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Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc.:
The Past, Present, and Future

Founded in 1947 in Columbia, South Carolina, Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc. is the oldest school and commercial bus dealership in North and South Carolina. Initially known as Superior Sales Inc., the company was the exclusive dealer for Superior Buses, manufactured in Lima, Ohio. Beyond school buses, Superior Sales also distributed ambulances and coaches to the funeral home industry.

When the South Carolina Department of Education began transporting students to public schools in the late 1950s, many of the first buses were provided by Superior Sales. The company operated under the Superior name until the early 1980s.

In 1983, Thomas Built Buses of High Point, North Carolina appointed the company as its exclusive dealer for South Carolina, prompting a name change to Interstate Transportation Equipment. Since 1984, we have been a proud member of the Thomas Built Buses Presidents Club for Excellence in Sales and Service every year.

A significant milestone in our history occurred in 1995 when Interstate Transportation Equipment participated in what is considered the largest single order for school buses. The State of South Carolina ordered 2,002 Thomas Built, 78-passenger, rear-engine buses.

Interstate Transportation Equipment is dedicated to meeting the transportation needs of school and commercial bus users throughout the Carolinas. Our recent facilities expansion and the addition of two mobile service vehicles exemplify our ongoing commitment to serving our valued past, present, and future customers.

Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.

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