|TMS Acquires Coach America’s Assets and Operations In 15 Markets|
September 13, 2012
Combined entity is now one of the largest privately-owned motorcoach operators in the U.S.
Transportation Management Services Inc. (TMS) has acquired certain assets and operations of Coach America Holdings, Inc., and merged the acquired assets into its Horizon Coach Lines and Cabana Coaches operations. The combined entity is now one of the largest privately-owned charter and tour bus operators in the country. It will operate over 1,200 vehicles.
TMS has acquired operations in 15 markets: Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Houston; Miami; West Palm Beach; Orlando; Jacksonville, FL; Charlotte; Winston-Salem; Raleigh-Durham; and Jacksonville, NC.
The acquired businesses will operate under the Horizon Coach Lines brand name and will be based in Dallas, Texas. TMS will continue operations in most of the acquired markets while continuing to work with its existing independent bus network to meet the growing needs of its events and government services client base.
TMS CEO Frank Sherman said, “We look forward to working with our many new customers and employees as we integrate the former Coach America locations into our Horizon Coach Lines operations to provide best in class service in the motorcoach industry. TMS also remains committed to working with our independent bus operators to continue our focus on high quality customer service.”
About Transportation Management Services
Since 1995, TMS has assisted more than 1,000 clients in successfully transporting more than 34 million passengers across the United States and around the world. TMS is dedicated to providing the highest level of service for its clients. TMS has expertise in planning and managing event transportation with unique insight into related functional areas such as project planning, detailed operational planning and variable demand. A key strength of TMS is to remain flexible in the face of changing demands while maintaining high quality customer service. Through its Horizon Coach Lines affiliates, TMS provides bus charters, local sightseeing tours, convention shuttles and contract services in select markets throughout North America including locations in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado and British Columbia.