One of the most convenient aspects of chauffeured car service after a flight is that the driver can meet you in the airport, such as in the baggage claim area or elsewhere in the terminal. With this service, called “baggage greet,” your chauffeur service begins before you even set foot in your private car or limousine. But there are times when curbside pickup is a good idea, such as when airport construction limits parking or otherwise complicates the departure process. Read More
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
In 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
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