Networking Unplugged: Try Something Different This Year

Networking Unplugged: Try Something Different This Year
Welcome gateway to the 2016 International LCT Show at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev., March 1 (LCT file photo) The BIG Show is coming soon to Las Vegas. Our theme this year is Embrace the New. It’s a nod to the future and to rethinking all we do —...
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Be Prepared: Driverless Cars Are Getting Good

Be Prepared: Driverless Cars Are Getting Good
With an advanced drivetrain and lithium-ion battery pack, it’s estimated to sticker at 65 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). Original link
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Trump Travel Ban Could Deter Business-Related Trips

Trump Travel Ban Could Deter Business-Related Trips
After spurring protests, drawing international outrage, and creating mass confusion over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s edict temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries is causing some companies to rethink business trips. According to a survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives , 36% of respondents said...
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Last Call: Enter Operator Of The Year Awards Now

Last Call: Enter Operator Of The Year Awards Now
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — If you are headed to the 2017 International LCT Show being held at the Palazzo  Venetian  Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas, then the best way to raise your company profile is by winning an Operator of the Year Award. It could make you a must-know,...
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Uber Teaming Up With Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Cars

Uber Teaming Up With Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Cars
Last year, Uber struck up with Volvo, which built the TNC’s autonomous tech into a fleet of XC90 SUVs for testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco (until the California DMV kicked it out). But the Daimler deal marks a new approach for Uber. Until now, its public plan called...
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iCARS-Limos.com Deal Boosts On-Demand Competition

iCARS-Limos.com Deal Boosts On-Demand Competition
iCARS President Ed Silver does a demo at the LCT-NLA East Show in Atlantic City, N.J., in November 2015 (LCT file photo) Competition in the U.S. market for limousine pick-ups has shifted up a gear with the acquisition of Limos.com by iCARS, a startup in San Francsico that aims to...
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A Lincoln-Continental Can Be Had With 0% Down

A Lincoln-Continental Can Be Had With 0% Down
Dan Goff along a winning fleet line-up (photo from Dan Goff) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Operator Dan Goff likes the new 2017 Lincoln-Continental so much he doesn’t just want to buy them for his chauffeured service. He’s started a finance company to help fellow operators get the new luxury sedan, too....
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Windy City Limousine Scores For Cubs, Post-Game

Windy City Limousine Scores For Cubs, Post-Game
Tricia Wilcoxen, director of global affiliate relations for Windy City Limousine BROADVIEW, Ill.— In order for the Chicago Cubs to become World Series champions for the first time in 108 years, they had to get to their games (and a variety of other events) safely and on-time — sometimes at...
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When The System Falls Down On You

When The System Falls Down On You
Page 1 of 2 We have become a technology driven society. The common tools we use in business, from computers to phones, have made us depend on electronics more than ever before. For all the benefits computers and phones offer a 24/7 transportation company, when they fail, you face one...
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How To Break Into The Bus Business

How To Break Into The Bus Business
Tom Holden of Rose Chauffeured Transportation will moderate a panel on safety. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. --- If you're headed to the LCT-NLA Show East this weekend, there are undoubtedly tons of educational sessions you are planning on attending. Those who are either flirting with the idea of breaking into the...
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Trump Thump: What's The Fallout?

Trump Thump: What's The Fallout?
Trump Will Get A Fancy New Limo When He Becomes President: As one might expect, the vehicle’s exact features and specifications are kept a secret, but it’s safe to say The Beast is more of a tank than automobile. Trump’s limousine will be one of the first modeled after...
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Hot Topic East Sessions Focus on HR, Marketing

Hot Topic East Sessions Focus on HR, Marketing
Kyara Kahakauwila, co-owner of L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services, will cover important areas of improvement for every luxury ground transportation business. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Focused on educating small operators, two special interactive sessions, Hot Topic Roundtable for Small Operators: Operations, HR/Personnel, Sales & Marketing and Hot Topic Roundtable For...
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Uber Settles For Criminal Drivers At Customers' Expense

Uber Settles For Criminal Drivers At Customers' Expense
Family Takes $362 Uber Ride Home From Dallas Cowboys Game: Uber says passengers are warned about surge pricing and given an estimated fare before they begin the ride, but the family insists they would not have accepted the ride if surge pricing had been in effect. “I could have taken a...
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Limo Company Joins Forces With Uber

Limo Company Joins Forces With Uber
MIAMI -- Kevin Devoto Limo Service recently joined forces with the renowned worldwide online transportation network company, Uber. Kevin Devoto, who runs the limo service firm, now allows his chauffeurs to also drive for Uber. The move is aimed at creating more work opportunities for chauffeurs while extending the...
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Addison Lee CEO Dishes On Uber, Travel Tech

Addison Lee CEO Dishes On Uber, Travel Tech
LONDON -- Stepping into the offices of Addison Lee in central London, you find a hive of activity – a huge screen showing thousands of Addison Lee drivers dotted around London, rolling news reports, traffic monitors and call center employees keeping the 40-year-old ground transport company on the road....
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Presidents Q&A: Wes Hart, Houston's Limo Trade Group

Presidents Q&A: Wes Hart, Houston's Limo Trade Group
HALCA President Wes Hart (LCT file photo) A life-long advocate for a good cause, Wes Hart, president of the Houston Area Livery & Charter Association , has a passion for the industry and strives to educate and uplift operators. He is also director of operations at  American Corporate Transportation in...
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Towne Livery: An Evangelist For The Lincoln Continental

Towne Livery: An Evangelist For The Lincoln Continental
Dave Bastian test drives the new 2017 Continental in August. His was the first dealership in the U.S. to receive the new Lincoln livery flagship vehicle. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y .— You would be hard pressed to find anyone selling vehicles to the industry more enthusiastic than Towne Livery ’s commercial...
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Orlando, Chicago Services Aim For More Meetings, Tourism

Orlando, Chicago Services Aim For More Meetings, Tourism
Gregg Moulton (R) and team with Orlando Select Transportation fleet vehicles (LCT file photo) CHICAGO — Signature Transportation Group (STG), a provider of luxury transportation services in Chicago, has combined operations with Orlando Select Transportation , a ground transportation service in Orlando, effective Dec. 1. STG and Orlando Select, which...
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Limo Company Sues Agency For Right To Become A TNC

Limo Company Sues Agency For Right To Become A TNC
With the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission poised to perhaps finally approve new rules that would legalize the use of TNCs Uber and Lyft, now a local limousine company has filed a suit against the local agency. West Coast Transportation Services filed a lawsuit on Nov. 4 challenging whether the PTC...
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Continental Racks Up Big Sales For Lincoln

Continental Racks Up Big Sales For Lincoln
Lincoln continued its impressive stretch of year-over-year sales successes in October by posting sales totaling 9,069 units and increasing sales 6.9% from October 2015. Unsurprisingly, Lincoln’s latest vehicles led the charge with strong sales, making the likelihood of 100,000+ units delivered in the United States all but guaranteed. The...
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