Clark Travel refreshes fleet with 10 new MCI® J4500 coaches
SCHAUMBURG, IL — July 24, 2012 — With a newer fleet of MCI J4500 coaches and an innovative sales strategy, Clark Travel is capturing more business than ever. The Taylor, Texas, charter company recently took delivery of 10 new MCI J4500 coaches equipped with the latest engine technology for near-zero emissions, a high-end entertainment system, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and 110-volt outlets, bringing its fleet to 26 MCI coaches.
To keep its fleet on the go all week long, the company works closely with its clients, offering discounts on charter trips during slower periods. "Our goal is to capitalize on our current equipment and double our revenues," said Victoria Clark, Executive Vice President and granddaughter of CEO Morris Clark, who founded the company in 1981. "It's all about scheduling. We are strictly a charter company, and many of our clients are flexible with travel dates. The newer coaches also allow us to offer a better product, with complimentary TV and Wi-Fi to keep kids entertained."
Clark, now 23 years old, has been associated with the bus business all her life. "It's all I know. My first words were 'good morning, Clark Travel,'" said Clark, who took her first cross-country tour at the age of eight and recalls cleaning and picking up footrests before joining the company full-time when she turned 18.
"I still learn from Grandfather every day," she said. "I am incorporating his ways with mine. You couldn't have new ways without the old ways. We're more technology driven, and uphold our reputation for exceptional service and a dedicated staff."
Clark Travel employees nearly 55 people and serves many area schools, colleges and youth groups. The company recently consolidated it locations, opening a new, massive, nine-acre, 13,500-square-foot facility in Taylor, near Austin, that includes an environmentally friendly bus wash, three-bay maintenance area and space for fueling capabilities. To learn more, visit www.clarktravel.net.
Motor Coach Industries (MCI), based in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the leading manufacturer of intercity coaches in the U.S. and Canada. Reliability driven, MCI builds expertly engineered, best-selling models for the tour, charter, line-haul, commuter and transit markets. MCI also offers 24-hour technical support, industry-leading technician training and the most extensive aftermarket parts and repair service.
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