Operations

GCLA Promotes Stellar Limo Safety Record In CA

Posted on May 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES — With prom and graduation season underway, California’s more than 6,000 licensed limousine companies — operating more than 35,000 vehicles from sedans and Town Cars to stretch limousines and luxury buses — are ready to provide chauffeured transportation with the highest standards of safety and security, the President of the Greater California Livery Association (GCLA) said today.

 “California limousine operators have an exemplary safety record,” said Mark Stewart. “From the selection and supervision of their chauffeurs to the rigorous inspections and maintenance of their well-maintained and carefully inspected commercial vehicles, GCLA members provide high-quality transportation services to tens of thousands of guests each year, safely transporting them more than 400 million miles on the state’s freeways and roads.”

Stewart noted that California limousine companies, known as charter-party carriers, are licensed and regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  They must adhere to strict safety and service regulations that protect the public, and ensure a high quality transportation experience. The CPUC issues operating authority to companies (except taxicabs) that are for hire to transport passengers, including charter buses and limousines. Companies must display their CPUC file number on their vehicles and in advertisements; for example, “PSC 1234” or “TCP 1234.”

The CPUC requires a minimum of $750,000 public liability and property damage insurance, and depending on how many passengers the vehicle will seat, the CPUC may require more insurance, up to $5,000,000.  Drivers must be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.  The GCLA recommends consumers review the CPUC’s  10 Roads to a Smooth Ride: Everything You Need to Know Before You Rent a Limousine on the agency’s website.

Source: Greater California Livery Association (GCLA)

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Celebrity Worldwide Launches New Charter Jet Website

Clients of the Philadelphia-based company can book seamless air travel worldwide through an easy, more informative site.

No Way Uber Worth $70 Billion, Investor Says

Meanwhile, the feds have penalized the TNC for misleading consumers on its privacy practices.

Updated Uber For Business Gives Companies More Control

The TNC's refreshed platform will help streamline corporate ride-hail use, especially for unmanaged travel programs.

Dream Team: How One Company Keeps Clients And Staff

eNews Exclusive: Concierge Limousine along California’s Gold Coast knows that without happy, loyal employees, an operation will fall apart.

Layoffs Feared As Uber Shuts Down Leasing Unit

Being in the car leasing business was harder than the TNC imagined.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - August 2017 $12.95 MILLENNIALS/FAST 40 ISSUE COVER STORY: * How to Score & Keep The Best Young Talent * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close