Volvo tackles fleet manager failings with co-pilot scheme for customers
Jul18

Volvo tackles fleet manager failings with co-pilot scheme for customers

Figures from the Department for Transport, more than a quarter of all road traffic accidents on British roads involve someone driving for work, and accidents involving business drivers cause 20 deaths and 200 serious injuries every week. Despite this, research shows just one in five firms operate a culture of driver safety best practice. A further 22% don’t even have a company driver policy, while a third of fleet managers admit to...

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London firm goes green with Audi A8 Hybrid fleet
Jul18

London firm goes green with Audi A8 Hybrid fleet

A London based chauffeur firm is the latest to ‘go green’ with the introduction of a fleet of Hybrid Audi A8’s. Hudson Chauffeur Cars has been listening to its customer demands over recent years, and concluded the need for cleaner and more prestige vehicles is becoming greater every day. So, in addition to the companies fleet of Range Rover’s, BMW’s and Mercedes vehicles, it has introduced the A8 Hybrid to cater for the environment...

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Chauffeur App booking company Uber discussed in urgent TfL meeting

Transport for London Officials are meeting this morning to discuss chauffeur App booking company Uber, to respond to claims that the company is not operating legally in the UK. Managing Director of Surface Transport for TfL, Leon Daniels has today presented the following report to board members to outline his findings following the taxi strike in the city last month. It reads; Members of the board will be concerned to know what was...

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Chauffeur firm becomes first to get qualified NVQ Assessors
Jun27

Chauffeur firm becomes first to get qualified NVQ Assessors

A first for a chauffeur company: Two staff members of prestigious business, Club Class group (Club Class Chauffeurs and Club Class Insurance), have been awarded Training Assessment Quality Assurance certificates from Sussex Down College. Kevin Francis, 52 and Kevin Bulman, 53, both of whom have worked for Club Class for more than 10 years, are now qualified to assess those wishing to achieve an NVQ level 2 in Road Passenger Transport....

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E-Class Hybrid covers 1,223 miles on one tank of fuel
Jun27

E-Class Hybrid covers 1,223 miles on one tank of fuel

A standard, British-registered Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has driven from Africa to the UK non-stop on one tank of fuel. British journalist Andrew Frankel was behind the adventure. Averaging 73.6 mpg (3.1 l/100 km), the journey took him from Tangier in Northern Africa to the UK, visiting two continents, four countries and three time zones in a total time of 27 hours on the road which he shared with a relief driver – arriving...

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eConnect Cars take 14 silent Nissan Leaf’s to Chauffeur clients
Jun13

eConnect Cars take 14 silent Nissan Leaf’s to Chauffeur clients

eConnect Cars, one of only a few all-electric chauffeuring services operating in London, has taken delivery of seven Nissan LEAFs, with a further 14 to be delivered during 2014.  Based in the heart of Canary Wharf, eConnect Cars is helping revolutionise the London taxi scene, providing 100% electric vehicles to business clientele with every journey having zero tailpipe emissions. Using top of the range, Nissan LEAFs to provide a...

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