Who We Are

Anchor Transportation has been providing quality, affordable ground transportation since 1989. Each week, we transport thousands of individuals on safe, dependable minibuses and motor coaches.  We are blessed to have been able to serve so many.  We  welcome the opportunity to meet new friends and go to new places together.

The Anchor Story
The Anchor story began in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1989 with two people and a bus . . .

Anchor Transportation, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Drs. John and Yullie Stancil in Murfreesboro, TN. Their vision was to provide safe, cost-effective, and reliable transportation for groups. The company which started with one bus and two employees grew to 12 buses in 1995 when it moved to a larger facility in Nashville,TN to be near a majority of the customers.

As the business grew in sales and equipment, so did the staff. Jared Stancil, John’s nephew, joined the company in September, 1999 to learn all aspects of the business. Jared began as a bus washer and worked his way up to working in the office where he learned the management side of the business. Presently, John holds the position of CEO and Jared is Vice President and General Manger, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

As sales increased Anchor Transportation purchased more buses and additional staff members joined the company including Leigh Ann Stancil to handle the increased volume.

In 2003, the company’s sales territory expanded to Paducah, KY where they opened a satellite office. The following year Anchor Transportation expanded further by acquiring the facility and employees of a former charter bus company in Tuscumbia AL. In addition to opening the second satellite office in 2004, the company hired an experienced travel planner in their corporate office to provide comprehensive group travel packages.

The company continued to grow steadily for the next five years. With more than 20 buses and a larger office and garage staff, the company needed additional office and garage space. In October, 2007, the corporate office of Anchor Transportation moved to Whites Creek, TN to a l0 acre facility at I-24 and Old Hickory Blvd. The company is still located there today. In June 2013, Anchor added a new office in Jackson, TN through acquiring another bus company.

Currently, Anchor Transportation has increased their fleet to over 60 units, including motorcoaches and mini buses. Anchor Tours is now the largest, family-owned motorcoach company in the Nashville area.

For Anchor Transportation, every bend in the road results in yet another opportunity and another new customer whom we can serve. We look forward to providing motorcoach service solutions for you!

Anchor Values
Our values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we behave in the world.  We strive hard to live our values every day for our customers, co- workers and vendors.
Understand, Care, Appreciate and Acknowledge those around you – our employees, customers and vendors.
Be authentic and innovative – we enjoy the challenge and thrill of trying new things and offer new services to be more efficient and more competitive.
We will always treat the ones around us with respect and professionalism in and outside of the workplace and “Do the right thing”.
The same message and tone every day in everything and all departments including sales, safety and service.
Stand up for what you believe. We recognize that there is more to life than buses, so we look to our Creator and Saviour for our courage and strength.
I just need to brag on your driver we had for our field trip to Nashville, TN yesterday. We all are very pleased with the service the driver provided. He was such a lovely and nice man. He went an extra mile and helped us with one of our students that is handicapped . . . I definitely will be using this service in the future to travel to GA with our club and hope we can use the same driver. Thank you for the excellent service you provide.
-G. Rodriguez
Anchor Staff
Vanessa Ballard
  • Safety Administration
  • 615-620-8048
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Charlotte Barks
  • Manager - Paducah KY
  • 270-538-0070
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Ray Badsen
  • Manager – Tuscumbia AL
  • 256-383-6220
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Gary Bradshaw
Sherry Bradshaw
Bud Hale
  • Manager – West TN Region
  • 731-968-8525
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Eric Harmon
  • Director of Maintenance
  • 615-860-6800
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Richie Howden
Kaswana Kelly
  • Charter Sales Coordinator
  • 615-620-8044
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Harry Lee
Susie Meek
  • Charter Sales Manager
  • 615-620-8043
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Dana Messer
Summer Powers
Lynn Raynes
  • Charter Sales Manager
  • 615-860-6800
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Gail Reece
  • Administrative Support
  • 615-860-6800
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Leigh Ann Stancil
Jared Stancil
  • Vice President/General Manager
  • 615-620-8042
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John Stancil
Kenji White
Anchor Green Mission
As a long established business, Anchor Transportation has a vested interest in our environment and our communities. As an advocate for the environment we take added measures to minimize the amount of waste released into the ground and the air.

As a long established business, Anchor Transportation has a vested interest in our environment and our communities. As an advocate for the environment we take added measures to minimize the amount of waste released into the ground and the air.


The waste oil removed from the buses during regular maintenance is reused in the buildings’ heating systems which significantly reduces the energy costs during the winter months. The used antifreeze is treated, recycled and placed back into to use by Anchor. This recycling process also eliminates the need for Anchor to purchase new antifreeze.


In addition to office paper, Anchor recycles all the fluids generated by our buses including engine oil and antifreeze. Additionally, Anchor Transportation has partnered with Goodyear tire to recycle all of its scrapped tires.

Anchor is a proud member and supporter of the following associations.
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