Operator Takes Company To Top Tier With A Strong Tech Plan

Operator Takes Company To Top Tier With A Strong Tech Plan
North Point Transportation Group CEO Tony Mehdiof. ATLANTA — You couldn’t just pick one trait that defines the success of Tony Mehdiof (pronounced Med-e-off), CEO and founder of North Point Transportation in Atlanta. But technology is always a good place to start, since an operator who knows how to apply...
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Gadgets Galore: Tech To Take You To The Next Level

Gadgets Galore: Tech To Take You To The Next Level
If you’re a progressive operator looking to stay out front making new technology work for you, chances are you’re in the market for groundbreaking devices and software. It seems like something fresh is announced quicker than you can say, “But I just bought the latest model!,” and that’s why you...
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Uber Agrees To Limit Power Of Former CEO

Uber Agrees To Limit Power Of Former CEO
Photo via Flickr user Adam Tinworth In a statement, the ride-hailing firm said the board "voted unanimously to move forward with the proposed investment by SoftBank and with governance changes that would strengthen its independence and ensure equality among all shareholders." The changes they made to comply with the Japanese...
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Operators Ready To Buy More Fleet Vehicles

Operators Ready To Buy More Fleet Vehicles
A scene from the 2017 International LCT Show exhibits in Las Vegas, where vehicle purchasing dreams really do come true (LCT photo) More than four out of five limousine operations ranging across all fleet categories plan to buy vehicles during the next 12 months, an LCT survey shows. Among some...
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An Open Mind Leads To A Fat Wallet

An Open Mind Leads To A Fat Wallet
As a Millennial, adapting to the newest tech is second nature. The minute I purchase the latest model smartphone, tablet, or laptop, I can rest easy knowing it’ll take me a very short time to get back in the groove. I’m sympathetic to the fact it’s not as easy for...
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Spotlight On People's Choice Innovation Award

Spotlight On People's Choice Innovation Award
Photo via Pexels user Pixabay ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The chauffeured transportation industry is constantly evolving, and many an operator has realized it by now. The People's Choice Awards , which will be celebrated Nov. 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at LCT East , provide you with a...
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Seven Steps To Improve Customer Experience

Seven Steps To Improve Customer Experience
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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Cleaning Computers Can Avoid Long-Term Hassles

Cleaning Computers Can Avoid Long-Term Hassles
You may do spring and fall cleanings, but chances are your computers get skipped except for a cursory wipe down of the monitors. Computers, like any other piece of equipment or machinery, need to be cleaned inside and out periodically. Cleaning The Inside Computers are dust magnets. They suck dust...
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Briana Candeub Promoted To Park Avenue VP of Operations

Briana Candeub Promoted To Park Avenue VP of Operations
(l to r) Briana with her father and Park Avenue Limousine owner Alan Candeub. TREVOSE, Pa. — After proving herself for four years at her father Alan Candeub’s company, eldest daughter Briana Candeub has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations at Park Avenue Limousine . Her...
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Cruising Delightful In Lincoln’s Flagship

Cruising Delightful In Lincoln’s Flagship
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 New tech lets you sit back on the highway in the Cadillac luxury...
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"Driving" The First Hands-Free CT6

"Driving" The First Hands-Free CT6
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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Groovy Mini Bus Perfect For Retail Work

Groovy Mini Bus Perfect For Retail Work
RALEIGH, N.C. — This used 2012 Ford F-550 mini bus limo built by LGE Coachworks is equipped with everything clients will need to have one hell of a good time. A wet bar, fiber optic lighting, premium sound, touch screen entertainment, dance pole, iPod aux integration, disco ceiling, wrap around...
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Texas Operator Knows How To Stay Engaged To His Service

Texas Operator Knows How To Stay Engaged To His Service
Rachid loves spending time with his wife, Fatima, and his daughter, Salma. Who: Rachid Ben, owner of Aviation Limousine & Transportation , Houston Customer service: Being flexible and prepared to do anything a customer or affiliate needs to keep them happy and comfortable is the best way to provide outstanding...
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Why You Should Be Coming To LCT-NLA Show East

Why You Should Be Coming To LCT-NLA Show East
As a small operator, attending industry trade shows was extremely difficult for me. It wasn’t only the money. It was the logistics of running my business from a hotel using a cell phone. In 1994, my cell phone plan offered 60 minutes for $60. However, I knew if we were...
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Feds Certify And Approve GPS Insight's E-Log Product

Feds Certify And Approve GPS Insight's E-Log Product
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — GPS Insight , a technology provider of tailored GPS tracking and E-Log solutions for commercial fleets, said Sept. 28 its ELD solution has officially been registered and certified as compliant by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). GPS Insight is now listed as an approved ELD...
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Food, Booze, & Business: 5 Tips for Frequent Flyer Fun

Food, Booze, & Business: 5 Tips for Frequent Flyer Fun
Don’t be "Pelvis Presley" drunkenly dancing your way out of a business deal. (Getty Images) Business is all about relationships. Embracing ones that feel like old friendships and making new ones that open frontiers. Building and maintaining relationships is the literal lifeblood of business. Hence, we schmooze. As the old...
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How To Survive The Road Warrior Routine

How To Survive The Road Warrior Routine
Plan ahead to avoid unnecessary stress while traveling (Creative Commons photo by quinntheislander via Pixabay.com) In keeping with our series and the value of planning and preparation, today we’ll focus of the evolving game of road warrior survival. As much as technology has enabled 24/7 global communications, face-to-face meetings remain...
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Looking To Real Street America For Better News

Looking To Real Street America For Better News
(LCT image) NEWS FLASH: Reports of America coming apart at the seams in civil strife, as the climate changes life as we know it, while the world erupts in catastrophic fury, and we all helplessly roll toward an economic cliff in driverless vehicles. . .are overrated. I haven’t seen a...
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Colorado Operator Equips Fleet With Defibrillators

Colorado Operator Equips Fleet With Defibrillators
Brett Craver, Operations Manager for Eight Black with one of the new AED's LONGMONT, Colo. — Eight Black Executive Transport has installed life saving AED’s (Automatic External Defibrillators) in its entire fleet. “We operate a separate business called Longmont Shuttle , and 25% of our client base are in an...
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What's Your Story?

What's Your Story?
(Creative Commons photo by Damian Gadal via Flickr.com) Last month I was invited to attend a dinner party at the BusCon Expo in Indianapolis. One of the guests was the managing director of ground transportation for ACE Parking . He was a soft-spoken young man, shockingly only 28 years old....
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