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MCI Online Parts Store

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By Richard Tackett The mission statement of Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Des Plaines, IL, is to be a world-class provider of buses and aftermarket service. While the company makes strides every day to improve its world-class vehicles and parts availability, it’s become increasingly clear to MCI that it needs to compete not just with other […]

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Latest developments in mobility to increase passenger safety

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By Angelo D’Urso During the 2016 Paralympics, we once again witnessed how the human spirit can be strong enough to overcome most physical barriers. In defiance of their impairments, Paralympians were able to inspire the whole world with their achievements. However, many challenges are yet to be overcome in the day to day lives of […]

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Gray Line of Tennessee manages risk with Protective Insurance Company and Lytx DriveCam

Chuck Abbott, CEO of Gray Line of Tennessee

By Richard Tackett When Chuck Abbott signed on as CEO of Gray Line of Tennessee, Nashville, TN, in early 2015, one of his first orders of business was exploring options for a new insurance provider. More than anything, the reason was a combination of rate escalation and a desire for more proactive attention on claims […]

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New 360° camera technology expands surveillance possibilities

The top image displays how the 360° camera initially records video with a “warped” or fisheye lens. When played back in SafetyView PRO, the bottom image is “dewarped” and the expansive view can be panned like a panoramic photograph.

By Steven Winnefeld The technology of 360° cameras, otherwise known as omnidirectional cameras, has been rapidly evolving over the past few years.  The applications for this technology are readily apparent, coming quickly into use in photography, mapping streets and video conferences.  Now this technology has matured, leading to 360° cameras with smaller, more compact enclosures […]

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What are the lesser-known legal responsibilities of motorcoach operators?

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  BUSRide’s ongoing series of interviews with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now turns to the lesser known legal and insurance responsibilities of motorcoach operators. From a risk management perspective, can you shed some light on the lesser-known legal responsibilities of motorcoach operators and owners, as they relate to their insurance […]

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Irizar North America; one year in

The Irizar i6 in North America incorporates more systems and components as standard equipment than other available brands, making them more familiar to U.S. coach companies.

INA Bus Sales’ partnership with the Spanish bus builder proves itself in recognition, respect and sales. By David Hubbard One year has passed since the Irizar Group entered the North American coach market, marking a significant milestone in the history of this eminent 128-year old Spanish coach builder — bringing its i6 models tailored expressly […]

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Expanding the industry’s largest service parts operation

Paul Soubry, president of New Flyer Group; Brian Dewsnup, president of MCI and New Flyer parts; and Dean Shay, vice president of parts logistics; speak to an employee about the  new conveyor system at MCI’s parts warehouse and distribution center in Louisville, KY.

Brian Dewsnup leads MCI and New Flyer parts business forward Aftermarket parts are the lifeblood of any successful motorcoach operation, public or private. Brian Dewsnup, president of the combined Motor Coach Industries (MCI) / New Flyer coach and bus parts business, knows this. “In a parts purchase, maintenance, or coach-down call, availability, speed, accuracy, and […]

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Alternative drives were prominent at IAA

Mercedes-Benz CityPilot autonomous bus.

The 66th IAA Exhibition took place in the northern German city of Hannover in September. Fortunately, the weather in Hannover was still quite warm and there wasn’t a drop of rain. This vast event is almost certainly the largest commercial vehicle exhibition in the world, with products ranging from vans, minibuses, buses and coaches, up […]

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What’s next for CNG fueling systems?

Many transit and city utility fleets are moving toward CNG.

BUSRide spoke with George Kalet, CNG applications and key account manager for Atlas Copco, Gas and Process Group, to discuss the future of compressed natural gas (CNG) systems for buses and coaches. In this informative Q&A, Kalet assesses the current state of CNG fueling systems, as well as the perceptions, prices, trends and politics surrounding […]

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Getting your house in order for financing

Open communication sets the stage for success.

Customers frequently ask me about the information they need to provide in order to get approved for an equipment loan or lease. What does a bank really look for when reviewing a transaction? For smaller transactions, many banks have a process where you can submit just an application if the requested amount falls under a […]

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