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October 2009 Issue

How To Build A Better Affiliate Business

LCT Staff

This step-by-step 27-point guide to expanding your reach beyond your local area explains how consistent service and attention to detail will win over affiliates of all types.

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Drivesoft Expands
People| November 10, 2009

Drivesoft Expands "Ride-Pimping" to the Limousine Industry

From New Orleans to Los Angeles to national television, Jack Cali’s Drivesoft products have gone from being an aftermarket addition...

Serving Up Rates
Operations| November 10, 2009

Serving Up Rates

One of the newest industry innovations borrows a few pages from Facebook and LinkedIn, offering operators a chance to selectively network by checking out each other’s rates and terms without having to fill out endless forms.
Getting More Net-ttention
Operations| November 10, 2009

Getting More Net-ttention

SEOs, metatags, metacrawlers, spider bots, organic searches, keywords — These are just a few words in web speak. Learn what they mean and how they can help your website gain attention on the Internet.
Shopping for Insurance — A Practical 5-Step Guide
Operations| November 10, 2009

Shopping for Insurance — A Practical 5-Step Guide

Insurance is one of the top three expenses of operating a chauffeured transportation company. A savvy operator must master how to shop for insurance to get the best rates, coverage, and service.
Operators Turning to New and Improved GPS
Operations| November 9, 2009

Operators Turning to New and Improved GPS

GPS is evolving into a multi-faceted tool that coach operators can use not only for mapping routes and directions, but also for fleet tracking purposes. During the past year, an increasing number of motorcoach operators have discovered various elements of GPS and used them on the road.
Credit Market Contracts and Cleans Up Amid Meltdown
Operations| November 9, 2009

Credit Market Contracts and Cleans Up Amid Meltdown

2009 has brought a severe contraction in credit availability for new fleet vehicles. Leasing and finance avenues have dried up as lenders absorb capital losses and arrange loans cautiously. Operators need spotless credit to get a good deal on fleet vehicles.
Controlling Your Insurance Costs by Blowing Your Own Horn
Operations| November 9, 2009

Controlling Your Insurance Costs by Blowing Your Own Horn

Although the cost of limousine insurance is not as critical a consideration in 2009 as it was in the early 2000s, given the formidable challenges confronted by limousine companies in today’s tumultuous marketplace, it is an area where some expense relief might be welcomed. Operators need to learn how to promote themselves to insurance companies as well as they do to their clients.
Off the Reservation
Operations| November 3, 2009

Off the Reservation

The technology sections of LCT’s most recent Fact Book shows 50% of operators surveyed still fail to take advantage of the Internet and online reservation booking technologies. If you are among these operators, this article will help explain the advantages of moving to web-based reservations.
Vehicles| November 2, 2009

It's Midnight: Where Is Your Limo?

Theft, vandalism, unauthorized usage and chauffeur abuse are just some of the perils of owning a fleet of luxury vehicles. Learn how to safeguard your investments.

Vintage Without the Sour Grapes
Vehicles| November 2, 2009

Vintage Without the Sour Grapes

The Sedancia Royale captures all the characteristics of classic limos without all the retro-breakdowns, hassles, and missing parts.

A Bus To Suit All Styles
Vehicles| November 2, 2009

A Bus To Suit All Styles

Chalmers Automotive Group builds custom interiors on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, offering versatile models.

Industry Research| November 2, 2009

Industry Mood: Look Into My Crystal Ball. . .

Get “psychiced” for better business in the months ahead.

Wi-Fi Takes the Lead in Onboard Entertainment
Technology| November 2, 2009

Wi-Fi Takes the Lead in Onboard Entertainment

From Wi-Fi service to DVD systems to 110-volt outlets for charging any type of mobile communication device imaginable, passengers are used to having these amenities in their homes, and are increasingly requesting extra technology of coach operators. To gain a deeper understanding of the onboard entertainment options, LCT spoke with four coachbuilders about their available products.
Maximizing Your Insurance
Operations| November 2, 2009

Maximizing Your Insurance

Motorcoach carriers looking to purchase or change insurance policies contend with several factors, including a process can seem complicated and costly. LCT Magazine recently spoke with industry experts to get some tips on what to consider and how to ensure you get the best coverage for your company.
Industry Research| October 5, 2009

Too Many Operators Work Off The Reservation

Half of all operators do not use online reservation booking. Here are 12 reasons how such technology can help your business.

Industry Research| October 5, 2009

Serving Up Rates

New website founded by operator has the potential to become the industry’s “Facebook” of affiliate networking and price sharing.

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