National solution to PHV identification plans revealed
Sep27

National solution to PHV identification plans revealed

A national solution to the licensing and recognition of Private Hire Vehicles could be trialled in London if an industry association gets its way. Around ten years after the introduction of the fluorescent disc for operators to display in vehicles, the Licensed Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) has revealed plans which were drawn up by Industry legend Bill Edwards, who sadly passed in July. Labelled “The Bill Edwards National...

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Documentary slams MP’s use of chauffeur vehicles

A television documentary has exposed the spending habits of the countries local authorities and attacked the use of chauffeur vehicles. Channel 4′s Dispatches collected information from 374 councils in the UK and discovered there was a spend of over £30 million on chauffeurs over the past five years. The Freedom of information requests discovered spending such as £205 on golf lessons as a gift, £1,300 on a five star hotel...

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Jaguar gets put through paces in true Top Gear style
May03

Jaguar gets put through paces in true Top Gear style

It can be difficult to discover a cars true potential on the roads of the UK, so at TheChauffeur.com we decided to hit the roads of Europe and see what the Jaguar XJL was capable of over a long distance and travelled to Meribel in the French Alps. Since the new era of the Jaguar XJ hit the roads in 2009, we have published an array of reviews on how it suits the chauffeur industry, with the superb 3.0 V6 diesel engine receiving top...

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Tristar recognised for occupational health standards
Apr12

Tristar recognised for occupational health standards

Chauffeur drive company, Tristar Worldwide has been recognised twice in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Awards 2013 for its Occupational Health and Safety standards. The company received the Gold Award for Management of Road Risk (MORR) and the Silver Award for Occupational Health and Safety. Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK.  It...

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VOSA and Association meet with few results for operators
Dec20

VOSA and Association meet with few results for operators

Editor of TheChauffeur.com, Paul Gibson attended the latest National Limousine and Chauffeur Association meeting on 12th December 2012, and writes his thoughts on what he witnessed… “In a serious case of Déjà vu, I was surrounded with a large number of limousine operators sharing horror stories from the last few years since the previous NLCA/VOSA confrontation. The mention of prohibitions, confiscations and an array of swear...

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Volvo 4×4′s help chauffeur company prepare for winter
Dec19

Volvo 4×4′s help chauffeur company prepare for winter

Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services has prepared in advance for the UK’s unpredictable winter weather by ordering an additional 47 4×4 Volvo cars ensuring clients can be picked up whatever the conditions. 35 XC70s and 12 XC90s with Mud and Snow tyres are already fully operational in the company’s fleet and have been placed with chauffeurs in strategic areas where historically adverse weather conditions have affected customer...

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