The 2012 International Limousine and Chartered Transportation (ILCT) recently concluded annual convention and trade show was very well attended and had much to offer both educationally and socially.
Held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Limousine Association (NLA), the ILCT presented a robust trade show which featured many of the new vehicles vying to replace the leadership position of the Lincoln Town Car which is no longer in production. Manufacturers such as Chrysler, BMW, Cadillac and Toyota
all featured vehicles which they believe are suitable replacements for the Town Car which has been the limousine industry’s standard bearer for decades.
The trade show also featured vendors offering a wide assortment of high tech reservation and booking systems geared to the smart phone using demographic. Insurance companies, such as industry leading Lancer Insurance Company, were on hand to feature their products and services and to participate in the educational
sessions targeting limousine owners and their senior staff. In fact Lancer’s Safety Director Bob Crescenzo gave an informative presentation to a packed room on the challenges limousine companies have as their operations evolve from sedan-only to mixed fleets of sedans, mini-buses, vans and full-sized motorcoaches. Crescenzo highlighted the regulatory, operational and driver training issues which must be part of the transition process.