Thursday, November 21, 2013 marked a milestone for Elite Coach in our charter bus company’s 22-year history. Purchased in 1998, coach bus 108 reached its million-mile mark as Elite employees were invited to take a ride that saw the odometer turn to 0.0. Elite will continue to utilize coach bus 108 for bus trips until January when it will then be resold to another motorcoach operator. Coach bus 108 is being replaced by a new 56-passenger bus that arrived to the Ephrata facility just before the million-mile celebration.
How Did We Make it to the Millionth Mile?
Regular preventative maintenance played a key role in bus 108’s longevity and performance. Utilizing the same maintenance practices throughout our fleet of buses, our service team expects another of our 56-passenger buses to reach seven digits soon. The longevity of our coaches is due not only to our exceptional service department, but also to our office staff and wonderful customers. Following 15 years of use from charter groups, group tours and our yearly Florida line run, coach bus 108 has been utilized on all types of Elite bus trips. Reaching one million miles would not be possible without our customers who look to us to provide stress-free, reliable transportation for their travel needs.
News outlets WGAL, Blue Ridge News 11, and Lancaster New Era were on hand to commemorate the milestone which was followed by an employee luncheon to celebrate.
For more on this exciting event, check out Lancaster New Era’s full article about our one million-mile celebration.