How to Hire a Limo Driver

Hiring a limousine driver requires careful consideration. In addition to transporting passengers to their destinationS, the driver must present an air of prestige. The return on this investment typically means you can charge higher rates over other personal driving services.

Here are some tips to help you find excellent limo driver candidates so you can make the right hire for your fleet.

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Limo drivers searching for jobs on Indeed*

10,327

Job seekers that clicked limo driver jobs

2,014

Resumes for job seekers with limo driver experience on Indeed

167

Limo driver jobs that received clicks

What is the cost of hiring limo driver?

  • Common salary in US: $869 weekly
  • Typical salaries range from $200$2,000 weekly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – April 2021

As of April 2021, limo driver jobs in the U.S. are moderately competitive compared to other job markets, with an average of 62 job seekers per limo driver job.

Why hire a limo driver?

Because of their professionalism, limo drivers can be more expensive to hire. However, bringing on qualified limo drivers means your business can:

  • Attract a higher value client
  • Develop a prestigious brand that increases your value
  • Increase the level of client care you provide

Deciding between a full-time vs freelance limo driver

Before writing your limo driver job description or interviewing candidates, decide whether a full-time or freelance limo driver is more appropriate for the position.

A full-time limo driver is employed by a professional transportation company. The company operates a fleet of luxury vehicles and handles booking, vehicle maintenance and general business management.

A freelance limo driver typically purchases or leases a luxury vehicle to provide chauffeur services. Though their working hours may be more flexible, freelance limo drivers cover vehicle maintenance and business management expenses, such as website design, payment processing and insurance.

What are the titles of limo drivers?

When you want to hire a limo driver, it’s important to understand the different services companies or independent drivers offer their customers. Limos can be used for airport transportation, city tours, road shows, weddings and other key events. Here are common job titles for limo drivers:

  • Corporate limo driver: Corporate limo drivers transport CEOs and other executives to important meetings or events while ensuring their safety and security.
  • Chauffeur/chauffeuse or personal driver: They offer luxury transportation to prestigious clients such as celebrities and affluent professionals, which allows them to charge a premium for their services.
  • Limo bus driver/party bus driver: A limo bus driver drives a luxury bus typically furnished with amenities, including a restroom, sofas, strobe lights and smoke machines. They’re often hired for bachelor/bachelorette parties or city tours.
  • Airport limo driver: These drivers transport customers and their luggage from the airport to local destinations or vice versa, similar to a shuttle bus. They’re often outfitted with a luxury sedan.

Where to find limo drivers

To find the right limo driver for your business, consider trying out a few different recruiting strategies:

  • Network. Attend conferences and events hosted by the transportation industry to seek out limo driver candidates.
  • Search across the industry. Do you know any non-luxury drivers such as delivery, bus or taxi drivers who might be a good fit? Consider whether they’d be willing to operate a luxury vehicle and offer high-class transportation.
  • Connect with driving schools. CDL training schools and other driving schools may have job-seeking graduates available.
  • Post flyers around town. Put up flyers listing your job opportunity in places where people can see them (e.g., downtown or urban centers).
  • Post your job online. Try posting your limo driver job on Indeed to find and attract quality limo driver candidates.

What are the titles of limo drivers?

When you want to hire a limo driver, it’s important to understand the different services companies or independent drivers offer their customers. Limos can be used for airport transportation, city tours, road shows, weddings and other key events. Here are common job titles for limo drivers:

  • Corporate limo driver: Corporate limo drivers transport CEOs and other executives to important meetings or events while ensuring their safety and security.
  • Chauffeur/chauffeuse or personal driver: They offer luxury transportation to prestigious clients such as celebrities and affluent professionals, which allows them to charge a premium for their services.
  • Limo bus driver/party bus driver: A limo bus driver drives a luxury bus typically furnished with amenities, including a restroom, sofas, strobe lights and smoke machines. They’re often hired for bachelor/bachelorette parties or city tours.
  • Airport limo driver: These drivers transport customers and their luggage from the airport to local destinations or vice versa, similar to a shuttle bus. They’re often outfitted with a luxury sedan.

Writing a limo driver job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified limo driver candidates. A limo driver job description includes a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities and the required and preferred skills for the position.

When writing your limo driver job description, consider including some or all of the following keywords to improve the visibility of your job posting. These are the most popular search terms leading to clicks on limo driver jobs, according to Indeed data:

  • Driver
  • Limousine driver
  • Chauffeur
  • Bus driver
  • Shuttle driver
  • Delivery driver
  • Chauffeur driver
  • Driving
  • TLC driver
  • Non CDL driver

Interviewing limo driver candidates

Strong candidates for limo driver positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

  • Experience handling spontaneous client issues
  • General maintenance and cleaning of the limousine
  • Ways to handle traffic challenges

Need help coming up with interview questions? See our list of limo driver interview questions for examples (with sample answers).

FAQs about how to hire a limo driver

How much does it cost to buy a limousine?

New limousines sell for around $90,000. Regular vehicles can sometimes be converted into stretch limousines at a lower cost.

Do limo drivers collect tips?

Similar to other workers in the service industry, limo drivers often collect tips from their passengers for good service.

What do limo drivers do while waiting?

When clients have successfully arrived at their destination, limo drivers are typically on standby and ready to take passengers elsewhere. They may be keeping track of potential traffic delays and looking for the best routes.

What does a limo driver wear?

Limo drivers are expected to dress in formal attire such as a suit, dress shirt, tie and dress shoes.

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