Meet AAMC Member James C. Johnson, Jr. of J&M Travel & Motorcoach in Louisville, Ky.

Meet AAMC Member James C. Johnson, Jr. of J&M Travel & Motorcoach in Louisville, Ky.

Name: James C Johnson Jr 
Company: J & M Travel & Motorcoach Operation 
City, State: Louisville, Ky. 
Years in the Industry: 26 years as an operator 

How did you first get involved in the industry?

After my football career I needed something to do, so I started driving at the age of 21 and fell in love with driving. 

Who has inspired your career?

My uncle before he passed away, he was a truck driver. I rode with him one day and said that I would like to drive.

What has been the greatest challenge|opportunity in your career?

I did a Korean tour through Canada, and I was requested every year after my first. 

What advice would you give to others about working in this industry?

If you're not a people person, and you don't like to drive a lot, then this is not the career for you. 

Why is it important for you to belong to the African American Motorcoach Council?

I feel that we, as African Americans, need to come together and lift each other up. The connection is a must. If you can't come together with your own, then how can you come together with other operators?!

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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