I cannot speak highly enough of the professional service provided by Gavin Bennett and his team from Freedom Drivers Tauranga. After rupturing my right Achilles tendon I initially felt very vulnerable and was unable to drive. It was fantastic being able to rely on Gavin to transport me to and from work and to medical appointments. The team were always punctual and very friendly going the extra mile to ensure that I felt safe and well looked after. They were also very flexible around my work hours which was important to me as a person who manages a large team of staff. I would recommend Gavin and his team to anyone who is in a similar situation, I doubt you would find a friendlier or more professional service anywhere.
My husband and I recently had the misfortune of injuring ourselves in separate accidents at the same time. This meant neither of us could drive for 7 weeks. With small children to get to school and clients to meet, Louise at Freedom Drivers really came to our rescue. Louise was a Godsend and I think I would have gone out of my mind without her. I really trusted her and her friendly staff to take my 6 and 8 year olds to school each day. Nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend her to anyone.
Kat, ACC Client
Freedom has been a godsend to me. Trapped without transport and a work site not covered by public transport, I was in a quandary about how to get to work. Then I saw an ad for Freedom. Problem solved. My driver picks me up at Silverdale and takes me to work then returns me home. He is always punctual and the vehicle is always immaculately clean. Awesome! Thank you Freedom!
I first met Toni from Freedom whilst in New Zealand visiting my Mother. From the beginning Toni went above and beyond the call of duty even popping round whilst I was there to introduce herself to us, which immediately put my elderly Mother at ease. Since then I have contacted Toni via email and utilised her services a couple of times to assist Mum with transport from Wellington Hospital back to Waikanae. I always receive an email from her to confirm that Mum is safe and sound and back at home. I would not hesitate to recommend Toni, she is totally professional, reliable and trustworthy.
As a case owner for ACC I wanted to express how amazing I find the serviced of Freedom Drivers. I have had interactions with Mia warwick in Waikato, Rob Strickland in Rotorua area and also Gavin Bennett in Tauranga. All of them have provided outstanding service. They have been tremendous with a “no job a problem attitude” and a great communication style. Drivers have offered to visit a client before taking them to Auckland to assess whether or not the vehicle would be suitable for the journey and the client’s wheelchair needs and if required could arrange for a different vehicle to take the client. I cannot commend this level of service highly enough. I am thoroughly impressed and greatly appreciate the well above extra mile approach taken by Freedom Drivers in the region.
ACC Central North Island
What a wonderful help and service Sheryl she provides in Nelson. Not only does Sheryl help us by driving us to our Doctor’s and Hospital appointments, she accompanies us and helps with the information we receive. Sheryl helps us with our weekly shopping and always makes sure we have everything we require and doesn’t hesitate to help us with any other shopping requirements. Nothing is too much to ask.She is reliable, caring and very kind. We enjoy seeing her every week and having her around.
Terry and Ann
When I broke both my arms ACC organised Lindsey to take my 3 young boys to school and back. The service Lindsey provided was excellent. She was friendly and reliable, brilliant with the kids and went above and beyond to make us all feel comfortable and safe. I would highly recommend her. Thanks again Lindsey!
I just wanted to thank Gavin Bennett for the assistance that he has provided me over the course of several weeks when I had a major foot operation was unable to drive. Gavin was recommended, he replied to me immediately to organise my first pick up. He was always on time, compassionate and professional and I can honestly say that the ride to work and back was totally enjoyable. He has the very real ability to make you feel welcome and there is always a conversation to be had. If you want a driving service with an honest caring person then Gavin is the one I would recommend. Thanks again.
Doctors and staff at the Mt Medical Centre are delighted to endorse the wonderful service that Gavin from Freedom Drivers provides.
Dr Tony Farrell
Thank you Gavin and the Freedom Drivers team for the wonderful assistance you provided when I was injured and in desperate need of help transporting my 2 children and myself for 3 months. As a parent you need to know your children are safe and it was a great relief to meet the team and have confidence knowing they were in trustworthy and reliable hands for transport to school, appointments and after school activities. My children were always relaxed and happy. Freedom Drivers were always punctual and given the Tauranga traffic that is quite a feat! The cars were safe, comfortable and the driving skills were excellent and the drivers cheerful, friendly, kind and caring. We would recommend you unreservedly and wish to thank you once again for all your help and support.
Sarah B and family
Hi, I would like to highly recommend Freedom Drivers in Tauranga (Gavin and his Team. They were outstanding with service, always punctual and friendly. I had 6 weeks with my leg in a cast unable to drive. Gavin and his team have taken the extra stress away by getting me to and from work. Compared to other services I believe Freedom Drivers – Tauranga are top of the bunch. Thanks again.
I have been using Sheryl’s Freedom Driving Services since she first started in Nelson. I have only good things to say about her service, her friendliness and her general attitude. She has a great strength for working with older,frail people as she is very caring and patient. She is more than willing to help with all aspects of the Freedom service from shopping, to Doctors visits to trips to the airport. She often reorganizes her day to fit in with her clients’ needs and will go out of her way to make the transport arrangements needed. She is punctual and reliable and the car is always clean and tidy. Anyone needing transport services can be sure she will provide excellent service promptly and cheerfully.
I would like to let you know that I experienced excellent service with Gavin Bennett of Freedom Drivers for my appointment in Auckland. Gavin was on time, he helped me into the vehicle, he lifted my bags and crutches and returned my chair hire to the hospital when I was at my appointment. He made courtesy stops when I asked AND, on the way home, he stopped at my workplace to collect my laptop. I felt completely taken care of and very safe. Thank you for providing such a supreme service. I can confidently say that I would recommend Gavin’s services without hesitation. I love how ACC are supporting local business. Well done ACC! Thank you again Gavin. It was a pleasure to meet you. I enjoyed our conversations and easy travel very much.
Dottie, ACC client
I sustained multiple serious injuries in a traffic accident and spent over a month in hospital. I started my rehabilitation in December and it was arranged that Freedom Drivers would take me to these appointments. This was when I first met Louise Biggans who continues to take me to these appointments now. Louise has always treated me with kindness and respect and always cheers me up if I am having a “down” day. She is professional and helpful and I am happy to say I have made a new friend. I would fully recommend Freedom Drivers Hutt Valley to anyone needing transport and assistance.
Sheryl Greenwood of Nelson Freedom Companion Driving Service is a real gem. Professional, honest and always reliable. My very elderly mother, who lives in Nelson, has been a client of Sheryl’s for about eight months and is frequently mum’s ‘right hand woman’ when it comes to appointments and groceries. Nothing is too much trouble for Sheryl. The convenience of this great service allows me to visit my mother and do other things with her when I can. I am so lucky that mum was recommended to such a caring and genuine person.
What a wonderful service Gavin provides. My elderly mum is now quite vulnerable, and certainly not able to drive and so Gavin has been a godsend, not only taking mum to and from appointments but also staying with her to make sure information is passed on to me when I can’t be there. I have found Gavin to be totally reliable and trustworthy and very caring. Thank you Gavin for your great service.
Lesley & Laurel M.
I just wanted to thank you for making the 9 weeks I was in a cast and unable to drive such a breeze. Your reliability, flexibility and genuine concern and interest was a godsend and I wouldn’t have coped without you if I’d had to use a standard taxi service. When you find yourself reliant on others and not used to it, asking people for help with simple tasks doesn’t come easy. But with you I never had to ask. You always opened the door for me, grabbed my bags, brought in my shopping, waited, and offered your help before I had a chance to think to ask. In fact, you suggested things that I hadn’t thought of that made my life that little bit easier when it really mattered. I would recommend you unreservedly and will genuinely miss your company and loyalty. All the best for your business and much needed service.
I am an 85 year old man who lives on his own and increasingly find I need assistance with transport. Gavin has provided that assistance, taking me to medical appointments (including minor surgery), to both the Hearing and Eye Clinics and shopping. He always assists me and stays so that I don’t have to wait around for a taxi. I have absolute trust in his driving skills and his care for general travellers. He is always on time for appointments and always friendly and cheerful. He has my best wishes for ever-increasing success in his life and affairs.
W “Bill” F.
My parents used the services of Andrew (Milford-Takapuna branch) last Saturday to drive them to a show at the Aotea Centre in central Auckland, pick them up afterwards to take them back to Milford. They were very impressed with Andrew, his service and vehicle, and would definitely use Freedom Drivers again. Due to other commitments, we were unable to take mum and dad ourselves, and I felt very happy knowing they weren’t going to battle with buses and the cold weather. A huge thank you, Andrew.
Lynette, North Shore
I was discharged from the spinal unit a month ago after a neck injury with resultant weakness in both hands , left arm and left leg. I need a mobility frame to walk , and am unable to drive. Ongoing spinal injury rehab requires a busy schedule , with multiple weekly visits to Physiotherapy, hand clinic, Aquatic centre , North Shore Hospital and other one-off destinations. Andrew is utterly reliable, always on time, an excellent communicator , courteous and good company. He is also intelligent and empathetic. Andrew’s vehicle is quiet and spacious and I am very fortunate to him as my dedicated driver support person.
Dr. John G, North Shore
My client Anne couldn’t speak highly enough of you and the last time you took her to her appointment and I also had more great feedback from Christine about your service!
ACC Client Manager
Thank you very much for looking after us so well last night. Your great service made our lovely night out possible.
Elaine and Mike