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Friday, December 01, 2023

ROSE Charlotte, N.C. — The Trailways Transportation System welcomed Charlotte-based Rose Chauffeured Transportation to its team this April, joining over 70 other transportation companies throughout the country. Rose began operating full-size coaches about 7 years ago in addition to its traditional chauffeured transportation staples likes sedans and SUVs. Trailways, which just celebrated its 80th anniversary, is the oldest independent bus network in the country.

Tom Holden Rose Transportation Tom Holden, General Manager Rose Transportation “We are most pleased to add this Carolina star to our team,” said Ron Moore, Trailways chairman and president of Burlington Trailways of IA. “The company’s 30-plus years of award-winning operating experience in the transportation industry and impressive fleet of vehicles will enhance our ability to serve customers from an important region on the East Coast.”

Rose Chauffeured Transportation started in 1985 as a limousine company with only three employees. Today, the company has over 100 employees and a fleet of 50 vehicles, including full-size motorcoaches, minibuses, vans, SUVs, and sedans. The company primarily serves schools and corporations, and is the official transportation of the Carolina Panthers NFL team.

“We’ve gone from being a Rolls limousine company in the 80s that specialized in weddings to a full-service provider with an array of vehicle services for our varied customer base,” said general manager Tom Holden. “We still do personal events but they are no longer exclusive in our operations.

“Trailways is a brand with 80 years of success behind it, and Rose is a leading brand in the Carolinas with recognition as one of the South’s top 100 small businesses and 31 years in the business,” he continues. “We are the largest in our region, so it made great business sense to bring these two powerful brands together with this partnership.

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