Lamers Bus Lines received the IMG Safety Award Jan. 10 at the International Motor Coach Group Maintenance and Safety Conference in Grapevine, Texas.
The award is presented annually to the company within the IMG organization that has demonstrated the highest level of safety.
“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.
Headuartered in Green Bay, Lamers has 28 locations in Wisconsin, including Clintonville. In addition to charter buses, Lamers offers daily routes throughout the state, as well as connections in Waupaca.
In the fall 2010, Lamers purchased a driver training simulator in a custom motor coach to further their driver educational programs. 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 more than 50 motor coach companies in the U.S. and Canada. IMG staff monitors and conducts quality checks on its members to ensure compliance of the standards. IMG 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, the 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.