DOUGLASSVILLE PA – When members of the Klein family in Douglassville PA look back over their collective shoulders, they’ve seen a lot happen to their transportation business since 1957. Fuel prices went up and down but mostly up, and sometimes a lot up. More children attended school, and so the number of school bus stops increased. Technology made riding a bus safer, and more comfortable too.
But for the Kleins, the best and smallest change in Klein Transportation Inc. may be its ownership, company Sales and Marketing Manager John Coakley thinks. As it marks its 55th anniversary during 2012, the firm is still solidly in familiar hands. A third generation of founder John Klein’s family continues to operate the business.
Klein started the company by providing school bus transportation to the Daniel Boone School District. Now, in addition to its school bus business, Klein Transportation provides “many diversified services and vehicles to meet its customer needs,” Coakley said Monday.
Among its accomplishments, he added:
The motor coach charter division provides eco-friendly group transportation. It switched to using ultra-low-sulfur bio-diesel fuel in its entire fleet as its part to help protect the environment;
It maintains one of the area’s best safety ratings; and
It offers customers stress-free travel to many major tourist cities for day, overnight and multi-day trips.
As part of its anniversary observance, Coakley added, the family is offering what he called “a low-price tour to Tennessee this summer” for $555. The tour will leave Aug. 19 (2012) and return Aug. 23, and includes four nights’ lodging at a hotel in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, southern cooking, a bit of nature, history, intrigue, and other entertainment.
For more information, call 610-385-3302.