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DATTCO and Flagship Premier buses

DATTCO, Inc. Acquires Flagship Premier Charter Bus Company

Flagship, based in Cranston, Rhode Island has agreed to an acquisition by DATTCO, Inc. The deal is expected to close on July 1, 2022. After more than twenty-five years of providing motorcoach service to Rhode Island clients, Flagship Bus, owned and operated by Tom McCaughey will now operate as DATTCO Inc. “As a family-owned business we appreciate the care and attention the DATTCO team will bring to this partnership and know this transition is in good hands.” explained McCaughey, President & CEO, of Flagship.

Motorcoach service will continue operation from Flagship’s current Cranston Rhode Island location, and all Flagship staff will remain in place. Over time, Flagship will be re-branded to spotlight DATTCO’s iconic big red bus. We have a long-standing business relationship with Flagship,” said Donald DeVivo, President of DATTCO. “We hope to make this transition as seamless as possible.”

Flagship’s clients have grown accustomed to the company’s dedication to safety, customer service, and affordability, and they can continue to expect all that and more from DATTCO. The DATTCO fleet of vehicles is ever-growing, with a diverse selection to meet any client’s group size and budget. DATTCO offers experienced, professional, courteous drivers, 24/7 operations and maintenance support for all active charter trips. DATTCO also provides expanded nationwide support through its membership in the International Motorcoach Group (IMG), a consortium of North America’s leading motorcoach companies. DATTCO is also the recipient of IMG’s annual Safety Award (2018), regarded as the most prestigious safety award in the industry.

Flagship’s drivers will continue providing service to their clients, with the only change being a new DATTCO uniform. “We are looking forward to welcoming the Flagship team to our DATTCO family and to collaborating with them to bring a wider array of transportation solutions to Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts market,” said Dennis Lyons, Vice President for DATTCO’s Coach & Tour Group.

“We are family-owned and operated since our establishment in 1924 – we treat our staff like family, and we look forward to inviting our new family members – employees and clients – aboard,” added DeVivo.