Why This New Column Is All About You

Why This New Column Is All About You
(LCT image) This is all about you. I have had the privilege of writing for and contributing to almost every publication in our industry over the last 11 years, but I am especially excited for this space because it’s dedicated to you. Not me. Not LCT. YOU! Before we get...
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Prevost Offers Online ABA Driver Training Courses

Prevost Offers Online ABA Driver Training Courses
A Prevost H3-45 motorcoach on the road (photo: Prevost) SAINTE CLAIRE, Quebec ---  Prevost has partnered with the American Bus Association (ABA) on a series of online courses to help motorcoach companies recruit and retain drivers. The new ABA Driver Program is available now through the ABA website, www.buses.org ....
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Celebrity Limousine Hires Business Development Exec

Celebrity Limousine Hires Business Development Exec
New affiliate relations and business development director Chuck Psotka (photo courtesy of Celebrity Limousine) MALVERN, Penn. — Full-service chauffeured transportation company Celebrity Limousine recently welcomed seasoned industry professional, Chuck Psotka, as its new director of business development and affiliate relations. With an extensive background of providing a high level of...
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Dealing With Weird And Bizarre Passenger Requests

Dealing With Weird And Bizarre Passenger Requests
(Creative Commons photo by David Goehring via Flickr.com) I read with amusement some recent posts about weird passenger requests. Sometimes people ask to be addressed by a certain name. Sometimes it is a request for a certain action. I have had passengers ask me to get hookers, drugs, non-sexual companions,...
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Luxury Line Run Motorcoach Service Adds Another Texas Route

Luxury Line Run Motorcoach Service Adds Another Texas Route
(photo: Vonlane) We may not have the Hyperloop One yet, but at least now Vonlane fans can travel in style between Austin and Fort Worth. The luxury motorcoach company — which is known for its roomy, 16-seat buses and complimentary refreshments, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV — is set to open...
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Uber Loses License To Operate In London

Uber Loses License To Operate In London
Article October 6, 2017 OCT. LCT: Tony Mehdiof's job as a part-time chauffeur led him to a career of building a model business. News October 4, 2017 The TNC's board had to decide on new rules to move forward with its...
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Transportation Future, Driverless Vehicles Hot Topics At BusCon 2017

Transportation Future, Driverless Vehicles Hot Topics At BusCon 2017
Article October 6, 2017 OCT. LCT: Tony Mehdiof's job as a part-time chauffeur led him to a career of building a model business. News October 4, 2017 The TNC's board had to decide on new rules to move forward with its...
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Florida Operator Uses Limos To Help With Hurricane Evacuations

Florida Operator Uses Limos To Help With Hurricane Evacuations
Article October 6, 2017 OCT. LCT: Tony Mehdiof's job as a part-time chauffeur led him to a career of building a model business. News October 4, 2017 The achievement for innovation is the most coveted of the five application categories as...
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Taxi Drivers, Chauffeurs More Likely To Die From Violence

Taxi Drivers, Chauffeurs More Likely To Die From Violence
Article October 6, 2017 OCT. LCT: Tony Mehdiof's job as a part-time chauffeur led him to a career of building a model business. News October 4, 2017 The TNC's board had to decide on new rules to move forward with its...
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Uber Launches Internal Probe On Asia Bribery Allegations

Uber Launches Internal Probe On Asia Bribery Allegations
Photo via Wikimedia Commons user Sandeepnewstyle Among its many other problems, Uber is facing a federal probe to look into allegations that it broke foreign bribery laws. To figure out what happened exactly and to cooperate with the DOJ, the ride-hailing firm recently launched its own investigation focusing on the...
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Americans Are Right Not To Trust Self-Driving Cars

Americans Are Right Not To Trust Self-Driving Cars
Article September 16, 2017 SEPT. LCT: Complying with labor laws meant to protect employees gets tough since drivers can’t pull over and take a 30-minute break. News September 12, 2017 Group president says limousine industry faces a regulatory crisis in New...
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Tech Isn’t The Only Key To Growth

Tech Isn’t The Only Key To Growth
Terry Murtaugh, co-founder of United Private Car BOSTON, Mass. — With as much talk as there is when it comes to the importance of keeping your company up-to-date on the latest technology, it’s vital to remember the reason clients still use chauffeured transportation instead of TNCs: Impeccable customer service. Terry...
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Uber Of Private Aviation Has Tips For Tech Survival

Uber Of Private Aviation Has Tips For Tech Survival
Ronn Torossian, CEO and founder of 5WPR and the CMO and advisory board member for JetSmarter ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — You’ve heard it time and again: The chauffeured transportation industry has to adapt if it wants to survive. While this point has been well established, it may help to see...
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How Superficiality Destroys The Customer Service Experience

How Superficiality Destroys The Customer Service Experience
Photo via pixabay user geralt Forbes contributor Micah Solomon says what he's most worried about when it comes to the future of customer service is a creeping kind of self-fulfilling prophecy where the more we fret about human jobs being replaced by bots, AI, and tableside tablet ordering systems, the...
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MTA Bus, Charter Bus Collide In Queens

MTA Bus, Charter Bus Collide In Queens
Article October 6, 2017 OCT. LCT: Tony Mehdiof's job as a part-time chauffeur led him to a career of building a model business. News October 4, 2017 The TNC's board had to decide on new rules to move forward with its...
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10 Breakthrough Vehicle Features Coming For 2018

10 Breakthrough Vehicle Features Coming For 2018
News October 4, 2017 Just in time for LCT-NLA Show East, an exclusive LCT survey of the industry shows a healthy purchasing outlook . News October 2, 2017 Vehicle Review: The Continental’s “wow” factor kicks in even before you get in....
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Growing Denver Operation Adds Motorcoach Service

Growing Denver Operation Adds Motorcoach Service
Rocio and Jorge Sanchez of Hermes Transportation in Denver aboard their new MCI J4500 motorcoach (photos courtesy of Hermes) DENVER, Col. — Hermes Worldwide , one of the primary chauffeured transportation services in the Denver region, added two 2017 MCI J4500 buses this summer to handle a growing roster of...
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Grand Avenue Partners With Nashville Companies For Hurricane Relief

Grand Avenue Partners With Nashville Companies For Hurricane Relief
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Grand Avenue is teaming with Gray Line Tennessee and Stewart Transportation on an effort within Nashville’s local transportation community to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the surrounding areas. The companies are working through the Austin Disaster Recovery Network to gather the most needed...
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Lincoln Continental Proves It's The Real Deal

Lincoln Continental Proves It's The Real Deal
News October 4, 2017 Just in time for LCT-NLA Show East, an exclusive LCT survey of the industry shows a healthy purchasing outlook . News October 2, 2017 Vehicle Review: The Continental’s “wow” factor kicks in even before you get in....
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Grech Bus From A Good Home Seeks New Owner

Grech Bus From A Good Home Seeks New Owner
  (photos from Limoforsale.com) PHOENIX, Ariz. — Billy Jinks, owner of JET Limousines , is selling a used 2015 Grech Freightliner M2 mini bus shuttle for $102,250 at 113,186 miles on limoforsale.com . He says the "gorgeous, near mint condition high-end luxury mini coach" is only being sold because...
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