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Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Alternative Propulsion

BUSRide spoke with experts in the alternative fuel industry about making the switch from diesel: what operators need to know before doing so, financing and common challenges. Furthermore, they spotlight the factors driving innovation in this unique field as agencies make the sustainable transition to future technologies. José R. Castañeda – director, business development – […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Dealer Update – Small and Midsize Market Growth

BUSRide spoke with thought leaders from the small and midsize bus industry on the current state of their market, growth opportunities and technological innovations. The panelists for this discussion were: Brent Phillips – vice president of sales, commercial bus and mobility – REV Group Josh Davey – national sales manager – Davey Coach Sales Describe […]

5 wins for motor carriers and drivers: beyond compliance with ELD

By Todd Ewing Motor carriers and drivers alike have compliance on the mind with the deadline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD mandate drawing closer. Many questions around the topic linger, but one of the most common questions has been “What’s in it for me?” But other than compliance and avoiding any […]

5 data points every fleet manager should monitor

By Todd Ewing Affordable, easy-to-use technology is helping businesses of all sizes use data to optimize their operations. Relying on drivers and vehicles to build a healthy bottom line means you need to know certain fleet-related metrics and benchmarks that can help you measure success. For companies with vehicles and mobile workers in the field, […]

Apple Bus Company gets creative with NOLA expansion

Beginning with this issue, each  Safety Solutions column will focus on a different bus operation in the United States – the safety and operational issues they face, and how putting together a comprehensive risk management and insurance program helped their business and bottom line. Although its locally-managed, family-owned status might suggest otherwise, Apple Bus Company […]

Transit-Liner C2

Official BUSRIDE Road Test: Transit-Liner C2 by Thomas Built Buses

The Transit-Liner C2 passes muster under a keen eye on a tough track By David Hubbard On the heels of its February debut at the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO in 2017, the newest version of the Transit-Liner C2 from Thomas Built Buses is on the road for a coast-to-coast dealership tour after more […]

Kanawha

Official BUSRIDE Field Test: World Trans, Rohrer and KRT form a tight partnership

For Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT), which operates in the mountainous territory of Charleston, WV, two factors are imperative for vehicle procurements – safety and maneuverability. These factors became very important in 2016 when KRT’s monthly fleet evaluation showed that 12 vehicles were nearing the end of their useful lives. KRT operates 49 vehicles […]

Coach Tours manages charters with busHive

By Richard Tackett Attending the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) EXPO in 2013 proved to be extremely fortuitous for the three owners of Brookfield, CT, tour bus operator Coach Tours. Ira Steinberg, Michael Neustadt and Kelli Simmons’ growing company had been managing reservations and tour quotes by handwritten bookkeeping and were searching for a solution to […]

After-Sale Support

BUSRide recently spoke with various motorcoach providers to discover what after-sale support means to them, and how they ensure that they are fulfilling customer service needs. Panelists include: Duane Geiger – president and CEO – CH Bus Sales Kevin Dawson – vice president, parts sales & business development – Prevost Scott Robertson – director, product […]

Official BUSRide Field Test: The 2018 J4500 by MCI

    Featuring all-new space and aesthetic considerations, MCI’s newest vehicle means exciting changes for operators and passengers In 2015, New Flyer Industries’ acquisition of Motor Coach Industries (MCI), triggered ambitious projects throughout the largest motor coach builder in North America, including landmark efforts by the MCI design and engineering team and BMW Designworks USA to […]