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Fleet diversity, inclusive culture and tech-savvy leadership keep Lorenz Bus Service at the head of the pack

The family-owned and operated Lorenz Bus Service traverses the Twin Cities and surrounding markets with a highly-diversified fleet, including one of the largest transit bus fleets available for charter services. Jim Canine and Alan Gingold partnered over two decades ago in acquiring a small transportation company that is now a second-generation business with sons Mike […]

Next-Gen Telematics and Fleet Management

Next-Gen Telematics and Fleet Management BUSRide spoke with Jenny Shiner, marketing communications manager at GPS Insight, about the latest features available in telematics and fleet management, the roles of proprietary and open systems, the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate, and the development of autonomous vehicles.

Turtle Top: One Year Later

It is no secret the Turtle Top family and team went through a whirlwind over the past 17 months. After being approached and attempting to sell the company in June 2017, Independent Protection Company, a family company and Turtle Top’s parent organization, reacquired the commercial bus division on October 19, 2017.

Pacific Coachways simplifies per diem with Commerce Bank

  Pacific Coachways Charter Services, Inc. has built its reputation for excellent service provided by exceptional drivers and equipment since its 1989 founding. Specializing in intrastate and interstate travel, including over-the-road tours as well as student- and church-group travel, its fleet of 25 has grown to include full- and mid-size motorcoaches, school buses and a […]

Smart Transportation for [Smart] Cities on Their Path to Innovation

By Paola Realpozo The severe congestion, shortage of parking, and multiple mobility modes are some of the challenges big urban cities face today. Cities are now looking for new solutions and technologies to drive innovation across the city’s public transportation under aegis of smart city initiatives. A smart city drives more innovation that attracts business […]

How Smart is Your Depot?

  By Bernadette Ackerman If you are still using manual processes, the answer is likely “not very smart.” Three things can quickly derail your operations and send your service into a tailspin, and they all start and end in your depot. Poor communication, avoidable road calls and time-wasting manual processes can all lead to service […]

Real-time data makes a city smart

By Patrick Le What is “smart transit?” What makes a city “smart?” The smart city, above all else, is optimized with infrastructure to service its constituents — the people who live and work in that city. Transportation plays a key role in that equation, more so now that technology providing real-time vehicle updates is becoming […]

Navigate the smart city with ITS

BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about the “smart” transit ecosystem and what role transportation will play in the “smart city” of the future.

Advances in HVAC technology

BUSRide Maintenance spoke with Steve D. Johnson, Sr., product marketing manager, bus HVAC, at Thermo King about the latest advances in climate control technology.

Prevost services are good for business

Specialized training and UPTIME® agreements bring new dimensions By David Hubbard Resolute in its commitment to deliver the ultimate aftermarket experience to coach operators across the U.S. and Canada, Prevost offers the largest service network in the coach industry. Fifteen Prevost Service Centers strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with more than 175 […]