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January 14, 2015

EU ruling maintains TfL ban on bus lane access for private hire operators

The European Court of Justice has ruled that private hire vehicles should not be allowed to use London bus lanes. Instead, black cabs should retain their exclusive right to access the lanes. Now the case will be referred back to the UK Court of Appeal for a…
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Jan 07, 2015 125

Smart move for Fylde Executive

Fylde Executive Cars is set to become the first north-western private hire operator to offer a one-person-based car service, using environmentally-friendly Smart fortwo cars. John…
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Jan 07, 2015 216

Delta plans court action after Liverpool license blow

Merseyside private hire operator Delta Taxis has vowed to fight Liverpool council in court after the local authority last month revoked its licence to operate in the city. The…
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Jan 07, 2015 179

C&C adds Nissan eNV200 and commits to an electric future

Pioneering Cornwall-based operator C&C Taxis has taken delivery of one of the first all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi models to arrive in the UK. The St Austell-based company has…

Features

November 08, 2013

Preview – 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

A day trip to Stuttgart, and it’s deja vu time. I’ve been here before, just seven months ago, for a very similar purpose. The venue is Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen technical centre, and we’re here to look at a car. Seven months ago that was the new S-Class;…
Mar 21, 2013 3110

Inside story: the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes is taking no chances. Cameras and mobile phones are checked in at the desk, and we’re ushered into a darkened room, deep within Mercedes’ advanced technical centre near…
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Mar 08, 2013 1854

Geneva Show

Supercars and city cars may have grabbed the headlines at the Geneva Motor Show – but there was plenty of interest for the chauffeuring and private hire market - across the full…
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Feb 05, 2013 4503

Professional Driver launches QSi Awards for Chauffeur and Private Hire operators

Professional Driver magazine is on a quest... to find the best. We are proud to announce the QSi Awards - Quality, Service and Innovation, designed to reward the best and most…

Road Tests

October 28, 2014

Road Test – Tesla S 85+

What’s stopping you from buying an electric car? For most operators, it’s the fear. Watching the range tick down and quietly panicking. Will I get where I’m going, or will the battery run out of juice, leaving me stranded on the motorway? It’s known as Range…
Sep 05, 2014 983

Twin Test – Range Rover Vogue SE vs Mercedes GL350

There’s nothing to match the Range Rover at the top of the luxury SUV market. It’s got the brand, it’s got the quality, and it’s got the space. It’s in a class of its own. Or is…
Aug 16, 2014 1080

Road test - Volvo V60 D6 AWD Geartronic Plug-in Hybrid

Eco-chauffeuring continues to play a major role in the urban private hire environment. In London, the Toyota Prius is still king, but this year we’ve seen the launch of two…
Jul 19, 2014 968

Road Test: Jaguar XJL 3.0D Portfolio

It’s mighty competitive in the full-size chauffeur segment. Mercedes may have raised the stakes with its new S-Class, but out in the market, it’s proving difficult to match supply…

Professional Driver Circulation

Our circulation profile reflects the profile of the profession. Professional Driver magazine is read by both large company executives and the owner driver operators, within both public and private sectors. Having a predominantly controlled circulation means we have more detailed data about our readers and their job functions than any other magazine in this sector. Our reader criteria of only named individuals within companies, ensures a relevant, targeted circulation for our advertisers. 

Our reputation for informed editorial attracts a broad section of readers across the profession. The mix of news, products and detailed analysis insures our readers are kept up-to-date throughout the year.

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