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Trailways Launches Online Jobs Recruiting Tool


We are pleased to announce that for the first time and by popular demand, Trailways’ has launched a new, online driver / jobs recruiting tool!  This has been created per the direction of the Board of Directors. The goal is to try and help primarily with the severe national shortage of drivers and mechanics.

The new Trailways website helps stateside locations receive pre-qualified information on potential new drivers and mechanics, and other personnel . The website allows for national applicants to get in touch with YOUR COMPANY easily, seamlessly and directly via the online form and process, described below.

All Trailways Member Companies are listed on the new redesigned website.

See the new web page  – click here:

The website launched November 8th, 2017 and job leads may already be arriving to your HR email.


Interested drivers, mechanics/other must answer several questions to help qualify them via  the online system.

  • Then, the Trailways HR Directors are automatically sent the leads via email directly.

  • The form is only a lead; it is not a formal application for your company.

  • You would need to follow up with your company procedures for interested individuals.

  • We asked that you respond within 30 days to leads, please!

  • Even if you’re not hiring right away, you may find future employees so please retain the contact information.

  • There is no fee for the leads and no commission to Trailways should you hire an applicant.   Our goal is to help you succeed.

  • Note that the Trailways brand headquarters does not handle or respond to the applicants, they are sent directly to the HR directors’ emails.



Sample of Web Page Promotion:

The companies within the Trailways Charter Network are always looking to hire talented and dedicated employees for a variety of jobs. Currently there are openings nationwide for full-time and part-time Charter Drivers, full-time Bus Mechanics (or diesel truck technicians), Dispatchers as well as various other support positions. If you are ready to kick your career into high gear and feel you are a fit please apply today!


This announcement was sent to all Trailways HR Management, Operations, Hiring Personnel on Nov. 28, 2017 and announced to owners prior. 




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2018 Trailways Annual Meeting Information

Trailways Members & Affiliates/Exhibitors:

It’s not too late to register for the Trailways conference February 25 – 27, 2018 in Destin, Florida …and there is space available for the three optional Sunday Activities…Gulf fishing trip, Sunday Tour to Seaside for shopping, cooking class & lunch with a celebrity chef; or the annual Golf Outing nearby at the Raven Golf Course. (Click here to read the Sunday details.  Advance registration required, especially for fishing trip).

For the conference overview online, click here Schedule.  To view or print the updated full program, please click here: Program. (8 page PDF) which includes speakers, event themes, attire recommendations.

The weather forecast in Destin is for sunny skies, about 70+ degrees and no rain.  The Hilton hotel is on a private beach cove, so it may be breezy.  Wear layers.  There is one outdoor reception (Sunday Open House 4-6 pm) on the Hilton’s private beach cove.  Jacket and flat shoes recommended.

On Monday evening, the theme for the annual Costume Party is ’70s Disco Fever….with Alan Thrasher’s special dance group teachers and prizes for best costumes.  (Amazon has great 70s costumes)

Operator-Members are asked to prepare in advance for the Tues., Feb. 27 Regional Meetings in the morning (please Tuesday Regional Meetings for the agenda & your Region)  and please let us know if you have topics to add.

Also on Tuesday morning, click here Trailways — 2018 Conference — Concurrent Workshops, open to ALL.

ALL paid Registrants (operator-members, affiliates/exhibitors) are invited to all scheduled conference events including meals, sessions and social events (with the exception of the Tuesday Regional Meetings).

For Hilton host hotel reservations, please use the TTC code.

Of course, there will be great food and many other official events outlined in the Program and we thank our sponsors, affiliates and exhibitors for their outstanding support. THANK YOU!  See you there….

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Red Carpet Charters Adds Three Locations to Trailways® brand

January 8, 2018 – Fairfax, VA – Red Carpet Charters, with locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and suburban Dallas-Fort Worth, has joined the Trailways brand. Founded in 1936, Trailways is North America’s oldest network of independently owned bus companies.

 “Participating in Trailways enables us to share experiences, innovations and best practices to ensure we are always at the leading edge of the charter bus industry,” said Red Carpet Trailways President/Owner Jeff Polzien. “Our entire team is dedicated to providing safe, comfortable, dependable transportation on each and every trip.”

Red Carpet Charters with Trailways Logo“That dedication fits perfectly the values that have guided our Trailways network since its inception more than 80 years ago,” said Trailways Transportation System President and Chief Executive Officer Eva M. Hotard. “By serving clients throughout the American Southwest, Midwest, Western national parks and beyond, Red Carpet Trailways strengthens our ability to serve passenger groups large and small in those regions. We now have more than 65 Trailways member companies.”

Red Carpet Trailways’ passenger list is diverse indeed. It ranges from the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Oklahoma City Thunder and University of Oklahoma Sooners to tour groups, school groups, church groups, corporate meeting and convention attendees, casino goers, wedding parties and travelers catching an airport shuttle to and from a hotel or cruise ship.

With 30+ years of experience in charter transportation, Red Carpet Trailways is used to accommodating the specific needs and itineraries of its charter clients with customized solutions. This summer, the company’s motorcoaches rushed emergency supplies to Houstonians flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Harvey.

Jeff Polzien founded the company as Red Carpet Charters in Oklahoma City in 1984, with the aim of providing a “red carpet experience” for travelers. Today the company has Highway Patrol-certified, full-service maintenance facilities, administrative offices and parking for its fleet of 40+ vehicles in Tulsa, OK, and McKinney, TX, as well as in Oklahoma City.

The Red Carpet Trailways fleet comprises full-size motorcoaches seating up to 57 passengers, mid-size coaches seating up to 30 passengers and vans for smaller groups, including buses compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All vehicles are smoke-free.

Among the motorcoaches’ onboard amenities are large windows for great passenger visibility, spacious reclining seats, adjustable footrests, air-ride suspension for maximum comfort, individual reading lights, audio-video entertainment systems, public address systems, personal temperature control, overhead storage compartments and restrooms. Some models also have environmentally friendly diesel engines, seat belts, Wi-Fi access and electrical outlets.

The Trailways Charter Bus Network has a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles traveling approximately 20 million miles per year. It serves locations in most states of the United States, plus the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and regions throughout Europe.


For more information, visit:


Media contacts:

For Red Carpet Trailways: Jeff Polzien, President/Owner/Founder

Office: 405.672.5100


For Trailways Transportation System:

Eva M. Hotard, President and Chief Executive Officer

Office: 703.691.3052, Extension 3



Tracey Buswell Simmons, Corporate Communications

Office: 703.691.3052, Extension 3

Cell: 571.437.2124


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/5/18 on behalf of Fullington Trailways

State College, PA: The Fullington Auto Bus Company including Fullington Trailways is pleased to announce that our company is once again owned 100% by the Fullington family. Michael and Lory Fullington have re-purchased all outstanding shares of the company stock owned by previous parent company, RATP Dev, a global transportation company based in Paris France.

“We’re excited to begin the new year, a re-birth of sorts, with total ownership and control of the company,” said Michael Fullington. “We can now focus our organization exclusively on meeting the transportation needs of our customers,” added Jonathan Berzas, President and CEO of the company.

Since 1908, The Fullington Auto Bus Company has served Central Pennsylvania and beyond with safe, reliable and comfortable transportation services. Fullington Trailways is the leading and most recognized transportation provider in our area, serving educational groups, sports teams, church groups, and corporate VIPs.

People are at the heart of The Fullington Auto Bus Company. “We’re not just co-workers serving customers, we’re family serving friends and neighbors,” Lory Fullington pointed out.

The Company began operations in 1908 when Emerson M. Fullington and his three sons began a livery and surrey company in Clearfield. Michael and Lory Fullington are committed to continuing the legacy of service passed down through four generations of Fullingtons over the past 110 years.

“That’s my family’s name on the sides of those buses,” remarked Michael Fullington. “I feel a personal responsibility for making sure we honor that legacy in everything we do as a company.”

In 2009, RAPT Dev, the fourth largest ground transportation company in the world, approached Aerial Fullington Weisman, CEO of the Fullington Auto Bus Company at the time, about partnering to enter the US Market. The decision was made to sell majority ownership of the company to RAPT Dev.

Over the past 9 years the company has grown and prospered. “We’ve learned a lot from each other,” said Jonathan Berzas referring to the relationship between The Fullington Auto Bus Company and RATP Dev, “And we’re pleased with what we were able to achieve together.”

Negotiations for the re-purchase of the company began in early 2017 and concluded in December.

“We’re really proud of where we’ve been and where we are right now. And we’re excited about where we’re going,” said Michael Fullington.

CONTACT Jonathan Berzas, CEO 814-355-4900

Fullington Trailways Corporate Office / Fullington Trailways Charter/Tour Department

316 East Cherry Street, PO Box 211 2101 Alexander Drive Clearfield, PA 16830 State College, PA 16803

Ph: 814-765-2455 Ph: 814-355-4900 Fax: 814-765-9572




New Charter Lead System Announced for

Trailways Charter Sales – Primary Contacts Announcement on New Website Lead System

For New Account on – launched yesterday!

All member Charter Sales Directors have received a “Welcome” Email from “” in order to set up your company account on in order to manage leads and see / update your new company Profile page.  Please check your spam if you have not seen this vital email. It will provide instructions on what to do next.  (Tutorials below also).  (Also, you also will be able to create sub-users at your company.)


What’s New?

The New Website Provides…

Specifically, a charter lead management system to track and respond to leads and help us improve the response time and satisfaction with all Trailways customers.  Destinations Travel pages—14 at launch and more coming.  A web page for your company profile, including amenities, fleet & photo.  Better online design tools to create marketing campaigns in your market using the Trailways logo to co-brand your efforts and a Jobs Lead form for referrals to your HR Person*.


Introduction – Overview with music (no narration) – 10 Minutes


TUTORIALS:  Approx. 3 minutes each with narration


  • Tutorial 1 – Charter Lead Management – Received from


  • Tutorial 2 – Your Web Profile Page on – How to Edit/Update


  • Tutorial 3 –Setting Up & Managing “Users” for your Company Account (for Leads & Profile Page)



New! Branded Marketing Templates – Create & Order Online



Please note, during this ramp-up phase, we are here to assist you — I will be available this month at the telephone numbers below, as well as Chelsy Smidler in Charters 703-691-3052 ext. 2 (just press 2 immediately to reach her and bypass the office voice system).  We may have a webinar if needed next week…


ACS and our staff and board have put in countless development hours, so we’re delighted to premiere the new site and look forward to your continued feedback.  There will be a Phase II in the future with more improvements.  So, on behalf of Eva and our team, thank you!



*more coming about the HR aspect



Vinyl 45 radio jingle for Continental Trailways found in archives

Continental Trailways Radio Jingle Lyrics 1983



Fullington Trailways Mobilizes Midnight Bus Convoy to Texas for Hurricane Help


Fullington Trailways in Pennsylvania urgently deployed 20 buses to Texas in the middle of the night August 28th to help with urgent transportation needs near Houston resulting from Hurricane Harvey.   The crisis required Fullington’s drivers to mobilize fast.  The first group of buses left at 2:30 AM on Monday for an targeted arrival in the staging region near San Antonio, TX by midnight the next day, Tuesday, August 29th.

The process began last week when Fullington Trailways was contacted and requested to be “on standby” following the weather forecast as Hurricane Harvey targeted the gulf coast of Texas.  Then, this past Sunday August 27, 2017 at 10:00 PM, the status was changed to Active, according to Mike Dull, Fullington’s Director of Operations.  “We are very proud of our drivers for their quick response and while this is what we do, we’re especially concerned about the urgent help needed for immediate relief efforts in Texas.  With our fleet, we’re going to be transporting  more than 1,000 residents displaced from their homes for as long as we’re needed”, said Mike.

For more information

CONTACT: Jennifer Corman, Fullington Trailways, 814-765-7871 or

Fullington Trailways fleet heads to help Hurricane relief

Fullington Trailways fleet heads to help Hurricane relief




Huskey Trailways Employee Wins #1 for Maintenance

Tim Brown of Huskey Trailways, Mo., Is UMA Maintenance Challenge Champion


Maintenance Challenge winners take pride in their work

Republished for Trailways by UMA


July 13, 2017 | by Rick Stoff

While many competitors cram book study and practice into the days before the annual United Motorcoach Association Maintenance Challenge, this year’s top finishers simply followed their personal Zen of motorcoach maintenance.

“If you don’t prepare you are wide open for whatever they throw at you,” said the 2017 Maintenance Challenge Grand Champion, Tim Brown of Huskey Trailways in Festus, Mo.

“I guess I prepared by working on these things every day. People say, ‘Once you work on buses, it gets in your blood.’”

Eric Hale, shop foreman for Holland America-Princess at the McKinley Princess Lodge near Denali State Park in Alaska, was the first runner-up in the 2017 competition, held during UMA Motorcoach Expo in St. Louis.

“I feel pride when I see pictures of my coaches on our trips,” Hale said. “That coach is the representation of me and my company and my guys. Our work is seen by people who are paying good money for their trip. That is a special side of it.”

This year’s second runner-up, Peter Haunold, is shop foreman at the Holland America-Princess shop in Anchorage, Alaska.

“You really have to be serious in this job. You are not hauling produce or freight, you are hauling guests,” Haunold said. “It is critical that our inspections are spot-on.

“Every time I see one of my coaches on the road, it is like one of my kids. I see the unit number and I can think of particular long nights I spent with it. Every coach has a story. It is neat to see the guests going to Denali and other destinations because of what we do to keep them on the road and keep them safe.”



2017 Conference Speaker Recaps & Awards, Photos – Newport Beach, CA

March 27-28, 2017  – Newport Beach, California – Hyatt Regency Hotel


Monday, March 27th, 2017

8:45 am – 10:00 am
Terrace Ballroom
General Session I:  Marketing & Branding Update

Branding Presentation:  Ed Ruff & Rob Smelik (ACS – Trailways’ marketing partner)

ACS-Trailways-Part1 – Copy and

ACS-Trailways-PPTpart2 – Copy

TDS -Trailways 1 (Ticketing Recap)

Marketing Committee report revised 3-20-17 (Patrick Dean, Chair – Dean Trailways, MI)

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Terrace Ballroom
General Session II:  Keynote:

Customer Service -V.Oberle – KeynoteF

 Table notes from workshop for Trailways 3.27.17

Learn about the speakers

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 (wear red day)

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Annual Business Meeting Roll Call/Group Photo, Past Minutes Approval

Committee Reports: Finance/Nominating, Safety & Security (Call Trailways for copies)

Legislative (Scott Riccio) – see links below:

GAP Monthly Update – March 2017 Public Distribution

UMA Trailways Legislative & Regulatory Report 032817

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9:30 am – 10:15 am
Terrace Ballroom
Keynote #1
Safety & Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Brad Watkins (Trailways Safety Consultant), CSS

Safety PPT for May 10


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Plaza Arbor
81st Annual Luncheon Sponsored by Bridgestone USA

Spirit & Service Awards:

Read Press Release & photos


7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Plaza Ballroom
81st Annual Closing Dinner Gala

Fleet Safety Awards: Read Press Release & photos
(Sponsored by MCI)

Trailways Outstanding Driver of the Year Awards:

Read Press Release & Photos
(Sponsored by Lancer Insurance)



35 Companies Receive Trailways Awards

Trailways is pleased and proud to announce the names of 35 companies or individuals that received national recognition at the recent Trailways Annual Meeting, held March 26-28, 2017 in California. Congratulations to All and Thank You to those in attendance!

Read On to Learn About the Recipients & Why They Shine:

Trailways Outstanding Drivers of the Year (2016):

Toby Cluney, Burlington Trailways (IO) – Scheduled Route Division – 101,074 Miles Driven last year
Martin Martinez, Pacific Coachways Trailways (CA) – Charter & Tour Division
Jon Pattee, Orange Belt Trailways (CA)- Charter & Tour Division
Terry Martin, Burlington Trailways (IO) – Charter & Tour Division
Read more

Trailways Fleet Service Safety (2016):

Martz Trailways (PA) – Scheduled Route Division, More than Two Million Miles Traveled
Arrow Trailways (TX) – Charter & Tour Division and the Scheduled Route Division – Less Than Two Million Miles Traveled
Trailways Spirit & Service Awards (2016):

Trailways New Frontier Award – CURTIS RIGGS, of VIA Trailways (AZ, CA)
Trailways Customer Service Award – MARTZ TRAILWAYS (PA)
Trailways Leadership Award – VIC PARRA of United Motorcoach Association (UMA)
Trailways Good Neighbor Award – BURLINGTON TRAILWAYS (IO)
Trailways Brand Ambassador – BILL GENTRY, GENTRY TRAILWAYS (TN)
Best Marketing Support by a Trailways Affiliated Partner – TRANSCOR Terry Cordell and Amos Lock (FL)
Support by an Individual at a Trailways Affiliated Partner Company – JIM MORRISON with ABC (FL)

Team Trailways Group Award – for the Democratic National Convention transportation contract (2016):

Martz Trailways (PA)
Fullington Trailways(PA)
First Priority Trailways (MD)
A.S. Midway Trailways (MD)
Adirondack Trailways (NY)
Pine Hill Trailways (NY)
Mlaker Trailways (PA)
Bailey Trailways (PA)
Flagship Trailways (RI)
David Thomas Trailways (PA)
Sabina Dhami, Trailways Headquarters (VA)

Read more





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