Transportation has evolved over the years from public, to private, and now into peer-to-peer ridesharing. That’s why Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation believe it’s important (and fun) to get to know your driver—why not know a little bit about someone you’re going to be spending the next hour or more with in a vehicle.
DRIVER: Tim M.
Tim spent some time with us today, so of course we got to asking him some questions so you can have the opportunity to meet more of our Bauer’s IT family. We have a lot of drivers on our team and it’s absolutely thrilling that you all have the opportunity to meet them and get to know them.
Tim has been with us for 4 years now, but he has an extensive background when it comes to driving because he has been driving for 26 years now. We are thrilled to have someone like Tim on our team who possesses such knowledge on a variety of our vehicles. He is someone that is versatile and helps wherever help is needed, he’s grown to become a leader on the team and assists with trainings of new drivers too. Tim holds a license to drive all our vehicles such as coaches, shuttles, sprinter vans and sedans.
When it comes to being familiar with the routes and the bay area, Tim is like google maps, he knows everything. This skill is crucial in our industry, especially when driving one of our motor coaches because they cannot just go on any roads. He has such great knowledge of the surrounding areas because he has lived here since 1980 and Tim enjoys meeting new people, seeing new places and the freedom that comes with driving. An Ad captured his attention which drove him to become a part of the Bauers IT family, and we are grateful for that day. What attracted Tim the most to work for Bauer’s was that our HQ is close to where he lives, and we offer consistent hours which is more reliable for him. Tim mentioned to us that he likes that Bauer’s IT management does not micromanage their employees and there is opportunity to grow and advance careers.
When it’s comes to the current health situation we are experiencing (COVID-19), Tim is staying safe the best he knows how, and he is also helping us make sure that all our vehicles are disinfected and safe for you to ride. Tim moved from New York to California at a young age and joined the Navy. His dad has been his strongest influence in life because he showed him how to drive commercial trucks and everything he knows about being a parent and hard work.
It’s was great to connect with Tim and to hear all about his driving experiences and we hope that you enjoyed getting to him a little bit too!
DRIVER: Vera B.
We are back again with another driver interview and this time Vera is taking the front seat! It was great to sit down with Vera and get to know more about her, and we thought it would be a delight to share it with you.
Vera has been with Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation for almost 2 years now, but she surely is no rookie! She is dedicated and always works hard to improve herself and her skills. She currently drives our Ford Fusion Hybrid vehicle which requires a class C license. She is diligently working her way to a class B and is doing extensive training to be an expert at it. Vera is a team player and is always willing to lend a helping hand.
We asked Vera how familiar she is with the area and route that she drives and she delivered this response, “I know the area very well and I could do my route in my sleep, not that I ever would though 😉”. We love that our drivers are not afraid to show their personalities and have some fun working while being professional too. She also went on to say that what she enjoys most about driving is that she gets to meet people. It is always a pleasure for her to meet new people and that they are all friendly. Vera was led to work with Bauer’s IT because she loves driving and before she came over to Bauer’s IT, she was doing security at AMD. So, ladies and gentlemen, you can be sure that when you set out on a trip with Vera Bosworth, you will be safe and have a very entertaining ride!
When the question about what attracted her to work for Bauer’s came up, she said, “It afforded me the opportunity to pursue some of my passions. Driving and meeting new people, bountiful conversations, and the chance to learn new things about a plethora of cultures. “ We are a very diverse workforce and love to learn and understand each other’s cultures and backgrounds, but this is only possible because we have such a united family here at Bauer’s and we each take the time to get to know one another! Vera went on to say that what she likes best about driving for Bauer’s IT is that she is always learning new things because we give employees the opportunity to try new roles or experience different departments.
We then moved onto getting to know Vera personally, so here are some of the Q&A.
How are you personally and professionally dealing with Covid19?
“Trying my best to stay busy, while being proactively safe, so I don’t even think about it.”
Where did you grow up and what was your family life like?
“I grew up in Santa Clara County and my family life was bad, but I made the best of what I was given because I believe in a positive outlook on life.”
Who have been your strongest influences in life?
“My father and my boss Wade.”
We had a wonderful time speaking with Vera about her work experiences, why she chose Bauer’s IT and getting to know here a little more. We would also love to know if you, the reader, have any questions for us about any of our drivers here at Bauer’s IT, so please feel free to reach out to us on any of our social media platforms @BauersIT.
DRIVER: Marty M.
We have the pleasure of introducing you to Martin Miller, a very experienced chauffeur at Bauer’s Intelligent transportation who has been with us for almost 13 years. He is an ambitious fellow, always striving to achieve personal goals! He currently drives our Ford Hybrid sedans, Cadillac Escalade SUV, Mercedes SUV’s and Ford Transit vans, but is also working on upgrading his license to a B class so he can drive bigger vehicles.
Marty is a veteran when it comes to knowing the Bay Area and the different routes that Bauer’s IT services. Additionally, he has experience working with our On-demand service at Cisco and knows the headquarters campus extremely well, so the riders count on him daily! Marty is a people person and really enjoys helping others because when we asked him what he enjoys most about driving he stated, “I’ve always enjoyed driving. I especially enjoy driving other people-making it easier for them to get to work, to or from the airport or special places of interest.”
He took early retirement from Qantas Airways, and after 20 years in group sales and inside sales, he wanted to be a chauffeur for a large company that did both leisure and corporate driving. Which in turn led him to talk to a few Bauer’s IT limousine and bus chauffeurs because he had often seen Bauer’s IT vehicles on the road in excellent condition, he then interviewed and says he is very happy working here at Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation. Marty enjoys both the management and his fellow chauffeurs because they are great to work with, but most importantly he states, “the people I drive make this the most satisfying job.”
Marty is diligent when it comes to COVID-19 and safety measures, and always wears a mask and gloves while also wiping down the vehicles that he drives to ensure the safety of his passengers. He social distances himself when he’s outside his vehicle so that he doesn’t endanger others or himself, but when he’s not driving smiles, he’s staying at home to stay safe.
We also asked Marty where he grew up and what his family life is like, along with asking him who his strongest influencers in life were. He stated, “I grew up in Detroit, Michigan. My parents had 4 children..so I had 3 sisters. My family was very close as was our extended family. My parents were very supportive and loving, as were my grandparents, aunts, and uncles. My parents were my strongest influences and I had excellent teachers and professors, and many people I’ve worked with who have inspired me to always do my best.
We hope you have enjoyed virtually getting to know a little bit about Martin Miller, AKA Marty because he is excited to potentially meet you at some point and spark up a wonderful conversation. Our drivers here at Bauer’s IT put you, the customer, first because they want you to experience the best in class when using our luxury services and they look forward to meeting you!
DRIVER: JAVIER T.
We met up with Javier during his split shift to give you the opportunity to meet yet another highly skilled and certified Bauer’s chauffeur. Here’s what Javi shared with us…
Number of years with Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation?
2 years and 6 months
What kind of vehicles do you drive or have a license to operate?
Class C -Sedan, Cadillac, and Mercedes Benz.
How familiar are you with the area and route you drive?
What do you enjoy the most about driving?
Meeting new people and being able to provide the best service possible.
What were you doing before Bauer’s?
I Worked for San Francisco Unified School District as a driver, delivering school meals to several schools.
How are you personally and professionally dealing with Covid19?
By making sure I maintain the vehicles and make sure they are clean and disinfected. Also, by using the proper methods to keep myself and others safe, by wearing a mask and keeping good hygiene.
Where did you grow up, and what was your family life like?
I grew up in Central America (Nicaragua). I lived a life of enjoyment and just taking it day by day.
Javier is a joy to work with, is very enthusiastic, and understands the Bay Area very well and will always get you to your destination safely. He is very cautious when he drives and will makes sure to give you the smoothest ride possible when driving in luxury. Perhaps you will be blessed enough to get Javier as your chauffeur on your next trip, whether it be for business, airport transfer or maybe a trip to the wine country.
DRIVER: CARL D.
We are pleased to introduce Carl, who has been with Bauer’s for more than eight years. He is a dedicated team member who has earned a Class C license. Some of the vehicles he drives in our Eco-friendly fleet are the Mercedes 350 R, Mercedes 350 GLS and the Cadillac Escalade. Carl is very familiar with the area in which he drives, so you can rest assured that he’ll get you to your destination safe and sound, all while enjoying your luxury ride in one of our high-end vehicles.
What Carl enjoys most about driving is picking up passengers and being on the open road. Before Carl came to the Bauer’s team he had his own business in textile and uniform sales…so the next time Carl picks you up, feel free to indulge in a conversation about fashion, textiles or even sales.
Carl says, “I was attracted to the Bauer’s family because it is a good company and has a terrific reputation, along with truly nice vehicles.” We asked him what he liked best about driving for Bauer’s and he said he likes, “the freedom in the workplace and making customers happy.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carl is taking precautions to keep himself and his riders safe by “wearing my mask and cleaning my vehicle after each use.” When he is not at work, he is “trying to stay home as much as possible.” You will be safe AND secure with Carl driving you.
Carl also said “I was born in Los Angeles and raised in San Bruno. I also lived in San Diego for twelve years. We had a close-knit family and did many things together as a family.”We appreciate every one of our drivers and trust them like family, so, the next time you book a ride with Bauer’s, look for Carl because he will make your trip with us one to remember.