Trailways Reveals…Outstanding Driver of the Year
Fairfax, VA –March 18, 2015 - Trailways Transportation System (Trailways) has revealed its national 2014 Outstanding Motorcoach Driver of the Year: David Cooper with Pacific Coachways Trailways of Garden Grove, California.
Mr. Cooper received the prestigious award from Tom Giddens, president of Pacific Coachways Trailways. It was presented by Bob Crescenzo, Vice president of Safety & loss control at Lancer Insurance, the awards event sponsor. The awards gala took place March 11, 2015 during the Trailways’ 79th Annual Stockholders Meeting and Conference in Palm Springs, CA.
Mr. Cooper drove 41,000 passenger miles in 2014 with no reportable accidents on file and was never late or absent in reporting to work.
He was selected from 74 Trailways companies that are based in the US, Canada and Europe, all who are part of the transportation system. He has worked for Pacific Coachways Trailways for nearly 20 years (since October 1996).
"We are very proud that David has been chosen for the well-deserved Driver of the Year award through Trailways. He is one of our most-requested drivers. He has always been a team player, getting along with not only his fellow drivers but with staff, supervisors and of course excelling in customer service. He is prompt, courteous, efficient and professional. It is a great honor to see him recognized for a job well done ---one that he performs day-in and day-out because this is what he does," Tom Giddens said. (Read More)
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Trailways Names New Chief Executive
Fairfax, Virginia - March 12, 2015 - The Trailways Transportation System (Trailways) has named Sheila D. Ryba as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 16, 2015. She follows Trailways’ former president/CEO, Gale C. Ellsworth.
Ryba brings a background of varied experience with both profit and non-profit organizations to her new Trailways leadership position. Besides her own consulting firm that specializes in business development, lobbying, fund development and strategic planning, Ryba has led several non-profit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Durham, the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh, the San Diego regional office for the American Heart Association and the Savannah Hospitality Association.
"We are delighted to welcome Sheila Ryba to the Trailways team," said Ron Moore, Trailways’ Chairman and the President of Iowa-based, Burlington Trailways. "She brings impressive experience to us that will enable Trailways' brand building and expansion throughout North America and beyond."
Moore introduced Ryba at Trailways' 79th annual stockholders meeting and conference in Palm Springs, March 8-11. She responded with her vision for Trailways' future growth on several fronts.
"I look forward to guiding the Trailways brand into even more routes of transportation excellence than it already has enjoyed in its nearly 80 years of existence," said Ryba.
"Those who have come before me have built a respected American business icon, and though I am looking at some very big shoes to fill, I am excited about helping our team members find even more ways to build their businesses.
One of the areas we will be focusing on is partnerships with state and local municipalities to help them build municipal transportation systems. I also see lots of potential for Trailways' charter business growth; and, growth for more industry partners who find mutual benefit in supporting our carrier network,” stated Ryba.
For more information contact Trailways—703-691-3052 or BusTrails@trailways.com
The Trailways Transportation System (Trailways), founded in 1936, is comprised of 74 independently owned/operated motorcoach companies in North America and Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards as required by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) or its country’s equivalent. Visit the Trailways website at: www.trailways.com
Trailways' Executive Announces Retirement
Fairfax, VA (Updated March 8, 2015) — Gale C. Ellsworth, CEO of an iconic American business brand, the Trailways Transportation System (Trailways), will retire this month after nearly 18 years at the corporation’s helm.
Trailways board and team members credit Ellsworth with leadership that helped revitalized the well-known brand. Founded in 1936, Trailways is comprised of 70-plus, independently owned or operated motorcoach companies located throughout North America and Europe. When she assumed leadership in 1997, Trailways had only 14 bus companies within its network.
Clarion Inn Pigeon Forge Joins Trailways' Affiliated Partner Program
Fairfax, VA - January 21, 2015 - With prime location near Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Dixie Stampede theater and other local attractions, Clarion Inn Dollywood Area offers groups comfortable, contemporary guest rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Read more
New Corcentric Partnership with Trailways Announced
January 15, 2015 - McLean, VA - Corcentric, a leading provider of cloud-based technology and financial process automation solutions, today announced they have signed a partnership with Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), to create a private group purchasing program. Read more.
Trailways adds a new bus company in Mississippi
Fairfax, VA - January 8, 2015: Team Trailways expands again – Bus Supply Charters, Inc. (BSCI), DBA, Mississippi Trailways – is not just expanding the group’s network of independent motorcoach operators across the continent. It’s also closing an important service link along America’s third coast, as companies in all states along the Gulf now fly Trailways’ famous—Big Red colors. Read more.
Mlaker Trailways of Pennsylvania Announced
January 6, 2015 - Fairfax, VA - Mlaker Trailways of Pennsylvania is the latest company to join Team Trailways, the world’s largest network of independently owned motorcoach companies. Three generations of family management and 30 years’ experience are behind the ownership and operations of the company. Read more