Everything You Wanted to Know about Checker

Checker was founded in 1975 by Al Enders. It started out as a small fleet of black taxis and is now over 900 vehicles strong. Checker grew to be The Checker Transportation Group which includes Ambassador Limousine Services and Rocky Mountain Auto & Collision Centre. The Checker Transportation Group is still owned by the Enders family. We’re proud to support over 1,200 drivers and 100 employees.

About Checker

Providing millions of trips throughout the year, Checker is part of the fabric of the city. We’re a family-owned cab company providing professional service to Calgarians and visitors everyday. We’re redefining how people perceive taxis – Checker is not your typical taxi company.

Do you want to bypass the phones and get the quickest ride in town?

We have the Checker App at your favorite store. Simply download the app, complete the one-time registration and be ready when you want a fast and easy way to secure a cab. Now you can secure your price with Lock In Fare, register your credit card, rate your driver and more. We are continually upgrading the App to enhance the user experience.

Meet Some of Our Drivers

We’re proud of our drivers –  many have been recognized by Tourism Calgary’s White Hat Award for Exceptional Hospitality. With almost 1,400 professional drivers, a Checker is bound to be #rightaroundthecorner.

Muhammad

What do you enjoy about working at Checker?
Muhammad says he  only wants to drive for Checker and has done so for over 35 years. He says it is the best cab company and it’s all he will drive for because the drivers are professional. His Checker cab is #1.
What do you do in your spare time?
In his spare time he likes to play the horses, and head to work out by swimming.
What is the best thing about Calgary?
He love the cleanliness of the city and the friendly atmosphere.

35 years Active
David

What do you enjoy about working at Checker?
I love to work here because the company is good to the drivers and I know we matter to the company.  They give the drivers great service and we give the customers great service.
What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy fixing my cars and even my friends’ cars. I also  invent things. I have four tickets so I can make or fix many things.
What is the best thing about Calgary?
Calgary is a friendly city, just like my home town in Eritrea.

33 years Active
Gary

What do you enjoy about working at Checker?
Checker is a fantastic company to work for. Gary has worked for all of the taxi companies but he loves Checker and intends on staying.
What do you do in your spare time?
Gary is an avid gardener. He and his wife enjoy landscaping their yard and growing plants.
What is the best thing about Calgary?
Gary has worked in a few Canadian cities but Calgary is home. He loves the beautiful, clean city. The sunshine energizes him.

16 years Active
Ahmadou

What do you enjoy about working at Checker?
Checker is #1 because drivers get straight answers from the top to bottom on every matter. The company works hard to make sure their drivers know where to pick up customers so we get more trips. They treat drivers/customers with respect. You make a good living at Checker.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love to cook and I really enjoy staying home and relaxing.
What is the best thing about Calgary?
The people are the best thing about Calgary, oh and the sunny weather. I even like the bad weather because it means more trips.

4 years Active
Ravi

What do you enjoy about working at Checker?
Checker is a terrific organization. They treat drivers very well with networking opportunities and great standards.
What do you do in your spare time?
Family time is Priority #1.  He and his wife enjoy dining out with their daughter.
What is the best thing about Calgary?
Ravi moved to Calgary in 1982 and he believes it’s a great city with kind people. There are many opportunities in YYC and the sunshine is a huge benefit.

20 years Active
Ghafour

What do you enjoy about working at Checker?
He enjoys the flexibility of his work schedule because it gives him a good work/life balance.
What do you do in your spare time?
Fishing and more fishing. Ghafour also enjoys Billiards. You can often find him playing at Garage Sports Bar.
What is the best thing about Calgary?
He really appreciates the people in Calgary. The more he speaks to them, the more he learns. Ghafour likes the cleanliness of the city and the friendly people.

5 years Active
Abe
What do you enjoy about working at Checker?
Twenty years ago he had friends working at Checker and they suggested he give it a try. Here he is 20 years later – the only taxi company he has worked for.
What do you do in your spare time?
Abe enjoys swimming and walking through our green spaces all over Calgary
What is the best thing about Calgary?
With it being the sunniest city in Canada, he likes all the sunshine. He thinks the people are friendly and kind.
20 years Active