May 6, 2020 By Tammy Mick

Tips for Choosing Transportation Services [Choosing the Right Vehicle & Company]

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Things to keep in mind when choosing a transportation service and vehicle for your needs:

Party Size

When choosing a transportation service, make sure you take the size of your party into consideration. Do they only offer standard-sized taxis? In that case, if you have a group of six people, you would need to order multiple cars, but you might prefer to stick together.

If you have a large group, hire a transportation service that provides vans, big SUVs, buses, or other large vehicles. Otherwise, you’ll need to pay for multiple drivers.

PRO TIP: Consider the room for luggage when booking a vehicle for travel. Vehicles should have their capacity and luggage capacity labeled in their fleet details. For example, a Cadillac Escalade and Chevy Suburban both offer 6 seats and have room for 7 pieces of luggage. If you know everyone is bringing two suitcases, you might want to consider a different vehicle. 


airport transportationYou need to choose the right transportation for your needs. If you are on a corporate trip and going to and from the airport, you might just want a simple sedan or limo to get you to and from the airport, hotel, and/or convention center. 

On the other hand, if you are looking to do a Kentucky Bourbon Tour or a bachelorette party, you might want a party bus or big van. 

Have a classy event coming up? It’s a nice touch to travel in a beautiful vintage vehicle, such as a vintage Bentley.


What type of amenities are you looking for? If you are headed for a destination with a longer travel duration with your children, you should consider whether the vehicle you choose has DVD player, Bluetooth speakers, etc. 

Cost/Budget vs Quality

Make sure your budget aligns with what the transportation service is charging for your needs. If you feel it’s not in the general ballpark you are aiming for, it’s important to make sure that it might not be the transportation service gouging prices, but the vehicle/duration/location needs to be adjusted to a more affordable price.

Be cautious when considering the lowest quote and ask for a detailed listing of all services.  If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.  If your brand and reputation are important, you’ll want to make sure the transportation management company services are in line with your expectations and requested needs.

Reviews & Experience

How long has the company been around? How experienced are they? 

Some companies, such as Gold Shield Transportation, have been operating since 1982. Companies with almost 50 years of experience are likely to be more experienced than a newbie to the industry.

Double-check the reviews or testimonials of any transportation companies you are looking for. Anyone can build a nice website offering their fleet and transportation services, but it’s valuable to see what previous customers have to say. Not only is the star rating important, but the number of reviews. A 5-star review from 2-3 people isn’t as credible as 50 reviews! 

For example, Gold Shield’s reviews have tons of reviews with a high star rating so you know you can trust our transportation service: Gold Shield’s Google reviews and Facebook reviews.


Before booking any transportation service, make sure they can drive you to the location you are looking for or can pick you up from the airport you are flying into. Transportation companies should have a list of airports they frequently visit and are willing to travel to new ones if needed. Check out our blog, Airport Car Service Hacks for Travelers in Kentucky & Indianapolis for more info about travel tips and transportation service in the area. 

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Transportation Tips For Your Trip Based on What You Plan to Do

Traveling to Lexington? When you get here, leave the driving to others.

There’s no need to worry about how to get from your hotel to an event or to a restaurant.

Here are five essential transportation trips for your trip to Lexington, KY.

Airport Pickup in Style

Sure, you can rent a car or take a taxi. But what about adding some luxury to your trip?

Book a town car, Cadillac, or a limo to take you from the airport to your hotel.

Not only do you not have to worry about finding a taxi or getting to the rental car area after your flight, booking a car comes with pampering perks while you’re en route.

Watch a movie on the entertainment system, catch the game on TV, or enjoy a chilled bottle of water while your driver gets you where you need to be.

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Sporting Events 

Lexington is home to plenty of sporting events–from horse races at Keeneland to tennis tournaments to the Major League All-Star game in 2015.

Fussing with driving and parking frustrates you before you have a chance to watch your horse win the race.

Don’t dampen your fun with that headache. Book a large bus or a limo to arrive with your guests or group in style to any event in Lexington. Whether it’s the Kentucky Derby or a basketball game.

Stand Out at Your Event

Whether it’s your wedding or prom, arriving and leaving in style makes it a memorable occasion.

Add a touch of class and character to your wedding. Leave for your honeymoon with your bride in a vintage Bentle.

Luxury interiors and cold air-conditioning ensure your first car ride together is notable.

Not ready for wedding bells?

Don’t borrow Dad’s minivan for prom. Impress your date in a rented convertible.

Or get together with a few buddies and rent a party bus for your group for the night.

Stay Safe & Be Careful with Rideshare Companies

Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft are popular. But the quality of your ride is the luck of the draw.

With these services, the responsibility for safe driving and proper vehicle maintenance is dependent on the individual driver.

While ride-shares are convenient, be aware of potential safety issues when using these services.

Travel Well While in Lexington, KY

We’ve got your transportation handled while in Lexington, KY.

Choosing a professional transportation service eliminates many safety concerns.

Our fleet is licensed, insured, and maintained to meet safety requirements. Our chauffeurs are professionals who prioritize your safety and comfort throughout the ride.

Contact us to book your transportation in Lexington!


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