Private Drivers

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  • Seeking Driver for Hire for Mom

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    Seeking a trustworthy, reliable, responsible and excellent, safe driver for about 5-7 hours/week (specifics TBD) to help my lovely 82 year old Mom who will need to give up driving in the near future. Ideal person will be patient, experienced, have lots of common sense, know the area (North Berkeley primarily) and have a pristine driving record and insurance. French speaking would be a big plus. Use of her late model car may be an option.  Our initial thinking is that someone would be able to meet her 2-3 times a week to help her run errands and have occasional outings, etc.-- some flexibility as we perfect this would be appreciated. 

    I started out looking for part-time help for my folks and found my wonderful caregivers on Care.com. You set the parameters for what you need and look for someone who fits your needs.  There are lots of people out there, so be sure you interview them, run the background & DMV checks (provided through the site), get references and find the right fit (can you tell I work in HR?).  Good luck!

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RE: Transport services for kids ()

Contact Americana Limousine Services, they have a car seat transportation services. I used them before going from my place to the airport, they installed the car seat, clean black vehicles and reasonable prices
Their number 415-305-0819
Good luck

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Hiring a Private Driver for Daily Commute

Sept 2013

My brother was just diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm. He is in the process of seeing specialists and determining next steps, however I am very worried about him doing his daily commute from Sonoma county to the Peninsula (min 90 mins each way). My fear is of course that something could happen while he's driving endangering himself and others. I have the resources to hire him a personal driver, I just have no idea how to do it. It could be using his car or the drivers car. I'd really prefer not to go the Craigslist route and would ideally like to either work with an agency, or have a good personal BPN reference. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Worried sister


I am totally blind and use a personal driver to get me to work every day from Fremont to San Jose. I used a website called taskrabbit.com to find a driver. You can post a job and review bids before you accept them or you can automatically accept the lowest bid. It doesn't always work but I found it works better than craigslist. Feel free to contact me off list if you want to talk about it more or have other questions. Ronit