If you want to have the best transportation for you and your work team, then you need the right tips. We have gathered some of the biggest transportation tips from around the industry to make sure that your travel is flawless. Utilize these tips the next time that you need corporate transportation.
Plan Ahead Of Time (If Possible)
Whenever possible you should plan your corporate transportation with days or weeks ahead of time. This allows the transportation company to make sure that they have the assets available and ready when you need them. It also helps to ensure that you don’t forget to request the transportation. Nothing is worse than forgetting to arrange transportation with your coworkers involved.
Planning also means making a list of all of your various needs. Before making the reservation with a corporate transportation company, you are going to want to know the following things:
- Number of people you want to transport.
- Number of vehicles you want (if not the same as the number of people).
- Type of vehicle(s) you want to transport your group.
- The exact, or close to exact locations you will be transported from and to.
Specify What You Need
Executive ground transportation companies (also known as limousine companies) often have a variety of vehicles. In fact, most don’t own actual limousines anymore and instead own a variety of different luxury and transportation vehicles. When you contact an executive ground transportation company, make sure to specify what you need. Don’t only tell them the amount of passengers you want to transport but the type of vehicle you want and anything else that you may need.
While a good limo company will ask you questions to determine your needs, you don’t want an accident so specify your needs.
Feel Free To Ask Questions
All businesses should be ready to answer questions. This is part of operating. If you have any questions at all about your executive ground transportation needs or services, ask them. That way you will get everything you need and be able to plan for things that the company cannot help you with. You can also look at the company website. Most companies will have an FAQ section to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.
Ask If They Sub-Contract
Because of how busy many companies are, a lot of corporate transportation companies sub-contract to other companies or to third party drivers. You want to ask if the company you are arranging with sub-contracts. Sub-contractors can leave you without insurance or liability coverage. If the company sub-contracts make sure that their sub-contractors are covered by the insurance too.
Ask About The Price
If the price is something that you are concerned about, ask the company how much it will cost before you make the reservation. If the company has variable charges based on time and distance traveled, they should at least be able to give you a rough estimate based on their past trips to close areas. The last thing you want to happen is to be surprised by a larger than you expected bill.
Call To Confirm
Within 24-hours of your travel, it is always a good idea to call and confirm your transportation plans with the ground transportation company. It will help to remind you of your reservation and your exact plans. During the confirmation call, you will also be confirming that everything is set to go off without a hitch. Most executive ground transportation companies will call to confirm your reservation on the day before your booking.
Part of taking executive ground transportation is that you don’t have to worry about flagging a cab or the rough ride of a traditional cab. Spend your time relaxing. You can also use the ride to brush up on a presentation, review numbers, or even study. The point is, that once your limousine company arrives, you can stop stressing and prepare yourself.
In order to get the best experience possible, utilize as many of these tips as you can. Each tip has been handpicked by us through our experiences and the experiences of many customers. We always appreciate the input of our customers and let us know any tips you have in the comments section.
Also published on Medium.