Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide

What you need to know about on-board pest control

What are your biggest daily challenges? Maintenance costs? Lack of qualified personnel? Ever-increasing fuel outlays? Safety concerns? Easy access to capital? The answer is probably “All of the above”. But there’s another problem you face; one that isn’t discussed very often: On-board pests. And they’re a big group of riders: fleas, mites, roaches, bed bugs […]

Busworld Academy and UITP extend strategic partnership

Busworld Academy and UITP have announced a continuation of a strategic partnership that will see the two collaborate for the International Bus Conference in 2019. The agreement – jointly signed by Busworld Academy President Redgy Deschacht and UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani – continues the relationship between UITP and Busworld Academy, which has seen joint […]

Gigantic, late-model motorcoach fleet online Global Auction Tues., Oct. 23 @ 11 am EDT, featuring 108 Cavallo coaches, parts, maintenance equipment & more

Gigantic, late-model motorcoach fleet online Global Auction Tues., Oct. 23 @ 11 am EDT, featuring 108 Cavallo coaches, parts, maintenance equipment & more [link]

UITP and APTA sign MoU to strengthen relationship

UITP and The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to strengthen their relationship and future cooperation. In recognition of the common interests of public transportation industries in the United States of America, and internationally, both APTA and UITP will strive to work together on areas of mutual benefit […]

Advances in HVAC technology

BUSRide Maintenance spoke with Steve D. Johnson, Sr., product marketing manager, bus HVAC, at Thermo King about the latest advances in climate control technology.

ARBOC secures first major order for up to forty Spirit of Equess medium-duty transit buses for Ozark Regional Transit

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that Ozark Regional Transit (“ORT”) in Arkansas has awarded ARBOC with an order for up to 40 Spirit of Equess ® (“Equess”) low-floor, medium-duty transit buses. […]

Qbuzz selects LILEE Systems to bring premium onboard Wi-Fi to bus and rail passengers on the DAV line

LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced connectivity and solutions with an open edge and cloud platform for the transportation industry, today announced the signing of Netherlands based Qbuzz to an eight-year hardware, software and service contract. LILEE Systems will be providing Qbuzz rail and bus passengers on the DAV (Drechtsteden, Alblasserwaard, Vijfheerenlanden) line, access to a […]

Prevost services are good for business

Specialized training and UPTIME® agreements bring new dimensions By David Hubbard Resolute in its commitment to deliver the ultimate aftermarket experience to coach operators across the U.S. and Canada, Prevost offers the largest service network in the coach industry. Fifteen Prevost Service Centers strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with more than 175 […]

Understanding and adapting to operators’ evolving needs

With so many operators at so many stages of their business in the transportation industry, there are many different levels of needs to address. Every operator has had to start somewhere with the goal to grow their business or accommodate their riders’ needs. Small companies need partners that value them and want to help them […]

Continental introduces intelligent tires to the motorcoach industry

Continental is launching the motorcoach industry’s first complete tire line factory-assembled with an embedded tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor. The company chose the Conti Coach HA3 as the first of its tire lines to feature this technology because of the motorcoach industry’s unique need for safety. “Continental is committed to Vision Zero, which means […]