Lamers Bus Lines, Inc. has been built on a foundation of strong principles that include always offering the best in value, service, quality and safety … always! In recognition of their dedication to one of the basic ideals promoted by the International Motor Coach Group, Inc. (IMG), Lamers Bus Lines has been presented the IMG 2012 Safety Award.
The IMG Safety Award was presented to Lamers Bus Lines on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, at the IMG’s recent Maintenance and Safety Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The award is presented annually to the company within the IMG organization who has demonstrated the highest level of safety throughout their organization. “Lamers not only meets the highest level of federal, state and location regulations, but goes above and beyond implementing company safety measures that insures their employees and customers experience the safest work and transportation experience”, said IMG’s Director of Member Services and Purchasing, Mike Mattison.
In Fall 2010, Lamers purchased a driver training simulator in a custom motor coach to further their driver educational programs. The mobile simulator is designed to give drivers the skills they need to become safer, more confident, and better prepared behind the wheel, the simulator helps drivers become familiar with navigating an up to 45-foot vehicle through traffic, mountains, and inclement weather, while simulating situations that may occur on the road.
The IMG membership consists of the United States’ and Canada’s (52+) most elite motor coach companies. Lamers is a longtime, exclusive member of the IMG, meeting stringent safety, driver training, quality and cleanliness, customer service and reputation standards. IMG staff monitors and conducts quality checks on its members to ensure compliance of the standards.
IMG Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas maintains insurance, Department of Transportation, Department of Defense and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration documents on each member. Activity is also observed by independent Alliance Members who work in the insurance and vehicle safety consulting industry.
Founded in 1944 by Lyle and Ellen Lamers, Lamers Bus Lines started with a red, white and blue bus used to transport children to school. Today, our founders’ sons, Allen and Kevin, run the company with their children. “We are humbled at receiving this award, which represents what we strive for with every wheel we turn … safe and comfortable transportation”, said Lamers Bus Lines’ President, Allen Lamers.
With 28 locations throughout Wisconsin, one location in Florida and a fleet of more than 140 charter vehicles, and 1,100 school buses, Lamers Bus Lines is one of the largest privately owned transportation companies in the Midwest. Lamers offers charter and contract services, and escorted tours throughout the continental United States, Canada and the world. Lamers is dedicated to continuing their tradition of a commitment to excellence.