It’s only been five months since the tragic limousine accident New York that claimed the lives of 17 passengers, a limo driver, and two pedestrians. The accident attracted the attention of Federal Investigators including the National Transportation Safety Board. Recent reports cited several areas of negligence that contributed directly to the accident.
This tragedy makes those of us in the commercial transportation industry ask the inevitable:
● What can we do to ensure the safety of our passengers?
● What areas of our business need critical analysis?
● How do we communicate our safety policies and protocols to our customers?
● How do we continue to make safety our top priority?
● Are there any compliance issues that we need to address?
Regardless of the competition between transportation and valet parking companies in the Twin Cities metro area, one thing we all have in common is the commitment that we have to take care of our customers from the moment they enter our vehicles until they arrive at their destinations.
Here are some ways that we can achieve this objective:
DOT Compliance & Safety Regulations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regularly reviews and updates its compliance regulations for commercial vehicle companies nationwide. Unparalleled Parking does their part to review and adhere to these regulations often. If we discover any new rules or regulations, then we immediately take action to become compliant on every level.
Proper Limo Driver Vetting & Training
Commercial passenger transportation drivers must hold a CDL to operate a passenger vehicle for commercial use in the state of Minnesota. Commercial drivers must complete and pass both a written and driving tests to be eligible for the license.
We only hire drivers that are licensed and properly trained to carry passengers in the following types of vehicles:
● Shuttle buses
● Shuttle vans
We properly vet our drivers using extensive employee screening including driving records. We only hire the best and safest drivers in the industry today.
Ongoing Vehicle Preventive Maintenance
Rather than dealing with automotive repairs as they occur, we practice routine preventive maintenance to prevent any breakdowns, which can lead to delays, passenger discomfort, or vehicle accidents on the road.
Each of our vehicles undergoes rigorous inspections and maintenance to ensure optimal performance to and from your destination. We look at areas such as braking systems, safety automation, seatbelts, lights, engine stability, airbags, tire condition, as well as other areas of inspection. We do not release a vehicle until we are 100% sure that it is safe to operate.
Schedule Your Valet or Transportation Service in Minneapolis, MN
To make your event the one everyone will be talking about, hire Unparalleled Parking for complete valet parking service. We offer valet parking for businesses, corporate events, private parties, and weddings.
We can schedule your date in advance and go over the details so that your even goes as planned. To reserve your event date, call us today at 651-300-1515, or you can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.