12/12/2017

 






  Factory, Electric Buses in Temsa's future U.S. plans

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

FARIBAULT, Minn. - Growing market acceptance and healthy transportation demand delivered another record year for Temsa motorcoaches in North America.

Continued growth is anticipated for 2018 while the years further ahead may bring a Temsa factory and electric motorcoach to the U.S.

"We will probably sell 15- to 20-percent more new units than we did in 2016," said Duane Geiger, president and chief executive officer of CH Bus Sales LLC, distributor of the Turkish-built Temsa vehicles.

"It is the third year of our 45-foot bus. Introducing a new product takes some time and there has been market acceptance," Geiger said. "We are at a price point that is very attractive and that has gotten the attention of a lot of operators."

 

"We will probably sell 15- to 20-percent more new units than we did in 2016," said Duane Geiger, president and chief executive officer of CH Bus Sales LLC, distributor of the Turkish-built Temsa vehicles.
Duane Geiger, President and CEO of CH Bus Sales LLC,

The Temsa TS 45 accounted for more than half of the 200 new Temsa coaches sold by CH Bus in 2017, he said.  "There has been a strong economy that has created a lot of demand for transportation needs. Everyone is prospering."

A broad product range - 30-, 35- and 45-foot motorcoaches - positions Temsa for further success in 2018, Geiger said.  "I think we will continue to increase our sales volume with the Temsa products. We are looking forward to a strong year and I am not aware of anything that would make us hesitant to increase our product sales."

Temsa's growth in the U.S. also will benefit from the expanding presence of CH Bus.  "We opened two maintenance facilities this year. One is in Burlingame, Calif., near the San Francisco airport," Geiger said. "We also.............  READ MORE >

 

  Safe Fleet acquires MobileView

From Metro:

Safe Fleet announced the acquisition of MobileView, from Interlogix, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

MobileView is a provider of mobile surveillance and video management solutions to more than 35,000 transit bus and rail vehicles in the U.S.

 

Safe Fleet announced the acquisition of MobileView, from Interlogix, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

The company's products enable transportation professionals to capture, record, analyze, and control video evidence to enhance security, maximize resources, and increase vehicle uptime.

"MobileView's solutions are best-in-class servicing a significant number of transit agencies in North America. The addition of MobileView to Safe Fleet's leading video positions in school and transit bus, fire, law enforcement, waste, and commercial markets extends Safe Fleet's position as the largest global provider of video solutions to the fleet market," stated John Knox, CEO.........READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
  NASDPTS Updates 2 School Bus Safety Publications

From School Bus Fleet:

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) released on Thursday updates of two publications: one addressing non-conforming vans and another covering repair and replacement of school bus components.

 

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) released on Thursday updates of two publications: one addressing non-conforming vans and another covering repair and replacement of school bus components.

In the position paper "Non-conforming Vans Used for School Transportation," which discusses safety and legal liabilities that occur when non-conforming vans are used to transport students to and from school and school-related activities, NASDPTS supports students being transported in school buses instead of full-size vans.

The vans, wrote NASDPTS Executive Director Charlie Hood in a letter to members on Thursday, "do not meet the stringent school bus safety standards for school buses issued by the federal government, individual states, and the school bus specifications recommended by the National Congress on School Transportation."

The position paper recommends that schools be informed by "state and local student transportation officials, state associations, insurance companies, van manufacturers, automobile dealers, and rental car companies" of regulations that prohibit and advise against the use and purchase of the vans for transporting students.

"Repair or Replacement of Components on School Buses," an information report published by NASDPTS, gives guidance......   READ MORE >

 


 

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