Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


Continental introduces low monthly ELD payments with FlexPay by VDO RoadLog

Continental, a leading global supplier of systems, components, and tires to automobile and truck manufacturers, and the manufacturer of VDO RoadLog ELD (www.vdoroadlog.com), has introduced FlexPay by VDO RoadLog, a monthly payment program for the VDO RoadLog ELD. FlexPay allows customers to pay off the cost of their VDO RoadLog ELD over a 36-month period, […]

ABC Companies hosts open house in appreciation of local customers, community & first responders

ABC Companies Winter Garden, Florida location recently celebrated being part of the local community for over 40 years.  With numerous activities centered around sharing their appreciation for local customers, the community and local first responders, a good time was had by all.  Not only did ABC and its employees open their facility as a thank […]

Khaled Shammout joins Cincinnati Metro as director of transit development

Khaled Shammout has joined Cincinnati Metro as the director of transit development. He is responsible for overseeing Cincinnati Metro’s planning department, infrastructure and transit center design and construction, as well long-term and strategic planning. Shammout is an accomplished professional with expertise in public transit planning, advanced data collection and analysis, strategic planning, transit operations, ITS […]

WMATA upgrades fleet with up to 694 new buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that New Flyer will deliver up to 694 heavy-duty Xcelsior® transit buses (or 788 equivalent units) to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) […]

Optimizing heavy-duty brake lifespan

  BUSRide Maintenance spoke to brake system experts about best practices, cost savings and sustainability. What are the latest advances in brake design, materials and engineering that are designed to help extend or maximize brake life? Keith McComsey: At Bendix, we are always looking for ways to improve brake performance, reduce initial cost, optimize for […]

Trends in bus wash systems

  BUSRide Maintenance explores the latest trends in bus wash systems with industry experts, including spec’ing systems, environmental factors, innovation and hidden costs. How does your wash system work and what makes it unique? Steve Wawro: Westmatic designs and manufactures automatic bus, truck and train wash systems that provide a superior level of cleaning while […]

After-Sale Support

  How does after-sale support translate for customers? BUSRide spoke with industry experts on the value of post-sales service  and support. What does “after-sale support” mean to your company? What levels of service and support after the sale do you provide? Kevin Dawson: For Prevost, Volvo, and Nova Bus, the three brands we’re supporting, after […]

BusRates serves the industry and saves riders

When the United Motorcoach Association purchased the online bus travel search engine Busrates.com, the intent was to provide a member benefit: a way for members to improve their lead generation and bring in new business. Along the way, Busrates.com brought a second benefit to operators and the traveling public, it provided an online venue to […]

REV Group sets itself apart

  The stated mission of REV Group, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, is to connect and protect passengers worldwide with dependable, trusted specialty vehicles delivering top-level performance, durability and safety. Per REV Group CEO Tim Sullivan, the company accomplishes its mission by taking full advantage of its diverse portfolio of vehicles. “REV’s strength lies in its […]

Integrating ITS, ERP and EAM

Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is an enterprise-level solutions provider for public transit, specializing in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions.  In an interview with BUSRide, Rick Spangler, chief technology officer at Avail Technologies, answers a few critical questions about integrating ITS, ERP, and EAM systems. What […]