04/30/2019

 


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  Prevost Commercial Customer Training a Hit in Nashville

Participants attend classroom presentations led by teams of Prevost customer support managers, where attendees have the opportunity to experience practical applications and hands-on exercises. Instruction on key systems and componentry include HVAC, Prevost electrical, D13 Volvo engine, pneumatic braking systems and accessories.

 

From Prevost:

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Hosted by the Prevost Technical Institute (PTI), the highly-popular Commercial Customer Training programs are conducted thoughout the year at various Prevost Parts & Service Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These sessions have become increasingly valuable for Prevost operators and technicians charged with maintaining the equipment.

The sessions span three days and attendees register for a combination of one- and two-day classes on topics of their choosing.

Participants attend classroom presentations led by teams of Prevost customer support managers, where attendees have the opportunity to experience practical applications and hands-on exercises. Instruction on key systems and componentry include HVAC, Prevost electrical, D13 Volvo engine, pneumatic braking systems and accessories.

Prevost Commercial Customer Training sessions were recently held at the Goodlettsville, TN facility on the outskirts of Nashville. The session is one of the company's largest events in the series, second only to the Annual Factory Training conducted each year at the headquarters in St. Claire, Quebec. This year, 47 customers, representing 23 motorcoach companies that run Prevost products, attended the training in Nashville.

Fourteen (14) Prevost Trainers and Customer Support Managers led the classroom and hands-on training sessions, which focused on recent design changes, innovations, and new components for the Prevost H3-45 and X3-45 models as well as the Volvo 9700.

"The extensive curricula available through Prevost Technical Institute further ensures our steadfast commitment to stand by our products and continually deliver exceptional aftermarket service to our customers," says Robert Hitt, director, Prevost Aftermarket Training. "Over the past year, more than 600 technicians successfully completed one or more of our training programs."

Hitt adds that Prevost customers who attend the programs regard their experience as invaluable to their maintenance operations, particularly for new employees unfamiliar with Prevost and Volvo coaches.

Prevost Commercial Customer Training through 2019

Prevost encourages customers and staff alike to connect and take part in Commercial Customer Training programs at their nearest Prevost Service Center:

Winter Garden, FL
May 14 – 16 (Volvo product)

Fort Worth, TX
June 4 – 6 (Prevost product)

Mississauga, ON
July 9 – 11 (Prevost product)

Hagerstown, MD
August 20 – 23 (D13 Volvo Engine Overhaul)

South Plainfield, NJ
September 10 – 12 (Prevost Product)

Quebec City, QB
September 29 – October 3 (Prevost Factory Training)

Richmond, BC
October 15 – 17 (Prevost product)

Mira Loma, CA
November 5 – 7 (Volvo product)


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  Motorcoach sales up slightly in Q1

Based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers in the first quarter of 2019 were 632 units sold (409 new vehicles and 223 pre-owned vehicles) versus 621 sold in 2018 (430 new and 191 pre-owned), according to the American Bus Association Foundation's (ABAF) Motorcoach Builder Survey.

 

From Metro:

Based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers in the first quarter of 2019 were 632 units sold (409 new vehicles and 223 pre-owned vehicles) versus 621 sold in 2018 (430 new and 191 pre-owned), according to the American Bus Association Foundation's (ABAF) Motorcoach Builder Survey.

"Motorcoach travel remains one of the most eco-friendly, safe, and economical way to travel and we are seeing more and more young professionals taking advantage of the ease of traveling by bus," said Peter Pantuso, president of the ABA Foundation. "The industry is looking at another positive year to meeting the needs of its customer base and attracting new customers with new buses with more amenities."

The first quarter sales numbers were dominated once again by companies purchasing large 45-foot motorcoaches. However, the smaller 35-foot to 40-foot motorcoaches saw a 53.3% gain over last year's sales. While large group travel still takes up the majority of passenger trips, companies are also spending capital meeting the needs of smaller groups who want a more personalized experience...........   READ MORE >

  Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Allowing Stop-Arm Cameras Into Law


After the school district reviews the image or video, they can submit it to law enforcement, which will determine whether there is enough evidence to identify the vehicle and motorist, and if there is, submit it to the district attorney's office for prosecution.



From School Bus Fleet:

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Thursday that will allow cameras on school buses as a way to catch stop-arm runners and charge them a fine.

As SBF previously reported, House Bill 1926 lets school districts install cameras on stop arms to record evidence of motorists illegally passing school buses. The video camera systems are required to produce an image of a car's license plate and an identifiable image of the face of a motorist who drives past a school bus that is loading or unloading students and has its red lights flashing.

After the school district reviews the image or video, they can submit it to law enforcement, which will determine whether there is enough evidence to identify the vehicle and motorist, and if there is, submit it to the district attorney's office for prosecution.

A motorist who is found to have illegally passed a stopped school bus will be charged a $100 fine as well as a $100 assessment. Three-quarters of that assessment will be deposited into the Cameras for School Bus Stops Revolving Fund, which the State Board of Education will award as grants to school districts to help them purchase and install stop-arm cameras.

The new law goes into effect on Nov. 1, 2019.  Rep. Dell Kerbs, one of the bill's sponsors, told KTUL that it gives law enforcement officers “the teeth they need to go after drivers who endanger our state's children.”  Two other states - Idaho and West Virginia - also recently enacted laws that crack down on stop-arm runners by increasing fines, SBF previously reported....      READ MORE >



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