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A chauffeur is one who drives an automobile as a job. While the term may refer to anybody who drives for a living, it usually implies a driver of a luxury sedan, especially a limousine; those who drive non-luxury cars are simply called "drivers" (as in bus drivers). In some countries, particularly developing nations where a ready supply of labor ensures that even the middle classes can afford domestic staff, the chauffeur is simply called the "driver." Image File history File links Japanese_chauffeur. ... Image File history File links Japanese_chauffeur. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 14082005(071). ... Image File history File linksMetadata 14082005(071). ... Driving is the controlled operation of a vehicle, which is usually a motor vehicle such as a truck, bus, or car. ... For the magazine called automobile, see Automobile Magazine. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a medium-sized sedan A sedan car, American English terminology (saloon in British English), is one of the most common body styles of the modern automobile. ... A limousine (or limo) is an unusually long luxury car, traditionally black or white in color. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... It has been suggested that servant (domestic) be merged into this article or section. ...


People sometimes employ chauffeurs to drive them in their own cars, and there are services offering limousines including chauffeurs for rent. This is very similar to but more luxurious than taking a taxicab. Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ...


The requirements to be a chauffeur vary depending on location. Most of the requirements are established on a state or municipality level. In addition to a regular driver's license, some areas require a chauffeur to obtain an additional license, and to meet certain minimum age and driving experience requirements, and only with a clean driving history. Current EU driving licence, German version - front 1. ...


Chauffeur is the French word for driver. It comes from the verb "chauffer" (to heat) and also means "he who heats". In the early years of railroads, the driver had to keep the engine hot, hence the pronoun. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


Most limousine companies in the United States and the EU require their chauffeurs to undergo extensive training courses. These courses involve evasive or defensive driving techniques. These courses also teach the proper methods to ensure safety in the most extreme conditions like a flat tire at high speeds, loss of control of the vehicle, etc. Most companies will also have their own courses of what they expect from their chauffeurs. The chauffeurs are be taught the proper etiquette when they are in the presence of the client. All companies require random drug screening to maintain only the utmost professionals to represent their companies. Etiquette, also known as decorum, is the code that governs the expectations of social behavior, the conventional norm. ... The term client may have the following meanings. ... A drug test is a process using some kind of biological matter taken from an individual to determine previous drug use. ...


Proper attire is worn by the chauffeur at all times. This usually includes a cleaned and pressed black or dark suit and jacket, a pressed, crisp dress shirt and appropriate tie, as well as polished black shoes. Some companies have uniforms for their chauffeurs, and some require that hats are worn in addition to the uniform. Some companies do not keep strictly to this standard, and there is wide variation throughout the transportation industry. Look up Suit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A dress shirt, often informally called a button-down shirt, is a mens shirt with a collar and a full-length opening down the front from the collar to the hem, fastened closed with buttons and a placket (American English usage). ... The Ximen station, one of the stations of Metro Taipei. ...


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Chauffeur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
A chauffeur is one who drives an automobile as a job.
While the term may refer to anybody who drives for a living, it usually implies a driver of a luxury sedan, especially a limousine; those who drive non-luxury cars are simply called "drivers" (as in bus drivers).
Very wealthy people sometimes employ chauffeurs to drive them in their own cars, and there are services offering limousines including chauffeurs for rent.
The Private Chauffeur (861 words)
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