02/05/2019

 


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  Prevost Goes to the Super Bowl

With a final score of 13 to 3, the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. And Prevost was there! The NFL Super Bowl easily ranks as one of the biggest motorcoach events of the year and a tremendous opportunity for operators in the industry. As hundreds of coaches arrived in Atlanta, GA, for Super Bowl LIII, maneuvering from hotels to Mercedes Benz Stadium and the various parking and staging areas miles away, customers breathed easily knowing the Prevost Customer Support team has their back in the event of a breakdown.


As hundreds of coaches arrived in Atlanta, GA, for Super Bowl LIII, maneuvering from hotels to Mercedes Benz Stadium and the various parking and staging areas miles away, customers breathed easily knowing the Prevost Customer Support team has their back in the event of a breakdown.

Prevost was in the vicinity of the Super Bowl venue from January 30 to February 4, with three specially-stocked service vans and technicians on-hand for light repairs and emergency assistance, as needed.

"We have anticipated our customers' most typical needs in such occasions," said Eric DeGeorge, Prevost Customer Support Manager, Southeast Region, who is based in Winter Garden, FL. "We have enough parts and tools on hand to get an operator up and running and out of the way in an emergency."

DeGeorge and his team also had backup techs if necessary, and could rely on help from several Volvo Truck Service Centers in the greater-Atlanta area, if situations requiring heavier maintenance arise. Additionally, he said Southeastern Coach Lines partnered with Prevost throughout Super Bowl week to store the pre-shipped cache of spare parts and to offer a temporary base for the service vans................       READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE >

 
   
  Study highlights premium bus service growth in intercity bus industry


 

From Metro:

This year's DePaul University annual review of intercity bus travel in the U.S. describes a strong economy spurring new premium services in the northeast and west, while low fuel prices simultaneously take their toll on conventional routes in the country's interior. New services are being added on an ambitious timetable in the busy Boston to Washington corridor, with BoltBus, Greyhound, and megabus.com (Megabus) all making major moves. On the other side of the country, the European powerhouse Flixbus is rolling out new routes in the California and the Southwest.

 

This year's DePaul University annual review of intercity bus travel in the U.S. describes a strong economy spurring new premium services in the northeast and west, while low fuel prices simultaneously take their toll on conventional routes in the country's interior.

Technology platforms, noted Joe Schwieterman, the DePaul University professor who is co-author of the report, "are giving smaller charter companies and regional players a greater ability to compete with well-established operators in some of the country's most heavily traveled corridors." Some such smaller companies offer service only a few days a week, and sometimes only during peak seasons; for example, Catch-a-Ride is now competing with giants like Greyhound and megabus.com in the Boston-New York market.......    READ MORE >

 
  NTSB Releases 2019 Most Wanted List

From School Bus Fleet:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Monday released its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, prioritizing issues such as distracted driving, strengthening occupant protection, and implementing collision avoidance systems.

First issued in 1990, the NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements serves as the agency's primary advocacy tool to help save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce property damage resulting from transportation accidents, according to a news release from the agency.

The 10 items on the NTSB's 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements are:

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Monday released its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, prioritizing issues such as distracted driving, strengthening occupant protection, and implementing collision avoidance systems.

* Eliminate distractions.
* End alcohol and other drug impairment.
* Ensure the safe shipment of hazardous materials.
* Fully implement positive train control.
* Implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce speeding-related crashes.
* Improve the safety of part 135 aircraft flight operations.
* Increase implementation of collision avoidance systems in all new highway vehicles.
* Reduce fatigue-related accidents.
* Require medical fitness – screen for and treat obstructive sleep apnea.
* Strengthen occupant protection - including with seat belts and child safety restraint systems in highway vehicles.

"The 2019-2020 Most Wanted List advocates for 46 specific safety recommendations that can and should be implemented during these next two years," said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. "It also features broad, longstanding safety issues that ........ READ MORE >

 



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