The Greater California Livery Association’s annual holiday event took on a more festive tone as the industry stands to benefit from measures that will ease business operations.
Peter Thiel, author of Zero to One, shared his thoughts today on the CNBC network about Uber's business strategies. He called the company “ethically-challenged” in its competition with rival Lyft for drivers.
Thiel makes a good point, and it's refreshing to hear talk about good ethics in the world of business, especially since there are so many examples where good character and consistent ethics get shorted.
As anyone tied to the limousine industry knows, the ethics question goes much further than a simple rivalry over attracting or snatching employees. The overriding ethics issues to be discussed are the ones centering on regulatory fairness and public safety. On those two fronts, Uber and all Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) come up short, resorting to excuses, deceptions, libertarian publicity blather, and strong-arm lobbying to circumvent or get exempted from those rules and standards that apply to other ground transportation sectors.
On the playgrounds and sports fields where we all grow up, that’s called cheating. Even a 3-year-old can grasp that concept. Cheating is fueled by impulse, envy, entitlement and arrogance.
Business success boils down to character: Playing by the rules, respecting the property of others, doing what you say, and also, paying what you owe. No business will survive ethics problems for long, not even Uber. So as limousine industry advocates work on a myriad of TNC-related regulatory and legislative efforts nationwide, the unifying theme should be a fight for fairness and ethics. Cheating is not the American Way.
It stands to reason serving both the red and blue political contingents should add up to green. If only it were that easy.
Global Charter Services Inc. (GCS) is offering online booking for group travel on motorcoaches, minibuses, vans, and school buses.
Limo Livery has added premium luxury, electric, and ADA vehicles.
Good moods abounded Dec. 3 as the trade group celebrated regulatory successes that benefit the state's luxury transportation industry.
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The industry consultancy is supporting the Dawson A. Rutter, III Scholarship Fund through a Facebook auction.
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A new six-cylinder plug-in hybrid joins turbocharged six-, eight-, and 12-cylinder engines.
The automaker has announced the 500,000th S-Class W222 sedan has rolled off the production line.
The shuttles will whisk passengers from arrival baggage claim areas to the LAX-it TNCs and taxicab lot.
Charging times require precise planning of route lengths, fleet usage, and daily turnover to max ROI on fixed routes and one-off trips.
Be careful how your company presents and implements a “Zero Tolerance” policy.
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