Do you remember what you were doing in 1975? It was the year Jaws scared us out of the water, oil went over $13 a barrel and we were frantically trying to outsmart the Rubik Cube while we watched our Mood Rings change colour. For Al Enders, President and driving force behind The Checker Transportation Group, he was busy purchasing Killarney Taxi and redefining the taxi industry. What Al started as a family business, remains that way, with children Kurt and Kim Enders continuing his legacy.
Checker prides itself on being an industry leader. In 1974 Al wanted to improve the taxi industry so his emphasis was on quality and service. He provided a chauffeur experience with taxi prices and he insisted his drivers be professionally dressed in suits and ties driving a fleet of black taxis. Today, that tradition continues except the fleet is bright yellow with a growing number of hybrid vehicles.
With rapidly changing technology, Checker introduced an APP in 2014 providing the quickest ride (Checker Calgary). You can also TEXT 4 Taxi @ 403.299.9999 with your pick up address. Before our 1,300 drivers are allowed to driver for Checker, they take customer services and AMA Evaluation courses. Al Enders, a pioneer in the industry, didn’t invent the taxi business but he made it better. Thanks Calgary for the 4.5 million trips we provide, each and every year.
Ambassador Limousine Service
Ambassador Limousine was established in 1987 in Calgary to compliment our transportation service. Today, the fleet has grown to over 40 vehicles, which include a variety of stretch limousines, minibuses, executive sedans and services for large groups (including motor coach tours). Ambassador Limousine provides superior vehicles, exquisitely appointed and expertly maintained and chauffeured by a team of uniformed, trained professional drivers. Our drivers are also experienced tour guides and can provide a memorable tour of Calgary, or Rocky Mountain destinations, such as Banff or Lake Louise. Ambassador offers innovative and creative specialty tour packages such as ski tours, date nights, bachelor parties, brewery tours or theatre packages, to name a few.