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Products, Services To Keep You Safe And Compliant

Lexi Tucker
Posted on April 17, 2018

It’s tough when you’re competing against transportation network companies that couldn’t care less about following the rules and customers who just don’t seem to understand the unparalleled lengths luxury ground transportation operators go to ensure their safety. Nevertheless, you must persist and choose the right services, gadgets, and technology to make sure you do everything you can to provide a reliable, secure ride.

[NOTE: LCT contacted all LCT Show exhibitors registered as of Feb. 23, as well as exhibitors at the 2018 UMA Motorcoach Expo. Those that returned information before deadlines are spotlighted below in no particular order.]

National Interstate Insurance

National Interstate Insurance provides insurance to the passenger transportation industry including motorcoach, limousine, and mixed fleets. It offers all options

available from traditional first dollar programs to captive options. It includes auto liability, general liability, physical damage, and worker’s compensation coverages. Call Michelle Wiltgen at (800) 929-1500 or have your broker contact her to help with your risk management needs. Information: www.nationalinterstate.com

LiveView GPS

Flash Trac HW Vehicle Telematics System: The Flash Trac HW is a complete telematics system for your vehicles. Location updates are done every 60 seconds, at every turn, and every 60 minutes when the ignition is turned off. Tow detection will instantly alert you when your car is getting towed. Also, see complete vehicle

history. Detect and control by identifying poor driving behaviors, impact events, harsh accelerations, hard braking, sharp turns, and excessive idling. Take control and remotely disable/enable the vehicle’s starter right from the company’s web control panel. Get alerts and notifications when the vehicle battery goes low, external battery is disconnected, engine hours, speed, posted speed, tow/tilt, motion, mileage, landmarks, idle, impact, and even when poor driving is detected. Contact LiveViewGPS at (661) 294-6805 for a free system demo and more information. Information:www.liveviewgps.com

One Step GPS

One Step GPS provides real-time tracking 24/7, and allows you to view all vehicles on one screen. Features include: Google Maps, satellite and street views; live traffic updates; the ability to see all routes, stops, addresses, and durations for up to three years; unsafe driving alerts (e.g. harsh braking, fast acceleration, and speeding);

excessive idling or prolonged stop alerts; geo-fence and after hours driving alerts; vehicle service reminders based on mileage; fuel cost monitoring; the ability to verify employee time cards and ensure proper billing and payroll; custom reporting; 100% web based (desktop and mobile) — no software required; unlimited users — control access levels; and technical and customer service support. Information:www.onestepgps.com

Capacity Coverage Company

Capacity Coverage Company has been in the public transportation insurance arena for more than 25 years. It has acquired the experience and connections to insure

just about every aspect of business today, and into tomorrow. Capacity professionals are well versed in business, and have the resources and experience to solve almost any insurance need. Information:http://capcoverage.com

Nauto

The Nauto device is a single unit dual camera system watching the road ahead and the vehicle interior (with a focus on driver behavior). The multi-sensor device uses

software to detect driver distraction as well as collisions and aggressive driving behaviors. The device has a low profile and installs in under 45 minutes in most vehicle types. The device is connected to the Internet via cellular network for rapid access to event data and video. Information: Dan Fedor, fleet sales manager, (312) 476-9196; [email protected]; www.nauto.com

InsureLimos.com

InsureLimos.com by Casurance Agency is a niche agency that specializes in chauffeured transportation, motorcoaches, taxis, and paratransit (NEMT). It has established partnerships with many leading industry insurance companies such as

Atlas Financial Holdings, Philadelphia Insurance, National Indemnity Companies, Zurich, Northland, National Interstate, RLI Transportation, One Beacon, and many others to bring to market the best rated companies at a competitive rate. It offers auto liability up to $5 million, physical damage, general liability, excess casualty up to $20 million, and umbrella insurance. It also offers workers compensation with multi-state exposures and group health insurance. It has multi-state capabilities for all state and federal filings. Information: www.insurelimos.com; (888) 254-0089

Scalabros

Scalabros is a young Italian company with a headquarters and manufacturing facility near the northern Italian town of Bologna at the heart of the Italian “motor valley,” where brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ducati are designed and manufactured. This enables it to create sunshades and escape roof

hatches to their customers’ demand and dimensions even in very small quantities.
Its exports manual or motorized rollerblinds and roof hatches, as well as service floor hatches from Bologna to all of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North and South America. It also cooperates with a team of professionals in North America to help customers with any after-market needs. Its system is ISO 9001 certified. Information:www.scalabros.it/en

Lancer Insurance

Since 1985, Lancer has provided commercial automobile, physical damage, and general liability insurance coverages to the passenger transportation business in the U.S.

As longtime members of the National Limousine Association and dozens of regional and state limousine associations nationwide, Lancer has had a unique perspective on the transformation of the industry as it moved from primarily operating sedans

and stretches to larger vehicles to meet its clients’ changing requirements.
Most importantly, it has over three decades of experience and expertise to properly manage the complexities associated with claims involving higher passenger-capacity vehicles.

Lancer offers all of its policyholders a wide array of free and exclusive loss prevention and risk management services to help them operate their companies more safely, efficiently, and profitably. Information: (800) 782-8902; www.lancerinsurance.com/index.php

ELD Solutions

• Easy Setup: Simply plug the ELD module into the truck’s diagnostic port. The device and tablet will record drive time in accordance with DOT regulations.

• ELD Compliance: Comply with the FMCSA ELD mandate with an easy-to-use platform backed by the ELDS Compliance Guarantee.

• Vehicle Tracking: Know where vehicles are and where they’ve been with real-time tracking.

• IFTA Mileage: Automated reports with the exact mileage information in the U.S. and Canada when filing fuel taxes.

• Geofencing: Monitors fleet with customized location alerts that tells when vehicles enter or leave designated areas such as terminals, shippers’ yards, or driving routes.

• Engine Diagnostics & Driver Behavior: Track idle time, MPG, fuel levels, RPMs, speed, and more.

• Driver communication, customized alerts, 100+ reports, third party software integration, and highest levels of security.

Information: www.eldsolutions.com; 855.696.ELDS (3537); [email protected]

Merchants Fleet Management

Merchants Fleet Management has been providing customized total fleet management and leasing solutions for more than 50 years. It offers flexible leasing terms without surprises. Both its open-end and closed-end leases can be structured

to eliminate price volatility in the marketplace, allowing operators to track monthly costs for the entire lease. By using its buyback program operators can immediately free up capital while still having their fleet of vehicles in service. It also provides fleet solutions like accident management, telematics and GPS tracking, and compliance services. Information: (866) 653-2737; [email protected]; www.merchantsfleetmanagement.com

Limo Logs

Limo Logs has the ability to track all of your fleet vehicles — not just those that are DOT regulated — so when drivers go from sedan to bus, they can simply select their new vehicle. Limo Logs automatically prevents the driver from choosing a status that doesn’t pertain to that vehicle, whether it’s sleeper berth or driving.

• Track all maintenance schedules to always know when it’s time for service.

• Designed for the drivers so they don’t have to be retaught how to use it after every update.

• Built in safety checks that virtually eliminate form and manner violations.

• DVIR’s turn into work orders for mechanics and fleet managers so they know exactly what vehicles need service and repairs.

Information: www.limologs.com

Related Topics: chauffeur safety, driver safety, ELDs, GPS, Lancer Insurance, passenger safety, Safety, Safety & Insurance, Telematics, vehicle safety

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