On the territory of the USA the Day of the taxi driver in 2021 will be celebrated on March 22.
This holiday refers to the international, and its date is considered fixed. The representatives of this profession speak about it as about the calling. Indeed, the taxi driver is a person who not only takes the passengers to the destination, but often becomes one whom people pour out the soul with whom to share one’s worries.
Being a taxi driver means to work in any weather, regardless of time of day or mood. The driver needs to have the talent of the psychologist to find the right words for each customer. It is very important to be able to control myself in conflict situations and in case of danger, you need to quickly and correctly react to the threat. The combination of these nuances of the profession adds significant amount of risk, so it is considered dangerous not suitable for everyone.
Male taxi driver near car
The very existence of the holiday with a fixed date evidence of the importance of this kind of activity. What number is the international day of taxi driver it is useful to know not only representatives of the profession and their families, but also for those who often uses the services of this type of transport.
The history of the holiday
Attention! Long before the advent of the car coachmen in the major cities of Europe it was necessary to obtain a license to be a driver, and the first hired crews with engines appeared in France in the early 90-ies of the XIX century.
It is believed that the word “taxi” comes from taximeter, invented in 1891 by Frederick Brun. But after 6 years after the appearance of the taximeter, the efforts of Gottlieb Daymer appeared the first car with a fully functioning counter.
Over time in many towns formed a company-taxis that have begun to supplant the market for private “cabs”. To identify the cars that are officially employed drivers, in 1967 in the United States, a law was passed that urban taxis must be yellow. Since this shade makes American, European, Russian customers more confidence in comparison with the proposals of the traders.
- The first London taxi was red or green, and modern vehicles are painted in black color. In Singapore, this car is painted in blue, and in Thailand in the color pink.
- The first major fleet had at its disposal 230 cars. He functioned in the capital in 1912.
Attention! Taxi drivers around the world have a number of related services: towing broken-down car, the service “sober driver”, are engaged in the purchase and delivery of products, which significantly expands the scope of their activities.
Traditions and customs
That afternoon the majority of taxi drivers encounter on the job. People who are constantly engaged in carting, you must have a good physical form, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle. That is why the celebration is usually celebrated big feast, a collective “attacks” on nature.
Congratulations to the drivers loved ones, colleagues, superiors, as well as regular passengers, regular use of a taxi. As a present it is appropriate everything that can be used to enhance the performance of the car or a gym membership, because the representatives of the profession often suffer from the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Many teams arrange the ceremony of awarding the best drivers who have distinguished themselves over the past year, special merit. In addition to awards, medals, commemorative postcards, the authorities may encourage the diligent work of the staff awards.
Who can work as a taxi driver?
To work as a taxi driver, one must possess special traits:
- resistance to stress;
- great outgoing qualities;
- great driving experience;
- good physical health;
- the ability to navigate the terrain.
Enterprises with a good reputation, taking the drivers to work, give preference to people with knowledge of foreign languages, sign language. Thus, the boundaries of the profession apart even wider.
A man meets all these requirements, feel free to try yourself in the role of modern “driver.” Often such activities combine with any other job, being a taxi driver can at any time of the day that in times of economic crisis helps many residents of cities to remain afloat.
Today the driver of the car “cups” can be both men and women. However, this work, in all its seeming simplicity, is highly risky. The taxi driver is responsible for the safety of their customers, their cargo, but it is not immune from the meeting with inadequate passengers. Therefore, ordering a taxi on March 22, we should congratulate the driver on their professional holiday.
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