12 month disqualification for Tenby limo operator

A Tenby limousine operator has been disqualified from running vehicles for 12 months after the Traffic Commissioner for Wales found he had not run a safe and compliant business. Stephen Williams, who operated from Heywood Lane in Tenby, also lost his operator’s licence following a public inquiry at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court last month. The decision means that Mr Williams, who did not attend the hearing, can no longer...

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LATEST JOB: Royal Household; Full-Time Chauffeur Required – Central London

Location: Buckingham Palace Salary band: £23,000 – £24,000 per annum, this is a live-in position (for which there is a salary adjustment) with meals provided. Hours of work: 48 hours per week, over five days, Monday to Sunday For more information on this role and more vacancies – visit HireRewardJobs.co.uk...

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Professional Driver Apps to help you work more efficiently

Daniel Severin from chauffeur insurance specialists Plan Insurance, compiles the best seven smartphone apps to make the life of a professional driver easier. So, Christmas and the January Sales have come and gone. No doubt many of our professional driver clients will have got shiny new smartphones and tablet devices. You probably will have taken hundreds of pictures. Perhaps you’ve put your favourite music on it. There’s a chance you...

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Real world test for Audi Matrix LED headlight system
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Real world test for Audi Matrix LED headlight system

It’s always difficult to see how new vehicle technology will work in everyday situations when you see the manufacturers fancy TV ads or other promotions – so TheChauffeur.com decided to find out how Audi’s LED Matrix headlights work in the real world. We got our hands on the recently facelift Audi A8L which boasts the matrix LED headlight system (an option for around £2,000). It allows the driver to constantly use full beam as...

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Police told to stop Range Rover drivers in London after midnight

If you are chauffeuring a client in a Range Rover after midnight in London, be prepared to see blue lights behind you as it’s very likely you will be pulled over – according to a report in The Standard today. Police in a London borough are being instructed to stop all drivers of Range Rovers to check they own the vehicle because of the number of the cars being stolen using “keyless” entry methods. Officers in Kensington &...

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Addison Lee loses fight to use London bus lanes

Minicab operator Addison Lee has lost a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice to allow its vehicles to use London’s bus lanes. Eventech, a subsidiary of Addison Lee, claimed having lanes for buses, which black cabs can also use, infringed its freedom to provide services and could constitute illegal state aid. The EU court ruled the usage of bus lanes did not constitute state aid. TfL welcomed the ruling but Addison...

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