There are many companies that like to say that they have the best chauffeurs in town. Which got us thinking about what sets our professional drivers apart from the rest of the competition.
Here are four characteristics that great chauffeurs should exemplify:
Know Your City
Sort of knowing where places are is not going to cut it as a professional. Get to know the ebb and flow of you city. Know where traffic spots are, drive around during different times of day to get a full understanding of rush hour, know the back roads. It’s always a small thrill for out of town guests to get the scoop on the really great “off the beaten path” places but really being able to talk about your surroundings will set you apart.2
Be a People Person
Really great chauffeurs can find common ground with nearly everyone. Nothing makes us more proud than hearing that a chauffeur treated our clients like family while they were in their care. It’s not just small talk or knowing what questions to ask; to be a great chauffeur, you really need to like to be around people from all walks of life.
Not all chauffeur driven companies require a suit and tie as Grand Avenue does but that still gives little reason not to be sharply dressed while working. Press your shirt, jacket and trousers and keep lint rollers and possibly back up articles of clothing with you at all times.
Every good chauffeur has a small kit but great ones are so intuitive they know what their clients need before the client does. From chargers to Tide sticks, Febreeze to first aid, making sure you are prepared for any situation is the key to being great in this profession.Tags: car, career, chauffeur, clean, dress, drive, driven, driver, drove, fleet, friendly, hospitality, Nashville, professional, safety, transport, Transportation, vehicle