New Mexico Texas Coaches was founded in 1985 by Jack Knittel in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Our Company initially provided transportation for railroad crews based in Carlsbad, New Mexico. We soon expanded to provide transportation services utilizing shuttle busses to a large government sub-contractor for it's employees travelling to and from the WIPP site located between Carlsbad and Hobbs, New Mexico. We have operated the WIPP contract for over fifteen years now. With the revenues from our government contract as our backbone, we expanded our business to include individualized charter trips for local High Schools and other groups needing transportation services. In addition to the shuttle busses, we expanded our fleet of vehicles and now have large Motor Coaches that seat 56 passengers, shuttle buses that seat from 26 to 34 passengers, vans that seat 14 passengers and a limousine. We take great pride in our equipment. All of our equipment is late model (2006 or newer). The Setra Motor Coaches are manufactured in Germany by a division of Mercedes-Benz. They are some of the best busses money can buy!
Our primary business location has always been in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Our business expanded to include an office and shop in Lubbock, Texas in 2006 and specializes in charter transportation. We provide charter service to Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech University, Wayland Baptist University, Frenship High School and many more local schools and businesses. Our Lubbock operations have grown tremendously. We are proud of the top quality service we provide to our great customers!
Our company also takes great pride in our safety rating. We are in the top 5% of motor coach operators across the country. All of our equipment is routinely maintained and inspected for mechanical and other safety-related issues and to ensure that our equipment is top notch. We employ a full-time in-house mechanic who has been thoroughly trained in the maintenance of all our equipment. Our safety rating can be viewed at the link at the top of the page. Our company was also recently certified by the Department of Defense. This was a grueling inspection, but we can now transport any military group and travel onto any military base.
We also have some of the best drivers in the New Mexico and West Texas area. Most of our drivers have over 20 years' experience. They have all had extensive training, background checks, drug tests, and are DOT certified. Our customers' safety is our top concern. We go above and beyond the normal to achieve this. We hope that we can provide you with our top quality service some time soon.