Driver Frequently Asked Questions
Thinking about becoming a taxi driver for St. Louis County & Yellow Cab? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions and see if this is the right career for you!
How much can I make per week?
That’s up to you! On average, our drivers make $500-$800 a week, but it all depends on how many rides you pick up. Better yet, you get paid every day that you drive, so you don’t have to wait for a paycheck!
How many hours do I have to work per week?
Successful taxi drivers work full-time or more. As your own boss, you decide when to work, how long to work, and where to work. We find that this flexibility is particularly helpful for parents. You’ll always be able to be with your kids for field trips, activities, or days off school. The same could be said for those taking care of older or disabled loved ones. Our drivers have full control over their schedules, but be aware that the more you drive, the more you earn. There are no limits on how much you can work! Just log onto the platform and you’re ready to start making money!
Do I have to use my own vehicle?
No, we provide vehicles for you to use, and you can take them home after work! If the vehicle assigned to you isn’t working, then you will have access to a backup from our fleet to use so you won’t miss out on a day’s pay! However, certain personal vehicles are permitted for use. Please contact us with any inquiries on using your own vehicle.
What areas do County & Yellow Taxi drivers service?
All of our fares either start or end in St. Louis City, Missouri, or St. Louis County, Missouri.
How do I receive fares?
We have been in service for more than 85 years, so we have a well-established base of loyal customers through our app and our dispatch line. To be fair to all drivers, the dispatch order is determined through our dispatch software. It finds the “ace driver” in the area to offer the fare first. Customers can also contact you directly for rides to drivers they trust and like. We often find that our repeat customer base includes senior citizens, private school transportation, airport travel, and work commuting. Because of this, the best times to log in to receive fairs would be during the day and weekends.
What is the difference between driving a taxi and driving for rideshare companies such as Uber or Lyft?
When you drive for St. Louis County & Yellow Taxi, you keep 100% of the fares you earn. Furthermore, you do not have to use your own vehicle, and we have backup vehicles available for use. By supporting a local business, you know that you are giving back to your own community, and you will always have local support. In fact, we encourage our drivers to visit our headquarters in Bridgeton if they need assistance, or just to hang out in our driver lounge. We are a family run business, and we treat all of our team members like family. We always make sure there is a balanced customer base and that each driver has the opportunity to pick up fares. Lastly, we have many loyal customers that provide stability to the world of taxi driving. Your customers may end up being repeats and can become friendly acquaintances.
What measures are being taken to protect myself and passengers from Covid-19?
We take safety seriously, and we know that transportation is an essential service. For that reason, we require masks for everyone in the vehicle. Furthermore, each of the taxis are equipped with a protective barrier between the front and back of the cab. Drivers are provided with cleaning supplies, and they must wipe down touch points after every fare. The vehicles are deep cleaned daily, and every week they are cleaned with a fogger. To see more, view our Covid-19 policies.