While Uber has netted most of the bad publicity, its competitor is racking up alleged rapes and sexual crimes linked to drivers.
Okoski didn’t just save her life, but also one of the driver’s involved in the accident as well. “While my first thought was to save my limo and client, I wanted to make sure the other two drivers were safe,” he says. After ensuring the plow driver was awake and alert, he walked over to the truck driver and noticed he was
After going back to get the plow driver to help him, both worked to rescue the other driver. “There was diesel leaking all over the place,” Okoski explains. “I broke the glass of the windshield of the truck, cut his seatbelt off, pulled him out, and dragged him as far away from the vehicle as quickly as possible because we weren’t sure if it was going to explode.”
Okoski waited for the passed out driver to come to, told him to have a good rest of his day, and left with his client to make it to the airport. Incredibly enough, she made her flight on time.
Matt Levine, the owner of the company, said he wasn’t made aware of the situation until way after the fact, which he says is a credit to Okoski.
“What really amazes me is you don’t think many chauffeurs would go out of their way to do something like this,” Levine says. “We only found out about it because the dispatcher was aware of the accident. When [Okoski] came back, he didn’t say much, so we didn’t really think anything of it. However, when we contacted the client to make sure everything was alright, she was the one who alerted us to what happened. It’s very possible he saved that man’s life.”
While Levine believes many operators think finding and retaining good chauffeurs is a difficult part of the job, he says this event reveals some are really amazing people.
The operator is now linked to an inspector's sticker ordering the stretched involved in the deadly Oct. 6 New York accident be taken out of service for brake problems.
The global chauffeured service has partnered with Miracle Flights to give families a safe, relaxing trip to and from the airport before and after treatment.
eNews Exclusive: Erin Ducharme says being a part of the Women in Buses Council has helped her expand her ideas and connections.
2019 LCT video educational series: Ken Carter has never been one to sit still and do the same old, same old.
2019 LCT video educational series: Ken Carter talks about diversifying business, working with his family, and the tech he uses to simplify workflow.
Good financial performance won’t lead to a successful sale if you don’t know how to present true company value.
While the goal of these games is to break out, you’ll want in on the opportunities these group activities bring for revenue.
2019 LCT video educational series: Karim Maachi saw the need to diversify his services among other luxury travel realms.
eNews Exclusive: Renee Ferraro has discovered the connections she’s made during her time in the industry are ones that will last a lifetime.
Operators react to a recent report that states an increase in the number of females joining the industry.
Staying fit for long hauls behind the wheel can reduce risks to passenger safety.
The most prestigious bus association chooses James River Transportation as its Operator of the Year.
Part of retaining your workforce is praising their accomplishments and giving constructive criticism to help guide them in their career journey.
The world's No. 1 online marketplace and trader for professional chauffeured and chartered vehicles, including all types of motorcoaches, buses, vans, stretch limousines, sedans, SUVs, exotics, and classics. New and used vehicles are available from sellers across the nation.
The best online networker to find quality affiliates worldwide and market your company.
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.