January 1992 Issue
The heated debate over the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) rights of limousine operators and the “restrictive” licensing requirements of the New York Taxi & Limousine Commission (T&LC) continued at the Limousine & Chauffeur Show in Baltimore from December 8-10, 1991.
Jeremy Kahn, attorney for Kahn & Kahn in Washington, DC, spelled out for attendees the ICC rights of limousine operators. The T&LC contends that these rights do not necessarily exempt operators based outside NYC from paying fees for chauffeurs, radio bases, and vehicles.
Executive Armoring Corporation installs deterrents such as this tear gas system to confuse potential attackers. All of the controls are located on the chauffeur’s dash board to be within easy reach in case of such an emergency.
Using a 10 percent commission system, this network boasts 185 affiliates worldwide. Harold Berkman’s Music Express affiliate network, which charges no initial fees and only a 10% commission fee, has proven profitable for all 185 affiliates located around the world.
It was no easy task selecting the Operators of the Year featured in this issue. The stiffness of the competition in each of the three size categories this year indicates to me how the limousine industry continues to become more professional each year.