Beware the “Cheapest:” Do you know who’s behind the wheel?
How much is your life worth to you? Thirty bucks, forty? Much more you say? If that’s not true, why are you willing to hop into a car with anyone to save thirty bucks regardless if they have proper insurance or credentials? Because whoever is behind the wheel, owns your life while you’re the passenger in their car.
At Black Pearl Limousine, we understand the perils and liabilities of putting your life in the hands of a stranger. We’re extremely leery of unscrupulous so-called companies who give our industry a bad rap.
People that use professional car services value their lives and value good service. They seek a longstanding relationship with the people taking them “to and from” time and again. Our clients gain peace-of-mind riding with a licensed, insured, and bonded company. If something happens on these crazy South Florida roads of ours, they’re protected. They know their belongings will be returned to them if inadvertently left in one of our vehicles.
Our customers take comfort in knowing their chauffeur has been vetted and trained as a professional. And that the driver doesn’t qualify for employment at Black Pearl Limousine if not already double-screened and finger-printed by the police department. We keep tabs on all our drivers’ driving records and submit them to random toxicology tests. Safety and security are two major concerns of ours. Such concerns cost money, quite frankly.
Therefore, we will never be the “cheapest.” Sure, there are many single owner-operators, or rather, “a guy with a car – or two” out there. They bring the whole market value down when they price dump.
Yet unbeknownst to the oblivious consumer, these guys don’t make the costly investments in commercial insurance, or bother with valid permits or updated licenses ( just like Uber and Lyft.)
So of course, they’re all “cheaper.” They have no liability or accountability should anything unfortunate come to pass. The drivers could be exhausted coming off 12-hour construction job shifts looking to make a few extra bucks. However, their fatigue is nobody’s concern because there is no dispatcher overseeing their schedules or keeping track of how much sleep they do or don’t get.
Furthermore, if you leave your belongings in their cars, better kiss them goodbye. If they don’t show up on time or not at all for your 3am pick up, you have no recourse. You don’t get a contract emailed to your inbox outlining their responsibilities and yours prior to service, like we do.
So, if you’re price-shopping for the “cheapest” deal in town and happen to land on our page, please remember that we are the company that places the values of comfort, safety and security above all else. We believe in paying our drivers fairly and offering an incomparable service to our customers. After all, we’re interested in developing long-term relationships, not just one-time flings.