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CBJ Transportation services the entire state of Michigan for all of your airport, corporate or personal transportation needs. From a quick shuttle to the airport to a day trip with friends in one of our limo buses, we are ready to help you travel in style as comfortably as possible.

How To Organize A Trip For A Group

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Planning a big event is a lot of fun. Planning it with friends or family members is even more fun. A ton of great experiences can be shared that no one will forget anytime soon. However, there is also a lot of work that needs to be done well in advance to organize the whole trip. From event transportation to planning out the budget, you and your acquaintances need to be thoroughly prepared.

Put Someone In Charge

One person in the group should be the designated planner. It gets far too complicated if several people are trying to arrange flight and hotel accommodations. Make sure everyone is on the same page regarding who is in charge and who will be the person actually reserving everything.

Plan Your Transportation Method

Whether you will be flying or driving to your destination, you want a way to get around effortlessly while you are there. This is especially important if the festivities have large attendances or inadequate parking. Public transportation may not be available, and your entire party may not be able to fit in a single Uber or Lyft.

Luckily, limo services are typically available. Not only is this a great option for moving a lot of people around, but it also adds a sense of luxury to the occasion. It is not every day you get to ride around in a limo, so whether you are celebrating a birthday or upcoming wedding, a limo or luxury bus is the perfect thing.

Rent Limo Well in Advance

It is generally recommended to rent a limo two or three months in advance. The reason for this is that you want the luxury bus rental company to have plenty of notice to reserve your vehicle ahead of time. You also want to give everyone in your party enough time to budget accordingly. You would not want to tell people you are renting a limo one month away from the event only to discover that a lot of people do not have the funds readily available.

You want to do something similar with all the other components of your trip. You need to book hotels, buy tickets for events and make dinner reservations at fancy restaurants several months ahead of the trip. You do not want to wait too long only to discover that you cannot do something you really had your heart set on.

Communicate With Limo Driver

After you have reserved your limo, you want to tell the driver what you have planned. You may have several things planned for one night. For example, you may have dinner reservations at 6 p.m. and then concert tickets for 8 p.m. It is easy to lose track of time when you are having fun, but telling the limo driver what you have planned, means there is someone looking at the clock. The limo driver will also know roughly how long it will take to get from one place to the next, so you can adhere more strictly to the timetable in place. Things will go much more smoothly if everyone is on the same page.

Look Into Group Discounts

Depending on the size of your party, you may qualify for some substantial discounts. It never hurts to ask restaurants or limo services if they offer group rates. If you are booking this trip through a travel service, then the agent may be able to get you discounts you may not have heard of otherwise.

Reach Out To Destinations

When you are planning the itinerary, you want to make sure you do your due diligence. That means researching restaurants and other points of interest to see if your party would enjoy them. One big mistake a lot of party planners make is only using Yelp or other online reviews sites to see what would potentially be good. While review sites can be useful, they should not be your only tool. You should also call the company by phone to ask them about their services. If the establishment is close enough, then you may want to pay a visit in person.

Make Sure Everyone Has a Way to Communicate With One Another

When you are planning the itinerary, you want to make sure you do your due diligence. That means researching restaurants and other points of interest to see if your party would enjoy them. One big mistake a lot of party planners make is only using Yelp or other online reviews sites to see what would potentially be good. While review sites can be useful, they should not be your only tool. You should also call the company by phone to ask them about their services. If the establishment is close enough, then you may want to pay a visit in person.

This may not be a necessity depending on where exactly you are going. However, if you are going to travel to another state or country, then everyone in your party needs to be able to talk to each other. Regular texting may not be available. Fortunately, there are plenty of messaging apps available, so make sure you tell everyone what app you will be using during the excursion.

Michigan has numerous first-class restaurants and attractions. It is the perfect place to plan a bachelorette party, birthday party or honeymoon. Get around effortlessly with the help of CBJ Transportation for amazing limo services. Learn about the vehicles available by calling us at 586-690-8059 or filling out our contact form.


CBJ Transportation Featured in DBusiness

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DBusiness features CBJ in an article series for the month of June , “Faces of Detroit”!

The article highlights Jarred Cloin’s, the owner, dedication to providing timely and comfortable limo services to customers. CBJ services the Macomb and Metro Detroit areas primarily.

CBJ is a luxury limo and party bus company that provides services to both corporate and individual customers.

Here is a link to the DBusiness article on CBJ.

Metro Detroit Fall 2017 Events

Both the Metro Detroit and Macomb area have plenty of exciting fall events. Save yourself time and leave all of the transportation details to CBJ Transportation. We have a variety of party bus rental options for you to choose from. With CBJ, you will travel comfortably and with style in one of our luxury limos.

Some events we can provide transportation for:

Arts, Beats, and Eats – Royal Oak, MI

Arts, Beats, and Eats is a popular labor day weekend festival with juried arts, food vendors, and music acts.

Detroit International Jazz Festival – Detroit, MI

The Detroit International Jazz Festival is a free labor day weekend music festival with a variety of famous jazz acts.

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Holly, MI

Michigan Renaissance Festival is a popular renaissance fair which recreates life in a fictional English town.

Detroit Design Festival – Detroit, MI

DDF is an event for creatives which showcases creative design and collaboration efforts in Detroit.

Lions Opener – Ford Field – Detroit, MI

The Detroit Lions home opener takes place at Ford Field every fall.

Theatre Bizarre – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI

Theatre Bizarre is a Halloween masquerade ball which takes place at the Masonic Temple, which can hold up to 5000 partygoers.

Many of these events attract thousands of goers every year. Why waste time planning carpools, travel routes, and parking? Renting a party bus is a great option for those who want to make sure they get to a popular event on time. CBJ can take care of the hassle, meaning you get to enjoy yourself without worry.

When you are ready to plan your outing, request a quote or call us at 586-690-8059


How To Choose the Right Event Transportation

Planning a special event consists of making lots of crucial decisions. One of the most important of these is choosing the proper event transportation. Whether you are planning a business trip, wedding, bachelorette party or awards ceremony, choosing the right transportation can help eliminate stress and ensure you and your guests enjoy your special occasion.

Not only can picking the proper transportation boost comfort and first impressions, but it can also allow you and your guests to arrive at your destination safely and on time. You also won’t have to worry about parking, filling up gas, getting lost or any other issues that come with driving yourself.

Choosing the right transportation will depend on your event, the number of passengers, the length of the ride and your preferred amenities. Here are three different vehicles that you may want to consider as you plan your special occasion.

Luxury Shuttle Bus

These vehicles are perfect for either corporate or private transportation and will keep your guests comfortable while remaining dependable and affordable. They are less flashy than a limo but come with the same professional atmosphere. A luxury shuttle bus may be the right choice for you if you are planning any of the following events:

  • Family reunions
  • Business conferences/seminars
  • Funerals
  • Group tours
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off

With CBJ Transportation, up to 14 guests can ride in our luxury shuttle buses. These vehicles also come with the following amenities:

  • TV and DVD player
  • Reclining seats
  • 4G Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI connection
  • Power outlets
  • Overhead and rear storage
  • Spacious leg room

Mini Coach Rental

If you are hosting an event that will have a large number of guests, then a mini coach rental may be the right choice for you. Consider these vehicles if you are planning any of the following:

  • Sporting events
  • Concert/theater events
  • Business conventions
  • Weddings
  • Family reunions

CBJ Transportation’s mini-coaches can seat up to 41 passengers and are both stylish and comfortable. They also come with the following:

  • Multiple TVs and DVD player
  • Reclining leather chairs
  • Enlarged storage areas
  • Table seating for eight
  • 4G Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Individual lighting
  • Power outlets in each row
  • HDMI connection

Limo Bus Rental

Looking to ride in style? With a limo bus rental, you and your guests will receive the ultimate luxury experience. These vehicles are perfect for any of the following occasions:

  • Proms and other formal dances
  • Bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Weddings
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Holiday parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Retirement dinners
  • Corporate events
  • Graduations

At CBJ Transportation, our limo buses can hold up to 10 passengers, making them the ideal ride for any small group event. They also contain the following features:

  • Leather interior
  • A/C and heat
  • Bluetooth
  • Luggage storage
  • Power outlets
  • 4G Wi-Fi
  • Radio and iPod connection
  • Plenty of leg room

By picking a vehicle that is right for you and your event, you will ensure that your guests are safe, comfortable and enjoy the occasion to the fullest. Whether you are looking for private or corporate transportation, CBJ can provide a luxurious vehicle that will help make your event a success. To find an automobile that will reliably transport your group in style, get a free quote today.

What Makes A Great Chauffeur?

Being a chauffeur means more than just being a driver. It means being a courteous professional who delivers unparalleled service. One expert chauffeur offers three tips to help you become the best chauffeur:

1. Pay Attention To Your Appearance

Appearance is a subtle, but crucial part of the chauffeur’s job. In order to ensure a client’s comfort during their ride, chauffeurs need to create the proper atmosphere. Chauffeurs need to look a certain way: they represent class, quality and dignity by being well-groomed and dressed in a crisp, clean suit.

Do not forget that the way one carries oneself – demeanor, facial expressions, and tone of voice – are also part of their appearance. Great chauffeurs must carry themselves in a way that exudes quiet confidence, professionalism, and competence.

2. Always Be Prepared

Chauffeurs spend a lot of time on the road, meaning they get to know the areas they drive in pretty well. But, no matter how well a chauffeur knows an area, they must always prepare for their trips in advance.

When a chauffeur receives their assignment, they should look up the area – even if they have been there before – to find all possible routes from point A to point B. A chauffeur may always take one way to get from the airport to the hotel, but roadway construction or an accident may delay the regular travel time. If the chauffeur did not prepare, then they won’t be able to meet the client’s need and deliver them to their destination on time.

3. Know When — And When Not — To Talk

Some chauffeurs believe that they should try to talk a lot to their customers. They believe that, if they make great conversations, clients will enjoy the ride more and tip them better. But this is not necessarily the case. In reality, there is a fine line between talking too much and not talking enough.

Chauffeurs need to learn how to read their customers. By paying attention to a client’s body language and mood, chauffeurs can often determine just how much talking a client wants. Are they looking for a long, lively conversation, or a silent, peaceful drive to the hotel?

Because chauffeuring is more than just driving, aspiring chauffeurs should keep tips like these in mind every time they transport a client. Chauffeurs must get their clients from point A to point B, but they must also make sure their clients are safe and comfortable in the process.

By Sean Christiansen