Industry technology vendor Global Ground Automation has nixed its connection to Avis WeDriveU chauffeured services after industry association leaders and operators criticized the partnership.
GGA President Gregg Tuccillo issued a statement to LCT Magazine on Tuesday regarding a July 20 E-News article about the venture: Limo Software Provider Partners with Avis WeDriveU.
The statement was forwarded to LCT by Allison Jeannotte, senior director of corporate communications at GGA. She told LCT that Tuccillo did not wish to make any further comments beyond the statement below, which is published in its entirety.
— Martin Romjue, LCT editor
To the Editor:
Global Ground Automation (GGA) recently added hired-chauffeur content to our ground transportation marketplace, fulfilling a request made by our larger corporate customers to provide alternative private driver options. Several members of the chauffeured transportation industry reacted strongly to this announcement — as many state and local NLA associations have cited regulatory uncertainty around this content. At GGA, we take regulatory concerns seriously. After careful consideration, GGA has decided to withdraw hired-chauffeur offerings at this time.
We’ve always worked to build a ground transportation marketplace that is vendor agnostic, allowing us to serve the needs of multiple constituents. Bottom line, the long-term satisfaction of our customers and partners is our primary objective.
Gregg Tuccillo, President, GGA