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Transdev North America is sold on Vericom Brake Meter

Computerized solutions deliver precision and accuracy By David Hubbard In the mid-1980s, Roger D. McCumber redirected his passion for modifying sports cars and interest in braking technology to develop one of the first computerized electronic accelerometers for the performance car enthusiast, founding Vericom Computers in the process. Over the 30 years since, Vericom LLC, Rogers, […]

Driver safety means more than you think

By Todd Ewing What comes to mind when you hear the word “safety”? Maybe you think of bike helmets, life jackets or seat belts. Though these things make operating in the world a bit safer, they are a small part of safety’s larger story. For fleet owners and managers, safety means far more than just […]

Paint booths and finishing systems

In this insightful roundtable, BUSRide Maintenance discusses the purchasing and implementation of paint booths with the following panelists: Guido Pippa – vice president of automotive sales Accudraft Paint Booths Chuck Koenen – president –  Kayco Spray Booths Describe your company and products in terms of your service to public and private bus coach operators who choose […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Operational technology

  BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about “smart cities,” and the part technology plays in advancing this important concept. How does the technology your company provides assist transit agencies and / or municipalities in operating a “smart city?” Connectivity is the name of the […]

Trobec’s Bus Service leads the industry’s future with MCI

Through multiple generations, this Minnesota-based operator stays ahead of the curve   With 80 years of operation and expansion, Trobec’s Bus Service Inc, of St. Stephen, MN, has not lost touch with its roots as a family business. The company was founded with the purchase of a $2,100 school bus in 1938 by Tony and […]

Safe parking and backing

By Al Daoud Drivers experience congested roadways, massive highways and adverse driving conditions regularly, but most collisions do not occur under these conditions. Many collisions occur in an uncontrolled and potentially chaotic area: parking lots. Collisions in parking lots are usually minor and property damage is the most likely result. However, these minor collisions can […]

Enhanced mobility through transit management

In this eye-opening look at third-party transit management, we speak with the following panelists:          In what significant ways does your company enhance mobility for cities and municipalities?  I In what significant ways does your company enhance mobility for cities and municipalities? Rick Dunning: The primary way that First Transit can help municipalities, […]

Creating a culture of safety

BUSRide spoke with Bob Crescenzo, vice president of safety and loss control at Lancer Insurance, about how to enact a company-wide “Culture of Safety,” from management and maintenance to transparency and accountability. What is a “Culture of Safety” as it pertains to bus and motorcoach operations? The culture of safety in a transportation company is […]

NFI Parts: The path ahead

New Flyer Industries’ (NFI Group) acquisition of Motor Coach Industries (MCI) in 2015 represented a sea change in the bus industry for multiple reasons, not the least of which centered on an expansion of the MCI’s parts and service offerings. In October, all of the parts sales and support for MCI and New Flyer OEM […]

Motorcoach driver safety training at the next level

  What constitutes true safety for motorcoach drivers? There is a litany of self-created training courses which operators provide daily to their drivers– and, though they all follow some basic principles accepted throughout the industry, a uniform safety training course has yet to be codified. Jeff Cassell, owner of the Motorcoach Safety Training Company (MCSTCO), […]