04 Jul CHAUFFEUR VERSUS DRIVER: DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER SETTLE FOR A MERE DRIVER
In the world of executive travel, finding reliable transportation for all stages of a trip is an important part of productivity, peace of mind and overall morale. When you have to search extensively for a car service company that can provide you with the customer service, quality of vehicles and overall experience that you need and deserve, it can put a dent in your focus and really affect the outcome of your trip.
One of the main differences between a high quality car service and a lesser company is the skill level of the people they employ. Do they hire chauffeurs or drivers to spearhead your executive transportation experience? To help you spot the superior company, we’ve listed a few key differences between a chauffeur and a driver.
A CHAUFFEUR IS A LOCAL EXPERT
When it comes to spending time in an unfamiliar city, most busy executives don’t have time to do research on the best hotels, restaurants, nightlife stops or places to entertain an important client. However, these are all elements of a business trip to which attention must be paid. A true, professional chauffeur will be a local expert who can offer his or her client advice on restaurants, hotels, golf courses, cocktail bars, local events and shopping. You’ll be relieved of the need to do research, and your chauffeur can get you to each destination with ease.
A CHAUFFEUR IS EXCEPTIONALLY DISCREET
When it comes to understanding the nature of your corporate life, a chauffeur pays the utmost attention. He or she will know the timelines of your meetings, dinners, lunches, pickups and drop-offs, and will know when to alert you to his or her arrival without interrupting an important presentation. A chauffeur will understand the sensitive nature of an important client meeting and will pay special attention to creating an exceptional experience that reflects positively on both you and the company you represent. A driver who does not have close ties to the company he or she drives for will not pay special attention to providing the discreet, highly valuable service that a chauffeur will, as a driver has less incentive to provide his or her company with a sterling reputation for customer service.
A CHAUFFEUR GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND
When it comes to the main differences between chauffeurs and drivers, the attentive aspect of chauffeuring really comes into play. A chauffeur will pay attention to your particular needs and requirements and provide you with the services and assistance you need without needing direction. A chauffeur will be delighted to go above and beyond to provide you with the best possible experience that extends outside of simply driving you from place to place.
From providing beverages, music and other concierge services to providing an exceptionally friendly and welcoming atmosphere, a chauffeur sees your ultimate satisfaction as an investment in continued business and values the power of your recommendation to your colleagues and constituents.
As you can see, the differences between a chauffeur and a driver can be the difference between a productive, enjoyable and efficient trip and one that feels sorely lacking in multiple categories. From the discretion and customer service to the superior professional attitude of a chauffeur, booking your car service with a company that boasts its chauffeurs as one of its strongest points will likely provide you with an executive travel experience that meets all of your expectations and then some.