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BUSRide honors John Oakman with Good Stewardship Award

BUSRide Publisher Judi Victor presented John Oakman with the BUSRide Good Stewardship Award on Sunday, January 12 during the Operators’ Breakfast at the American Bus Association’s (ABA) Marketplace in Omaha, Nebraska. Created in 2014 in conjunction with ABA, the BUSRide Good Stewardship Award honors its recipient not only for individual accomplishments and success, but for […]

Prevost celebrates the opening of its largest North American service center in California

Prevost opened its newest and largest Service Center in North America in Hayward, California, welcoming customers and local supporters for an afternoon of celebration on November 19. The opening was a major milestone for Prevost, representing the coast-to-coast reach of its industry-largest support network. The company said the new 67,000 square-foot service center in Hayward […]

What Can Telematics Do For My Maintenance Operation?

BUSRide Maintenance recently convened a group of industry experts to discuss the latest in telematics technology, and specifically how it relates to a well-running maintenance operation. Our panelists for this discussion were: Brian Nelson Engineering Manager ABC Companies Robert Hitt Director of Aftermarket Training North America Prevost Fred Fakkema Vice President, Compliance Zonar Systems Which […]

ABC weighs in on how to build a better customer service experience

Over 60 years and four generations in, ABC Companies, a North American leader in the motorcoach industry uses customer-centric processes, supported with focused leadership and industry experience all driven by family values to provide customers a competitive advantage today and tomorrow.   “I’ve had the great privilege of growing up in this business,” said President […]

Best practices make perfect at GO Riteway Transportation Group

Founded in 1957 by Rollie and Pearl Bast with just four school buses, today GO Riteway is a staple in the Wisconsin student transportation system. Now the company is making a move to expand their “gold standard” level of service into the tour and charter markets in the surrounding tri-state area. With two recent acquisitions […]

ROSE Chauffeured Transportation streamlines with Prepaid Expense Cards

ROSE Chauffeured Transportation has served the Charlotte, North Carolina, area with a dedicated team of drivers, dispatchers, technicians and managers since its 1985 founding by H.A. and Andy Thompson as family-owned limousine business. Now a full-fledged charter company with a fleet of over 35 vehicles (including 21 motorcoaches), the company prides itself on providing a top-to-bottom […]

MCI all-electric coaches UNVEILED

With the impending 2020 launches of its all-electric models — the MCI J4500e CHARGE and MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE — Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is poised to extend its proven knowledge and expertise into the zero-emissions vehicle market. Working with the extensive proven in-field performance of the all-electric New Flyer CHARGE products, MCI’s CHARGE […]

Montebello Bus Lines’ technologically advanced wash system with N/S Corporation

Montebello Bus Lines (MBL), the third largest municipal bus system in Los Angeles County, prides itself on exceptional, safe service, and well-maintained, clean buses. MBL provides annual trips to 8 million passengers in the communities of Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Boyle Heights, Commerce, Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, La Mirada, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, […]

Vericom sets the standard for brake-system testing

By Richard Tackett with reporting by David Hubbard Vericom LLC has been providing precise, easy-to-use engineering test systems for 35 years.  In 1984, Roger McCumber, along with fellow ‘hot rod’ and drag-racing enthusiasts, wanted to create a device to test the speeds of performance cars and motorcycles. That lead to the development of one of […]

JAUNT commuters CONNECT with low-floor buses by ARBOC

JAUNT commuters CONNECT with low-floor buses by ARBOC Since 1975, JAUNT has provided public transit services to the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the surrounding counties of Louisa, Buckingham, Nelson, Fluvanna and Albemarle. Today its fleet of 85 vehicles primarily provides demand-response service, as well as connector, circulator and express fixed-routes in certain locations. In […]