Statewide Limousine Service has petitioned the City Council of Detroit to develop a limousine standing zone for licensed limousine operators only. This will allow the Detroit Police Department to enforce the city ordinance regarding “bond plates.”
No matter how well a chauffeur knows an area and checks directions before a run, situations can always arise which cause directional plans to go astray. Now, instead of using a map book to solve such problems, chauffeurs have a futuristic alternative...the Etak Navigator.
If costly new requirements are not effectively enforced, however, gypsy operators, can simply ignore them and enjoy an unfair competitive advantage.
Thirty years ago, when Ed McMahon was in New York launching his career as an announcer, he found a limousine to be an efficient way of going to jobs and auditions. In an era when limousines were seen much less frequently, McMahon bought a Cadillac sedan and hired a driver.
In an interview with Limousine & Chauffeur, Littlefield outlined some of the accomplishments of the NLA during its first year and described the challenges lying ahead for the association in the coming year.
Don Dailey, President of Carey International, guided the company in its growth from a network of just a dozen licensees when he joined in 1969. Dailey recently spoke with Limousine & Chauffeur about some of the things that make Carey unique in the livery industry.