In a major victory in the fight against the Gas Guzzler Tax, the U.S. Senate agreed to a National Limousine Association (NLA) sponsored amendment to the tax bill totally exempting limousine manufacturers from the Gas Guzzler Tax.
As the livery business grew, both Lincoln and Cadillac saw limousines as an effective way of displaying their cars to the public. David John, Cadillac’s Director of Fleet and Leasing, talked with L&C recently and outlined plans for future Cadillac factory limousines, discussed the fate of the Brougham, and touched on the challenges of designing vehicles for the rapidly changing livery business.
With a growing percentage of female chauffeurs in the business, the question of how equally male and female chauffeurs are hired, dispatched, compensated and promoted is being raised more frequently. Bridget Kittell’s 10-year career as a chauffeur provides a view of how one woman has fared in the industry.
This month’s Limo Scene section contains an article concerning a recently filed lawsuit on be half of Celebrity Limousine Service Corporation of New York against Celebrity Limousine of Taylor Mill, Kentucky.