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Fleet Financing Trends: A Roundtable Discussion

Our panelists: Gerald Doughty: Director of Financial Services – Prevost Matt Hotchkiss: Senior Vice President, Bus Division Sales Manager – Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Edward P. Kaye: Vice President of Sales & Co-Founder  – Access Commercial Capital Kevin B. McDonald: Business Development Manager – TIAA Bank Moderator Craig Lentzsch, former CEO of Greyhound Lines; former president / CEO of Coach America; and past […]

Journey Lines grows Pacific Northwest business with a Setra fleet

Journey Lines has serviced the Seattle, Washington, area since 1981, with Steve and Jeanette Abegg purchasing the then-struggling motorcoach business in 2002. Prior to the purchase, and in the early days of the Abeggs’ ownership, Journey Lines had little revenue and a small fleet — five Eagle Buses, with only three operable. “We struggled because […]

Transitioning from AOBRD to ELD: A Roundtable Discussion

Mike McDonal – Director, Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations – Saucon Technologies Christian Riddell – President – United Bus Technology Fred Fakkema – Vice President, Compliance – Zonar Systems The “grandfather clause” allowing operators to use automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) in lieu of electronic recording devices (ELDs) is rapidly approaching expiration. Per Section 395.15 […]

How CoachRail Improved our Charter Bus Business with Modern Reservation Technology

As our business continues to grow, we at GOGO Charters make it a priority to find new and improved ways to fulfill customer needs and ensure that our team can work as efficiently as possible. After a few years of using our old reservation software, we found that it was becoming more difficult to keep […]

Yankee Line and Setra: 15 years of partnership

Since its beginning 40 years ago, Yankee Line has used a luxurious, amenity-rich fleet to set itself apart from other charter and tour companies serving the Northeast. Currently operating a fleet of over 60 motorcoaches (including 35 Setra S-417 motorcoaches), the company serves the entire Northeast corridor from three locations, two in Massachusetts and one […]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – On a Mission to Inspire, Educate and Illuminate!

Since the dawn of America’s space program, to the present-day renaissance of both public and private space exploration, today’s modern Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has a long and storied history of innovation, advanced-technology and humanity’s passion to travel beyond our own planet. An iconic destination where visitors can get up close and personal to […]

MCI celebrates biggest product and service year ever at UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2019

The company debuted J-Series coaches and the all-accessible D45 CRT LE customized for a Silicon Valley employee commuter service and more; additional role announced for Patrick Scully in service support Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., greeted 2019 with what it called the most innovative model and service lineup in […]

FlixBus plans Texas, East Coast expansion

The company’s business model is intended to affordably bring digital marketing and technological capabilities to small and mid-sized bus operators For a business to thrive in this digital age, it seems necessary to be good with technology; you need to know how to promote your services on social media, build an appealing and reliable website […]

ABC Companies showcases new technology, facilities and programs at UMA Motorcoach EXPO

The exclusive North American distributor of Van Hool motorcoaches had an information-filled UMA Motorcoach EXPO, with plenty of new developments slated for 2019. ABC and partners forge ahead with new Van Hool CX45E All-Electric Bus Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction in the U.S. market, and ABC and partners Van Hool and Proterra are poised […]

MirrorEye Approved in the United States

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a five-year exemption to install MirrorEye camera-monitoring system on trucks instead of traditional rear-view mirrors in the United States. And also on buses and motorcoaches. The exemption does not only apply to mirrors for trucks, but also to mirrors on multipurpose passenger vehicles and each bus, […]