With the Florida motor coach travel season rapidly approaching Florida Gulf Coast Tours located on Florida’s beautiful west coast has partnered with Martz First Class Coach located in Saint Petersburg Florida.
Florida Gulf Coast Tours office and dispatch manager Brenda Wilson stated, “We are very excited to have additional motor coaches at our disposal to go with our current fleet. We will be able to offer the same great service while supplying our valued clients with clean safe motor coaches with friendly drivers that they have been accustomed to. With the high demand of motor coaches that we have had, the partnership with Martz First Class is a win, win, win, for Martz, Florida Gulf Coast Tours and our clients.”
Martz First Class Coach has positioned a number of their coaches at the Florida Gulf Coast Tours bus terminal in Englewood Florida. According to Mrs. Wilson this allows the pricing for the charter of the motor coaches to be reduced due to less dead head miles to pick up locations. This savings is then passed along to the charter groups at a lower daily rate. In many cases the rates are less than they were a year ago due to this re-positioning. “Today it’s all about value and offering a service at a reasonable price.” Says Mrs.Wilson. “We are able to accomplish this by creating ways to save our customers money. Our customers still can simply phone us at (941) 429-1485 or visit our website www.floridagulfcoasttours.com to receive a fast friendly quote for their needs.”
Accordibg to Florida Gulf Coast Tours website www.floridagulfcoasttours.com safety is a their #1 concern. “The main reason we felt comfortable with Martz First Class is they have a superior safety history.” said Mrs. Wilson. And according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMSA) this is documented. The FMSCA is the agency that monitors transportation companies and issues safety ratings, crashes, and compliance. This website should be accessed any time you are chartering a motor coach. After accessing the website, scroll down to “Company Snapshot” Here you can pull up the safety information with either the companies DOT # or name. You can also view company out of services, accidents, insurance, and safety ratings.
Motor coach travel is still one of the safest modes of transportation in the United States. The value of motor coach travel far exceeds the value of any other type of travel. One motor coach can replace up to 10 automobiles on the road thus reducing greenhouse gasses.