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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Chauffeur firm to bring training to industry
Jan24

Chauffeur firm to bring training to industry

A company which has been trading within the chauffeur industry for almost a decade has begun the new year with a fresh name, look and an increased range of services. Formally Rachel Bowen Associates (pictured), Veho Solutions Ltd was officially unveiled this week at a prestigious event in Surrey. CEO Rachel Rice who founded the business in 2005 spoke about the new range of services Veho Solutions is planning to offer. In a smart,...

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The Chauffeur marks 100 years since first industry writings
Dec02

The Chauffeur marks 100 years since first industry writings

As TheChauffeur.com celebrates a decade of supplying the industry with vital news and features, 2014 also marks a hundred years since the original chauffeur magazine was stopped due to World War One. In issue one of The Chauffeur magazine in 2003, it was reported that between 1908 and 1914 a magazine was exclusively printed for the chauffeur of that period. It carried topics of interest relating to cars, legislation, social events and...

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The Chauffeur celebrates a decade since first magazine
Nov29

The Chauffeur celebrates a decade since first magazine

We did it! December 2013 marks exactly ten year’s since The Chauffeur magazine was first published and distributed throughout the UK. It was in 2003 when founder, Paul Gibson discovered there was a gap in the market and chauffeurs needed a voice piece and at least, something to read when sitting in their cars for hours on end. Soon after, from a small flat on the Sussex coast, Paul started to compile the first issue and gathered...

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First contact established with Viano replacement
Nov22

First contact established with Viano replacement

The last two generations of Viano have been stalwarts to the chauffeur industry, ferrying small groups that do not fit into a limousine, from point to point in relative comfort. That said, despite the leather, wood, and air suspension option with the second-generation Viano, it has always been difficult to distance the chunky, plastic cabin architecture from the Vito van with which it shares its DNA. However, Mercedes is determined...

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New chauffeur firm to employ injured ex-servicemen

A chauffeur company dedicated to giving ex-servicemen further opportunities when leaving the force, has been launched in London this week. Capstar will provide employment for up to a hundred ex-servicemen including those with life changing injuries. It’s working alongside major charities such as Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion to find staff and help some of the thousands of soldiers have either been made redundant or have...

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