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Become A Transporter

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Working As A Transporter

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Transporter Do At Texas Health Resources

* 30pm rotate weekends
* Transports trash, bio-hazard waste, material for recycling and/or soiled linen from collection points to designated disposal or holding points.
* Ensure the safe, timely, courteous transportation of linen as scheduled.
* Follows safety and infection control practices when: handling and disposing of regular and medical waste; practicing proper hand hygiene techniques; demonstrating use of proper PPE when handling or transporting waste; using standard and isolation precautions as required.
* Moves furniture, files, and other items.
* Sets tables, chairs, and equipment up for a variety of functions.
* Adhere to all departmental and corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines

What Does A Transporter Do At Compass Group, North America

* Loads product into assigned vehicle and drives to warehouse locations according to an established schedule.
* Unloads goods at designated warehouses based on assigned routes.
* Resolves or reports vehicle, building, security, or safety issues to management.
* Maintains security of cash and property by locking unattended vehicles; secures funds in a locked safe until returned to branch; secures keys at end of the shift.
* Cleans trash from vehicle and performs daily vehicle operative checks.
* Reports vehicle problems; secures keys and vehicle.
* Complies with all D
* O.T. regulations.
* Maintains a clean, safe work environment.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Transporter Do At Central California SPCA

* The Central California SPCA is seeking professionals to drive our truck and pull our 24 ft.
* Mobile Unit Trailer to various locations.
* As a Transporter, you will pick up and drop off our Mobile Adoption Unit carrying our precious animals to Offsite Adoption events.
* This is a casual position, no more than 24 hours per week.
* The general responsibilities will include but are not limited to;
* Transports vehicles from our Animal Shelter to various locations.
* Will pick-up and drop-off the unit as required.
* Set up the Mobile Adoption Unit
* Maintain courteous and professional behavior & appearance.
* Follow all company safety policies and procedures and protect company assets.
* Ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining high energy.
* Regularly inspects vehicle and fills out daily inspection forms.
* Completes assigned route.
* Ensures all related paperwork is filled out correctly.
* Requirements

What Does A Transporter Do At UPMC

* Deliver supplies, equipment, medication, and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
* Ensures that a handoff of medication occurs with the nurse.
* Maintain a courteous professional demeanor and communicates appropriately with patients, visitors, hospital personnel, and fellow employees at all times.
* Perform inspections and disinfecting procedures on transportation equipment utilized by the department.
* Record transportation data electronically in the Transport Tracking System and/or manually on appropriate forms and logs utilized by the department.
* Report the status of transportation activities and abnormal activities to the manager in charge.
* Transport patients and adjunct equipment via prescribed vehicles between patient units, treatment centers, and their designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner

What Does A Transporter Do At University of Virginia Health System

* Performs transport duties, including morgue trips, body releases, managing viewings, providing lift assistance, maintaining supply of oxygen tanks for transport use.
* Verifies the destination and identity of the patient to be transported by matching transport request information to the travel log, or by other method if travel log is not available or appropriate.
* Transports patients safely by ensuring that equipment is clean and in good repair, and by using proper transfer and transport techniques.
* Performs the delivery of supplies and equipment to various areas within the Medical Center.
* Cleans equipment after each patient use.
* Inspects all equipment and supplies upon receipt and prior to delivery.
* Works efficiently to maintain high productivity, minimize idle time, and follow appropriate transport procedures.
* Works as a part of Patient and Guest Services to help provide all aspects of services

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How To Become A Transporter

Most taxi drivers and chauffeurs go through a brief training period. Many states and local municipalities require them to get a taxi or limousine license. Clean driving records and background checks are sometimes required. No formal educational credential is typically required, although many taxi drivers and chauffeurs have a high school degree.


No formal educational credential is typically required, although many taxi drivers and chauffeurs have a high school degree.


Most taxi and limousine companies provide their new drivers with a short period of on-the-job training. This training usually takes from 1 day to 2 weeks, depending on the company and the location. Some municipalities require training by law.

Training typically covers local traffic laws, driver safety, and the local street layout. Taxi drivers also get training in operating the taximeter and communications equipment. Taxi drivers are trained in accordance with local regulations; in contrast, limousine chauffeurs usually are trained by their company, and customer service is emphasized. Ride-hailing drivers receive little to no training beyond how to work the electronic hailing app so they can pick up customers. Paratransit drivers receive special training in how to handle wheelchair lifts and other mechanical devices.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All taxi drivers and chauffeurs must have a regular automobile driver’s license. States and local municipalities set other requirements; many require drivers to get a taxi or chauffeur's license. This normally requires passing a drug test and a written test about regulations and local geography.

The majority of states and municipalities do not have regulations pertaining to ride-hailing drivers because the service has just recently grown in popularity. A few cities have started to issue regulations and some have even ordered ride-hailing companies to cease and desist operations. Check with your local area for more information.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that limousine drivers who transport at least 16 passengers at a time (including the driver) have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a passenger (P) endorsement. To get these, a driver has to pass knowledge and driving skills tests.


Taxi drivers and chauffeurs have limited advancement opportunities. Some taxi drivers start their own cab service by purchasing a taxi rather than leasing one through a dispatch company. For chauffeurs, advancement usually takes the form of driving more important clients and different types of cars. Some taxi drivers and chauffeurs can become a “lead driver,” which means they train new drivers in addition to continuing to drive their own clients.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs regularly interact with their customers and have to represent their company positively and make sure passengers are satisfied with their ride. Because passengers rate ride-hailing drivers after each trip, excellent customer-service skills can lead to a favorable review.

Dependability. Customers rely on taxi drivers and chauffeurs to pick them up at the agreed-upon time so they get to their destinations when they need to be there.

Hand-eye coordination. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs have to be able to observe their surroundings and steer away from obstacles and dangerous drivers while operating a vehicle.

Initiative. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs usually work with little or no supervision, so they must be self-motivated and able to take initiative to earn a living.

Patience. Drivers must be calm and composed when driving through heavy traffic, congestion, or dealing with rude passengers.

Visual ability. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs must be able to pass a state-issued vision test in order to hold a driver’s license.

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Transporter Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • Hmong

  • Hindi

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Urdu

  • Swedish

  • Somali

  • Dutch

  • Thai

  • Croatian

  • Tibetan

  • Filipino

  • Italian

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Top Transporter Skills

  1. Company Vehicles
  2. Patient Safety
  3. Patient Transport
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Move company vehicles to various on - site lots and other various locations
  • Maintain patient safety and patient satisfaction.
  • Acknowledged by the resource nurse for an excellent job during a patient transport with the resource nurse.
  • Transported vehicles safely within the airport to various service areas Maintained courteous and professional behavior and appearance Provided outstanding customer service
  • Transported and delivered cars across North Carolina and eastern states Detailed Vehicles Led convoys Insured safe delivery

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