Chauffeur

Transport and Travel

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Chauffers drive company and private vehicles to transport passengers to their desired locations. They should have a strong driving record and a very professional demeanour when dealing with passengers. Future Growth Very Strong Chauffers are considered as specialist drivers and should show higher knowledge and desire to serve individualised client needs. 

Knowledge, skills and attributes     

  • Customer Service Skills
  • Good Driving Record
  • Professionalism
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Time Management and Punctuality

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Duties and Tasks

  • Assist passengers with their luggage and personal belongings; open and close car doors for passengers
  • Identify shortest/alternate driving routes and traffic patterns
  • Maintain interior and exterior of vehicle
  • Must maintain strong professionalism in appearance and dealings with passengers
  • Pick up clients at various locations and keep track of scheduled passengers through mobile systems to ensure punctuality
  • Process payments for services
  • Strong knowledge of local environment to assist in meeting clients needs
  • Willingness to provide information and fulfil special requests made by clients

 

Working Conditions

Chauffeurs are required to spend significant amounts of time within a vehicle, driving clients to and from their desired destinations. They may be required to await their clients return for several hours at a certain location and be ready to pick up a client with short notice. A Chauffer's schedule may vary from week to week depending on the needs of clients and scheduled services.

 

Education and training/entrance requirements

No formal qualifications are required to work as a chauffeur but you will need to obtain a specific licence.

Different States have different requirements but all require you to have special taxi accreditation. Accreditation may cover areas such as driving rules and skills, local knowledge and dealing with passengers with disabilities. Check with the governing body in each State for specific requirements.

Did You Know?

A chauffeur is a person employed to drive a passenger motor vehicle, especially a luxury vehicle such as a large sedan or limousine.

A woman employed to drive a passenger motor vehicle is a chauffeuse.

Originally, such drivers were often personal employees of the vehicle owner, but now in many cases specialist chauffeur service companies or individual drivers provide both driver and vehicle for hire, although there are service companies that just provide the driver.


The term chauffeur comes from the French term for stoker because the earliest automobiles, like their railroad and sea vessel counterparts, were steam-powered and required the driver to stoke the engine.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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