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The last but crucial arrangement of any event or outing is the transportation. While transporting a large group of people the most important things to consider are safety, comfort and efficiency.
There are many wonderful memories made within the confines of a charter bus. Whether it is a family holiday or an official event, hiring a charter bus for transportation brings about a buzz of excitement. Renting a charter bus comes with many advantages. You can leave the responsibility of driving to a professional driver and enjoy with the rest of the group. Charter buses are a guaranteed mode of safe transport for large groups, comfortable and the drivers assigned will be experienced about the route of traveller. The benefits are numerous and go beyond the scope of this blog.
To be able to reap these benefits, the charter bus company should be trustworthy, value customer safety and satisfaction. However, not all transportation companies are the same and the wrong rental company can ruin your expectations and put you at the risk of many unfavourable experiences. MAS Transportation recommends you to steer clear of charter rental companies that have the following red flags:
Time is something that can’t be controlled and so are sudden mishaps and compromising situations. All charter rentals experience unpredictable traffic or accidents. A good charter rental company will schedule their journey with enough buffer time which will not affect the time of pickup even if a delay arises.
When you book the charter and you state the starting and ending destinations, a good transportation company should give you a realistic estimate of the travel duration, not some sugar coated lies to secure a customer. Things that are considered to estimate a realistic time frame are the distance between locations, approved speed limits on travelling routes, preferred time of arrival at destination, etc.
A good transportation company should keep safety of their passengers as a top priority. For that to be possible their drivers should be trained about all safety procedures and all driving related information. Some companies hire inexperienced drivers to cut back on their expenditures and increase profits. These drivers might be unqualified to handle buses,not sure of routes, etc. This not only puts your safety at risk but might also result in you having an unpleasant travel experience. How can you tell if a company hires experienced drive or not? They won’t hesitate on divulging information about their driver rules and all the other measures they take to ensure that they hire well-trained drivers.
3.Making stops in unfavourable areas of town
Long distance trips call for occasional stops. No matter how comfortable your rental bus is, it’s a good practice and a refreshing one to take a light walk or refresh yourself. A big red signal is when your rental bus makes sudden stops in bad areas for no reason or within a short timeframe from the previous stop. This action should make you think twice before approaching the same company again.
4.Sudden billing extras
There’s nothing more annoying than agreeing for one price at the beginning only to be looking at a bill with a huge list of petty surcharges added to the promised amount. A good rental company will be straightforward about their pricing scheme as long as you clearly lay out all that your trip will call for. If you encountered this with any company, make sure to cut them off your list of go-to transportation companies.
The rental company you are opting for should have a detailed cancellation policy which has to be clearly explained to you before any bus rentals are made. This is done so that the passenger can make a successful cancellation even if the need arises.
If the company gives you a very vague explanation then approach a different rental. What’s worse, if your rental was ever unexpectedly cancelled by the company then take it as a sign and don’t book with them again.
Some really huge charter buses have restrooms to make long distance travel less hard on the bladder. What makes a journey more tough is when a charter bus washroom cannot be used by the passengers. Think about your bladder and run away from any company that doesn’t allow their passengers to use the onboard washrooms.
Now that you have an idea of the negative side we advise you to watch out for these 6 signs when renting a bus. Renting a charter bus in Dubai is not hard. For affordably priced, well-maintained buses with experienced drivers and clear cancellation policies contact MAS Transportation.