Entrepreneurs at Shuttle Dudes Provide a Better Way Home


There is finally an amazing way to travel to destinations such as restaurants, bars and nightclubs from Deerfield Beach, all the way to Boynton Beach. Founder Ronald Prassas has a unique company called “Shuttle Dudes.” Prassas, from Philadelphia, moved here in 2008 to study hospitality and recently graduated from Lynn University. One evening after drinking and socializing with friends, Prassas decided to take a cab home instead of going in his friend’s car. That evening his friends were in a car accident. Fortunately no one was injured however it was a life learning experience that led to Prassas’s idea to start Shuttle Dudes. Prassas, who is an entrepreneur and member of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with community bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues to eliminate alcohol-impaired driving by offering their clientele a protected ride home with Shuttle Dudes. What makes Shuttle Dudes unique is that their drivers will not only pick you and your company up, but also your car. Prassas sees his service of value to college students in the area. They don’t have to worry about getting back home after a night of drinking and they don’t have to worry about leaving their car in a parking lot overnight. This service also puts parents’ minds at ease knowing their son or daughter is acting responsibly. The company’s mission is to help remedy the ongoing issue of drinking and driving. The following is how Shuttle Dudes work: The first thing is to make a reservation online or by texting or calling 561-400-0467. After that, you will receive an email confirmation for your reservation; the drivers will call you 30 minutes prior to pick up. During this call you would notify the driver if you have changed locations. Upon arrival, a Shuttle Dudes driver will greet you and your party (the maximum is 7 people) and get everyone into your vehicle safely. After the vehicle owner signs the customer waiver, the driver will transport you and your party home in your own vehicle. A floater Shuttles Dude, Smart car will pick the Shuttle Dudes up and repeat for the next customer. All drivers are professional and Shuttle Dudes is fully insured and bonded. With Shuttles Dudes, you can enjoy a guaranteed safe ride home at a great price; the local shuttle will be $20.00 for the first 5 miles. After that, there will be a $2.00 charge for each additional mile. All fairs are determined using Google maps mileage calculator. For a personal driver, it costs $20.00 an hour for 5 hours minimum. Services in other areas within the South Florida region can be arranged using the hourly Personal Driver. The price is worth it because it can save peoples’ lives and prevents you from getting a DUI or going to jail. To get more information, please call 561- 400-0467 or email ShuttleDudes@gmail.com; furthermore, check out their website at www.shuttledudes.com.