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Achieving ROI doesn’t have to be a full-time job

By Todd Ewing Return on investment, or ROI—three little letters with one very significant meaning. Businesses today, especially those with fleets, are paying more attention to the ROI they get from each purchase, especially if that purchase includes technology that is intended to help their fleet operate more efficiently. Any opportunity for investment can be […]

The ARBOC Spirit of Equess UNVEILED

By David Hubbard  With the launch of the Spirit of Equess, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC, Middlebury, IN, has unquestionably raised its own bar to a higher level.  In the production of Equess, the manufacturer met its own challenges to conceptualize, build and deliver a purpose-built Equal Access solution for all transit passengers. “We pride ourselves […]

Public transit agencies could benefit from VW settlement

By Todd Mouw States will soon have access to a windfall of funds from the Volkswagen settlement. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency filed a complaint against Volkswagen alleging that they violated the Clean Air Act. Volkswagen was found guilty and agreed to spend billions to settle these allegations, which includes a $2.9 billion Environmental […]

Hundreds rode to safety on Palm Tran as Irma took aim at Florida

As one of the strongest hurricanes in Atlantic coast history took aim at Lake Okeechobee, Florida Governor Rick Scott called for the mass evacuation of communities around the lake – and Palm Tran was the key to getting everyone to safety. “Everyone at Palm Tran is committed to safety and community service every day, and […]

All-electric HVAC changes maintenance practices

By Steve D. Johnson By now you know that certain components like mechanical compressors, clutches, belts, hoses and fittings will go away with the all-electric HVAC. These will be replaced by electrically-driven components and lead to the most important change technicians will see, exposure to high voltage. For the end user, technicians will have to […]

New Flyer acquires ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

Transit Holdings, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that it has acquired 100% of the equity interests in ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”) for a purchase price of $95 million, subject to certain purchase […]

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Collision Repair, Refurbishment and Remanufacturing

BUSRide Maintenance spoke with the following experts in the field of collision repair on when to outsource, special considerations, and potential risks and costs: Brad Field – president and Jeremy Wolin general manager – BRC Coach & Transit Mark Polzin – president – Budget Truck and Auto Jon Savitz – senior vice president, service operations […]

ABC Companies – Quality service built on a strong heritage

As highway coaches and transit buses continue to evolve with new technologies, enhancements and features, operators are faced with even greater challenges – specifically when it comes to the repair and maintenance of their equipment. Forming relationships with companies who possess a strong heritage, experience, and understanding of our industry can help you find solutions […]

How insurance affects your employees

    BUSRide recently spoke with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, to discuss the myriad ways in which insurance coverage affects public and private employees. In turn, he also spotlights the ways those employees can affect insurance coverage and premiums – for good and ill. How can employees affect the insurance coverage and […]

Achieve Unlimited Integration Possibilities with Open Architecture

In an interactive webinar presentation, Monica Marcos, marketing and sales specialist for Safety Vision, compares proprietary VMS solutions with open platforms, and the associated risks and benefits of investing in these video surveillance systems. What is proprietary software? Proprietary software is often referred to as closed software. It is a piece of computer software owned […]