The COVID-19 outbreak has brought new changes to the travel industry. More emphasis is placed on quality and cleanliness. 

One industry that has certainly adapted to the times is car rental. Business trips require professional drivers, but did you know there are two types?

 

Drivers and Chauffeurs have been debated for years. People seem to confuse the two because they are both drivers. But even though they have the same profession, they are not the same. Today we will learn the difference between a driver and a driver. 

 

WHY DO PEOPLE HIRE DRIVERS?

 

Most business travelers end up in unfamiliar cities, which can affect the quality of their trip. We want you to be able to move around as efficiently as possible.

 

Hire a driver in your city to get around without relying on Google Maps or public transportation. Your driver knows the city very well and will tell you interesting facts about the city.

 

Even if it feels like a taxi service, it’s not. I wouldn’t try to flag the driver down in the least reliable way in hopes of getting to the meeting on time.

 

You can pre-book a driver for your desired time slot. They will come at the appointed time and take you to the appointed place. Follow a well-planned route to avoid unnecessary hassle.  

 

DRIVER VS. CHAUFFEUR

 

There are a wide variety of car services, but keep in mind that they are not created equal. Driver and chauffeur are two rental car terms that are often confused. Now let’s talk about the difference between the two. 

 

DRIVER

 

Anyone can be a driver. Drivers must only have a driver’s license for the state in which they live. No other special training or qualifications are required to become a driver.

 

There are no uniform requirements for drivers either. Remember the last time he requested an Uber or Lyft? The driver was probably not wearing a uniform.

 

That’s not a bad thing. But it doesn’t look nice for a regular driver to attend an important business meeting in a regular car. Yes, drivers may get you to your appointment on time, but they lack professionalism.  

 

CHAUFFEUR

 

This is where confusion often arises in driver-driver arguments. A chauffeur is not a driver, a driver is a driver. They both drive cars and move from one place to another, what’s the difference? 

 

Chauffeur drivers are professionally trained drivers. You will receive training on various components such as:

 

  • customer service
  • defensive driving techniques
  • driver etiquette 

 

These are just three things that help determine chauffeur drivers from standard drivers. But there are other ways to find the difference between the two.

 

The driver has a driver’s license and usually drives a black luxury car. They also wear black suits and ties to convey their professionalism.  

06 Mar 2023