The scourge of Uber

Uber is a very efficient way to move executives around. The customer calls in, a car shows up in minutes, usually a black town car with a driver in a black suit and the executive is at his destination promptly. It all sounds terrific. These vehicles are licensed as limousines. The P.U.C. ( Public Utilities […]

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Life and Death in the Limousine

Yesterday 06-08-13 in the upscale senior community of Rossmoor near Walnut Creek California there was another limousine fire. The passengers were ladies in their nineties. There was no loss of life or injuries. The fire resulted in the total loss of the vehicle. Similar to the fatal fire of 05-04-13 on the San Mateo Bridge, […]

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Surly Drivers !

I have been accused many times of siding with the workers any time I have been managed a company. People think driving a limousine is glamorous. Picking up a party at a popular bar at 2:00 AM to get them safely home then picking up an early riser at 04:30 to get him to an […]

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Tales of the Loathsome Trail Chapter 4

During the morning commute on the loathsome trail with a passenger in the car, I began a merge from Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto to southbound 101. The time was about 8:30 AM. The lane from Embarcadero Road to southbound 101 is the highest in altitude of 4 so the dendritic ( branch like ) formation […]

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Lowballing Prices and Rates for Limousine Service !

A very common tactic for limousine service companies is to hook the unsuspecting customer without finalizing the actual price of the services to come. We inquired with a service today that was advertising a 55.00 rate to the airport from Palo Alto. The fuel surcharge ( 4 gallons of gas ) and the 20% gratuity […]

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Tales of the Loathsome Trail Chapter 3

There are 2 ways to travel on the loathsome trail. There is the OMG method. You see this when the little kid has his face pressed to the glass at the rear window of the car or SUV grinning at you and waving. This is something we all did as children. Oh my gosh – […]

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Sensationalist Claims on the web !

Doing routine web search today, we stumbled on a company that claims to be the Number One Limousine Service in Atherton ! In 25 years we have not seen a survey of Atherton residents regarding their preferred limo carrier. Most of our loyal customers would not like it known they use any kind of service. […]

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Tales of the Loathsome Trail Chapter 2

While driving on southbound 101  (the loathsome trail) at the southbound merge at Oregon expressway and Embarcadero Road, I observed a stream of about 10 cars attempting to merge onto the freeway. They were following each other so closely that it would be impossible for any traffic already on the freeway to safely merge with them. […]

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Tales of the Loathsome Trail Chapter 1

This morning while traveling from San Francisco Airport southbound on highway 101, a car cut around me, crossed 4 lanes of traffic and sped away in the fast lane at about 90 miles an hour. About two seconds later another car did the same thing ! They were racing each other. These two kids had […]

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Partying in Limousines

Our limousine profession is under plenty of scrutiny of late here in California ! We wish to discuss drinking in limousines and proper customer conduct. A stretch limo with a full bar, leather seats , T.V. and stereo is an expensive piece of equipment and represents the earning of a living for the driver. The […]

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