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Aug
11
2013

What is the difference between a Chauffeur and Driver?

A Chauffeur can refer to anyone who drives for a living, this term usually applies specifically to a driver of an passenger vehicle such as a luxury sedan, motor coach, or especially a limousine; people who operate buses, taxis, or non-passenger vehicles are generally referred to as a driver.

There are many benefits when choosing a Chauffeur over a driver, including convenience, time savings, and safety for professionals and seniors.

The legal requirements to be a Chauffeur vary depending on the area and class of vehicle. In the state of Colorado an additional professional license (Herdic License) is required. This license has minimum standards for age, health, driving experience, criminal record, local knowledge, and training to become a Chauffeur.

Training

In addition to the minimum legal requirements, Lux Limo requires our Chauffeurs to undergo specific additional training. This can include evasive or defensive driving techniques, safe driving in inclement weather, mountain driving, dealing with a flat tire at high speeds, or other exterior influences. Lux Limo Chauffeurs are also taught proper etiquette when they are in presence of their client.

Dress Code

Proper physical presence is required by the Chauffeur at all times. This usually includes a well-groomed individual, that is conservatively dressed in a clean and pressed black or dark suit, dress shirt, and matching footwear.

Job Demands

The job a Chauffeur requires knowledge while having the ability to multi-task, respond to a customer’s needs, monitor traffic patterns, an understanding of the vehicle they are operating and being safe at all times. This is more demanding that the standards required of a typical driver.

The Chauffeur Difference

The top priority of a Lux Limo Chauffeur is to get you to where you need to be, when you need to be there. Whether you are in need of a transfer or hourly reservation, your Chauffeur is focused on your comfort and safety. This can include assistance with luggage or entering the vehicle, having a cold water or your specific drink of choice available, or the attention to detail while driving a busy street or highway. Chauffeurs offer an all-inclusive experience, centered on making sure their passengers feel good.