Whether you’re planning limo transportation for corporate travel or a personal event, it’s very important to be well informed to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Your budget will, of course, play a key role in your choice of a limousine service provider.
It’s always tempting to go with the cheapest rates available. However, you often get what you pay for, which can result in a negative impact on your business or special plans being ruined due to poor service. Remember, not every company is equal.
We recommend the following guidelines for choosing Limo Rental Tampa:
Check company and driver credentials
Visit the facility and examine the quality of the fleet.
Check references for service and reliability.
Review company website, blogs, and other related social media platforms.
Know what types of service they provide.
Get everything in writing.
Verify Company and Driver Credentials
Each state has different regulations and legal requirements mandated by the Local, State, and Federal government. For companies operating passenger carrier services. This information can be obtained by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Also to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.
In addition, DOT has a searchable Safety and Fitness Electronic Records system, safer.fmcsa.dot.gov, which provides each company’s operating status, number of drivers/vehicles, inspection records, and incident reports.
Before signing a contract, request proof of company permits, insurance, safety record, and DOT number, as well as the driver’s credentials. A reputable company will be glad to provide you with this information. Beware of companies who only have personal auto insurance, as this rarely covers the passengers leasing the limo.
Professional chauffeurs must have a current driver’s license, proof of insurance, 19A certification, a pre-employment background check. As well as a medical clearance, plus proper driving including safety training. Furthermore, any reputable limo company will have proof of random drug screening for each driver. Before ever getting into a limousine, speak with the driver to ensure he is alert and coherent.
Visit Facility and Examine Fleet
If this is the first time you have ever dealt with a Limo Service Tampa, it is extremely important to physically visit their facility. They should allow you to examine their fleet of limousine cars/buses inside and out and provide evidence of current inspection, registration, and maintenance records. Their vehicles should be expertly detailed with no evidence of damage and shouldn’t be over 4 years old.
If the vehicles don’t meet these criteria, it’s a clear indicator of why their prices are cheaper than others. The company may not have the resources to update their fleet and may not be properly maintained. Finally, ask to inspect the actual vehicle you’ll be reserving. Ensure electronics are working correctly as this can be an unexpected glitch that hampers your limo experience. Once you’re satisfied, get it in writing. Beware of attempts to substitute the vehicle at the last minute.
Be sure to check company references, which should show years of operation, reputation for quality service, safety, and reliability. Referrals from people you know and trust are the best source for references. There are also on-line reviews, the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Motor Carrier Association’s websites, as well as wedding planners and tourist agencies.
Computer Website/Blogs/Social Media
If the company is run efficiently, they’ll have a presentable website with links to informational blogs and other social media platforms. Is their content current, interesting, and consistent? A professionally-run company will provide valuable information about the company itself, as well as current information concerning the industry, in general.
Type of Services Provided
It’s always better to establish a working relationship with the limo service, because you may often require a variety of different services. So, it’s important to know exactly what services they provide. For example, do their limo rental Tampa transportation services include:
Corporate travel and business events
Tampa Events (i.e., sports, holiday, concerts, etc.)
Party bus rentals
Non- Emergency Medical Transportation
Bodyguards, upon request.
If their services are limiting, it’s a sure sign that they aren’t the best choice for limo service Tampa.
Get Everything in Writing
Business events and special occasions require personalized attention to detail. Make sure you choose a company that allows you to reserve your limo service well in advance. Furthermore, insist on a written contract that clearly outlines all your specific requirements and make sure you understand all the terms and conditions of your contract.
Network Transportation is an affordable, high-quality limo service in Tampa and worldwide. In addition provide complete transparency in terms of our company and driver credentials, as well as our beautiful fleet of first-class luxury vehicles. We invite you to visit our location. As well as our website, and enjoy our informative blogs and all of our other social media platforms. We are proud of our service record and company reviews.
Providing transportation for any occasion, including Airport Shuttle, corporate travel and business event transportation. In addition to, private party bus rentals, weddings, tours, special occasions. Let’s not forget Tampa events, non-emergency medical transportation, and much more! Our chauffeurs are professionally trained, licensed, and insured. We also provide bodyguard protection, when requested.
Visit our website to view our fleet of luxury sedans, such as Town Cars, stretch limos, and party buses/vans. We are able to accommodate any size group! Plan ahead and make your reservation today!
Written By: Margie Lubin