Chicago Limo Drivers at Echo Limousine

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Our Chicago Limo Drivers Have Years of Experience

Our team of limo drivers is made up of proud Chicagoland residents who are eager to show off our city. With over 10 years of experience providing chauffeur services across Metro Chicago, our drivers can do more than get you to your destination safely — they can help you experience Chicago through the eyes of a local.

Required Licenses for Our Chicago Limo Drivers

The city of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection issues licenses and enforces regulations and guidelines that govern all public passenger vehicles and chauffeurs.

All drivers must demonstrate great personality and excellent service orientation with the patience and willingness to help accommodate all passengers. Strong knowledge of Chicago’s geography, its streets, highways, hotels, attraction hot spots, leisurely activities, and the best routes to take are all mandatory requirements to become an Echo Limousine chauffeur.

In addition, Echo Limousine drivers are subject to the following rules and regulations:

  • Must be properly trained and certified
  • Must maintain a code of good practices that all drivers should follow on the road
  • Must avoid cellphone usage while driving unless it’s hands-free
  • Must get proper rest between trips
  • Must undergo regular inspection and maintenance of their vehicle
  • Must educate passengers on safety rules and tips
  • Must practice defensive driving to save lives and avoid accidents
  • Must undergo and pass national/FBI/state-level criminal background check
  • Must present documentation that proves they have held a state of Illinois or other U.S. state-issued driver’s license for at least one year prior to application and that the license is in good standing
  • Must possess a valid restricted chauffeur license
  • Must carry proof of insurance coverage at all times
  • Must not accept passengers by street hail or solicit passengers

All drivers must maintain a clean driving record and are subject to trip shadowing, a type of trip where they will be accompanied by an Echo manager or owner that will assess them in real-time their qualifications.

Vehicle Requirements for Chicago Limo Service

A license is required for each public passenger vehicle operating in the city of Chicago. Vehicles must meet minimum requirements to ensure that passengers are safe and have an enjoyable experience.

Liveries are licensed public passenger vehicles that charge a rate of fare that is not based on a meter. Livery rides and fares must be prearranged. Livery rides may not be street hailed or secured in cab stands.

Livery License Fees & Taxes

  • Livery License: $500; 1-year term
  • Ground Transportation Tax: $3.50/day per taxable day
  • Livery Chauffeur License: $5; 2-year term

Vehicle Specifications

Vehicles with a capacity of no more than nine persons, including the driver, may be licensed as a livery. Vehicles with a capacity of more than nine will require a charter/sightseeing license.

  • Livery vehicles must meet applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for vehicles of its size, type, and proposed use.
  • The outside body of livery vehicles shall be black, navy blue, or white unless otherwise authorized by the commissioner.

License Plate Requirement

The Illinois Secretary of State issues license plates that are numbered 7000 to 9999 and contain the suffix “LY.”

Insurance Requirements

For each vehicle with a capacity of up to and including 9 seats, there is a $350,000 combined single limit coverage per occurrence.

Chicago Limo Driver FAQ

Are your limo drivers required to go through a background check?

Yes, all of our drivers undergo an FBI background check when getting their chauffeur license.

Are your limo drivers available 24/7?

Yes, our Chicago limo drivers are available 24/7 in 10-hour shifts.

How do your limo drivers ensure safety during your ride?

To help ensure your safety while riding with Echo Limousine, we follow a strict set of safety guidelines in all our luxury vehicles:

  • Always making sure our drivers are rested before getting on the road
  • Mandatory seat belts
  • All pets must be in pet carriers
  • GPS-equipped vehicles
  • Commercial insurance from $250,000 to 1,000,000

Additionally, our luxury vehicles are equipped with:

  • Driver seatbelt reminders
  • Strong cabins fit for severe impacts
  • Tire pressure monitoring systems
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)

Chicago Limo Driver Testimonials

“Nathalie was great! Very friendly, personal, helpful and professional. She was early and helped with the luggage. Would highly recommend” – Kevin K., Harwood Heights, IL

“It was amazing. The drivers were always on time and took great care of us. Linda was really amazing and we now consider her a part of our family. Eddie was great too. I will definitely use Echo again on my next trip.” – Amy J.

“Very smooth process and worked as described: set and met expectations! Driver friendly and prompt. Appreciated the text notification and e-mail receipts immediately following the service. Car was very clean with water. Very pleased overall.” – Sean F.

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Contact Our Trusted Limo Drivers in Chicago

At Echo Limousine, our dedicated team of passionate drivers is eager to embark on a journey with you through the enchanting city of Chicago.

Our drivers are not just chauffeurs but enthusiastic guides who are committed to showcasing the best of Chicago. With their deep knowledge of the city’s history, culture, and hidden gems, they are ready to create an unforgettable experience tailored to your preferences.

Contact us to learn more about our Chicago limo services.

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We have taken several limousine services over the years, and Echo Limousine is one of the best. They were very professional, arrived early for pickup going to O'Hare, and very prompt on our return trip home from O'Hare. The drivers were pleasant, as well as professional, and the Town Car was very clean."— Jay G. - South Holland, ILRead All Testimonials