- BEST-VIP Hires Industry Veterans
February 6, 2019
- BEST-VIP Hires Industry Veterans
Recently an article cautioned that 14 states had already issued warnings for rideshare passengers that apps like Uber and Lyft may not provide adequate insurance coverage. Here at BEST-VIP, the security and satisfaction of our passengers is our highest priority. We outline the strict standards for our drivers and vehicles in our Duty of Care list, which specifies vehicle insurance policies and chauffeur background checks. Our drivers and vehicles are insured and guaranteed to meet local, state, and federal regulations to keep you safe. Rideshare apps are prevented from fully screening their drivers, which means your Uber or Lyft driver hasn’t been drug tested, screened for a criminal background, fingerprinted, or trained in driver duties and safety.
Why risk your personal safety with an unqualified driver? BEST-VIP hires only the most competent and qualified drivers, screening them for driving ability, criminal background, drug testing, and even medical testing. We created a Bill of Rights for our passengers to know exactly what to expect from their chauffeur and the services we offer. In it, we emphasize our passengers’ right to “A safe and courteous driver that obeys all traffic laws with proof of commercial vehicle insurance.” Furthermore, all of the cars in our fleet have the Lytx DriveCam™ Event Recorder installed on the driver’s windshield to ensure you arrive at your destination safely. Lytx™ is “the leader in video-based driver safety programs [and] is the perfect partner for BEST-VIP Chauffeured.” The camera records using two lenses, with one facing towards the driver and the other forward toward the windshield. With this software, we can track any risky driving behaviors and make note of any errors to maintain our team’s high quality driving skills.
If prices are a problem, consider the fact that choosing BEST-VIP’s chauffeur service allows you to escape surge prices and unreliable service from your rideshare app. What is surge pricing? According to an article from Quora, higher pricing occurs “when the demand for [a] taxi rises, or the number of users looking for a ride increases and there aren’t enough cars on the road, prices go up, riders can either wait or pay more for the ride.” Because of the severe competition between rideshare apps and the taxi industry, there is a surge in prices for that specific ride. Thus, rideshare app users either must pay a higher price or wait to get a ride at a later time.
An article from The Verge outlines another rideshare problem: confusion surrounding state versus local regulation for ridesharing apps. This is a slippery slope for drivers and passengers dealing with accidents, miscommunication, and busy pickup destinations. State and local law enforcement have begun imposing regulations on popular pickup locations like airports- often restricted entirely to rideshare apps. The airport is one of the most popular pickup and drop-off locations, which is already a stressful and busy place for passengers looking for a safe way to their destination and back home. Many states have made it illegal for rideshare apps to operate at airports due to competition with taxis. If rideshare vehicles are allowed, prices are high due to surge pricing. Thus, passengers struggling to find a quick way home or to the airport are left without a choice- paying surge pricing because of overcrowding. The stress of traveling is already piling up, so why add surge pricing to the mix? BEST-VIP’s chauffeur service is catered specifically to airport transportation needs, meaning that you’re guaranteed a relaxing journey both to and from the airport.
Even a quick glance at our testimonials proves that our service is top of the line, exceeding customer’s expectations. Instead of settling for mediocre rideshare apps, choose BEST-VIP to satisfy your transportation needs with luxury and quality comfort. Let our drivers put your mind at ease for your next ride- all you have to do is sit back and relax while we do the driving.