Chauffeur Work Subcontracting – The Pro’s and Pitfall’s.

For most of us, irrespective of how long we’ve been in the trade, subcontracting represents a major part of what we do – whether we’re the person giving away the job, or the one taking it on. Andy Dubberley discovers the up’s and down’s of passing work to another company… For those of us who are the suppliers, it’s an important element in keeping clients happy and ensuring they stay loyal to our business. Using other...

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London Chauffeur Vehicle hire firm expands electric luxury fleet
Jun12

London Chauffeur Vehicle hire firm expands electric luxury fleet

North London based Chauffeur Rentals is welcoming yet another addition to its fleet after a high demand for its electric and luxury vehicles. In 2014, the company introduced a Tesla Model S into its fleet after a rising demand for electric vehicles by companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint. The Tesla has become an instant success and it has been joined by a second example which has also been welcomed by the chauffeur...

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Plug-in all-wheel drive models included in new BMW 7-Series range
Jun12

Plug-in all-wheel drive models included in new BMW 7-Series range

The largest, most luxurious yet most economical 7-series ever made has been revealed by BMW at the Munich motor show – and the range now includes a plug-in hybrid LWB model. The BMW EfficientLightweight concept means the models in the new BMW 7 Series line-up are up to 130kg lighter than their predecessors, despite boasting a significantly greater number of comfort and safety features. With all long wheelbase models, the Design...

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Electric Chauffeur Firm benefits from insurance discount
Jun04

Electric Chauffeur Firm benefits from insurance discount

A new London-based electric vehicle chauffeur service (All Electric Chauffeur Services) has cut its initial insurance premium by 22% after taking expert risk management advice from Fleet Managers’ Friend Ltd (FMF Ltd). All Electric Chauffeur Services has launched with a fleet of Tesla Model S zero emission electric luxury cars. The company, which specialises in chauffeuring VIPs travel in and around the city of London, has plans to...

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TfL announces results of illegal operator crackdown

Transport for London (TfL) has announced some results of its first five evenings of ‘Operation Neon’, a high visibility, multi-agency operation to clamp down and disrupt illegal activity by minicab and taxis. A total of 331 private hire drivers have been reported for failing to comply with regulations. Eight drivers have been reported for plying for hire offences, plus 30 drivers for parking on taxi ranks, and 73 tickets have been...

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Chauffeurs Guide to working with a Protection Team.

At some point in your career as a chauffeur, it’s possible you will find yourself working alongside a bodyguard or even a full-on close protection team if you are employed by a client for whom personal security is a serious consideration. Andy Dubberley highlights some important factors you may face in this area of work… Having being a close protection operative, (CPO), long before entering the chauffeur industry,...

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