The Evolution of Chauffeurs

Do you ever wonder how the term “Chauffeur” and the associated profession came into existence? Why can’t they be called drivers? Well, the difference between a chauffeur and a driver is the fact that a driver takes you to your destination, and a chauffeur takes you to your destination elegantly. In fact, a chauffeur serves your entire journey rather than your car ride. And when it’s chauffeured by A J Travel, you can expect the best.

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Back to the topic; how did chauffeurs become, well, chauffeurs? The origin of the word traces back to the French word for “stoker”. Back in the early days of automobiles, stokers were employed to stoke the steam-powered engines to load up enough power to run. They were also extremely skilled mechanics, able to operate the automobiles.

With time, as automobiles spread across the globe, the French vehicles reached the American continent carrying the vocabulary along with them. Gradually, chauffeurs evolved into luxury vehicle drivers who served the passenger, opened doors for them, waited for them, bought them essentials or food during the journey, stopped when required, and ensured that they enjoyed the entire journey, even if it is just a trip to the airport.

Today, chauffeured service represents luxury travel, including the vehicle. At AJ Travel, you can hire top-class vehicles and chauffeured service, for anywhere in the UK. Our chauffeurs are well-trained and presentable for all your events. They are also well-versed with the best routes across the country, and can take you on a safe and comfortable trip. Contact us today to hire the best chauffeured service in Birmingham and around!


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