Chip Thompson, one of the owners of Atlantic Transportation Services, has a longstanding history in the community for giving back, and doing business with a focus on benevolence. And when he and business partners Marlon Sparks and Steve “Monty” Montgomery (The Starboard) acquired Atlantic Transportation Services, they went in with a community-centered approach.
“The primary emphasis is one of safety and customer service,” said Thompson. “We focus on getting everyone where they need to go, in a luxurious vehicle, while offering an excellent experience. Doing our job well enables us to be competitive, and then we can give back to our community, which we love to do.”
Since they took over the business a year ago, the team has instituted a number of changes to improve the company, including instituting the latest monitoring technology, as well as staffing their own head mechanic and director of safety procedures, Russell Bowser. Bowser is tasked with maintaining the fleet on a daily basis to ensure all vehicles maintain their state compliance and all are in excellent condition for the clients and drivers.
In addition, they also hired an operations consultant for the company, Kevin Roberts (Bethany Blues). Roberts was a natural fit, they said, as he and Thompson had worked together in the past, organizing community fundraising events including Delaware Gulf Aid in 2010 and Delaware Coast Aid in 2012.
They’ve channeled that charitable spirit for Atlantic as well. Atlantic Transportation has worked locally and regionally with organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Southern Delaware School of the Arts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Make a Wish Foundation, Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine and others.
Atlantic Transportation Services has a fleet of 15 vehicles, ranging from sedans to SUVs, shuttle buses, party buses and Mercedes Sprinter vans. And they have expanded the type of work they do, which includes service to the military.
Atlantic is trusted by the United States military to transfer service men and women to and from Dover Air Force Base and the Norfolk, Va., military base. Their drivers are cleared to go onto various bases, and maintain security clearances and background checks.
“We work one-on-one with commanding officers to ensure that their personnel are taken care of,” explained Roberts. “These types of transfers can be challenging, since much of the flight and personal information is secure or not known at the time of a request, and many times these transfers are very last-minute requests.”
To learn more about the transportation services they offer, visit www.atlanticlimode.com or call 1-866-913-6999.