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Saturday, July 02, 2022

Do you know a licensed professional driver that should be recognized for exceptional service or leadership contribution to the public transportation sector?


The International Association of Transportation Regulators' (IATR’s) Driver of the Year Award is recognition by government transportation professionals to a driver who has provided excellent service to passengers, and has performed in a manner that exemplifies the highest level of the profession. The award will be presented as part of the IATR gala awards ceremony, which will be held on September 24 at the Memphis show. Associate or industry members will not be able to attend the conference unless they sponsor. Unless you are a first-time attendee. Any questions regarding sponsoring, please send an email to

The award highlights the achievements of a driver, past or present, while working as a taxicab, limousine, sedan, black car, livery, or other type of for-hire vehicle driver. This year, at the IATR's Conference, the organization will be honoring a driver or drivers who went above and beyond to help the public during the pandemic.

Application Requirements:

  • The nominator should submit an email with their name, title, organization, website, and phone number(s), as well as the name of the driver nominee, as well as the name of the company or entity where the driver works, and contact information for the driver and/or the company representative who can coordinate with the driver nominee.
  • This email should also include a narrative explaining the basis for the nomination, including any media articles, videos, or other supporting information within the nominator's discretion.
  • Associate and/or regulator members and/or sponsors or non-members are eligible to recommend appropriate applicant drivers.

You can submit your application via e-mail to The deadline to submit an application for Driver of the Year is on or before Monday, August 15, 2022.

Special note: the nomination committee may contact the nominator and nominee for further information in support of the nomination. The nomination committee will assess each nomination against the nomination criteria. The nomination committee will recommend and the IATR Board of Directors will vote to select one nomination each year from the nominations received to be presented with the IATR Driver of the Year Award.

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VLA VLA members are looking forward to seeing CD return to print in 2022 VLA CD President Chris Weiss (left) with Executive Retreat pass winner Abdou Brahim of VA Executive Sedan & Limousine

On Monday, May 23, the Virginia Limousine Association (VLA) assembled for a membership meeting held at the Westin Hotel in Richmond. Twenty members and guests were in attendance, including CD President Chris Weiss, who participated in a discussion about the state of the industry and offered details about the upcoming CD Executive Retreat. Also present was a representative from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, who shared a bit about measures being taken to curb illegal operators.

VLA L to R: Claude Cristea of Williamsburg Chauffeur Service, Abdou Brahim of VA Executive Sedan & Limousine, and Gary and Antoinette Arrington of Virginia Premium Transportation Services

“This was our second meeting of the year, and it feels great getting back in the swing of things and seeing our members in person,” says VLA President Bill Kerr of Camryn Limousine. “With operators being as busy as they are, we’re glad that we could get a good group together for an informal meeting.”

VLA Chris Weiss (left) with VLA President Bill Kerr of Camryn Limousine

During a “fireside chat” with Weiss, VLA members discussed many of the issues faced by operators, such as supply chain difficulties, raising rates, and value of SUVs vs. sedans. Weiss also shared the news that CD is headed back to print in the coming months, which was met positively by the digital subscribers at the meeting. Details about the June 12-14 CD Executive Retreat in Miami were also talked about, and Weiss raffled a pass to the event. Abdou Brahim of VA Executive Sedan & Limousine was the winner.


The VLA Board also revealed plans to hold a combined fishing trip/meeting in Virginia Beach in August (date TBA), and a fourth meeting is planned to be held at the fall CD/NLA Show in National Harbor.

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CD Executive Retreat Miami 2022 The excitement is building! We may be less than three weeks from the Chauffeur Driven Executive Retreat in Miami Beach, but there’s still time to take part. We have a select number of slots left for anyone who wants to join our exclusive group of operators on June 12-14 for first-class education, networking, and fun in one of America’s hottest and lively towns. However, today is the FINAL day for our exclusive room block rate of $289/night.

CD Executive Retreat Miami 2022 In addition to the incredible networking and timely education, one of the appeals of the Chauffeur Driven Executive Retreat is the chance to experience a bit of the host city’s local flavor and vibe. In the past we’ve hosted a carriage ride through New Orleans, visited cool sites like Old Town in San Diego, and noshed at The Picnic, a nationally recognized food truck bonanza in Austin. With that in mind, attendees will want to join us Monday afternoon for a bus tour of one of the country’s most unusual and unforgettable art installations, the legendary Wynwood Walls.

CD Executive Retreat Miami 2022 Established in 2009 by noted real-estate entrepreneur Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties, Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum of international street art. Encompassing more than 50 dazzling, cutting-edge murals created by respected street artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, the Wynwood Walls attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world each year.

CD Executive Retreat Miami 2022 Featuring such graffiti luminaries as Kenny Scharf, Futura, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, and other renowned innovators in street art, the site has become a phenomenon, spurring the creation of murals throughout the Wynwood district. It is now considered one of the best venues in the world to see the work of leading street artists. You’ll definitely want to have your phone handy because Wynwood Walls is practically made for the selfie! Snap some pics and share to your IG or Facebook feed!

Don’t miss out! Register today at to secure your space at our Early-Bird rate. Then book your room to get our discounted pricing at the Loews.