Limo Service Provided In These U.S. States & Canadian Provinces
BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE TRANSPORTATION
To ensure that you choose the right Company for your special
event, the following are some suggestions to consider:
about the number of years the limousine company has been in
business. Experience is a key factor. Companies that have
been in business for a number of years will most likely be
more reliable and provider better service than those with
little or no experience.
- Inquire about
the limousine company’s license and operating authority.
Limousine and transportation companies are required to have
Federal authority to operate their vehicles from the Department
of Transportation as well as local State operating authority.
Limousine Companies with such licenses are regulated and thus
more likely to provide the consumer with satisfactory service.
- Inquire about
the Limousine Company’s Insurance. There are unfortunately
numerous companies around that do not carry the proper commercial
insurance coverage on their fleet to protect the consumer
in the event of an accident or other mishap. A reputable Limousine
Company will have the required commercial insurance coverage
and will have no problem providing you with a Certificate
of Coverage, if asked.
- Inquire about
the Limousine Company’s affiliations with reputable
organizations such as the Better Bussines Bureau, The National
Limousine Association as well as their local Livery Association.
Memberships with any of the above and other related organizations
is an indication that you are dealing with a professional,
- Ask for references
of present or past performances from the Limousine Company
you choose. Excellent references from other consumers will
minimize the possibility of service problems.
- Be sure to
check the year of the limousine or other vehicle you are interested
in, the make and model as well as the amenities inside the
- If renting
more than one vehicle, i.e. a you also get the best man or
maid of honor to use the same Company, ask about discounts
that may apply on your reservations. Many companies offer
special discounted rates for multiple reservations.
- Inquire about
overtime charges and overtime availability. Many Limousine
Companies will charge you a full hour even if your time runs
for example 10 minutes over the contracted time. Be sure to
ask if it is possible for the Company to charge the overtime
rate on 15 minute or 30 minute increments in the event of
overtime. If your event ends early enough, most Limousine
Companies will schedule subsequent jobs after your scheduled
event. Because Bachelor/Bachelorete parties are not always
predictable, you may need the service longer than anticipated.
Be sure to ask the availability of the Company in the event
their services are needed after the contracted hour ends and
get this agreement in writing, if possible.
- Inquire about
your chauffeur’s gratuity. Most Limousine Companies
will automatically apply gratuity of 15% to 20% on the contract.
Please review your contract carefully so that you do not end
up paying duplicate gratuity. Ask if the gratuity is included
and whether you can pay gratuity separately to your chauffeur
based on his/her performance.
about the Company’s starting time policy. With a majority
of Limousine Companies, your time starts at the time of the
initial pickup. Others may charge you from the time the Chauffeur
leaves the garage. We also suggest you inquire about travel
time. Some Limousine Companies will charge you travel time
if your pickup location or destination is further than a certain
amount of miles. Be sure to clarify the extent of all travel
time charges prior to making your reservation.
about the Limousine Company’s Bachelor/Bachelorette
party packages. Most Companies run specials party package
rates will throw in complimentary refreshments (stocked bar
depending on your age and the local State Laws), and party
favorites. Be sure the complimentary items you want for your
event are specified when making your reservation, and placed
in the contract.
about the name of your chauffeur and a cell phone number,
if possible. It is very important that you and your chauffeur
are able to get in touch at all times in the event you require
immediate pickup for your or one of your group.
- Once you
have selected a Limousine Company to provide your service,
ask for a detailed contract of your reservation. Your contract
should include the date of service, the time of pickup, number
of hours you have reserved the vehicle, the year, make, model
and color of the vehicle, the total price of the contract,
including driver’s gratuity, overtime charges, and routing
information, i.e pickup and drop off locations. The Contract
should also contain language detailing the Company’s
policies regarding cancellations, deposits and the company’s
liability in the event they are unable to provide the service.
many companies will call you prior to your reservation to
review the itinerary and details of your reservation, if you
have not heard from the company 48 hours prior to your scheduled
event, contact the company to review the details and amend
whether the Limousine Company will have a live person available
during the scheduled event, should you require any assistance.
If not, be sure to obtain a contact phone number of an operating
manager or other individual in charge.
about free admissions for you and the to local clubs or bars.
The majority of Limousine Companies obtain free admission
to various night clubs and adult entertainment clubs.
- One word
of Caution; because Bachelor/Bachelorette parties get crazy
at times, be careful about anyone in your group vomiting or
spilling inside the Limo. Most Companies will charge you a
substantial amount for damage to the upholstery or other areas
of the Limo caused by you or your group’s negligence.
Keep this in mind and ask everyone in your group to be cautions
of the same.
- To ensure
that you get full usage of your limousine, here are a few
other tips that may assist you:
Get everyone to gather in one location. This will eliminate
wasting unnecessary time for multiple pickups;
Provide the company in advance with all pickup and drop off
addresses so that the driver has full directions in advance
and will not get lost;
Bring your favorite CDs to listen to your favorite tunes
during your rides; and
Bring a camera to take pictures of an unforgettable night.