The Voice of the Prearranged Car Service Industry Worldwide
Congratulations to the following NLA Board officers who were elected for the 2015-2016 term at the March 15, 2015 NLA Board Meeting.
NLA President Gary Buffo stated, “The board of directors will stay focused on our agenda to work steadfastly on behalf of the entire membership. This, in turn, will create an abundance of value for every single member of our prestigious association. I believe we have an incredible board of directors, and a strong executive committee, whom I look forward to working with.”
Gary Buffo – President
Joe Ironi – 2nd Vice President
Robert Alexander – Treasurer
Laura Canady – Secretary
NLA members came to visit the NLA booth during the International LCT show to celebrate NLA’s 30th year anniversary. Members had the opportunity to share with past and present board members along with staff on how many years they’ve been members with the NLA over the last 30 years.
The NLA would like to thank all of our members for their continued support, and who stopped by the NLA booth to take pictures and share stories on the success of their business. Let’s continue to have another successful 30 years in the ground transportation industry.
Meet our new NLA Members
(March 4, 2015 through March 24, 2015)
Chauffeurs of Distinction, Adel, Iowa www.chauffeursofdistinction.com
Absolute Transportation LLC, Redding, CT www.absolute-transportation.com
Legacy Atlanta, Inc., East Point, GA www.legacyatlanta.com
Connoisseurs Golf Transportation, Bandon, OR
8 Senses Inc., Zürich, Switzerland
Red Star Party Bus, Austin, TX www.redstarpartybus.com
PC Limo & Tours, Palm Desert, CA http://www.pclimoandtours.com
Corporate Worldwide Transportation, Inc., Orlando, FL www.corporateworldwidetransportation.com
Border Limousine Service, Hudson, NH www.borderlimousine.com
Lakeville Livery LLC, Salisbury, CT www.lakevillelivery.com
Sharon Limousine Inc., Grapevine, TX
Falcon Valet Limousine, Alexandria, VA www.falconvalet.com
Davids Of London Ltd, London, United Kingdom www.davidsoflondon.co.uk
Altitude Transportation/NoCo Party Bus, Fort Collins, CO www.NoCoPartyBus.com
LussoLuxe Worldwide Transportation, Commerce City, CO
855 Limo Car Inc., East Elmhurst, NY
CCS Executive Car Service, Inc. Chicago, IL
Woodside Chauffeured Services, Portola Valley, CA
K and G Limousine Services, Inc., New Hyde Park, NY www.kglimo.com
Chicago CoachWorks, Chicago, IL www.chicagocoachworks.com
Lux Rides, Phoenix, AZ www.LuxRIdesAZ.com
Vip Sedan & Limousine, Omaha, NE
At this year's 2015 LCT Magazine Awards Celebration & Emerald Ball in Las Vegas, Ford Motor Company generously contributed a total of $78,000 to the NLA ($39,000) and the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund ($39,000).
The NLA and Harold Berkman Memorial Fund would like to thank Craig Hall and the Ford Motor Company for their continued generosity and support of our industry. We truly can’t thank you enough!!
(February 18, 2015 through March 3, 2015)
Vip Taxi Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland www.viptaxiwarsaw.pl
JM Drive Limousine Service, Berlin, Germany www.jmdrive.de
Lucky limousine Inc, Seoul, Korea, Republic of www.limosk.com
Tevas Chauffeured Transportation, Union City, NJ www.tevaslimo.com
Toronto Airport Limo Flat Rate, Toronto, Canada www.torontoairportlimoflatrate.com
Town Car Bay Area, Redwood City, CA www.towncarbayarea.com
Corporate Sedan Service, Huntingdon Valley, PA www.sedanservice.com
Glass City Limo, Lambertville, MI www.glasscitylimo.com
Comfort Executive, London, United Kingdom www.comfortexecutive.com
Fivewest Chauffeur Corp, Richton Park, IL www.5-wc.com
Renee's Royal Valet, Maple Grove, MN www.reneesroyalvalet.com
Premier Luxury Car Service, Atlanta, GA www.premierluxurycarservice.com
Scottsdale Towncar Service, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ www.carserviceinscottsdale.com
Boston Executive Limousine Service, Marlborough, MA www.bostonexecutivelimoservice.com
LA Bella Chauffeurs, Long Beach, CA www.labellachauffeurs.com
DBS Luxury Drive, Paris, France www.dbs-luxurydrive.com
Atlanta Ace Limousine Service, Lawrenceville, GA www.atlacelimo.com
Royal Crown Luxury Transportation, Boca Raton, FL www.blackcar.co
Crystal Limousine Group, Chicago, IL www.crystallimochicago.com
AAA Giants Limousine & Car Service, East Rutherford, NJ [email protected]
Black Car Express Corporation, Little Ferry, NJ www.bcelimo.com
The “grace period” for membership renewals ends on March 31, 2015. This means companies will not be considered NLA members after that date until/unless membership is renewed for the current year. Renewal notices were first mailed to members in November 2014. All memberships are annual (January 1 through December 31 of each year). Members can renew their membership online securely and include any new and/or updated company information, once logged into their profile.
If you do not know your username and/or password, please contact the NLA at (800) 652-7007 or [email protected]
The NLA, in conjunction with EVINS, is pleased to announce the launch of Ride Responsibly™, an advocacy campaign to establish best safety practices and guidelines for prearranged car services and transportation network companies (TNCs), which include ride-hailing mobile application-based car services, such as Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Whisk. Ride Responsibly™ will establish voluntary standards and best practices to act as a resource that equally addresses the safety and needs of prearranged ground transportation services and ride-hailing applications.
The program will focus on educating the industry and public about regulations, legislation and best practices within the industry. The goal is to empower and inform the public at large, and drivers and operators alike with the necessary tools to Ride Responsibly™. By effectively informing the public on these advised best practices, the delineation between the benefits of traditional private driver ground transportation and the hazards of digital hitchhiking will be revealed.
EVINS disseminated the NLA’s first release on February 11th and received a positive response from both media and the public. It boasted 73,114,000 total views, 239 postings and 2 unique mentions of Ride Responsibly™ on PressDemocrat.com and InsuranceNewsNet.com which totaled 1,180,644 unique views alone.
We look forward to sharing more news with you at the Public Relations Presentation and Legislative Update on Monday, March 16th in Las Vegas.
(February 1, 2015 through February 17, 2015)
Kismet Limousine International Inc., Teaneck, NJ
Affects Transportation, Avon, IN www.affectsindy.com
BTV Transportation, Oklahoma City, OK
DC Chauffeur Drive, Co Dublin, Ireland www.dcchauffeur.com
Visionz Transportation Services, Conyers, GA
Private Tours Naples, Naples, Italy www.privatetournaples.com
VIP Service, Warsaw, Poland
Globelimo, The Colony, TX
Leptis magna Limousine, Inc., Burlingame, CA www.leptismagnalimousine.com
Ace Transportation Inc., Palm Desert, CA
BookmyLimo, Brussels, Belgium www.bookmylimo.com
Quest Limos, Calgary, Alberta, Canada www.QuestLimos.ca
Cata Black Car, Miami, FL www.cata-limo.com
JR Limousine of Chicago LLC, Mount Prospect, IL
JetStream Limousine LLC, San Rafael, CA www.JetStreamLimousine.com
M Executive Car, Portland, OR, www.mexecutivecar.com
Dial 7's Transportation LLC, Pleasanton, CA www.dial7trans.com
Hansom LLC, San Francisco, CA www.hansomlimo.com
Bergen Black LLC, Union, NJ
E.Z Trans Express Corp, Woodbridge, VA www.eztranslimoservice.com
VIP Livery Coach, Ozone Park, NY www.vipliverycoach.com
Anthony Limousine, Allentown, PA www.anthonylimo.com
SF Best Limousine Inc., San Francisco, CA www.sfbestlimousine.com
NLA Survey Reveals Passengers Using Ride-Hailing Apps Value Safety Over Convenience
New York, NY (February 11, 2015) — The National Limousine Association (www.limo.org), the non-profit organization responsible for and dedicated to representing the interests of the private driver transportation industry, announces the launch of Ride Responsibly™ (www.RideResponsibly.org), an advocacy campaign to establish best safety practices and guidelines for prearranged car services and transportation network companies (TNCs), which include ride-hailing/ride-booking application based car services, such as Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Whisk. The critical and urgent need for the Ride Responsibly™ campaign is underscored by the results of a recent online survey conducted by Harris Poll commissioned by the National Limousine Association (“NLA”). The announcement was made today by Gary Buffo, President of the NLA.
Said Mr. Buffo, “The stimulus for the Ride Responsibly™ campaign is the mushrooming number of reports in the media of incidents committed by car service drivers against passengers. The lack of standardized federal, state and local rules and regulations for ride-hailing/ride-booking application based car services have made it apparent that there is a critical need to enact and enforce reliable safeguards for drivers and passengers alike. The results of the recent NLA survey made it clear that decisive action, definitive guidelines and regulatory standards need to be established.”
The online survey, conducted by Harris Poll earlier this year encompassing approximately 2,000 adults ages 18+, shows that 73% of Americans would not use ride-hailing apps if they were not safe, even if they were convenient. However, only 21% of Americans actually feel safe when using chauffeured car services including taxis, limousines, and ride-hailing apps. These results speak to how much passengers value safety in private ground transportation. The poll results further indicate that 88% of Americans believe that it is important to know if their driver has had a background check, and 81% of Americans believe it is important to have privacy protection from car service drivers. Results also demonstrate an astounding 84% of Americans believe that there should be set fares regardless of traffic conditions.
Ride Responsibly™ will establish voluntary standards and practices to act as a resource that equally addresses the safety and needs of prearranged ground transportation services and ride-hailing/ride-booking applications. The program will focus on educating the industry and public about regulations, legislation and best practices within the industry. The goal is to empower and inform the public at large, and drivers and operators alike with the necessary tools to Ride Responsibly™.
The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of NLA from January 29 to February 2, 2015 among 2,028 adults, 18-years and older. The online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact [email protected].
ABOUT THE NLA:
The National Limousine Association is a non-profit organization responsible for and dedicated to representing the interests of the private driver transportation industry at the global, national, state, and local level. It is the unified voice of this industry – linking transportation industry professionals from owners and operators to suppliers, manufacturers, regional and state limousine associations. With more than 2,000 NLA members, the Association is committed to exceeding expectations with regards to professionalism, transportation efficiency and safe riding.
For additional information on the NLA, please visit www.limo.org.
Matthew Berritt: (212) 377-3577
David Harrison: (212) 277- 3584
The National Limousine Association has awarded 12 scholarship winners for the 2015 International LCT Show.
Each recipient will receive a complimentary registration to this year’s 2015 International LCT Show, three paid hotel nights at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel, one paid 2015 NLA membership (if the company is not a current member), and one paid annual subscription to LCT Magazine. Each scholarship is valued at more than $1,000! Congratulations to all and see you in Las Vegas!
This year’s 12 recipients are:
Alexander Zimmerman (Metropolitan Limousine, Berlin, Germany)
Ann Hawkey (Aspen Limo, Aspen CO)
Cheryl Green (Limo Zen, Landrum, SC)
Curtis Pree (Premier Luxury, Atlanta, GA)
Daniel Mullane (Keltic Transportation, Chelmsford, MA)
Erin Reis (Glass City Limo, Lambertville, MI)
Joshua Gibson (Visions Transportation Services, LLC, Coneyrs, GA)
Julie Hatter (LA Bella Chauffeurs, Long Beach, CA)
Mitchell Weber (Tornado Transit LLC, Wichita, KS)
Ryan Williams (Fivevest Chauffeur Corp, Richton Park, IL)
Todd Dunn (Scottsdale Towncar Service, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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