Full specifications announced for S-Class Maybach
Nov20

Full specifications announced for S-Class Maybach

The Los Angeles Auto Show has been the platform for Mercedes-Benz to reveal full details of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class which is due for release in February 2015. With a longer wheelbase than the outgoing long wheelbase S-Class, the specifications listed by the manufacturer is sure to make any Rolls-Royce or Bentley owner weep. As the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz model range, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is probably the only luxury...

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Limo driver disqualified for hiding illegal activities

A limousine driver who persistently lied to and manipulated enforcement officials has been disqualified from driving professionally by the West Midlands Traffic Commissioner. Ghazanfar Ali, of Acocks Green, appeared before the industry regulator, Nick Jones, after government investigators stopped him driving an unlicensed limousine. The disqualification means that Mr Ali can no longer carry passengers in a professional capacity. The...

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Innovative booking system pushes pen into history

Small, medium and large chauffeur fleet operators in the UK are being invited to take part in a trial of a brand new innovative booking manager which combines decades of industry experience. Fleet Maxim has been launched following a successful beta period from a number of operators using the software, which has been developed for the operator with more than four vehicles in its fleet. The system boasts a totally paperless solution for...

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Christmas Party-goers at risk of getting illegal transport

More than half of Christmas parties will go on past midnight, but less than a quarter of businesses ensure that their employees get home safely, that’s according to recent research from corporate car service Driven A to B. Christmas parties are still important events for many businesses, nearly all (97%) of respondents said that there would be a party this year. Almost 50% opt for dinner and dancing, with 29% planning to go for drinks...

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TfL consults industry on £500m eco-car replacement fund
Oct28

TfL consults industry on £500m eco-car replacement fund

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) are seeking the views of the taxi and private hire trades as they launch a public consultation on proposals to introduce the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital on 7 September 2020, to significantly improve air quality and in turn the health of Londoners. The groundbreaking proposals would require all vehicles travelling within the Congestion Charge zone to meet new...

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Driven Worldwide celebrates 500% increase with A to B service
Oct22

Driven Worldwide celebrates 500% increase with A to B service

Not many chauffeur firms can boast a 500% increase in business in the past nine months, but it’s something London-based Driven Worldwide can certainly do. Editor Paul Gibson met up with Mike Bell, Chief Executive of Driven Worldwide, to experience the company’s service and find out the reason behind the accolade. “I’m not going to lie, but I was a tiny bit disappointed when I received a text message to notify...

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