“We think of them as Limousines, with all the luxury, quality and service that implies,” says Ted Littell, President of Columbia, MO, based White Knight Coaches. “We look at every passenger in the same way we see our VIP limousine customers. White Knight’s drivers treat clients that way and our maintenance and our cleaning staff give coaches the same attention to detail that we use on our limousines.”
White Knight was started in 1992 by brothers Tim and Ted Littell while they were still in college. They began with a single limousine in Warrensburg, MO, and in 1995 they moved to Columbia, where they added a 47-seat coach to their growing fleet.
Located in the center of the state, Columbia offered the opportunity to serve the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield markets, and over the years White Knight has established facilities in each of those hubs. The fleet has grown to 45 units, including 25 motorcoaches, as well as limousines, trolley buses, minicoaches, entertainer buses and ultra-luxury coaches, providing service to college athletic teams, travel groups, and entertainers.
“The two beautiful black Van Hool C2045’s we just added to White Knight fleet fit our corporate vision perfectly. Our clients love the unique contoured parcel rack with the REI 22” flat screen monitors. The satellite TV, wood grain flooring, WiFi, 110 volt outlets and curbside perimeter lighting reinforce the perception that these are large luxury limousines,” said Littell.
In addition, the 57-passenger coaches are equipped with Alcoa Durabrite aluminum wheels, chrome mirrors, backup cameras and 3 point seat belts. They are powered by Detroit Diesel’s new DD13 engine mated to Allison transmissions.
“Some unique business opportunities popped up, and we needed a supplier who could meet our special needs. ABC was able to step in and make things work for us. This is our first opportunity to work with them, and we’ve been delighted with the quality of service, both before and after the sale.”
ABOUT ABC COMPANIES
ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre-owned full size highway coach equipment, mid-size shuttle transport vehicles, and advanced design heavy duty transit equipment. A nationwide after sale service network supports customers with maintenance and repairs, collision services and a full parts inventory of OEM and quality aftermarket parts. Private and municipal financing and leasing options are also available through the company’s financial services group – one of the largest financial service providers within the industry. For more information, contact ABC Companies at 1-800-222-2875 or visit the company web site at www.abc-companies.com.