With so many TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft popping up lately, you might be wondering “Why a Limo over a Transportation Network Company?”
The major defining characteristic that assimilates the limo and TNC transport industries is obvious; transportation for hire.
Whether you’re looking to have a night out with a bottle of vino and don’t want to have to worry about those dreaded checkpoints, you have a hot date and want to spend the whole night staring into each other’s eyes instead of at the road, or maybe you simply don’t own a vehicle. Whatever the case may be, transportation for hire (in every form) will always be relevant; the question posed asks “in what respect?”
To draw a conclusion let’s take a look at a couple of the defining characteristics that make limos and TNCs different.
Never mind the fact that the limousine industry is a classic one, and also one whose history spans over a century, while modern TNCs are in their infancy. The very first limo was built in 1902, with a unique design that kept the driver outside of the vehicle under a covered compartment.
Another major difference? Limousine companies typically have a process for selecting drivers who are familiar with the industry and have a specific level of training, whereas TNCs have what are called partners. These partners essentially being anyone with a vehicle who is looking to make extra cash.
While it is yet to be determined whether TNCs are just another passing fad, the limo industry has had an influx in popularity over the last decade. With many fortune 500 companies and even small businesses turning to the experience and class of a stretch over a TNC for their road travel needs, the demand for Limousine’s has surged.
Keep that in mind the next time you need to book a ride.