Transportation Strategies for the Chronically Ill and Disabled
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Transportation Strategies for the Chronically Ill and Disabled

Hi, my name is Jill. After my father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, we decided that we didn't want him to spend his last few remaining years sitting around. Instead, we decided to start travelling. We travelled using many different types of transportation, and throughout our sometimes challenging adventures, I learned how to deal with transportation and Parkinson's. To help others who are in the same boat (transportation pun intended), I decided to create a blog devoted to transportation and chronic illnesses or disabilities. In these posts, I plan to look at everything from choosing transportation to travelling safely. Please, explore my blog and enjoy your travels!

Transportation Strategies for the Chronically Ill and Disabled

4 Issues to Look Into When Hiring a Private Driver

Jesus Collins

Hiring a personal driver can allow you to focus on the different activities that you engage in without worrying about how you will move from one point to another. However, problems can arise if you weren't careful during the process of selecting a company from which to hire that personal driver. This article discusses some questions through which you can be certain that the driver you get will address your needs. 

What Happens to the Extra Hours?

Find out what the policy of the personal driver provider agency is regarding the additional hours when you don't need the driver. For example, you may have hired a personal driver to be at your beck and call for 40-hours each week. However, you actually need his or her services for about 25-hours a week. Some companies assign that driver other tasks so that you don't have to pay for the hours when you don't need the personal driver. Others bill you for the entire agreed duration regardless of whether you need the driver for all that time or not. Examine all those options and select what can work best for you.

Do They Sign NDAs?

It is also helpful for you to find out whether the company makes its drivers to sign non-disclosure agreements. Such an agreement is important to prevent matters of privacy from being shared with unauthorised people. For example, the agreement can bar the personal driver from telling anyone which meetings you attended in the course of the week when you hired that driver.

Can Personal Interviews Be Conducted?

Some personal driver provider agencies may ask their clients to describe their requirements so that the agency selects a driver that can be a good fit for those clients. Others may send the bios of the drivers to a client so that the client selects one. Other firms give a client the opportunity to interview shortlisted drivers before picking one. Select the company whose personal driver selection process matches your needs. For example, you can hire a driver from a company that allows you to interview the potential candidates in case you are a hands-on person who prefers to be involved in any decision that affects you.

What Insurance Is Carried?

Make sure that you find out the different forms of insurance that the company and its drivers have. Select a firm whose insurance cover will limit your exposure to risks. For example, select a company whose liability cover limit is high so that you will not have to spend any money in case an accident occurs while their driver is working for you.