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  • 2/8/2018

    Fleet Operators Head to the Great Plains for TLPA Spring Transportation Summit

    TLPA Spring Conference & Expo Will Show How to Improve Operations, Survive Audits, Retain Drivers…and Cook BBQ in a Taxi

    (ROCKVILLE, Md.)— The world's top professional for-hire transportation fleet operators and industry vendors will head to America's Great Plains this April, when Oklahoma City will host the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association's (TLPA) Spring Conference & Expo.

    Held April 10-12 at the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel & Spa, the event promises to be packed with seminars, roundtable discussions and exhibitors to help today's for-hire transportation fleets succeed.

    Fleet executives and managers will gain new insights for success on a variety of subjects, including TLPA's exciting new Ride Local™ marketing campaign for fleets; TLPA's strategic planning process that is mapping a vision for the future of the industry and the association's role in what lies ahead; how to transition to soft meters in taxis; how to make more money through motor coaches; working constructively with transportation brokers; strategies for improving taxi service; hiring and retaining skilled paratransit drivers; and how to survive a DOT audit.

    Attendees will also learn about the latest industry products and services from over 30 of the industry's leading vendors. Companies already contracted to exhibit include Flywheel, a Bronze sponsor, as well as Autocab International, AMF-Bruns of America, Atlas Financial Holdings, Azpired, Bankers Insurance, BiTS, Curb Mobility, iCabbi USA, Logisticare Solutions, MobilityWorks Taxi, Professional Insurance Center, Taxi Butler, Taxi Charger, ZipWhip and 3 Taxi Guys. The casual Expo Hall offers a rare opportunity for vendors and operators to meet in a relaxed environment to compare products and prices.

    Conference-goers will have the chance to visit the operations of Airport Express, Inc./MedRide as the conference’s host operator which, in a mouth-watering twist, will also be the site of a special BBQ dinner arranged by 3 Taxi Guys, the barbecue sauce company formed by three longtime taxicab operators and TLPA members. The company will be bringing its famous taxi-turned-barbecue smoker to Oklahoma City specially for this event.

    "There has never been a better time to be a TLPA member, to get involved in this organization, and to position your company for future success," said TLPA President Mike Pinckard, who is also the CEO of Total Transit, an Arizona-based transportation management services company with annual sales of $170 million. "This is where the conversations about the future of our industry are happening. No matter how big or small the fleet, there is always something at these conferences that will help you improve your operations and your bottom line."

    To sign up for the TLPA Spring Conference & Expo, or to find the meeting agenda and hotel reservation information, please visit

    About TLPA:

    Established in 1917, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is a non-profit trade association of and for the private passenger transportation industry. Its extensive membership spans the globe to include nearly 1,000 taxicab companies, executive sedan and limousine services, airport shuttle fleets, non-emergency medical transportation companies, paratransit services, and industry vendors. For more information, please visit

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