We have been in the Transportation business since 1986. Started the Company because of how a particular group that we had driven for were being treated. We had been progressing nicely until COVID-19 came to be the force that halted the operation and brought forth a time that none of us in the Bus Industry could or would have brought us in the business to reach out to others for help.
We lost over 280K worth of business and had to refund deposits to many of our customers when they cancelled because of COVID-19. We have notes on these Coaches; employees to pay, as well as the IRS.
Oleta Coach Lines, Inc has grown to be one of the most sought after bus transportation companies in the East. We would like to invite you to our web site: www.oleta.com and read what customers say about us on TripAdvisor.
February 2020, we began what appeared to be our most profitable season in many years. On March 11, 2020, the COVID19 virus cancellations began and brought our season/year to a screeching halt. We have very few contracts for transportation for the remainder of the year. Meanwhile, insurance, charter bus loans, and other expenses like payroll continue to accumulate. All of the salaried employees have to volunteer their services for Oleta Coach Lines, as we have been unable to obtain funds for payroll since June 20, 2020. Our Insurance is in the cancellation status as of the 18th of this month and if not paid by the 9th of October, we will lose our Authority to Operate as a Transportation Company. This has never happened in all of our 30 plus years of being in this Industry.
Oleta Coach Lines, Inc is a family owned and operated small business. My wife and I are the sole owners, with 6 sons and 1 daughter, working with us and one day with the hope of taking the Company over and maintaining the integrity of which the Company was established upon.
In the Picture is Brian, who is at the left, is Operation Manager, Keith who is Human Recourses, and Matthew who is the General Manager.
Not shown is Towana Oleta, the Vice President, Howard Jr, (A Computer Science Graduate of CNU) the behind the scenes Technical person, Anthony (a Graduate of Wm&Mary School of Business ) the office assistant to the VP, David who is the GM of a local hotel and aids whenever he can, the last is Kezia, who assist with paper work in the office, post office runs etc. A True Family Owned & Operated Small Business.
Thank you and we look forward to being supported by you and yours.
Howard W. Smith, Sr., Pre/Ceo
Oleta Coach Lines Inc.
P.O. Box 466
Williamsburg, Va. 23187
- David Bond
- Katie Casto Hynes
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