Taxi driver job is the best job for the persons who have passion for driving as well as for long drives. To become an independent taxi cab owner driver, one should have his own car or can take lease from the different cab services. He should also possess license documents, clean driving records, etc.
Firstly, inquire about age restrictions for the drivers in the city where you want to serve. This is because some cities will not allow a person who has less than the minimum requirement of the age. If you do not meet the age requirements then you will be liable under Child Labor Act.
Then start looking for a taxi, probably from a taxi leasing company. You can lease or buy cabs from taxi services, which will include cabs that have all the insurances that you will need. As you get an insured cab, you need to pay some amount for the taxi services towards insurance.
If you have taken a taxi as a lease, then you have to spend more time on the job (driving), as you have to pay some amount to the taxi leasing company.
But, if you have owned a taxi (choose the taxi which is fuel efficient and branded), then you should know how to repair and maintain your taxi without glitches (without any external or persons help) if something unexpected happens. And further, you can even drive your car as per your wish and convenience, as it all depends on how much you want to earn every day.
If you have bought a car, you will also have to manage the operations part (repairing, maintenance, enhancement, for example) of the cab as well. You should also obtain the licenses for legally operating in the cities. Also, become thoroughly aware of the rates and fare you will charge from the passengers.
Next important thing is that, as a taxi driver, you have to dress yourself in a prescribed uniform (some cities have specific uniforms), depending on the city in which you are driving.
The above are the important requirements which are needed to become an independent taxi cab owner driver.