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March 02, 2015

Addison Lee launches green division with WestOne Cars rebrand

Addison Lee is launching into the London eco-chauffeur market via a rebrand of its subsidiary, West One cars. The move gives the new Addison Lee Eco division one of London’s largest fleets of Toyota Prius hybrids, and will allow the number one fleet to pick…
Feb 18, 2015 239

Transdev drives UK expansion with Cabfind.com acquisition

Transport giant Transdev has expanded its UK operations with the purchase of Wirral-based transport on demand company Cabfind.com for an undisclosed sum. Cabfind.com, based across…
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Feb 09, 2015 168

Tristar’s Millson-Jones takes the helm at Portfolio Cars

Former Tristar Worldwide head of operations Sarah Millson-Jones (pictured, right) has joined fast growing Woking-based chauffeur operator Portfolio Cars as managing director. She…
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Feb 09, 2015 150

Alpha Cars spends £700,000 on IT as Liverpool taxi wars rage on

Major Liverpool operator Alpha Cars has launched a new scheme that it hopes will take some of the heat out of the city’s so-called “taxi wars”. Alpha is spending around £400,000…

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 3242

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 1944

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 4631

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

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February 10, 2015

Road Test - Mercedes-Benz S300L BlueTec Hybrid AMG

With the E300 BlueTec Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated it was possible to make an ultra-clean hybrid chauffeur car that didn’t compromise the ability to carry passengers and their luggage. The diesel hybrid E-Class was deservedly voted Professional Driver’s…
Oct 28, 2014 703

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…
Sep 05, 2014 1197

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 1273

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…

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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