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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 […]

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), […]

First Priority Trailways accommodates riders with United Bus Technology

First Priority Trailways, based in Forestville, MD, opened in 1999 with a single motorcoach. Now, their fleet has grown to include  as many as 25 coaches in the 18 years since. The company, founded by President Marcia Milton, runs charters for all manner of clientele – student groups, athletics, government contractors and employees – and […]

collision repair

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 […]

Bus Wash Systems

Bus wash systems: Choosing the best option for your fleet

BUSRide Maintenance brought together some of the sharpest minds in the bus industry for a deep dive on bus washing – spec’ing systems, the influence of technology, environmental concerns and maintenance considerations. The panelists for this discussion were: Bruno Albanesi – president – Bitimec International Joe Barge – vice president of sales – Johnson Wash […]

IMG selects Brown Coach as 2017 Operator of the Year

  The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) announced Brown Coach as the 2017 “Operator of the Year” at their annual Strategic Alliance Meeting in Nashville. The award was accepted by Stephen Brown, vice president, Brown Coach, on behalf of his brother Robert, their families and the entire team at Brown Coach who made this recognition possible. […]

Understanding the chain reaction of vehicle maintenance

By Todd Ewing Picture this: Your driver has a full motorcoach of over 60 people, headed across the state to an exciting tourist attraction. Halfway through the trip, the driver sees the glow of red warning lights from the dash – the check engine and tire pressure lights. He pulls over to the side of […]

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 […]