When Joey Allen’s long-time friend, Greg Pruitt, approached him with the news, Allen thought: “OK. You’re crazy.”
Pruitt was formerly a public-school teacher. After leaving the classroom, he’d worked in regional sales for a large corporation. Dissatisfied with his professional life, he came across a classified ad in the local newspaper for a mom-and-pop transportation operation.
So, he took a big chance.
Allen, who then was working in sales, laughed in disbelief. It was definitely a change of pace for Pruitt. Neither had worked for a limousine company before.
But a few short years later, when Pruitt was looking for help in the marketing and sales department, Allen decided to join the operation. For both entrepreneurs, what was once a healthy dose of skepticism has grown into more than a decade of dedicated service in the for-hire transportation industry.
Kings Worldwide Transportation is a chauffeured transportation company in Oklahoma City, OK. The company operates limousines, sedans, minibuses and other vehicles. The company, which Pruitt purchased more than a decade ago, has operated in Oklahoma City since 1978. They are new members of TLPA.
Allen recently attended the 2018 Spring Conference & Expo held in Oklahoma City and enjoyed the wide variety of educational sessions and the trade show. As active members of the industry, Kings Worldwide says the work TLPA has done for passenger transportation as a whole helped propel the company to join the association.
“We’ve seen the work TLPA has done for the industry—in terms of lobbying and fighting for safety—and we’re really appreciative of that,” Allen said.
Kings Worldwide is looking at the association as an opportunity to grow but also to give back.
“We’ve been working in the industry for more than a decade,” Allen said. “We want others to know that if we can help them in any way possible, we will.”
The spirit at Kings Worldwide embodies the best of TLPA and its members. Welcome Kings Worldwide to TLPA!
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