Československá státní automobilová doprava

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Historical bus Karosa ŠL11 of ČSAD Jablonec

Československá státní automobilová doprava (Czech.) Or Československá štátna automobilová doprava (Slovak.), In short: ČSAD (German: Czechoslovak State Automobile Transport) was the state motor vehicle company in the former Czechoslovakia . Between 1949 and 1990, ČSAD operated both the entire intercity bus service and the national road haulage in Czechoslovakia with its blue and white vehicles .


ČSAD was founded by law on January 1, 1949 as Československá automobilová doprava, národní podnik . On November 24, 1950, the state added this to the company name, and the company now traded as Československá státní automobilová doprava .

The new state road transport company took over the nationalized private road transport companies in Czechoslovakia as well as the road transport of the Czechoslovak State Railways ČSD. Organizationally, the company was initially subdivided at Okres level, from 1963 onwards, ČSAD motor transport companies came into being, which were subordinate to the respective Kraj .

After 1990 the company was again subordinated to the Okres. As a result, a large number of independent companies were spun off from the formerly state-owned companies, and sub-companies were also privatized. In Slovakia, after 1993, ČSAD was transferred to Slovenská autobusová doprava (SAD, bus transport) and Nákladná doprava (NAD / ND, road haulage).

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