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Rental Limo, Compliance Group Team Up To Vet Affiliates

Posted on October 17, 2017
Rental Limo CEO Ryan Hilberth and Limo & Bus Compliance CEO Joe Guinn have formed a partnership to ensure participating affiliates meet safety and regulatory standards (photo courtesy of Ryan Hilberth)
Rental Limo CEO Ryan Hilberth and Limo & Bus Compliance CEO Joe Guinn have formed a partnership to ensure participating affiliates meet safety and regulatory standards (photo courtesy of Ryan Hilberth)

PHOENIX, AZ — Limo & Bus Compliance on Oct. 16 announced its strategic alliance with Rental Limo to help improve the safety of chauffeured transportation on www.rentalimo.com, a leading nationwide booking service for chauffeured and limo rides.

With safety at the core of both companies, the alliance evolved from a friendly rivalry between Rental Limo CEO Ryan Hilberth and Joe Guinn of Limo & Bus Compliance at the 2016 GCLA Casino Night fundraiser in Torrance, Calif. While they did not know exactly how the companies would work together, it was evident after a night of Texas Hold ‘Em that both companies shared the same goals and values to talk further in making transportation safer and more compliant with regulations.

“I was intrigued Ryan seemed to care so much about the legalities and compliance nuances for ground transportation, especially since his main concern was vetting his vendors rather than just trying to sign up the masses on Rental Limo,” Joe Guinn said.

From there, the two parties came together and identified different opportunities where they could work together. The two decided to team up and set a new precedent on vetting requirements. While requiring all RL-sourced rides to be entirely compliant would inevitably shrink their pool of available vehicles for clients, it also ensures all Rental Limo vendors meet the highest duty of care.

“Ryan and I sat down for breakfast at the limo show in DC to discuss further, and I was impressed that for the first time a technology provider and industry supporter cared enough about safety and compliance to require all vendors operating in their system are fully compliant with federal, state, and local regulations,” says Chris Przybylski of Limo & Bus Compliance, which is based in Phoenix.

As part of their agreement, Limo & Bus Compliance will vet all Rental Limo members, an exclusive arrangement in the chauffeured transportation technology space, making sure new potential operators are eligible to become active RL members within 72 hours of signing up.

"Our companies share the same philosophy on the importance of safety and playing by the rules,” said Hilberth, founder and CEO of Rental Limo, based in St. Petersburg, Fla. “These guys are extremely knowledgeable and we are super excited to be working together with them on projects involving this worthy and shared cause.”

In formalizing their internal vetting procedure, both companies have teamed up to provide a free resource to the entire industry with useful links for vetting affiliates organized by state and category at www.AffiliateVetting.com. Operators are encouraged to visit the website and use the links and information to help ensure all of your affiliates are playing by the rules.

Related Topics: affiliate networks, business partnerships, compliance, passenger safety, regulatory enforcement, Rental Limo, Ryan Hilberth, Safety

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