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Gray Line of Tennessee manages risk with Protective

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 […]

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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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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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Best Trails & Travel means “first class”

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With a fleet of luxurious Prevost motorcoaches, this Brooklyn-based operator caters to top-level travelers After running shuttles and mini-buses for five years since his company’s creation, Aly Goldenberg, vice president of Best Trails & Travel, Brooklyn, NY, saw market demand in 2000 shifting toward charter business. Rather than a simple business expansion, Goldenberg saw this […]

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What makes motorcoach insurance unique?

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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 intricacies of motorcoach operators’ insurance, what makes it unique from other transportation insurance plans, and how adept the industry is at navigating its various pitfalls. You deal in all transportation modes – what do you notice […]

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Frank Kane achieves 2.5 million miles by ‘always being cool’

Frank Kane

BUSRide spoke with Frank Kane by phone at his home in Rochester, NY on the very day of his retirement in November.  We congratulated him on capping his 47 years as a coach driver with 2.5 million miles without a recordable accident for the company that is now Trailways of New York. Kane is now […]

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The future of mobile surveillance: open architecture

New technology, like the RoadRecorder® 8000 network video recording server pictured here, are being designed for seamless integration.

By Steven Winnefeld Since surveillance was first introduced to mobile environments, the hardware has been primarily closed systems.  This was likely due not only to market expectations, but the limits of the technology.  As competing vendors raced to engineer solutions for the unique challenges that moving buses propose, the available hardware became diverse and increasingly […]

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America’s maintenance departments need open architecture

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BUSRide spoke with Brandon Curtis, executive managing director at leading ITS-provider Aesys; and Ed Remly, director of maintenance, Northwest U.S., at Transdev North America. Because of their positions, Curtis and Remly have uniquely informed perspectives about why a lack of open architecture is negatively affecting American transit systems. In what ways does the maintenance department […]

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Knowing the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers

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By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now centers on the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers. We discussed what operators need to know, expanded liabilities and the ins and outs of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. Please describe the garage-keepers’ liability component in a typical […]

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