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The New Waterloo Office and Garage

By |November 7th, 2016|

There is noticeable progress on our new facility in Waterloo and it is finally taking shape. Phase 1 work, which includes over 10,000 square feet of garage space, over 2,000 square feet of finished office space (for our use), and 1,700 square feet of unfinished office space (to be rented out later), should be […]

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Hawkeye Stages Skills Assessment Training Video

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Our customers love our drivers, and so do we! They are professional, courteous and safety conscious. We make sure that they are with quarterly training and pre-employment skills assessment and training. The video shows Pavel Makarov running a prospective employee through a parking skills test.

 

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2016 Travel Trends

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Tour planning requires that we keep up on what the current market trends are. There are many sources out there. Here is an abbreviated list of the results Trip Advisor got when they asked more than 44,000 travelers and hoteliers about their plans for the year.

Trend #1 – Seeking new experiences. Travelers of all […]

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George Lewis Honored for Service at Reunion in February

By |April 1st, 2016|

The early 1960s were a time of civil unrest in America, and several times the military was called in to keep the peace. It was on one of these occasions that the 720th Military Police Battalion from Fort Hood, Texas was called into action. Hawkeye Stages driver George Lewis was a member of this […]

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Brannen Attends UMA-Sponsored Safety Seminar

By |January 8th, 2016|

Newton Operations Manager, Rick Brannen recently attended a two day Safety Management Seminar at the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center in Ashburn, VA. The seminar was sponsored by the United Motorcoach Association and was attended by over 100 other safety professionals representing our industry from all over the United States.

Valuable information was obtained […]

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Office & Flexible Commercial Space for Lease

By |September 28th, 2015|

Hawkeye Stages has Office and Flexible Commercial space for lease at their Newton and Fort Dodge, Iowa locations.  We also rent our conference facility for meetings and other special events at the Newton, Iowa location.  Please click on the links below for additional information.  If interested in the Newton location contact Rick at 641-792-3232. […]

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Meet the Ashmeads — Long-time Hawkeye Stages Travelers

By |August 25th, 2015|

As you know, the people who travel with Hawkeye Stages are special. Their ages vary and so do their areas of interest. We would like to introduce you to Rita and Stuart Ashmead who have traveled with us as part of the Community First Credit Union of Ottumwa for many years. According to driver […]

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Temsa 151 Gets Her “Colors”

By |July 7th, 2015|

First, a quick wipe-down.  Then the vinyl is positioned, adjusted, and the backing is peeled away in sections.  Next, the installer massages out air bubbles and presses the vinyl on with a flat tool.  Last,  graphics were added to the back of the motorcoach.  Finally, the finished look!  Seems simple but it took quite […]

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The New Motorcoaches Are Here!

By |July 7th, 2015|

Our fleet grew by four members in May with two new Prevost and Temsa top-of-the-line motorcoaches. To say they look spectacular is no understatement!

Along with fresh side panel graphics, the interior finishes and amenities of these vehicles are sure to impress our travelers.

The luxurious interiors of all four coaches feature “wood grain” flooring and […]

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American Bus Association Foundation Economic Impact of the Motorcoach Tour and Travel Industry

By |January 22nd, 2015|

The Motorcoach Tour and Travel Industry Creates Jobs in Iowa

Iowa companies that provide motorcoach services to intercity travelers and group tours are a critical part of the state’s economy. Motorcoach operators, along with the companies that supply services and materials to them, provide well-paying jobs in Iowa and pay significant amounts in tax to […]

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