At the final night of IMG’s Strategic Alliance Meeting in Branson, MO, the prestigious Operator of the Year award was proudly presented to John Adams, President of Southern Coaches, based in Dothan, Alabama.
IMG each year recognizes one of their own, based on a criteria of operational excellence, safety record, best practices, community and industry involvement and engagement within the International Motor Coach Group.
John Adams said; "It is such an honor to be selected by an elite group of operators and to know that your fellow members feel you excel in adhering to the high standards of IMG membership.
This award is achieved by having a support staff of great drivers, superb maintenance
personnel and an excellent office staff. It is definitely a team effort. I know my Dad would
have been so proud of this recognition."
Founded in 1989 by John’s father, G. Milton Adams, Southern Coaches is a second generation family company that has grown to be one of Alabama’s leading motorcoach operators. Bronwyn Wilson, President, IMG state; “Southern Coaches, John and all his team, represent the commitment to excellence, safety and maintenance that represent the core values of IMG – we are delighted to have Southern Coaches as our 2014 Operator of the Year”
As IMG tradition dictates, Turbo Images created a unique design on one of Southern Coaches vehicles showcasing Alabama images, and was on full display in Branson.
As the leading motorcoach operator network in North America, International Motorcoach Group comprises 51 independently owned premier bus charter companies. These 51 companies vary in size, region and in diversity of business models with a range of offerings, including bus charters, escorted tours, limousines and school buses. Charter services include sports travel, corporate and meetings, family reunions, club outings, sightseeing tours, sporting events, business excursions, church gatherings, wedding shuttles, and so much more. Comprehensively, the members of IMG operate more than 7,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada. Each year, more than 21 million charter and tour customers count on IMG members to provide their charter services. Each of IMG’s member companies are required to adhere to strict Standards and Qualifications for invitation-only membership that ensure they operate with the highest levels of performance.