Lancer Leader Ally
Friday, August 12, 2022

San Mateo, CA —ABC Worldwide Transportation has recently launched its new mobile app, ABCTRANS Mobile, which gives its clients one place to seamlessly create, review, and modify reservations, as well as track an in-transit driver. The app also allows ABC Transportation passengers to view receipts from previous trips or look over itineraries for upcoming ones.

After working on the app nearly all year, ABC Transportation launched it July 28 during the Global Business Travel Association Convention.

“It’s what we’ve been striving for for quite some time. We hope it solves a lot of problems for our customers,” says Don Mahnke, ABC Transportation president.

Feedback from early users has been largely positive so far, and Mahnke says that the few suggested tweaks are “helping us get better by the day.”

“They all love the functionality of it and the ease of use,” he says. “They think they’ll be able to use this, and their whole travel departments will be able to use this.”

One of ABC Transportation’s aims was to release an app that offers more services to its clients than the app of a ridesharing company like Uber does.

“You want [a client] to be able to have more options than Uber, which we succeeded in,” Mahnke says. “They can book outbound, inbound, incoming, and they can see the rate in advance. We can do things that Brand X does, and we do it better with licensed, insured drivers around the country.”

ABCTRANS Mobile also opens up ABC Transportation to a new potential client base.

“We’ll be able to have customers booked around the world. We can market our app, and that’s a big open market that we’ve never had before,” Mahnke says.

The app is free and available for immediate download for both the Apple and Android operating systems.

Visit abctrans.com for more information.

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After being challenged by Mike Campbell of Grace Limousine, Chauffeur Driven staff John Kissling, Madeleine Maccar, Jess Crismond, Susan Rose, and Lauren D'Ambra took the icy plunge. We did our challenge in honor of the late, great Tommy Mazza, who succumb to ALS. Eric Alpert and Chris Weiss could not participate and will donate a combined $200 to the ALS Association. 

 

 

 

We've in turn challenged:

  • Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide
  • Ron Stein of Exclusive Sedan Service
  • Andy Poulos of Montreal Limousine Worldwide
  • Myron Fonseca of Ambassador Transportation Group

 

Are you guys up to the challenge? Ice up or pay up!

 

 

CD0814 NELAMembers of NELA working during Chauffeur Appreciation Day | July 17th Boston, MA Boston —The New England Livery Association (NELA) held its 14th annual Chauffeur Appreciation Day at Boston’s Logan International Airport limo pool on July 17. Sponsors included Acton Toyota of Littletown, Allied Technologies, Dav El/BostonCoach, Gullotti Insurance Agency, and Sullivan Tire & Auto Repair.

The event, which featured free food, live music, and raffles for Red Sox tickets, as well as car-maintenance services from Sullivan Tire, is NELA’s way of showing its “appreciation to the front-line employees of our members,” according to the association’s CEO Rick Szilagyi, who says that “support for the event is incredible,” citing Tina Benson of L.A. Limousine Service and BostonCoach’s Rick Cavalieri and Joe Puleo as being particularly stand-out assets in making sure this year’s event was another resounding success.

“We had 15 people at every 30-minute time slot throughout the day, so it’s not even an issue of having the support,” Szilagyi says. “The board is there, as well as other people who are members who want to volunteer to work that day. There’s actually a battle over who gets to do the grilling.”

Chauffeur Appreciation Day began as a cookout with “a couple of grills and paper plates” and slowly grew to include tents and a food truck run by Benson’s father. It now features an assembled-on-site plywood storefront façade, behind which sit two professional-sized grills. The event continues with Logan International’s blessing and assistance, and it served up close to 1,000 hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages this year, providing every hungry chauffeur who passed through the Boston airport with “a meal or two.”

“It’s just a very upbeat, wonderful event every year,” Szilagyi says. “It’s just a really fun time, and there’s just no shortage of volunteers who want to be involved and help.”

NELA’s next quarterly membership meeting will be September 9.

Visit nelivery.com for more information.

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