Chauffeuring is a unique line of work that differs from other driving careers, such as taxi drivers or popular app drivers. Chauffeurs are drivers that go the extra mile and therefore, require a different level of etiquette and training. Additionally, chauffeurs are required to follow specific rules and regulations, some consumers know, others, most likely not. Today, we at A Limo World would like to share some of the basics that set chauffeurs above the rest of your typical drivers.
Chauffeur Driver & License Requirements
Chauffeurs must meet several entry requirements alone before the initial training. A valid driver license with several years of driving experience for starters; at least four years is typical. Other extra road and driving classes are also basic for chauffeurs to have under their belt, and these courses may even be ongoing, depending on location. These roads and driving classes often include Defensive Driving and Safety, along with other similar courses put out by various agencies. Different companies hire chauffeurs that have experience in the industry, but on top of being a Class-A driver, you must have a friendly disposition and always present yourself in a professional manner. When clients hire limo or luxury car services, there are expectations that are on a higher level of transport, and chauffeurs must be able to uphold these hire standards day-to-day.
Chauffeur Driver Skills
Companies often want their chauffeurs to possess the following skills:
1) Superior driving and customer service skills.
2) Punctuality and excellent time management.
3) Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance.
4) An understanding of the laws of the road and expertise of the roads.
5) Quick problem-solving skills to handle delays or other situations.
Limo Driver Uniform & Attire
When it comes to delivering their passengers from A to B, chauffeurs are expected to provide an extra level of service. Dress is generally formal attire, such as a clean, pressed black suit, reserve a quiet demeanor, be well-spoken, and keep a well-groomed look. The passenger is the focus and priority at all time, and many companies limit the use of sunglasses, for example, unless it is especially bright and sunny because it creates a barrier between the driver and their passenger(s).
A part of etiquette includes the chauffeur must always walk around the back of the car to gain access to the driving seat. Socializing is minimal, unless passenger engages, and even when parked with other chauffeurs, there is no socializing. Where many of these points may seem like nuances, they are what collectively present the chauffeur with professionalism, courtesy, and demonstrates that the chauffeur has your undivided attention. In addition to a safe, smooth ride to your destination, the chauffeurs have a few other expectations that include:
1) Any luggage or bags are helped with.
2) Assistance is given when passengers get in and out of the vehicle.
3) Journey, route, and geographical information can be provided.
4) The vehicle is always clean and well-maintained before each job.
5) Any additional accommodations asked by clients are also typically meant within reason.
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