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General Info
Checker Cab is the oldest and largest fleet of taxies in the Polk County area. We operate 24/7, with late model Ford sedans. Drivers are all licensed by the City of Lakeland, as required, DOT physicals and drug tested, as well as a complete background check. Don't take chances with unknown operators!
Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Extra Phones

Fax: (863) 665-8158

|Late Model Air-Conditioned Cars|Newer Model Air Conditioned Cars
Payment method
debit, check, all major credit cards
Shore Acres Gardens
Taxis, Airport Transportation, Delivery Service
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


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Ta A.



Not from the area, didn't know about toll roads, but driver informed me and gave me the option to go toll or not and was upfront that the other would be a little further. Paying by card took a really long time, driver couldn't call directly to someone but had to sit on hold waiting on office to answer to run card.

J W.



There when I needed them. Was told 30 minutes and the driver arrived in 20. Driver was very professional. Cab was newer model. The guy that answered the phone was very polite. Would definitely recommend this service

Lynne S.



Customer service good, from initial request for cab. I was informed of a long wait and asked if I still wanted cab. They even called me to inform that cab was on its way. Nice, newer model cars and friendly, professional driver. Would recommend.

Melissa W.



After wonderful service and properly being charged the last time I used this cab service, I was disturbed with the serviced received this morning. I am careful to measure the miles with the GPS on my phone to be sure that I am being charged correctly. I am aware that there is a waiting fee and sit in fee on top of the of the fee per 1/8 mile so I've come to expect a certain amount. However, When I got into the cab this morning The driver to say the least was unwelcoming. As we began, I noticed that I was being charged too frequently, and I brought it up with the driver. The driver simply stated the fees and continue to drive. I explained the last time I had used this service and how the meters are not counting the same. He rudely insisted that the meter was correct and continued to drive. If I hadn't continue to protest, He would have never tested the meter to the miles. When he did, He did in fact, verified that I was being charged more. At this time he said he would then stop the meter, but we were almost to our destination anyways defeating the purpose. I ask to speak with a supervisor and the driver refused at first. Then I told him I would not pay until I spoke with a supervisor. There wasn't any supervisor there at the time an I spoke to a woman who did not introduce themselves. She show no compassion and persisted to threat to call the police before properly trying to diffuse the issue. Both the driver and I assume the receptionist were rude and unhelpful. Once I was finished and payed the full overcharged amount the driver was blatantly rude and talked about me as if I wasn't standing right next to him. I will never use this service again or any service ran by Mr. John Silver.



Do not use

Called for a cab early afternoon and was told it would arrive in 30 minutes. After an hour, I called them and was told it would be another 20 minutes. That time passed and no show. Unprofessional dispatchers. Use someone else

Sucks !!

Inconsistent service long wait times and when I say long i mean waiting 2 hours or more. Dispatch does not give an accurate estimated time if arrival as I am witing this I have been waiting for 2 hours 25 minutes and still no cab it is horrible downright horrible



There service has been reliabl...

There service has been reliable. There wait time is as stated. Friendly driver/s I normally get the same driver each time, due to the fact he works my area not the same in all areas.



Make sure to call them AT LEAS...

Make sure to call them AT LEAST an hour in advance. They always say 30 minutes but keep me waiting WELL over an hour!