If you have never utilized professional transportation
services before, please review some of the basics listed below.
Verify the company’s insurance certificate. This is different from your personal automobile
insurance police. It is an 8 ½ by 11”
form which shows the coverage and other related coverages.
Is the company licensed to operate and perform
the service? If the vehicle is a 9
passenger and above for transportation across state lines, the company is
required to have USDOT Numbers. If the
vehicle crosses two or more police jurisdictions (Generally outside Jefferson
County), the company is required to be certified by the Alabama Public Service
Commission to operate. The APSC Number
must be displayed on the vehicle.
See me, Feel Me, Touch Me. No matter who you obtain service from, it is
important that you inspect the vehicle the company is providing for your
service. What you see on the Internet is
not what may arrive for your service.
Is the vehicle clean and free from odors? Are the lights and signals operating correctly? Some limousines have opera light on the side
of the vehicle. If they cannot replace a
.25 cent bulb, can they maintain the brakes on the vehicle. Air Conditioning is also a problem. During the summer months, make sure the Air