(EDITOR’S NOTE – Interstate Transportation Equipment has been advertising with the Biblical Recorder for more than 10 years. We’re showcasing this company in gratitude for their support.)
Interstate Transportation Equipment Inc. (ITE) is a company that has satisfied customers in both North and South Carolina for 66 years. Established in 1947, ITE is the oldest commercial bus dealership in the Carolinas.
Buses like the Startran allow Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc. (ITE) to offer North and South Carolina options for transporting church members to various events.
Owner and President Robert Coleman started washing buses for ITE (then called Superior Sales) at age 11 and, he has been with the company for 40 years. “We try to really stand behind our product and focus on the Golden Rule: [‘do unto others as you would have them to unto you’],” said Coleman. “Even when it’s not the most financially beneficial choice for our company.”
This commitment to a morally upstanding business is one of ITE’s finest qualities. They focus on honesty, complete customer satisfaction and fair prices. After decades of service, ITE is still dedicated to meeting the transportation needs of school and commercial bus users throughout the Carolinas.
Selling and leasing buses may seem fairly straightforward, but ITE has evolved over the years according to the specific needs of their customers, many of which are Baptist churches. With two locations in Columbia, S.C., and High Point, they provide a variety of buses for school, commercial and transit, maintaining a large stock of spare parts. In addition to buses manufactured by Thomas, ITE was recently appointed a dealer for DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses N.A.
The service department at ITE features a staff with a combined experience of more than 80 years. Daily, they utilize three mobile service trucks as well as ASE certified technicians.
ITE has been successful throughout the years and provided one of the largest order of buses. The State of South Carolina purchased 2,002 school buses from them in 1995. Coleman said, “I really enjoy the people. I like doing business with so many interesting companies and seeing the passion for the different things they do. And ultimately, what it comes down to is transporting people well.”
Visit interstatetransportation.com or call (803)-776-5041 or fax (803)-776-3527.