The terms chauffeur and driver are often interchanged, and understandably so, on the surface they appear to mean the same thing. Dig a bit deeper though, and you’ll notice that chauffeur is far more than simply a refined name for driver. We’ve listed the key differences between a chauffeur and a driver below, in order to help you make the best decision when booking ground transportation services.
Safety – A reputable transportation company will conduct on-going safety training and have safety measures in place for chauffeurs as well as all staff. BEST-VIP Chauffeurs undergo pre-hire drug testing and periodic random testing along with a certified medical examination. In addition, driver history reports are reviewed to ensure all chauffeurs are safe, reliable and professional. Since safety is the number one priority at Best-VIP, all vehicles are equipped with a DriveCam Event Recorder. This device captures risky driving behaviors such as hard breaking, accelerating or excessive speeding.
Qualification – Chauffeurs are required to go through extensive training on a full line of vehicles and are focused on passenger safety and comfort. BEST-VIP’s training program includes defensive driving skills, knowledge of roadways, traffic patterns, area shortcuts and alternate routes, personalized customer service and safety. While a driver may get you to your destination, you can trust a chauffeur to get you there safely, comfortably and on-time.
Professional Service – Chauffeured transportation service is most often associated with executive and corporate transportation due to the professional service level a chauffeur provides. A chauffeur goes the extra mile to meet client expectations. Professionally dressed and discrete, BEST-VIP Chauffeurs can meet you or your group in baggage claim with professional signage. They’ll help handle your luggage or, in the case of large group transfers, arrange for a luggage truck. Have an important or high profile transfer? BEST-VIP Chauffeurs will arrive early, with beverages on board, open your door, and can be trusted with confidentiality. You can be assured that what is said in the vehicle stays in the vehicle.
Reliable – Professional chauffeurs will be quick and responsive and adept at handling last minute requests. They should have the ability to easily connect with dispatch and passengers, and should be well versed on local airport traffic patterns, infrastructure and terminal layout. BEST-VIP Chauffeurs are equipped with both cell phones and two-way radios enabling them to easily communicate with dispatch and address on the spot changes. They’re familiar with all local airports and use real-time flight tracking guaranteeing they will be on time for your arrival. BEST-VIP Chauffeurs understand the importance of delivering a professional, comfortable, and stress-free transportation experience.
Chauffeurs are far more than just drivers behind the wheel. They are skilled experts concerned about safety, comfort and service. When you need transportation services you can trust, turn to BEST-VIP, our professional chauffeurs go beyond transportation delivering first-class, safe, reliable transportation on time and in-style.