Company Brings First 2018 MCI J4500 To Canada

Company Brings First 2018 MCI J4500 To Canada
DES PLAINES, Ill. ‒ Motor Coach Industries announced Coach Atlantic , one of Canada’s most diversified transportation operators, is completing a 13-coach MCI order with the delivery of a new 2018 J4500, making the Prince Edward Island carrier the first in Canada to put MCI’s new coach into service. “The...
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Mid-American Adds Two MCI J4500 Coaches

Mid-American Adds Two MCI J4500 Coaches
Dennis Jones, VP of Mid American Coaches, with the new MCI J4500 coach. DES PLAINES, Ill. — Motor Coach Industries (MCI) notes that with a bus transportation history spanning 90 years, Mid-American Coaches already offers passengers the ultimate luxurious group travel experience. It’s a reputation that will only grow with...
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D-Day Survivor-Chicago Operator Honored At Cubs Game

D-Day Survivor-Chicago Operator Honored At Cubs Game
D-Day survivior and veteran Art Rento Sr., 95, recognized Sept. 2 at Wrigley Field in Chicago (photos: Pontarelli Companies) CHICAGO --- Art Rento Sr. drew a standing ovation Sept. 2 from 42,000 fans at Wrigley Field when the Chicago Cubs recognized him for his service as a U.S. Army veteran...
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Uber May Face Third Criminal Investigation

Uber May Face Third Criminal Investigation
Uber is accused of engineering an internal program called "Hell." (Wikimedia Commons image by (WT-shared) Jpatokal at wts wikivoyage) Federal investigators are probing an internal program, dubbed "Hell," that Uber used to keep tabs on its leading competitor, Lyft, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. At issue is "whether 'Hell'...
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How To Recruit CDL Chauffeurs For Bus Operations

How To Recruit CDL Chauffeurs For Bus Operations
The challenge to find chauffeurs has long been an industry issue. In states like California, no special license is required to drive a limousine, sedan, or SUV on a for-hire basis. However, California requires a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate a vehicle seating more than 10 passengers (including the...
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How To Recruit CDL Chauffeurs For Bus Operations

How To Recruit CDL Chauffeurs For Bus Operations
The challenge to find chauffeurs has long been an industry issue. In states like California, no special license is required to drive a limousine, sedan, or SUV on a for-hire basis. However, California requires a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate a vehicle seating more than 10 passengers (including the...
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Could We See The Return Of The Chauffeur Gate-Meet?

Could We See The Return Of The Chauffeur Gate-Meet?
With so many airports now doubling as shopping malls, the TSA is experimenting with a security line for non-fliers to access terminal areas restricted to ticketed passengers. (Pexels Creative Commons photo by Skitterphoto ) Thanks to a new program starting on Sept. 5, non-fliers will be allowed to roam...
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Could We See The Return Of The Chauffeur Gate-Meet?

Could We See The Return Of The Chauffeur Gate-Meet?
With so many airports now doubling as shopping malls, the TSA is experimenting with a security line for non-fliers to access terminal areas restricted to ticketed passengers. (Pexels Creative Commons photo by Skitterphoto) Thanks to a new program starting on Sept. 5, non-fliers will be allowed to roam beyond security...
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Midwest Operator Deals With A Double Flood

Midwest Operator Deals With A Double Flood
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Diane Forgy, owner of Overland Chauffeured Services , learned firsthand recently how destructive floods can be, so she has some insight on what chauffeured transportation companies and businesses must be going through in Houston. On July 27, the entire first floor of her office was underwater,...
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Midwest Operator Deals With A Double Flood

Midwest Operator Deals With A Double Flood
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Diane Forgy, owner of Overland Chauffeured Services , learned firsthand recently how destructive floods can be, so she has some insight on what chauffeured transportation companies and businesses must be going through in Houston. On July 27, the entire first floor of her office was underwater,...
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How To Successfully Merge Two Companies

How To Successfully Merge Two Companies
Robert Gaskill, CEO of Los Angeles-based all-Tesla MOTEV , answers the question: "I recently acquired a second company and have started merging the two. Any advice on how to build one stronger, trusting environment to further grow our business?" StarTribune article here Original link
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How To Successfully Merge Two Companies

How To Successfully Merge Two Companies
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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Start-Ups Offering App-Based Bus Rides

Start-Ups Offering App-Based Bus Rides
Crowdsourced bus services can offer more flexible scheduling and routes based on instant rider input, providing an alternative to more rigid transit bus services (Wikimedia Commons photo by AEMoreira042281 ) In major cities across America, app-based services are allowing people to crowdsource bus routes, reserve rides — and take...
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Facebook Groups Link For Success

Facebook Groups Link For Success
Social media isn’t just for posting cute cat videos and spying on family members and friends. When used to the best of its potential, it can actually become a valuable tool to help you answer questions in real-time. Who’s the best affiliate in so-and-so region? Do you charge your client...
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Legal Marijuana Leads To More Fatal Crashes In Colorado

Legal Marijuana Leads To More Fatal Crashes In Colorado
The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has risen sharply each year since 2013, more than doubling in that time, federal and state data show. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet...
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How One Travel Manager Thinks About Business Travel

How One Travel Manager Thinks About Business Travel
Today’s corporate travel managers are faced with a number of new challenges compared to even only a few years ago. To better understand the challenges that corporate travelers often encounter and how they coincide with the increasing focus on business traveler satisfaction in today’s corporate travel industry, Skift spoke...
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Feds Withdraw Proposed Sleep Apnea Rule For Drivers

Feds Withdraw Proposed Sleep Apnea Rule For Drivers
Medical examiners now have the discretion to determine which drivers are referred for testing, and that apparently will continue. (Pixabay.com Creative Commons photo by Olichel ) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continues to back away from pending motor carrier regulations, announcing recently that it will...
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Mosaic Global Lands On Inc. 5000 List For First Time

Mosaic Global Lands On Inc. 5000 List For First Time
Mosaic Global Transportation owners Maurice and Rhonda Brewster (LCT file photo) SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Inc. Magazine has named Mosaic Global Transportation one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in America, with the unveiling of the Inc. 5000 List of 2017. The list represents a comprehensive review of privately...
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Virginia Company Expands Service Into Blue Ridge Region

Virginia Company Expands Service Into Blue Ridge Region
Richmond, Va., operator Randy Allen now runs a fleet out of Charlottesville, about 50 miles to the west. (LCT file photo) RICHMOND, Va. --- James Limousine , one of the largest chauffeured executive transportation services in the Richmond area, closed a deal Aug. 10 to run the operations of Blue...
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Operator, Houston Astros All-Star Partner For Harvey Relief

Operator, Houston Astros All-Star Partner For Harvey Relief
Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston on August 27, 2017 to aid residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Creative Commons photo by Texas Army National Guard via fbi.gov website) BERLIN, Conn. -- Premier Limousine , a Berlin-based luxury transportation service provider, is teaming with Houston Astros outfielder and New Britain...
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