These next few weeks are very exciting in Arizona because we are again in the spotlight!The whole nation will get to see how we live in December and January when it is a balmy 72 degrees.
We are getting a lot of calls from these bowl game participants fans and they are ready to party in the desert. They have all heard about those strict DUI laws and are looking for transportation to the games and related events. Limos and party buses are booking up quickly and I wanted to at least relay some info to some of you who may be looking to rent a limousine in Phoenix or a party bus in Scottsdale or if you want to rent a party bus to the Fiesta Bowl to tailgate in.
I wrote a blog last year warning clients about limo and party bus companies in Arizona who were not in compliance with local city, state or federal laws. These companies don’t carry the proper insurance, they are running unsafe vehicles but when you cut all those corners you can offer great prices to clients. Well, I wrote the blog the day after last years Fiesta Bowl explaining a major issue that occurred at the game.
The name of the blog was “Fiesta Bowl Surprise” and what had happened was after dropping off clients at the game DOT officers had a commercial vehicle enforcement stop for almost every party bus, limo, van, etc. at the game. Needless to say, I believe it was 11 vehicles impounded and 1 driver arrested. All of those clients were now stranded at the game and my phone started ringing off the hook with desperate people with large groups needing a ride home. It was a really unfortunate situation because everyone that we work with as well as ourselves were sold out.
Those great deals didn’t turn out to be so great. Please heed my warning, and look into whomever you choose for limo service while in Phoenix, Scottsdale, etc.
Platinum Ride Limousines has an excellent reputation with all of the regulatory departments in our state and we work very hard not only to be compliant but to make other operators aware of new state and city laws.
We are a longtime member of our local Arizona Limousine Association, the National Limousine Association. My brother Joe and I have held several board positions on the Arizona Limousine Association as well. Platinum Rides has also been rated as a “TOP 10” limousine company for several years now. In addition to this, we have an A rating with the BBB.
I hope you all have a wonderful stay in our great state and wish you a happy holiday.