Private transportation services exist to make your life easier. When it comes to traveling and seeing the world, the worst place to be is stuck on a crowded bus or waiting at the airport for a ride. That’s why so many private transportation services now exist to pick you up at a scheduled time, driving a luxury vehicle, and taking you directly to your destination with fewer stops and less down time along the way.
Category: Corporate Transportation
Outlining a well-defined travel and expense policy can be difficult, especially if you are dealing primarily with executive travelers. Executives typically enjoy autonomy in their work environment and make many decisions on their own without seeking approval first. Thus, implementing a travel and expense policy that requires extra checks and balances is challenging, but it can be done with the full support of your executive board for best results.
Build Your Team
In order to create a well-defined policy, you will likely need input from the people who are traveling most. By including them in the policy drafting process, you can ask direct questions about their travel experience and get a good idea of what issues need to be addressed. You will also gain buy-in for the new policy by being inclusive in the early stages. Read More
The concept of a managed travel program is not entirely new to the business world, but its application for small and mid-sized businesses is relatively new. There are a number of reasons a company could choose to create a managed travel program, but most often they are looking for increased control over travel expenses and better insight into how their travel money is being spent. Managed travel programs streamline the travel process by providing employees with simple choices and automated tracking.
As a Connecticut and New York-area transportation services company, we’ve seen a lot of corporate events over the years. Some went perfectly while others could have been improved. Whether your upcoming corporate event is small or large, there are a few tips that can make the difference between a good event and an exceptional one. Here are a few pieces of wisdom we’ve picked up over the years.
Decide on the Goal of Your Event
Once you’ve identified a theme or goal for your event, you’ll find that a lot of the other details fall into place. Think about what you’re trying to accomplish: Is it a product launch? A teambuilding event? An industry networking event? Lead generation? If you can picture the intended atmosphere and mood, you’re well on your way to setting the tone for the entire event. Read More
If you use private car services regularly, you may have experienced a wide variety of drivers. With the recent popularity of Uber and similar services, it’s safe to say that there is a wide range of driver service quality available. However, a quality private car service will do its utmost to differentiate itself: We know that we offer a premium service and that there’s a lot of competition out there.
When choosing a private car service, factors such as fleet quality, frequent traveler reward programs and ease of making reservations are all things to consider, but one of the most important factors is the person behind the wheel. It’s one of those things that our passengers sometimes take for granted but it’s something we’ve put a lot of thought into ever since the company started back in the 1970s. Read More
Is a Private Car Service an “Ordinary and Necessary” Expense?
In the past few years, with so many companies looking for ways to reduce business expenses, we’ve often heard the inquiry, “Why do we need a corporate car service?” It’s a valid question. In order to be tax-deductible, business transportation expenses much be both “ordinary and necessary.” According to the IRS, “An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your trade or business. A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your trade or business.” But this just touches on a larger question: whether a private car service provides value in line with its cost. Read More
A Heritage of Prestige in Transportation Services
In the world of luxury sedans, the Lincoln Continental holds a special place in history. The architect Frank Lloyd Wright once described the Continental as “the most beautiful car in the world” while John Steinbeck said “no other car so satisfied my soul.”
Because of this car’s heritage and cachet, many in the automotive industry were thrilled to hear that Lincoln Motor Company would be offering the iconic model once again, after a 15-year hiatus. Manufactured in Flat Rock, Michigan, the new Continental is the tenth generation of the line and the successor to the Lincoln MKS. Read More
There are many ways that companies can boost their bottom lines. You might think outsourcing a corporate car service is more expensive than letting employees drive to meetings and work. Corporate clients can actually cut expenses and increase productivity with such a program. Here’s how:
Time is money.
Your time is important – and costs money. A car service will get your employees to their flights on time. Our pick-ups are done to maximize your employees’ time, cutting down on lost hours spent waiting at the airport gate.
Finding the best executive car service for your company can be a daunting task. There are so many companies from which to choose, each claiming to be the “best.” How does one differentiate? In order to break through the clutter, we offer 3 good questions to ask to begin your selection process.
How many years have you been in business and who are some of your clients?
As long as their fleet consists of all late date models, the longer a car service company has been in existence, the better; it reinforces their credibility and stability. Also, make sure they have experience with a variety of different business sizes: small, medium and large. This will illustrate their flexibility. Their fleet should consist of different types of vehicles to accommodate different sized passenger groups: sedans, SUVs, vans, limousines, mini-coaches, full coaches, etc. Executive car services that have large companies as clients are always a plus; it shows that they are capable of meeting the stringent demands and ongoing needs of a large organization, which can translate well when handling small and medium-sized businesses as well.
Uber, the company that aims to be “everyone’s private driver” has run into a lot of bad press of late.
Is this merely the result of an aggressively expanding company, or does it indicate something more troubling on the horizon for Uber.
A December article by Katy Steinmetz in Time recently raised this issue.