The Voice of the Prearranged Car Service Industry Worldwide
There is no better opportunity to grow affiliate business than with fellow NLA members!
The 2015 - 2016 NLA Directory of Members provides significant value when seeking partners around the globe for farm-in/farm-out networking revenue.
Contact the NLA office direct at [email protected] or (800) 652-7007 to explore the best package for your company needs.
Download 2015-2016 Advertising Form HERE
*YOU MUST BE A 2015 NLA MEMBER TO BE INCLUDED*
HERE IS WHAT SUCCESFUL OPERATORS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NLA DIRECTORY OF MEMBERS
“The NLA directory is to NLA members like the Bible is to believers; you really can’t live without it.”
-Ron Stein, Exclusive Sedan Service
“We all meet people at the shows, make small talk and exchange business cards that come home in a pile. When I get home I organize my visits by stapling the business cards that I have collected into the NLA Directory of Members at the top of the page that lists the company. Because Company Car only does business with NLA members the book is filled with members who have impressed me personally but have shown that they are professionals as well. If you would like an opportunity to do business with my company start by being in the book.”
-Steve Qua, Company Car and Limousine
“CLT Express and SC Express have always been members of the NLA and as a result been in the directory. It is a great resource for finding affiliates and for affiliates to find us. I have several affiliates now that originally found us in the NLA directory and gave us a chance. Our NLA membership and listing in the directory have been invaluable”.
-Laura B. Canady, CLT Express Transportation.
There is only one week left until the 2015 NLA Day on the Hill takes place in Washington DC. Don’t miss the chance to meet face to face with your state representatives to address government decisions that have an effect on the industry.
The NLA has made a strategic decision regarding the Day on the Hill and battling TNCs. It is the NLA’s belief that TNCs are in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and their drivers are misclassified as independent contractors, when they should be employees.
“We feel this is the most effective strategy for us to combat TNCs. Since this is a federal regulation, if we win, they will be forced to comply across the board - including in each city and state they do business. We need you, the NLA members to show support by attending this important event, meet with your representative, and request they investigate the TNCs compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act,” stated NLA President, Gary Buffo.
Registration information and schedule of events can be found on the here.
The NLA would like to thank Kia Motors USA, the 2015 Legislative Sponsor and Chosen Payments, the 2015 Day on the Hill Sponsor for their commitment to our industry and generosity that allows the NLA to host these important meetings for the benefit of its membership and industry as a whole.
2015 Legislative Sponsor
2015 Day on the Hill Sponsor
Mark your calendars for November 8 -10, 2015 to experience exclusive educational sessions, and state of the art meeting space at this year’s LCT/NLA East Show taking place in Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.
Watch the new video below to see the new Harrah's Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center!
NLA Announces LCT/NLA Keynote Speaker
The NLA recently announced that Jim Knight will be the Keynote speaker on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00PM at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. Knight is a business culture expert, former Hard Rock International Executive and author of Culture That Rocks!
Here is a sneak-preview of his presentation:
Service That Rocks: How to Create a Differentiated Experience to Deliver Sustainable Results
This high-energy session pertains to any company involved in providing a product or service. Since every company has competitors, the focus of this interactive and visual session is how to differentiate your organization from the rest to become the business & employer-of-choice. Topics covered will include: A Differentiated Experience, Unacceptable Mediocrity, Becoming Guest Obsessed, Creating Raving Fans, Brand Amplifiers, 4-Letter Words, Mental Shelf Space and how ice cream, rock concerts and West Side Story can blow peoples' minds.
Meet Our New NLA Members
(May 23, 2015 through June 2, 2015)
NYC Luxury Touch Chauffeur SVCE, Middle Village, NY www.nycluxurytouchchauffeursvce.net
J&T Limousine LLC, Choudrant, LA
Limo Valet LLC, Granbury, TX www. limovalet.com
Tiffany Coach Builders, Perris, CA
Gasporation, Woodland Hills, CA www.AirportBlackCarLA.com
Do You Think Before You “App?”
60-Second PSA from National Limousine Association Educates You on Why it’s Important in The World of Digital Hitchhiking
PR Newswire, New York, NY (May 11, 2015) – The National Limousine Association (www.limo.org) has produced a new on-air public service announcement to educate the industry and public at large about the risks and hazards of transportation network companies (TNCs).
The video titled “Digital Hitchhiking: Think Before You App!” is an extension of the NLA’s ongoing Ride Responsibly™ (www.rideresponsibly.org) initiative to improve passenger safety, education and awareness for anyone using a ride-hailing based car service such as Uber, Lyft, Sidecar or Whisk. It urges consumers to arm themselves with the necessary tools to Ride Responsibly™ and make smart choices when it comes to their safety. Convenience comes at a cost, but that cost should never be your safety. A survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the NLA in February 2015 encompassed approximately 2,000 adults ages 18+, illustrates consumer concerns over the lack of background checks, insurance protocol and drug testing currently in place with ride-hailing car services.
The survey uncovers Americans’ opinion of the ride-hailing app car service industry. The alarming results indicate:
“Our PSAs are a response to consumers’ concerns. We want to work with our industry and the public to keep our roads safe,” said Gary Buffo, President of the NLA. “We strive to always improve passenger protection, and this campaign emphasizes the educational efforts necessary to reach that goal.”
The new announcements mirror the message from NLA’s Ride Responsibly™ campaign that launched earlier in 2015, featuring mantras such as “Think Before You App!” reminding passengers to stay informed while using electronic app based services. This new video PSA, which will air on local and national broadcast television stations, brings the campaign to life by demonstrating the dangers of not being aware of your rights.
The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of NLA from February 11 to February 13, 2015 among 2,026 participants, adult ages 18-years and older. The online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact [email protected].
ABOUT THE NLA:
The National Limousine Association is a non-profit organization responsible for and dedicated to representing the interests of the private driver transportation industry at the global, national, state, and local level. It is the unified voice of this industry – linking transportation industry professionals from owners and operators to suppliers, manufacturers, regional and state limousine associations. With more than 2,000 NLA members, the Association is committed to exceeding expectations with regards to professionalism, transportation efficiency and safe riding.
For additional information on the NLA, please visit www.limo.org.
ABOUT RIDE RESPONSIBLY™:
The Ride Responsibly™ campaign is an unprecedented effort to bridge an industry-wide gap between the rights of passengers and the responsibilities of service providers. The campaign will establish best safety practices for prearranged car services and transportation network companies (TNCs), which include ride-hailing app car services, such as Lyft, Sidecar, Uber and Whisk. This initiative by the National Limousine Association is designed to help address growing public concern and provide a forum for all to voice their views on the ground transportation industry. The program will focus on educating both service providers and the public about regulations, legislation and best practices within the industry. The goal is to empower and inform the public at large, and drivers and operators alike with the necessary tools to Ride Responsibly™.
For additional information on Ride Responsibly™, please visit www.rideresponsibly.org.
Matthew Berritt: (212) 377-3577
David Harrison: (212) 377-3584
(May 9, 2015 through May 18, 2015)
Lloyd's Limo, Madisonville, KY
TESCO, Oregon, OH www.tescobus.com/index.html
The Perpetual Trust, Perth, Australia www.grantourismo.com.au
Gemini Limo & Chauffeur Service LLC, Leicester, NC www.geminilimoofnc.com
The 2015-2016 verification forms are being mailed to all NLA members.
All members MUST read the form carefully, indicate if their company information is correct or, if not, what changes should be made, and return to the NLA office by July 1, 2015 to be included in the 2014-2015 NLA Directory of Members. The directory will be published in late fall and each member will be sent a copy upon completion. Any questions, please contact the NLA office at 800-652-7007 or [email protected]
Additional Locations Serviced: Each NLA operator member has the opportunity to include a maximum of 12 locations that their company serves. NLA membership includes two location listings, each additional listing is $35 (yearly charge); with a maximum of 12 locations.
Rick Versace, president of the Florida Limousine Association (FLA), reported on Wednesday, April 29th:
1) Today the House of Representatives adjourned the session. HB 817 the TNC bill was pulled from the floor, so no vote was taken resulting in all bills not being passed regarding this issue.
This is a victory for us in the state as an industry. Now the TNC's will still have to abide by local rules and regulations.
This was a tremendous victory for our industry and we need to thank everyone who supported our effort, your emails, phone calls and financial contributions really made the difference. We owe a great debt of gratitude to our Lobbying team and Public Relations team for the outstanding job they did this legislative session.
2) The Broward Board of County Commissioners voted to enact new reasonable, common-sense regulations for TNC companies yesterday. These rules include requiring all drivers to get a Level II Background check, and follow the state law regarding insuring their vehicles with real 24/7 commercial liability insurance. These rules will assure that transportation network companies abide by reasonable regulations that will ensure the safety of the residents and visitors of Broward County.
An Uber Spokesperson said the rules are too onerous and would drive them out of Broward County but they will continue to try to negotiate with the county.
(April 23, 2015 through May 1, 2015)
Higgs limousine Service, Nassau, Bahamas
Rocky Mountain Limo, Aspen, CO www.limousinesaspen.com
Skyline Limo Service, San Leandro, CA www.skylinelimoservice.com
Joe Banana Limos, Vico Equense, Italy www.joebananalimos.com
Propel Event Transportation Mgmt, LLC, North St. Paul, MN
Goldstarr Limousines, Inc., Norfolk, VA www.goldstarrlimo.com
Sunset Coast Transportation, Naples, CA
The NLA has added a field called "I Pledge to Ride Responsibly" to each member's online profile. Our goal is that 100% of NLA members will click "Yes."
By clicking "Yes," you are simply agreeing to follow the Passenger Bill of Rights and Duty of Care, as outlined on RideResponsibly.org. The Passenger Bill of Rights and Duty of Care apply to all passengers of a ground transportation vehicle, including but not limited to a sedan, SUV, van, mini-coach or bus.
There are multiple ways you can take the pledge:
1) Log in to your membership account at www.limo.org, click on your name on the top right, click "update profile", then click the “Yes” box to Pledge to Ride Responsibly located under the company information section.
2) Call the NLA office at (800) 652-7007 and ask the NLA staff to update your profile for you
3) Email [email protected] with “I Pledge to Ride Responsibly” in the subject line
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