Born in Castlegar BC, Kootenay Charters has strong links to the Kootenay region. Corporately our President Natalie Roberts was born and raised in the Kootenays and has strong ties to the transportation industry through Mountain Transport Institute.
Andy Roberts and Robert Shmoorkoff were also born and raised locally, and, with the addition of Craig Luke, a long time resident of Nelson, they make a solid foundation as our operational team. As a group, the operational team has over 80 years experience in trucking, bussing and professional driver training industries. Our strengths lie, not only in an understanding of providing excellent customer service but, in ensuring all of our equipment is properly maintained, reliable and above all else safe to be on the road. Supported by in house maintenance staff along with local suppliers of parts, tires, fuel and service work, we believe in keeping as much of our spending in the local Kootenay economies as possible.
Our driving team also resides in various parts of the Kootenays and is supported by our Electronic Log Device systems in our vehicles. The ELD system ensures that the drivers are safely following government hours of service regulations. Professional driver development is provided to our drivers through our relationship with Mountain Transport Institute Ltd in Castlegar.
Kootenay Charters is excited to help you plan your next trip or organize transportation for your upcoming event and make it as seamless for you as possible. Whether your group is 5 passengers or 50 passengers, our expanding fleet of buses and vans will have your needs covered. We provide services to BC, Alberta, Washington, Idaho and Montana, or, if you have bigger adventures in your plans, give us a call as we would love to come along for the ride!
As mentioned above, we take pride in providing you with clean and reliable service to and from wherever you need. To ensure this happens, we regularly clean and service our vehicles locally and are always open to feedback from our customers.
Just like our business, our fleet is constantly expanding and changing. Right now we are operating 3 highway coaches, 2 mid-sized buses, 2 corporate vans and several school buses. All of our vehicles are equipped with new ELD systems which allow us to maintain accurate records of our driver's hours as well as track the location of each vehicle at all times.