 per month.
I hope now you are all set to start the taxi service business with Uber/Ola Cabs. If still, something is bothering you about taking up driver as your profession, feel free to ask us. Write your thoughts/ ideas/ queries about this topic in the comment box below.
Hi, I am Neeraj Dewangan , I am a passionate about writing blogs, lyrics, social media posts and articles. Currently working as a content writer at Aasaanjobs and focused to write and learn more about worldwide recruitment scenario.