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  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:41 PM | Anonymous
    The city of Toronto filed a notice of application with the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario Tuesday seeking a court injunction against Uber Canada Incorporated.

    “The application includes a request all Uber operations in Toronto cease,” Tracey Cook, the city’s executive director of Municipal Licensing and Standards, said at a press conference Tuesday. “Uber has been operating since 2012 without a proper taxi brokerage license or a limousine brokerage license and since September of 2014 have been recruiting unlicensed drivers with unlicensed vehicles to provide taxi services.”

    Read the full article at Global News

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    The National Limousine Association is now accepting applications for nominations to the 2015 Board of Directors.  Applications must be submitted to the Nominating Committee, co-chaired by Rich Azzolino (Gateway Global, San Francisco, CA) and Dave Shaw (Olympus Limousines, New Port Richey, FL) by November 21 to be considered. 

    Seven board seats are up for election this year.  All seats have a three-year term of service – from first quarter 2015 until first quarter 2018.

    •    Two At Large seats (includes all 50 U.S. states)

    •    One seat in the Central region (includes the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin)

    •    One seat in the Northeast region (includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

    •    Two seats in the Southeast region (includes the states of Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia)

    •    One seat in the West region (includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming)

    To run for a U.S. regional seat, your company must be located in a state within that region (see above).  Any qualified individual whose company is located in the United States may run for the open At Large seat. 

    Additional criteria for nomination eligibility apply.  The complete criteria list and the list of the items required for nomination submission are included on the application form.

    Copies of all applications will be provided to the Nominating Committee for verification of accuracy and compliance with the NLA bylaws.  The Nominating Committee will meet to vote on the candidates for nomination and submit a proposed ballot to NLA president Gary Buffo.

    Information on the candidates for the 2015 NLA Board of Directors will be published on www.limo.org. Ballots for voting will be mailed in early December 2014 and votes will be due for receipt at the accounting firm engaged by the NLA for tallying, verification and reporting by January 23, 2015.  Election winners will be announced by January 26, 2015.

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:29 PM | Anonymous

    New Operator?  Never Attending the International LCT Show?  This Is Your Opportunity! 

    The 2015 International LCT Show Scholarship Program, organized and funded by the National Limousine Association and LCT Magazine and designed to enable new operators to attend the industry’s leading annual convention on March 16-18, 201 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resorts in Las Vegas, is open.

    Scholarship award provides a business development opportunity unlike any other for operators who have recently launched their companies. In addition to providing entry to all International LCT Show educational, exhibit and networking events, it features the occasion to be introduced personally to many of chauffeured transportation’s leaders including the officers and members of the NLA board of directors.

    Ten scholarships are available in total: two for operators located in each U.S. region – Central, Northeast, Southeast and West, one for Canadian operators and one for International operators (those located in countries other than the United States and Canada).

    Each scholarship includes:
     -One full show registration ($350)
     -Three paid hotel nights ($652)
     -One paid 2014 NLA membership (for recipients who are not currently members) ($205+ value)
     -Networking (Priceless!)

    See the information/application (here) for eligibility requirements. 

    Please return your completed application to the NLA deadline of December 12, 2014.  Selected recipients will be notified by December 19 to make their travel plans and head to Las Vegas! Nomination submission does not guarantee scholarship award. 

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Any questions may be directed to the NLA office at (800) 652-7007.

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    We don't want this to be our secret... We would like to let everyone in on an EXCLUSIVE vehicle purchase incentive as crafted between the National Limousine Association and the Lincoln Motor Company. You will hear about it during the NLA Annual meeting, you read about it in our cooperative promotion materials and now we are here to tell you how special this program is for you, the NLA and their philanthropic arm; the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund.

    Now that you are ready to modernize your fleet, NOW is the time for you to take advantage of this time limited exclusive deal. For each eligible Lincoln purchased (MKT Town Car 500A package, MKS 500A package and Lincoln Navigator L 100A package) Lincoln will support the NLA with a $500 shared revenue that will provide a $250 contribution to the NLA AND a $250 contribution to the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund.

    But wait, it gets better. The Lincoln Motor Company is so in tune with the value of NLA membership, they would like to make a contribution of $500 toward the first year NLA annual membership dues for any non-NLA member! The Lincoln Motor Company realizes what a great benefit it is to be a member of this esteemed association and they want you too to benefit from the great value membership can yield. So be certain to visit the Ford/Lincoln booth on the Show floor and make your purchase TODAY of one of their unparalleled Lincoln Luxury vehicles!

    For more details on this exciting program, go here.

  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    The National Limousine Association is now accepting applications for nominations to the 2015 Board of Directors.  Applications must be submitted to the Nominating Committee, co-chaired by Rich Azzolino (Gateway Global, San Francisco, CA) and Dave Shaw (Olympus Limousines, New Port Richey, FL) by November 7 to be considered. 

    Seven board seats are up for election this year.  All seats have a three-year term of service – from first quarter 2015 until first quarter 2018.

    •    Two At Large seats (includes all 50 U.S. states)

    •    One seat in the Central region (includes the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin)

    •    One seat in the Northeast region (includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

    •    Two seats in the Southeast region (includes the states of Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia)

    •    One seat in the West region (includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming)

    To run for a U.S. regional seat, your company must be located in a state within that region (see above).  Any qualified individual whose company is located in the United States may run for the open At Large seat. 

    Additional criteria for nomination eligibility apply.  The complete criteria list and the list of the items required for nomination submission are included on the application form.

    Copies of all applications will be provided to the Nominating Committee for verification of accuracy and compliance with the NLA bylaws.  The Nominating Committee will meet to vote on the candidates for nomination and submit a proposed ballot to NLA president Gary Buffo by November 11. 

    Information on the candidates for the 2015 NLA Board of Directors will be published on www.limo.org. Ballots for voting will be mailed on December 2 and votes will be due for receipt at the accounting firm engaged by the NLA for tallying, verification and reporting by December 23.  Election winners will be announced by December 20, 2014.

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:31 PM | Anonymous

    The National Limousine Association has released a Position Paper that addresses industry concerns over the proliferation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and their effects on the passenger transportation industry.

    The six-page paper, prepared by the NLA’s Executive Board, addresses major concerns that operators have raised regarding the TNCs  non-compliance with transportation industry regulatory, legal, safety and insurance requirements, as well as false advertising of facts to the  public that utilize TNC for-hire vehicles.

    The NLA Board of Directors agreed at its June meeting, held in Washington, DC, to create a Position Paper to address the growing concerns of the business model of TNC companies. Board members were tasked with creating, defining and establishing the paper to address the growing concerns of TNC companies. They also enlisted the assistance of Manesh Rath of Keller & Heckman, NLA’s legal counsel; Louie Perry of Cornerstone Government Affairs, the NLA lobbying firm; and NLA Executive Director Philip Jagiela.

    The team provided a draft to the NLA Board for review, suggestions and guidance. Exhaustive efforts were applied by all and after several minor modifications were made, a final draft was adopted.  To review this document, visit www.limo.org or click here.

  • Friday, June 20, 2014 10:32 PM | Anonymous

    The National Limousine Association had the pleasure of hearing a presentation made by Anne Ferro, Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) at the annual NLA Day on the Hill event Monday June 9, 2014.

    As a follow-up to this meeting, the department wanted to ensure that we all are aware that FMCSA was a webpage for limousine operators which contain materials that are intended for these passenger carriers. 

    This webpage is located at:

    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/carrier-safety/carrier-safety-resources/safety-resources-limousines

    In particular, there is an informational pamphlet on this webpage which explains the FMCSA regulations and requirements that are applicable to interstate operators of 9 to 15 passenger vehicles.  This pamphlet is located at:

    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/9-15-Passenger_Vehicle_Brochure_508.pdf

    We would encourage everyone to familiarize yourselves with this information as it applies to your operation of business.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:32 PM | Anonymous

    All U.S. NLA members are invited to stand up for the chauffeured transportation industry and their own company’s best interests on the 2014 NLA Day on the Hill which will be held on Tuesday, June 10 at the St. Regis Washington DC. The NLA Association Presidents' Summit will be held on Wednesday, June 11 at the St. Regis Washington DC.  All association presidents' and executive directors are invited to participate in this informative session.

    Schedule of Events:

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    7:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Continental Breakfast and Hill Day Briefing (St. Regis Washington DC)

    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Hill Day Team Appointments (Capitol Hill)

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - NLA Dinner (Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 750 15th Street NW) $98.00 per person inclusive

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    7:00 AM - 12:00 NOON - NLA Association Presidents' Summit (includes continential breakfast)

    12:00 NOON - 12:45 PM - NLA Association Presidents' Lunch

    12:45 PM - 3:00 PM - NLA Association Presidents' Summit

    ***Attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations; visit www.washington.org for complete list of hotels in Washington, DC

    *** To participate, please complete the registration form.  If you have any questions, please contact the NLA at (800) 652-7007 or [email protected]

  • Friday, January 24, 2014 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    The 4th Annual NLA Wine Tasting Fundraiser for NLA Charities will be held on Saturday evening, February 15 from 7 pm to 10 pm at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  Proceeds will go to the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund, the association’s philanthropic arm, which in turn donates to good causes every year.

    A wide selection of wines will be offered.  Light refreshments also will served.  Exceptional silent auction items will be available for bidding. 

    The event will be lots of fun, the perfect pre-show kick-off and a terrific opportunity for networking and initiating new business relationships – all with a socially responsible purpose.

    If you would like to attend, please complete and return this form to the NLA office as soon as possible.  For reservations made by January 31 the cost is $160/one person; $135/each - couple/two persons; $110/each - group of three or more persons.  After January 31 and/or on site - $175 per person.  

    Many thanks for your support of the NLA and the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund!






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