VETaxi Program Creator, Robert DeLucia Sr., a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army as an MP. Robert has a long and successful track record in the transportation service industry. Starting his first business over 30 years ago in the Pittsburgh area and currently he owns five companies – including VETaxi.
VETaxi – which provide a range of services, from taxi and limousine, to up- scale White Glove limo services that feature Veteran drivers and owner operators.
Robert dedicates much time and energy to veteran’s affairs and Operation Rising Star for the past 4 years. In 2010 Mr. DeLucia was nominated for “Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year” by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). His accomplishments working with veterans have been highlighted in Vetrepreneur Magazine. “By having a business, I challenge myself on a daily basis and I like to help motivate other Veterans to do their best and have a successful career.”– Robert DeLucia Sr.
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Every Vehicle is Universally designed to fit everyone. This Vehicle can accommodate all wheelchairs and those who just like to have plenty of room.
★ Business Owner:
Become the owner/operator of your own Veterans’ Taxi Fleet, leasing state-of-the-art, universal-accessible taxis (with the option to purchase) fueled by cost-saving compressed natural gas (CNG). You’ll receive extensive training in every aspect of launching, financing, and managing your operation. Ongoing training and mentoring will also be available to ensure your continued success.
★ Driver, Mechanic, Dispatcher:
If you envision more traditional employment, direct hire positions are also available with Veterans’ Taxi, along with the same level of expert training and continuous support. Whatever path you choose, you’ll work with a veteran-owned company, with cabs that are owned, driven, dispatched, and serviced by veterans. Is it the future you’re seeking? The door has opened.
A turnkey program that covers all the bases.
All strategic components of Operation Rising Star are in place and ready to serve you:
★ Training: Strategic training that encompasses all elements of taxi operation, from business set-up, financials and hiring, to wheelchair securement, understanding CNG, and how to grow revenue. Direct hires also receive intensive training in their specialty. Upon completion and licensing, you’re ready to work supported by ongoing mentoring.
★ Funding: To help bring your business to life, we have formed strong alliances with relevant funding resources, including the Veterans Association, GI Bill, and Small Business Administration. We can serve as your liaison, helping you every step of the way.
★ Vehicle-Support Partners: To ensure that all vehicles are equipped with the highest quality products, Veterans’ Taxi co-ops with the industry’s leading companies, including Firestone/Bridgestone for tires, Centrodyne for meters, NAPA for parts, and many more. A mission to maximize your potential.
★ Game-changing Universal Designed Ttaxis: Featuring best-in-class spaciousness and comfort.
★ Business-building reservation system: Unlike most taxi companies that focus on individuals, VETaxi also targets the lucrative corporate market by offering a car-service reservation model that delivers more competitive pricing.
★ State-of-the-art technology: From a veteran-run centralized call/dispatch center that will handle markets nationwide, to using advanced GPS taxi-tracking software, VETaxi will be on the cutting edge of industry practices. Our VETaxi app can be found on google play on Itunes. You can order on line and see your taxi coming to you in real time.
★ Professional service centers: Wherever there are VETaxi’s in operation, there will be veteran-operated service center to repair and maintain the vehicles – keeping your vehicles on the road working for you.
★ Veterans supporting veterans: You can count on your colleagues to share the same disciplined work ethic and service orientation, enhancing everyone’s ability to succeed. Drivers wear special uniforms reflecting their branch of service to highlight our point-of-difference in the marketplace.