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September 25, 2014

Carlyle Group plans to auction Addison Lee for £800 million

Carlyle Group, the private equity company that bought a majority stake in Addison Lee for £300 million last year, is planning to sell the private hire giant on after just 18 months after receiving “unsolicited offers” for the business. The sale is expected…
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Sep 25, 2014 140

Gliide joins electric chauffeur battle with new Tesla fleet

Another all-electric chauffeur car service has launched in London Gliide is running a 100% battery-electric fleet of Tesla S luxury saloons, joining Kent-based EVision Supercars…
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Sep 16, 2014 109

Tristar raises driver standards as 150 complete NVQ

More than 150 Tristar Worldwide chauffeurs have successfully passed the NVQ Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) Level 2 in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving. The vocational…
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Sep 16, 2014 101

Driven Worldwide launches point-to-point service

Global chauffeur services provider Driven Worldwide, has launched Driven A to B, a new point-to-point corporate car service aimed at business users. Driven Worldwide found its…

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 2588

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 1478

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 3780

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

September 05, 2014

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 it? Is there an acceptable alternative? Looks like there is. The roots of this…
Aug 16, 2014 303

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 454

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…
Jun 03, 2014 1173

First Drive - Mercedes-Benz V250 CDI BlueTEC 7G-Tronic LWB

Mercedes-Benz is becoming a dab hand in building excitement around its new products. Last year we were exposed to the S-Class in stages – first the interior, then the exterior,…

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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