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Teddy’s SUV Orders Expected To Exceed Capacity For Winter School Break 2017! Book Early.

winter break travelMany Families look forward to School Winter Break. It’s exciting to get ready for anticipated week-long travel getaways and relaxation under the sun.

Unfortunately, winter vacation is also one of the busiest times for travel. Taking place for one week in February, everyone wants to get away from the cold at the same time.

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Tips For Planning Your Company’s Next Corporate Event

Business eventAs 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

Consider Being a Career Professional Private Car Driver

Chauffeur Driving a CarIn an upcoming blog post, we’ll describe some of the characteristics that make a great private car driver: things like excellent people skills, preparation, attention to detail and being resourceful. Another thing to consider is that being a private car driver, or a chauffeur as we prefer to call them, can be a rewarding career, if you’re cut out for it.

Our drivers thrive on looking their best, driving a beautiful car, making great tips, staying busy, and working without a boss looking over their shoulder. And we just happen to be hiring chauffeurs. Read More

The Return of a Classic: Teddy’s Reintroduces the Iconic Lincoln Continental

A Heritage of Prestige in Transportation Services

Lincoln Continental 2017In 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

Ride Responsibly: How the Limousine Industry is Keeping Riders and Drivers Safe

Rider Rights & SafetyPassenger rights and service provider responsibilities

In recent years, there’s been growing public concern about ground transportation safety, especially in light of safety-related news stories related to the new breed of ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber that rely on smartphone ride-hailing apps. Many riders have been wondering: What are my rights as a passenger? And what exactly should I expect from my driver and from ground transportation companies? A recent online survey found that 91% of U.S. adults over the age of 17 believed there should be mandatory rules and regulations for ride-hailing drivers. Read More

How to Plan a Great Bachelorette Party

bachelorette party CTAs a Connecticut limousine service that’s been in business for almost 40 years, Teddy’s has seen more than a few bachelorette parties. We know what makes a great bachelorette party as well as what to avoid.

Rule number one is, of course, to have a good time. The bachelorette party should be a time to let loose before wedding-day stress sets in. But a great bachelorette party requires planning, and there are many factors to consider.

Here’s our view from the front seat.

Consider the Bride

While there’s often something to be said for surprising the guest of honor, try to consider her personality. Is she up for anything or is she more on the quiet side? Try to let her preferences guide you. You might ask her how much she’d like to be involved in the planning process. Another option is to ask her for a list of venues or activities that you can choose from. Read More

Summer Wine Festivals in Connecticut

wine and food festivalWe Have a Wine Trail?

Did you know that Connecticut has an official wine trail?

To be honest, it doesn’t look much like a trail, since the wineries are scattered all around the state. But the Connecticut Wine Trail includes 25 wineries, from Jones Winery in Shelton all the way to Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock. If you’re interested in visiting more than one winery in a single trip, there are clusters of wineries near Torrington in northwestern Connecticut and in southeast Connecticut, near New London. With all these a wineries to choose from, it’s easy to spend a day or more celebrating wine — and frequently fine dining, art and music — across the Constitution State. Read More

Choosing Between a Private Car Service and a Ride from Uber

A Ride from uber: Know What You’re Getting Into

There’s no doubt that a ride from Uber is catching on as a way to get around. According to the company, Uber drivers make more than 2 million rides per day around the world. But Uber has come under some close scrutiny lately, and the service has a few drawbacks. In many cases, a more private transportation service company may be a better choice compared to Uber or Lyft. Here are a few reasons why.

A Professional, Safer Transportation Experience

Uber drivers undergo a basic background check, with additional requirements for UberX, UberTaxi and UberBlack drivers. However, these checks are all are third-party background checks, not government-executed nor anchored by fingerprints like the checks required for taxicab and livery drivers. Third-party checks are 43 times more likely to miss criminality. These precautions disqualify thousands of potential Uber drivers a year, which makes you wonder how many unsafe drivers slip in under the radar, or how many Uber drivers have legal or driving records that are older than the three- to seven-year windows for Uber’s background checks.

A driver with a criminal background can simply submit his cousin’s Social Security and driver’s license numbers to Uber. And a “safe” Uber cabbie, once he learns he’ll have to drive 65 hours a week to make ends meet, may let his criminally negligent cousin take the Uber phone and car to go drive some fares.

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