Business travelers tend to move on very tight timelines, as they must catch flights, check into hotels, and make it to important meetings on time. Because of this, the business traveler’s schedule is a finely tuned machine, and there is very little room for error. A late chauffeur can throw a metaphorical wrench into the whole operation, causing travelers to miss check-in times or arrive late to their appointments.
It is crucially important, then, that ground transportation arrangements always stick to a traveler’s schedule. A professional chauffeur must be on time every time to guarantee that customers are never needlessly delayed.
Dedicated to Minimal Wait Times
Chauffeurs operate according to their customers’ schedules, which means they must be consistently on time. Indeed, the best chauffeurs see timeliness as a key component of their job. This is why professional chauffeurs live by the dictum of “always be prepared.” No matter how well they know the area, they always prepare for trips in advance.
As soon as a chauffeur receives their assignment, they scout the area and locate all possible routes from pickup to destination. They calculate the times of these routes, and they take into account any roadwork or accidents that may affect travel time. Chauffeurs stay tuned to local traffic reports, and they give themselves ample time to reach a destination, never waiting until the last moment to depart.
Chauffeurs also make use of numerous technological tools in their efforts to deliver on-time service every time. Aside from keeping track of traffic reports via radio and TV news, chauffeurs also take advantage of GPS devices, which can show road conditions in real time.
Chauffeurs work with dispatching teams, that help them track all road-related information. Dispatchers help chauffeurs choose the best routes and avoid unnecessary delays. Like chauffeurs, dispatchers are often aware of customers’ schedules, which allows them to communicate important travel information to chauffeurs.
Ultimately, it is the chauffeur’s job to minimize wait times and never leave a customer stranded. At the most, customers should only have to wait 5-10 minutes — and only in certain extenuating circumstances. With technology, knowledge, and preparation on their side, chauffeurs should be able to pick up and drop off customers on time, every time.