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Gray Line of Tennessee manages risk with Protective

By Richard Tackett When Chuck Abbott signed on as CEO of Gray Line of Tennessee, Nashville, TN, in early 2015, one of his first orders of business was exploring options for a new insurance provider. More than anything, the reason was a combination of rate escalation and a desire for more proactive attention on claims […]

Irizar North America; one year in

INA Bus Sales’ partnership with the Spanish bus builder proves itself in recognition, respect and sales. By David Hubbard One year has passed since the Irizar Group entered the North American coach market, marking a significant milestone in the history of this eminent 128-year old Spanish coach builder — bringing its i6 models tailored expressly […]

Expanding the industry’s largest service parts operation

Brian Dewsnup leads MCI and New Flyer parts business forward Aftermarket parts are the lifeblood of any successful motorcoach operation, public or private. Brian Dewsnup, president of the combined Motor Coach Industries (MCI) / New Flyer coach and bus parts business, knows this. “In a parts purchase, maintenance, or coach-down call, availability, speed, accuracy, and […]

Best Trails & Travel means “first class”

With a fleet of luxurious Prevost motorcoaches, this Brooklyn-based operator caters to top-level travelers After running shuttles and mini-buses for five years since his company’s creation, Aly Goldenberg, vice president of Best Trails & Travel, Brooklyn, NY, saw market demand in 2000 shifting toward charter business. Rather than a simple business expansion, Goldenberg saw this […]

What makes motorcoach insurance unique?

BUSRide’s ongoing series of interviews with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now turns to the intricacies of motorcoach operators’ insurance, what makes it unique from other transportation insurance plans, and how adept the industry is at navigating its various pitfalls. You deal in all transportation modes – what do you notice […]

Frank Kane achieves 2.5 million miles by ‘always being cool’

BUSRide spoke with Frank Kane by phone at his home in Rochester, NY on the very day of his retirement in November.  We congratulated him on capping his 47 years as a coach driver with 2.5 million miles without a recordable accident for the company that is now Trailways of New York. Kane is now […]

BISC Meetings help you become an amazing juggler!

As my time as chair of the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) winds down, I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute the BISC Report. Some incredible individuals make up the bus and motorcoach industry, many who I’ve been proud to meet and hopefully serve in some small way. Special thanks go out to the […]

Knowing the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers

By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now centers on the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers. We discussed what operators need to know, expanded liabilities and the ins and outs of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. Please describe the garage-keepers’ liability component in a typical […]

Ft. McMurray battles The Beast

Ft. McMurray battles The Beast Initially, my topic this month was the growing concern for how cruise control lulls drivers into a “zombie” state of mind. As I sat down to write, a much more eminent danger changed my mind. A run-of-the-mill brush fire in northern Alberta had suddenly grown out of control, as high […]

DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS!

DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS! DATTCO, a transportation staple in the New England region may be best known for their iconic red buses, but the family-owned company, which dates back to the 1920s, operates divergent business lines in the motorcoach, school bus and sales and service businesses. Now owned and operated by second […]