What Trump Victory May Mean For Business

What Trump Victory May Mean For Business
Trump's economic plan involves cutting taxes, eliminating regulations, and overhauling trade deals. Doing so, he says, could help grow the economy at a 4 percent clip. (Currently, the U.S. GDP is growing at an annual rate of around 2 percent.) Under Trump's tax proposal, top earners—taking in more than...
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Connecting For More Real-Time Revenue

Connecting For More Real-Time Revenue
Page 1 of 2 When the first Uber sedan hit the streets of San Francisco in 2011, no one paid much attention to this new and novel on-demand transportation service. But in less than five years, Uber and competing TNCs have upended the traditional global private transportation industry. Whether or...
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Got Insurance Questions? They've Got Answers

Got Insurance Questions? They've Got Answers
(L to R) Matt Mushorn of Lancer Insurance Company, Mike Marroccoli of Capacity Coverage Company,  Richard Ackerman of P.A. Post Agency, LLC, and Michelle Wiltgen of National Interstate Insurance Company will help operators navigate through the tricky world of auto insurance. “The State of Insurance In The Ground Transportation Industry," a session held during...
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How To Motivate Employees From Compliant To Committed

How To Motivate Employees From Compliant To Committed
“It’s possible to motivate your employees to think and act like owners.” — Randi Busse ATLANTIC CITY, N.J — Does the expression, “You can’t get good help these days” come to mind when you think about your employees? Are you worried about what your employees are doing and saying to customers when...
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Karhoo Collapses From Lack Of Funding

Karhoo Collapses From Lack Of Funding
Karhoo was founded by Daniel Ishag, who stepped down as CEO several days ago (LCT file photo from Karhoo) Taxi comparison and booking app Karhoo is shutting down after only six months in operation, and just weeks after it claimed to have overtaken Uber as London’s leading taxi app. The...
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Riots Throw First Time Challenges To Charlotte Operators

Riots Throw First Time Challenges To Charlotte Operators
This photo taken from the Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte, N.C. shows two Rose Chauffeured Transportation motorcoaches next to protesters. The two buses were assigned to the Charlotte Police Department to ferry officers between the police station and the riot zone. “Anyone trying to topple over one of...
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Tesla Model S Deliveries Beat Out Competition In US Sales

Tesla Model S Deliveries Beat Out Competition In US Sales
A minnow it might be, compared to the Daimler and BMW AG groups, but Tesla has managed to beat both in the third quarter of the year – at least in the US. According to Digital Trends, Tesla pointed out the number could indeed be higher. “Our Q3 delivery...
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When “The Cloud” Bursts And You Lose Data Control

When “The Cloud” Bursts And You Lose Data Control
Page 1 of 2 Just about every operator has once experienced a data crash, leaving business dead in the water. Waiting for service to reconnect while you lose rides and communication can cause grief and anxiety. Few panic-stricken operators would understand or find comfort in such terms as “service interruptions,”...
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Cadillac CT6 Is One Stylin' Sedan

Cadillac CT6 Is One Stylin' Sedan
Up close and personal, the Cadillac CT6 looks sensational. Though it clearly derives its design cues from the company’s current themes, as expressed on the smaller ATS and CTS sedans, when stretched atop the CT6 model’s larger dimensions they take on a stateliness other Cadillacs lack. Despite familiar looks,...
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What Would Driverless Cars Do To The Limo Business?

What Would Driverless Cars Do To The Limo Business?
Page 1 of 3 (LCT file image) The topic of driverless cars tends to draw two opposite reactions: “Never going to happen,” or “it’s a long way off,” versus “no more limo operators in 10 years.” No one has a fully accurate prediction. Politics, regulations, and public input remain wild...
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Uber Doesn't Know The Meaning Of Customer Service

Uber Doesn't Know The Meaning Of Customer Service
Cancer Survivor Claims Uber Driver Forced Her Out Of Car: The woman, whose illness left her with a speech impediment and a hole in her neck, claims an Uber driver dragged her out of his car because she was "not talking properly." The Telegraph article here Uber Sues City, Texas Attorney General's...
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FMCSA Acts On Rules Related To Bus Operations

FMCSA Acts On Rules Related To Bus Operations
(Photo credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will hold a roundtable discussion on Oct. 31 as a follow-up to its Aug. 31 notice of intent about the petitions for reconsideration of the final rule, titled ``Lease and Interchange of Vehicles; Motor Carriers...
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Why You Need A Mobile-Friendly Website

Why You Need A Mobile-Friendly Website
Page 1 of 2 Picture this: A businessman is out to lunch and surfs the web on his iPhone. He’s planning to take his wife on a date for their upcoming anniversary, and wants to travel in style. He presses the link to your website and what he sees is...
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LCT East To Host Mixer For Young Industry Professionals

LCT East To Host Mixer For Young Industry Professionals
The Fast 40, a group of influential and up-and-coming operators under the age of 40 who meet to share contemporary ideas and shape the future of the industry, will be holding a meet and greet at the LCT/NLA East Show on Monday, Nov. 14 starting at 4:40 p.m. in the...
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Financing For the Roads Ahead

Financing For the Roads Ahead
Access Commercial Capital founders (left to right) Eric Coolbaugh, Edward Kaye, and Michael Kaplan LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — When funding your ground transportation business, you want to work with a company that understands your business can help you access the tools you need to pursue your vision. Access Commercial Capital...
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Teen Thugs Carjack Limo, Brag On Facebook Live

Teen Thugs Carjack Limo, Brag On Facebook Live
COURTESY CLEVELAND.COM Three teens have been charged with aggravated robbery after being accused of carjacking a limo— then bragging about the feat via Facebook live. Police say Norman Henry, 19, Ty'Juan Philpot, 18, and Jesse Varner, 18, approached the limo driver at the McDonald's on Carnegie downtown on bicycles. He'd...
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NY Regulators Treat Two Uber Drivers Like Employees

NY Regulators Treat Two Uber Drivers Like Employees
Two former drivers for Uber are eligible for unemployment payments, New York state regulators have ruled, finding they should be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, as the company has maintained. The decision could make it more difficult for Uber, its rival Lyft and other new businesses operating...
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How To Check Up On Your Affiliates

How To Check Up On Your Affiliates
There are few perks to owning a limousine company. Let’s agree it is a brutal way to make a living. Somehow weekends and holidays blur into “regular work hours.” Not much time off. Even when a well-deserved vacation or trip finally makes it to the calendar, work encroaches. Getting away...
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Industry Scholarship Motivated Kentucky Leader

Industry Scholarship Motivated Kentucky Leader
Kentucky Limousine Association President Kent Sparks (LCT file photo) A chauffeur since age 17, Kentucky Limousine Association President Kent Sparks is still passionate about the industry. He is the owner of Lake Cumberland Limousine in Somerset, Ky. LCT: You attend industry trade shows and events. What motivates you to give...
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How To Get On Track With GPS

How To Get On Track With GPS
Page 1 of 4 About half of industry operators use GPS fleet tracking software, according to results from LCT’s June 2016 annual Fact Book industry survey. In this case, it’s definitely a glass half empty. Industry suppliers point out many operators who do use GPS products do not take full...
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