Thursday, March 23, 2017

E-News On The Go | 03.21.17

INDUSTRY NEWS

CD Retreat Will Deliver Exceptional Value—All Venues Finalized

By now, you know that a Chauffeur Driven Retreat will deliver world-class education and networking opportunities wrapped in an unforgettable city experience … READ MORE

Black Car Fund Adds EmpireCLS as Newest Member

The Black Car Fund (BCF)‚ New York’s non-profit organization protecting for-hire drivers and passengers‚ announced EmpireCLS Worldwide … READ MORE

Heroism Is Routine for Chauffeur at Hy’s Limousine

Andrew Okoski‚ who has been driving with Hy’s Limousine Worldwide Transportation since 2015‚ was on a routine trip … READ MORE

Fleet Financing Resources Reports Record Year

Fleet Financing Resources (FFR) reports December 2016 was a record month of volume in the company’s fifteen year history—over $14 million funded … READ MORE

Presidential Worldwide Expands To Colorado Springs

Presidential Worldwide Transportation has expanded its services to include Colorado Springs‚ Colo. Celebrating over 30 years in business‚ Presidential provides … READ MORE

Wynne Expands Motorcoach Fleet

Wynne Transportation recently took delivery of four 2017 Van Hool 56-passenger CX45 luxury coaches. These vehicles join the rest … READ MORE

Pure Luxury Transportation Adds to Fleet

Pure Luxury Transportation continues to invest into their growing fleet located throughout Northern California. Their newest addition … READ MORE

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ASSOCIATION UPDATES

NLA Survey Reveals Consumers Disagree With TNCs’ Practices

A survey conducted online by Harris Poll and commissioned by the National Limousine Association (NLA) in March 2017 among 2‚186 U.S. adults … READ MORE

PRLA Discusses Reduced City Fees‚ New Legislation at General Meeting

The Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association (PRLA) returned to Maggiano’s Little Italy on March 8 for a general membership meeting … READ MORE

With the First Quarter Behind It‚ CLA Looks Ahead

The Colorado Limousine Association (CLA) has been hard at work both representing and gauging the interests and main concerns of The Centennial State’s operators … READ MORE

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ON THE WIRE

Leaked Data: Working Out Bugs With Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

The dream for autonomous cars is that ultimately they will be able to drive themselves independently — without any human intervention … READ MORE

Philly Uber and Lyft Prices Skyrocket After Winter Storm Stella

Did you catch an Uber or Lyft early Wednesday morning after Winter Storm Stella dumped snow and ice on Philadelphia? It probably cost you an arm and a leg … READ MORE

Uber Whistleblowers Reveal More Scandal

Everybody knows that for decades Big Tobacco profited from deception and clever marketing. The companies even conducted their own studies … READ MORE

Ride Share Issues Leaving SXSW Goers Immobile

Uber and Lyft left Austin in 2016 and during regular times of the year‚ the ride share apps native to Austin‚ can probably handle the demand … READ MORE

Sunny Autonomous Car Future Faces Some Clouds

The cruise to autonomous transportation is on track‚ but first we’ve got to get past some roadblocks. That’s the takeaway from SXSW Interactive … READ MORE

It’s Time to Force Uber to Tell the Government How It Works

Experts say the potential for manipulation is rife in the gig economy. Uber has pulled off a magnificent trick. It's a taxi company that’s … READ MORE

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Ride-Hailing Legislation Aims to Address Taxi Concerns

The legislature’s insurance committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a landmark proposal that regulates ride-hailing companies in Connecticut … READ MORE

Calling Uber-Like Businesses the ‘Sharing Economy’ Masks Reality

The sharing-isn't-caring economy. As part of my reporting for my recent story in TIME about Uber’s terrible‚ horrible‚ no good‚ very bad year … READ MORE

Senator Amends Ridesharing Bill in Florida Senate

St. Petersburg Republican Jeff Brandes has amended his ridesharing bill (SB 340) that has been moving its way through the Florida Senate … READ MORE

Uber Is Using In-App Podcasts to Dissuade Drivers From Unionizing

Like many corporations‚ Uber is not a fan of unionization. The main front in the ride-share/unionization battle is currently in Seattle‚ where Uber … READ MORE

Man Dies Following Collision With Uber Car

The crash of a Seattle Uber that ended with a fiery explosion Monday night at a North Seattle gas station has claimed the life of a man whose car … READ MORE

Companies Expect Continued International Travel Disruption

Nearly four out of 10 (37 percent) business travel professionals in the U.S. expect a reduction in their corporate travel as a result of … READ MORE

Uber President Quits‚ Complicates COO Search

During his brief tenure as Uber Technologies Inc.’s president, Jeff Jones toured far-flung offices in India‚ the Netherlands and other key markets … READ MORE

 

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