(Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011
RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation has been selected as the International Large Operator of the Year by LCT Magazine on February 15th in Las Vegas. The award was given by the Limousine Charter and Tour Magazine’s President and CEO Ty Bobit and the magazine’s Publisher Sara Eastwood-McLean. The awards gala and auction was set in the middle of the annual International Limousine Charter and Tours Trade Show held at the Paris Hotel and Casino.
RMA now holds the distinction of winning the large operator of the year at the industry’s two major trade shows in the same year. RMA won the Large Operator of the Year Award in November in Atlantic City at the Limo Digest Show. RMA is the only company to ever have won both major show awards in the same year.
LCT’s annual international tradeshow was held February 13th – 16th 2011 in Las Vegas. The trade show, which spanned four days, was filled with informative seminars, keynote speeches, and a show floor filled with all the latest vehicles available to the industry. Ford Lincoln Mercury unveiled the new crossover vehicle engineered to replace the Lincoln Town Car. Lincoln’s last production year for the Town Car is 2011. The new vehicle is the 2012 Lincoln MKT. Exhibitors, at the show, included the coachbuilders who make limousines, insurance companies, trade associations, bus manufacturers, and many more vendors who service the livery industry.
The Limousine Operator of the Year Award is given in three categories, small, medium and large operators. The threshold for large operator was operating more than 50 vehicles. RMA’s Washington, DC area fleet consists of over 100 vehicles. There is an in depth application process and prior to the show, the field is narrowed down to three finalists in each fleet size group. There are hundreds of applications submitted. The judging criteria included but were not limited to, industry best practices, fleet age and size, chauffeur and reservations training, insurance coverage, operating authority, utilization of technology and much more.
The President and CEO of RMA Worldwide, Robert M. Alexander, gave a short speech upon acceptance of the award. “I am thrilled to accept this honor on behalf of RMA Worldwide and to be in such great company as the other nominees” said Alexander. Mr. Alexander was accompanied by several of his senior management staff for the awards ceremony.
RMA is headquartered in Rockville, MD and provides service worldwide and is in their 23rd year of business.