Southern Pines/Pinehurst Location Serves Ft. Bragg Too!

January 23, 2012 Pinehurst, NC

Fast growing executive transportation firm, All-Points Personal Transportation announced today the opening of its newest location to meet the growing demand for its ‘Customer Service First’ ground transportation services. This new office based in the Pinehurst North Carolina area will enable the firm to provide service to and from the areas many gold courses and resorts, including Pinehurst Village and the famous Pinehurst golf resort.

Since the company’s inception it has continued to enhance the personal service approach to serving corporate, business, government, and leisure travelers. ‘This new office will enable us to meet the growing demands of our clients as well as to provide our unique ‘Customer Service First’ to people who demand the highest level of personal service at affordable prices. The addition of this office strategically places All-Points close to one of our fastest growing markets. Over the past 18 months we have seen a huge increase in demand not only to visitors to Pinehurst but to residents of the area including Lillington, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Spring Lake, and Southern Pines, this is our fourth office and we are delighted with the results our team has produced and the trust which our clients place in us’, according to Gregg Kunz, All-Point’s CEO.

‘We launched this business while the recession was deepening but despite the tough economic climate, this area of the country continues to grow in population. Our core value of providing the absolute highest level of personal service in every aspect of our business has proven to be a welcome alternative in an industry rife with mediocrity. This focus on service has been the key to our success, Our growth has been fueled by a simple set of standards: a singular focus on the client at every point of contact, a long-term view of the client relationship ahead of short-term goals, always delivering on our commitments and never making a promise we cannot meet, providing affordable pricing with no surprises, maintaining a ‘no excuses’ policy for client satisfaction, and empowering all team members to do what is right for the client first and foremost.

Despite being a young company the management team of All-Points brings 40 years of corporate senior management and hospitality experience which ensures a very smooth running operation. In addition the company has been a productive member of the community providing free transportation to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer through the Pretty in Pink Foundation, serving our Armed Forces through discounted fares to their bases throughout North Carolina, and being an integral part of the Flight of Honor program delivering World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II memorial.

All-Points Personal Transportation is North Carolina’s premier provider of ground transportation serving the needs of business, corporate, and leisure travelers. They provide airport and executive transportation service to and from Raleigh-Durham International, other North Carolina Airports, and all North Carolina destinations while offering an unmatched level of personal service at affordable rates 24 hours a day, every day.  For more information, please visit www.all-pointsnc.com or call 919-836-9900.

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The Enemy Within – Predators Taking Advantage of Our Troops

We at All-Points Personal Transportation are outraged at the way our Armed Forces personnel are taken advantage of by those who ‘seek to serve’ them. We see it every day near every military installation: crummy service, ridiculous prices, outrageous ‘pay-day loans’, and a general lack of respect for the fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, sisters, and brothers who signed on to serve our nation.

The troops, sailors, aircrews, and marines I have spoken with over the past few years each have endured a sort of second-class citizen treatment in and around our military bases: and I am sickened by it. Without these bases the people who make their livelihood from our troops would have no livelihood at all! How is it that they do not bend over backwards to help our troops in any way possible?

I applaud those citizens who go out of their way to treat our troops with the respect they deserve, and, I have never seen one of our service personnel treat any civilian with less than dignity and respect.

Over the past number of years we have seen a number of Transportation companies (Shuttles, Cabs, Taxis, Gypsies, and ‘Airporters’) charge outrageous prices to our troops while cramming them into unsafe, filthy vehicles, while making false promises of where they will be taken.

Here is a prime example for those of you who are coming to North Carolina to spend some time aboard Camp Lejeune. If you are flying in or out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) you may not have been told that RDU is well over 120 miles away from Camp Lejeune. That’s a little more than 2.5 hours on a good day. Camp Lejeune is also a rather large piece of property – over 248 square miles and is also home to Camp Johnson, Camp Geiger, New River MCAS, and a number of other quaint places you will spend some time. When you are making your travel arrangements and speak to one of these ‘Transportation Experts’ who quote you a price and tell you that they go to ‘Camp Lejeune’ or ‘Jacksonville’ BEWARE!

Ask them ‘exactly where will I (or my son, daughter, husband, wife, or loved one) will be picked-up or dropped off? Chances are they will merely say ‘Camp Lejeune’ or if really pressed they will tell you the ‘Main Gate’. Sounds okay right? Wrong! When you have travelled halfway across the country or the world and have to report by midnight at Camp Geiger you will have a nice 12 mile hump to the Camp Geiger Gate! Going to Courthouse Bay? 22 miles to that Gate!

When you travel with All-Points we take you to your doorstep. Why? Because that is our Standard of Service that We owe You. Do we charge more for this? No, we do not. We charge by the size of the vehicle we need to get you and your bags safely and comfortably directly to your destination – your REAL destination. Granted, if you are travelling alone the fare is quite high due to the length of the trip, however, when you make a reservation with us we do our best to combine your reservation with your comrades and divide the cost equally between the group. We call the USO on the day of your arrival to advise the USO staff that we have at least one person headed down to Base so that they can advise other troops coming in that there will be a shared ride available. We then call 2 hours before your arrival, again an hour before your arrival, and we visit the USO when you arrive to see if there is anyone else who can ride along and split the ride. More often than not we end up making 4, 5, or 6 stops to deliver our troops to their doorstep on time safely and with the level of service they deserve.

So, before you get taken in by yet another predator please give us a call so we can do our best to serve you. If you make a reservation and find an alternative means of transportation 24 hours before your arrival we DO NOT charge you. Ever, period. And, we also offer you the ability to pay half on the day of your trip and the balance on payday.

Give us a call at 919-836-9900 and let us show you that we have the same pride and integrity in serving you as you do in serving this great country. Be assured – we will never let you down. We remember the sacrifices that you are making and the sacrifices of those who came before you.

We serve all military bases across the state and are ready to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will always get you to your destination.

Thank you for your service. It will not be forgotten.  

Remember and Honor Them

On this past Veterans Day on the evening of November 11 2010 All-Points had the pleasure of providing transportation for Flight of Honor World War II veterans to be honored at a special evening of recognition at the Carolina Hurricanes Game at the RBC Center. We were proud to serve them and humbled to be in the company of those who gave more than one can describe. As we approach 2011, if you see an ‘old guy or gal’ in their late 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s take a moment to say hello and express YOUR thanks.  If they personally were not ‘there’ rest assured someone close to them was. Your expression of Thanks will make your day – guaranteed.  

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Our Servicemen and Women Serve Everyday

A Short Story Worth Remembering

The Sack Lunch

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,’ I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

‘Where are you headed?’ I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

‘Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time…

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. ‘No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll wait till we get to base.’

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. ‘Take a lunch to all those soldiers.’ She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it’s almost like you are doing it for him.’

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, ‘Which do you like best – beef or chicken?’

‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class.

‘This is your thanks..’

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room.

A man stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’ Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. With a booming voice he said, ‘I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.’ I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base.

I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. ‘It will take you some time to reach the base.. It will be about time for a sandwich.

God Bless You.’

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers.

As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little…

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.’

Gunny Never Told Me Raleigh Was 3 Hours From Lejeune!

Of course he didn’t. Nor did he tell you what the cost to get to the Base would be. Being new to the Corps you did your job and followed your orders.

So now you are 3 hours from Base with 4 hours before your report time. A little stressed out eh? Here is some help from the All-Points Family which we think will be appreciated by our troops:

1. The costs incurred by you on a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) are fully reimbursable if you remember to get your receipts and submit them once you are settled on Base. This means that you can stop worrying about how much it is going to cost and can stop looking for the cheapest way possible to get there fast. You are serving your country and they should be doing everything to provide you with service right back right? All-Points does – thats why you ride in clean vehicle with a professional driver who carries your bags, and then stops to buy you something to eat for the trip, and then stops for you along the way to stretch your legs. And we will make sure you get your receipt.

2. So, you still may have a challenge: sure you will get reimbursed but perhaps you are a little strapped for money since the party you had before embarking on this trip to a new station. All-Points will let you pay half now and pay the other half on your next pay day!

Does anyone else do this? No, they do not. Why does All-Points? Because we are diferent and we have pride in the people who are putting their lives on the line for us. To us it is very simple – most service providers seem to forget the American Way – we never did.

Here is a little story sent to me from a Marine we provided service to a few weeks ago. I liked it because it tells a lot about character – some things people do because they never gave any thought to doing anything else. It was the ONLY course of action so it came naturally to them. It’s one of the guiding principles we had when we founded All-Points – Do the Right Thing.

Why we are a great nation.

This is a little-known story from the Pentagon on 09/11/2001:

During a visit with a fellow chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, I had a chance to hear a first-hand account of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

 The chaplain told me what happened at a day care center near where the impact occurred. This day care had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The day care supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs.

 There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers. Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, ‘well, there we are, on our own.’

About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac and the Pentagon. Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing – they formed a circle with the cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons in the Old West.  Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified and come get their children.

The chaplain then said, “I don’t think any of us saw nor heard of this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible story of our men there. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect any less from them? It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon.

Remember Ronald Reagan’s great compliment:

 “Most of us wonder if our lives made any difference. Marines don’t have that problem.”