[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2018 @ 01:52 PM / by Jonathan Nyquist

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Matt McClintic.

Safety, Security, and Efficiency: When should you be supporting the costs for a driver for your international assignees?

In many places around the world, it might be more common than you think to hire a full-time driver. Security is an obvious factor to consider; sometimes this is for the personal protection of the passenger, but more frequently it is because driving conditions are much more difficult and hazardous than at home.

In some locations, having a driver may be common practice because it offers protections against personal liability in the case of an accident. And in other locations, the provision of a driver may be a common competitive practice.

More recently, we’ve seen a new reason that companies are considering when hiring drivers. In certain cities with heavy traffic and long commutes, a driver provision can free assignees to actively work during an otherwise idle time. Even in less developed locations, mobile phone networks can now connect to email and VPNs, and we expect that time and efficiency on location will become increasingly important considerations going forward. Of course, assignee safety is the most important consideration, and working from the car is not recommended in locations where security is an issue.


Do you want to save time and money?

Don’t waste your time searching multiple sources for competitive, up to date information on typical driver practices and wages. AIRINC has compiled our survey data in a standard list now available for purchase. In this simple report, driver wage ranges are listed by city, and we have included details on prevailing driver usage within the international assignee community.

Whether establishing a globally consistent driver provision program or budgeting to allow for the assignee to pay on their own, this information is now at your fingertips.

Enhance your Global Mobility program today by contacting your client engagement representative, or click below for more details:

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Topics: Technology and Tools, Transportation Data, expatriate transportation, Driver Reports

Jonathan Nyquist

Written by Jonathan Nyquist