IAM calls for lower prices at motorway services
Dec28

IAM calls for lower prices at motorway services

Chauffeurs with a sweet tooth are paying up to 40 per cent more for snacks then they would on the high street the IAM has warned. A large Snickers bar costs 90 pence from a motorway service area compared to 68 pence from a high street branch – 32 per cent more – while a regular coffee costs 16 per cent more on the motorway.  A packet of McCoys crisps was almost 45 per cent more expensive than a shop on the high street, and a packet of...

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The Chauffeur Spotlight – Club Class Chauffeurs, Sussex

Continuing our series of UK Chauffeur company profiles, we meet Jonathan Dow from Club Class Chauffeurs based in East Sussex. in 1992, family business, started using contractors to carry out work in the local area until the company was reformed in 2000 to own its own fleet of cars and drivers. Club Class Chauffeurs proud themselves to be a company serving around 160 local businesses and it has strengthened to secure a number of...

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Chauffeur vehicles at the LA Auto Show 2011
Dec27

Chauffeur vehicles at the LA Auto Show 2011

We all know the USA is a completely different world when it comes to choosing a chauffeur vehicle – but we thought we would take a look at the gas guzzling cars on offer at the recent LA Auto Show. Although most of them would never reach the UK market, there were some luxury saloons which will soon be seen on our roads such as the all-new Lexus GS and revised Chrysler 300C. During the visit, we got a quick look at the recently...

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West One almost clinches Fleet Award
Dec23

West One almost clinches Fleet Award

WestOne Cars, a leading provider of private hire passenger car services, came runner up in the ‘Best Large Private Sector Fleet’ category at the Energy Saving Trust’s 2011 Fleet Hero Awards. The results were announced at an awards ceremony in London recently. The Fleet Hero Awards, organised by the Energy Saving Trust, aim to find the country’s Fleet Heroes: organisations that have made a successful contribution to reducing their...

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Chauffeur jailed for smuggling drugs
Dec22

Chauffeur jailed for smuggling drugs

A Chauffeur has been jailed for eight years after trying to smuggle drugs worth £300,000 through the Channel Tunnel using beer cans. Stephen Leon, 49, from Chislehurst, Kent, was stopped by Border Agency officials in Coquelles, France in July 2010. He said he had been to France and Belgium looking at churches and had stopped in Calais to pick up some beer. But when officers searched his car they found eight cases of beer in the boot...

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Tristar makes move to combat Winter
Dec22

Tristar makes move to combat Winter

Tristar Worldwide has taken delivery of 53 Volvo XC vehicles over the past month to help it cope with bad weather which grinds some chauffeur companies to a halt. Tristar, which recently renewed its three-year car supply deal with Volvo for 2,100 cars to service its Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Upper Class chauffeur contract has now purchased 18 Volvo XC70s and 35 XC90s to ensure it delivers a quality service even in bad weather. With...

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