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    Dec 2005

    Publisher's Page:

    Guess what? That long 9 passenger or more vehicle you're driving around in that was built by a "coach builder" is not a limousine! It is a "BUS"! Surprise, Surprise.

    Dispatches:

    Operator is annoyed by misusue of 10pax limousines (1st correction needed, it is a bus). The Operator didn't want his name published as he/she is afraid that questioning the establishment may be offensive. Sounds like any of the wimps on this site?

    Industry News:

    Operators must focus on value says NBTA Prez. If you don't know what the NBTA is sign up for the amateur portion of the "professional v. amateur" thread.

    Limo Scene:

    The NLA still trying to unsrew the GG fiasco by dealing with the IRS now.

    In Focus:

    Aloha's main man Phil Restivo is featured.

    NLA:

    DOT & CDL Regulation Enforcement Intensified

    9 Candidates Vie for 6 NLA Board Seats. I wonder how many of them know any transportation laws beyond company SOP?

    The Cover:

    Another gaudy bus with a dance floor & pole for entertainment.

    Interesting reading for those who desire to expand their knowledge of the industry beyond changing light bulbs.

    Crap, I'm starting to think like Mr. Stuffy.
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    Originally posted by gunny:
    Dec 2005

    Publisher's Page:

    Guess what? That long 9 passenger or more vehicle you're driving around in that was built by a "coach builder" is not a limousine! It is a "BUS"! Surprise, Surprise.

    Dispatches:

    Operator is annoyed by misusue of 10pax limousines (1st correction needed, it is a bus). The Operator didn't want his name published as he/she is afraid that questioning the establishment may be offensive. Sounds like any of the wimps on this site?

    Industry News:

    Operators must focus on value says NBTA Prez. If you don't know what the NBTA is sign up for the amateur portion of the "professional v. amateur" thread.

    Limo Scene:

    The NLA still trying to unsrew the GG fiasco by dealing with the IRS now.

    In Focus:

    Aloha's main man Phil Restivo is featured.

    NLA:

    DOT & CDL Regulation Enforcement Intensified

    9 Candidates Vie for 6 NLA Board Seats. I wonder how many of them know any transportation laws beyond company SOP?

    The Cover:

    Another gaudy bus with a dance floor & pole for entertainment.

    Interesting reading for those who desire to expand their knowledge of the industry beyond changing light bulbs.

    Crap, I'm starting to think like Mr. Stuffy.
    LOL Limelite Phil has those new famous precision cutting tools. I can remember when LCT would not let Craftsmen in the magazine because Ford told them not to. Looks like money makes the policy. If you can afford the ad your a great guy.

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    What I'm trying to figure out concerning the interview with the Prez of the NBTA is that she states that what customers want is, "top-notch service at reasonable prices".

    What is a reasonable price for top service?
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    He must be spending alot of money advertising with them thats how all these morons get featured in their magazines!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm sure the " Wild At Heart " ad inspired you a great deal !
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    Gunny, There are many other sources to read...
    Dean Schuler

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    How does one measure the success or failure of an organization?

    Approximately 5 months ago the worst natural disaster hit the US by the name of Katrina. The Leadership of the NLA immediately put into action a relief drive to help the Limousine Operators affected with a goal of raising $100k. With the boasting of well over 1,000 members one would think that a $100k goal would be a reasonable amount to acheive. If the 75 large Operators that appear every year in LCT alone kicked in a grand, it would account for 3/4 of that goal alone. Hey, if one is running a hundred vehicle fleet what is a grand, right?

    The January LCT arrived in the mailbox yesterday & it is reported that the members of the NLA have contributed as of press time $35k. That equates to less than $35 per NLA member.

    If success is measured by the NLA Leaderships' ability to rally the troops to help the industrys' own, then the Leadership of the NLA has failed.
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    Originally posted by Dean Schuler:
    Gunny, There are many other sources to read...
    Correct Dean there are other sources to read:
    Federal Laws
    State Laws
    DOD Regulations
    Case Laws

    The BS "All Fluff" I am GREAT, I Love Me, keep regulation on local levels, whaaa GG tax is unfair spewed by the industry rags is only good to point out the flaws within this industry or in case of emergency in the john paper.
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    Originally posted by gunny:
    How does one measure the success or failure of an organization?

    Approximately 5 months ago the worst natural disaster hit the US by the name of Katrina. The Leadership of the NLA immediately put into action a relief drive to help the Limousine Operators affected with a goal of raising $100k. With the boasting of well over 1,000 members one would think that a $100k goal would be a reasonable amount to acheive. If the 75 large Operators that appear every year in LCT alone kicked in a grand, it would account for 3/4 of that goal alone. Hey, if one is running a hundred vehicle fleet what is a grand, right?

    The January LCT arrived in the mailbox yesterday & it is reported that the members of the NLA have contributed as of press time $35k. That equates to less than $35 per NLA member.

    If success is measured by the NLA Leaderships' ability to rally the troops to help the industrys' own, then the Leadership of the NLA has failed.
    Most of the operators that would benefit from this are out of business or going out of business. It's a little too late.

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    Originally posted by Wade Randolph:

    Most of the operators that would benefit from this are out of business or going out of business. It's a little too late.
    Hey Wade,
    Wanna bet that after Katrina did her thing that there weren't "powers to be" of chain operations rubbing their hands together planning to fill the slots opened by those driven out of business?
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    Off the NLA site listing Donors for the Katrina Relief Fund as of 12/29/05. With a few exceptions I will only post the names & not the donation amount:
    Titus Leasing $2,000
    Farrell Limousine
    Monterey Transportation
    Rose limousine
    Minnesota Chauffeured Transportation Assoc. $300.
    Computer Car
    Jacoby Limousine
    Limo Assoc of Colorado $1,170.
    Allaire Limousine
    Diva Limousine
    Roadmaster Transportation
    Regal Limousine
    Premier Limousine
    Trip Tracker All Star Transportation
    QVM/CMC Vehicle Manufacturer Assoc $500.
    Gateway Limousine
    La Costa Limousine
    VIP Gold
    NLA Harold Berkman Fund $10,000.
    Music Express $10,000
    CLS Las Vegas $5,000.
    LCT Magazine $2,100.
    Overland Limousine

    Total to date $37,520

    Who is missing?
    How many local associations are missing?

    Walk the Walk or Talk the Talk, eh?
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    So who is getting the "Donations"?

    $37 grand collected & the NLA raffling off a Caddy at $100. a pop.

    Jan. LCT featured an Operator who received a cool grand.

    Before anyone donates another dime or partakes in the raffle find out whose pocket the cash is hitting. I would say that it may surprise some folks, yet again it shouldn't.

    I smells another scam.....
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    Originally posted by gunny:
    So who is getting the "Donations"?

    $37 grand collected & the NLA raffling off a Caddy at $100. a pop.

    Jan. LCT featured an Operator who received a cool grand.

    Before anyone donates another dime or partakes in the raffle find out whose pocket the cash is hitting. I would say that it may surprise some folks, yet again it shouldn't.

    I smells another scam.....
    Who was the operator that received the grand?

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    Originally posted by Wade Randolph:

    Who was the operator that received the grand?
    Bonomolo Limo/A Touch Of Class Limousines (franchise?) accepted the generous donation of $1,000.

    Who has received the other 36 grand?
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    Originally posted by gunny:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Wade Randolph:

    Who was the operator that received the grand?
    Bonomolo Limo/A Touch Of Class Limousines (franchise?) accepted the generous donation of $1,000.

    Who has received the other 36 grand? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Joe Bonomolo is a good guy. And he did get totally wiped out from the storm. Glad to see he got something. He is a DavEl affiliate.

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