October 2009 Issue
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.
From New Orleans to Los Angeles to national television, Jack Cali’s Drivesoft products have gone from being an aftermarket addition...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sedancia Royale captures all the characteristics of classic limos without all the retro-breakdowns, hassles, and missing parts.
Chalmers Automotive Group builds custom interiors on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, offering versatile models.
Get “psychiced” for better business in the months ahead.
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.
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.
Half of all operators do not use online reservation booking. Here are 12 reasons how such technology can help your business.
New website founded by operator has the potential to become the industry’s “Facebook” of affiliate networking and price sharing.