Issue 1 2019

42 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2019 With more than 53 years’ experience in the market, Premier Transportation is a global leader in chauffeured services and ground transportation logistics. To celebrate the firm’s win in our AI Global Excellence Awards, in which it received the Award for Excellence in Transportation Chauffeur Services 2018 – USA, we spoke to Janet Cherrier, President and Owner to learn more about the secrets behind its phenomenal success in this competitive industry. ince its inception in 1965, Premier has grown to become one of the most recognized chauffeured transportation companies in the United States with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today, the company holds the distinction of the National “Operator of the Year,” an award based on excellence in customer service, training, operations, industry and community involvement, and safety. Performance-driven and customer-oriented, Premier’s professional staff and award-winning services have made the company the first choice for discerning clients around the world. Janet provides us with a fascinating insight into how the company constantly works to ensure it maintains and enhances its reputation for excellence. “For over 40 years, Premier’s brand has been synonymous with reliability, convenience, technology and superior service. We take our position as a leader in the chauffeured transportation industry incredibly seriously. As such, our objective is to provide personalized, professional service, an immaculate fleet of luxury vehicles, and courteous, well-trained chauffeurs and staff that exceed every clients’ expectations, however high. “Overtheyearsourbrandhasflourished,andcurrentlythePremiernetwork covers 550 cities in 65 countries on six continents, giving our clients comprehensive solutions to their worldwide transportation requirements. We are careful to maintain Premier’s high service standards consistently at all of our affiliate locations worldwide. We have implemented quality- assurance programs with strict standards of performance that govern every aspect of our operation, from reservations, and billing to the skills of our chauffeurs, and the cleanliness and maintenance of our vehicles.” Supporting clients with everything from private airport transfers through to corporate driving and beyond, Premier has the knowledge and experience to make any journey a luxury, as Janet highlights. “At Premier, our reliability, professionalism and strong commitment to delivering superior service have made us the preferred chauffeured service provider for a wide range of customers from Fortune 500 executives and dignitaries, through to celebrities and musicians. We provide our clients with their own comprehensive and customized ground travel programs to meet their every need. At Premier Transportation we promise to provide the ultimate in Safety, Service, and Satisfaction: all of which combine to create the ‘Ultimate Chauffeur–Driven’ experience.” As she looks to the future Janet believes that Premier will continue to flourish, with the firm’s ongoing expansion offering it many invigorating opportunities for further growth and success. 2019 is the Year of Expansion for Premier Transportation S Company: Premier Transportation Name: Janet Cherrier, President and Owner Address: 999 American Blvd E, Mplso, 55020, United States, MN Phone: 6123317433 Website: “Over the coming years I foresee that TransportationNetwork Companies (TNCs), like Uber, and Lyft will continue to disrupt our industry. Uber’s process for onboarding drivers is dangerously negligent. Neither Uber nor Lyft uses fingerprints or law enforcement to background-check their drivers, and Uber does not even meet drivers before it hires them and allows them to work under its umbrella. The result is a series of incidents involving ‘ridesharing’ passengers being harmed and criminal offenders behind the wheel. Some states have outlawed TNC from operating and other states have officially issued alerts to warn consumers about the dangers of so-called ‘ridesharing’ companies due to the lack of sufficient insurance coverage. “As such, whilst consumer interest in chaffer driven transportation is clearly still high, the market is now increasingly competitive, and moving forward Premier will continue to work hard to show clients that quality service and reliability are central to our services and that we are the ideal partner for all their transportation needs. In order to better service the group travel industry, Premier Transportation expanded its fleet in 2015 to include large Van Hool Motor coaches, Grech Executive mini coaches and Mercedes Sprinter Vans. The expansion of our fleet allowed for Premier to capture new group business and better serve our current meeting and event planners. Premier offers large vehicles with innovative features that our competitors cannot compete with and that our customers want. In 2019 Premier plans to continue to expand our fleet with the purchase of more motor coaches and mini coaches, and we are excited for the opportunities this will offer us.”