What You Need to Know About Taking a Cab

5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Party Bus

Posted by on Aug 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Party Bus

If you are planning on using a party bus for your birthday or another occasion, you are going to want to get the most out of it. This way, you are truly getting what you pay for, and your friends and family will appreciate the service as well. Here are five tips to help you make the most out of your rental. Make Reservations: You aren’t going to want to tell your guests that you have a party bus and then attempt to rent the party bus on the day of the event. First of all, you may not even get the party bus, especially if you are planning the event around wedding season. Second of all, there is a chance that the only party buses that will be available will not be the size that you need and won’t be able to accommodate for all of your guests. It’s best to make reservations at least a month before and ensure that the rental is confirmed a few days before your event.  Plan Details: When you reserve your party bus, you should make arrangements with the party bus companies to personalize the bus with little details. This way, the bus feels like your own. Your guests will appreciate this as well. A party bus can have certain decorations inside of the bus and can even have a banner hanging across the outside of the bus with the name of your event written across it.  Ask About Food and Drinks: If you don’t plan on stopping for food and would much rather keep the party inside of the party bus, you should ask about food and drinks. Some party buses will have more restrictions than others. For example, some may not allow food while others may allow food but not allow alcoholic beverages. If you want a party bus that allows food and drinks, be sure that you have the party bus checked for cleanliness before you agree to pay for the rental, since these buses are going to have more spills happen than others will.  Plan the Route: The driver of the party bus isn’t going to want to drive around aimlessly. It’s important that you have a route in mind, ideally one that allows your guests to have a bathroom break if you don’t plan on making any other stops. The route should lead back to your home or wherever you started from after you have spent the amount of time that you want to spend on the bus. When you know these four tips for getting the most from your party bus rental, you can be sure that utilizing one for your event is going to be enjoyable for everyone. Talk to a company such as A&A Limousine & Bus Services for more information about renting a party...

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How To Ship Your Car Via A Car Hauler

Posted by on Jul 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Ship Your Car Via A Car Hauler

Shipping your car via a car hauler is one of the most affordable methods of moving a car long distance. But unlike shipping through boat, there are a few additional concerns. A car hauler will keep your car stacked safely with other vehicles and will drive it from place to place. You just need to protect it from the conditions on the road. Make Sure You Purchase Shipping Insurance  Your auto insurance could have no or limited coverage when it comes to shipping. Very basic insurance is generally offered by the shipping company when shipping a car. In the case of car shipping, it’s a good idea to get as much insurance as possible. You can also check to see if you might have additional insurance through a credit card or bank account. Consider Replacing Your Tires If your tires are older, it’s a good time to replace them. This is especially true if you suspect there could be damage such as a slow leak. While your car isn’t going to experience any significant damage while traveling, it’s still going to be supported on those tires while being transported. If there’s a slow leak or other damage, the tire could go flat during transportation and could damage the rim. If your car’s tires are in good condition, they should still be filled and pressure tested before shipping. Empty Your Vehicle Out The more items you remove from your vehicle, the less likely you are to experience issues later on. It’s not always possible to anticipate the temperature extremes or other environmental issues that your vehicle will encounter during shipping. Something as simple as leaving cleaning solution in your trunk could lead to a burst bottle and mildew when you finally get your vehicle back. Wax and Cover Your Vehicle Waxing your vehicle will protect it from dust, dirt, and other road debris that could become trapped between the car’s finish and the vehicle cover. While on the road, the vehicle cover may move and flap in the breeze. If there is dust and dirt trapped underneath it, it can slowly scrape and dull the finish. Additionally, it’s important that you cover the vehicle very securely. If a strap becomes loose, the cover itself could damage the car. Your shipping company should have directions regarding how to prepare your vehicle for shipping with them specifically. Follow these instructions carefully and your vehicle should arrive safely in the condition you shipped it in.  For more information, contact professionals like Wrightway Auto...

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Learn How To Help Your Employees Stay Safe After Your Company Holiday Party

Posted by on Dec 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learn How To Help Your Employees Stay Safe After Your Company Holiday Party

When throwing a large company holiday party for your employees, it is important to think about their safety. You want to be sure that everyone can have a great time during the party, but you also want to be sure that they are as safe as they can be throughout the night. The following guide walks you through a few tips for keeping your employees safe for your next company holiday party. Consider the Location When choosing a location to throw the company party, you need to take a few things into consideration. Consider the parking near the building. You want to make sure that everyone can easily find a parking spot. Be sure the area is safe so that employees do not have to worry about someone breaking into their car while they are in the party. Also, be sure that the facility is located near a hotel so people can stay in the hotel rather than driving back to their home after they have been drinking. Request Discounts on the Rooms When you find a hotel near the facility, talk to the manager about possibly providing your company with a discounted rate on some of the rooms in the hotel. Some hotels will give you a discount when quite a few rooms are booked in advance. You can talk to your employees about the discounted rate the hotel is offering and see if any of them are interested. If they are, you can then contact the hotel again and have them set aside a specific number of rooms for your employees. Hire a Shuttle Service You do not want anyone to drive to the hotel after a night of partying, so hiring a shuttle service to the hotel is a great option. The shuttle service will make trips back and forth between the hotel and the party venue to ensure that guests can get things from their room or go back to their room to crash after a hard night of partying. The shuttle will be able to fit numerous people at one time, so people will not have to stand out in the cold waiting for the shuttle for very long. Have Food and Beverages Available Ask the hotel if you can display baskets in the lobby of the hotel with food and drinks for your employees to take up to their room once the party is over. Bottles of water, bags of chips, and even fresh fruit are all great options to have available for your employees. Knowing how much you care about them will help your employees appreciate working for such a great company even more than they already do. Be sure to make the plans in advance as many hotels and shuttle services fill up very quickly with reservations during the holiday season....

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Why You Should Start An Owner Operator Trucking Company In The Bakken

Posted by on Jul 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Should Start An Owner Operator Trucking Company In The Bakken

If you are thinking about starting up an owner operator trucking company, you may want to consider starting it in the Bakken. Although the work is hard and the days are long, there are plenty of opportunities for truck drivers and the pay is well above average. What is the Bakken? Western North Dakota and eastern Montana, along with parts of Canada, are home to the Bakken Shale Formation. It is also home to one of the biggest oil booms the United States, and is helping to make this country the number one oil-producing country in the world.  All of this is due to modern drilling techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, which enables oil to be extracted from shale formations. While the drop in oil prices slowed activity in the oil fields, the rig count is going back up. This is good news for truck drivers who wish to keep their job, or get a job in the Bakken. Why the Bakken? One of the reasons truck drivers are in such high demand in the Bakken is simply that it takes so many trips by truck to produce an oil well. In fact, an estimated 2,300 truck trips are required just to develop one well. With a prediction of 40,000 wells to be drilled within the next 20 years, that is a lot of truck trips. Truckers generally either haul fresh water to these wells or transport the crude oil to the refinery. What’s It Like in the Bakken? Many people who work in the Bakken can usually all agree on two things – the work is hard and the days are long. Besides working from sunup to sundown, truck drivers also have to deal with the extreme weather in the Upper Midwest. The average annual temperature in the state of North Dakota is 40 degrees F. It can reach 100 degrees in the summer and well below zero in the winter. Truck drivers must pay attention to rapidly changing weather conditions that can include blizzards, whiteouts, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding, depending on the season.  How Much Can Truck Drivers Earn in the Bakken? Truck drivers who aren’t afraid to work hard and who can manage the sometimes brutal weather, can earn an above-average salary. In North Dakota the average salary is $42,000. Truck drivers that work in the Bakken, however, can earn two to three times that amount. Now has never been a better time for owner operator trucking companies to get their start in the...

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Long Distance Grandparenting

Posted by on Jun 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Long Distance Grandparenting

Perhaps you are getting ready to move overseas and need to ship a few unusual things like your bowling bowl collection or a dozen of your prize roosters. You need to know exactly what kind of items are allowed to be shipped by air freight. Some truly odd “packages” have made it onto cargo planes, so your life-sized model of the Starship Enterprise may be no problem.   Big Stuff Some very large items that have traveled by air include a complete tennis court, part of the Titanic’s hull, a piece of the Liberty Bell, and an entire Black Hawk Helicopter.  Chances are that anything you need to ship is not nearly as large, so, if you can pay the freight, you should be able to transfer your items to your new home. Creatures Animals travel via air all the time, so shipping your dogs and cats is not a problem. Very large creatures have made air journeys, including two whale sharks that were flown from Taiwan to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2006. They flew in 25,000-gallon tanks and had a medical team along to make sure they arrived in good health. Passenger Planes Of course, many things that can fly cargo may not be okay on a passenger plane. For instance, families trying to avoid the cost of shipping dead relatives have tried to sneak them on planes by putting them in wheelchairs. Evidently rigor mortis had not set in, but still, security noticed, luckily for their scheduled seatmates. People have managed to check dead venomous snakes (live ones are not allowed), severed heads, and swords. In fact, you are allowed to check many unusual items, but most of them are not good choices for your carry-on bags.  In Australia, you are allowed to fly with your trusty boomerang by your side, but in the U.S., it has to go into the cargo hold. Fortunately, uses for the boomerang are limited when you are flying coach. If you are moving overseas or just across the country, you will be able to ship almost any item you have via air freight. The company you use will have a detailed list of what items are allowed on their website, and you should be able to get a good idea about the expense involved online as well. Even if you need to ship a whale or two, you can find someone who is willing to undertake the...

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About Me

Growing up in the country I had never been in a cab before moving to New York for college. When I arrived, I basically knew nothing about taking a cab anywhere, but I had to quickly learn if I was going to get around as I needed to. It took quite a bit of trial and error to figure things out. I began learning what type of cabs to look for, when to call a cab for a pick up instead of trying to find one along the street somewhere and when to avoid getting into a cab. If you are new to the city or have a kid going off to college in the city that has no experience with riding in a cab, take some time to visit my site. Here you will find a long list of do's and don'ts of using a cab service.

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