06/04/2019

 


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  Marcus Griffin joins Prevost in Pre-owned Coach Sales


Prevost is pleased to announce Marcus Griffin, an experienced bus industry professional based in Texas, has joined the company as a Pre-Owned Coach Regional Sales Manager. Marcus' territory will include Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and New Mexico. He will additionally cover Puerto Rico.

From Prevost:

(May 30, 2019, St. Claire, QC) Prevost is pleased to announce Marcus Griffin, an experienced bus industry professional based in Texas, has joined the company as a Pre-Owned Coach Regional Sales Manager. Marcus' territory will include Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and New Mexico. He will additionally cover Puerto Rico.

"We are thrilled to have Marcus on board with us," says Guillaume Charron, Director, Pre-Owned Coach Sales. "His knowledge and experience in the industry as an operator will definitely help us grow the U.S. South Central region while providing excellent support to our customers."

Charron adds that Griffin's personality, energy and enthusiasm is a perfect fit with the new Prevost Pre-Owned team and well in line with the company's strategic business plan and vision for the future.

Griffin discovered the bus business in 2001 when he worked with OK Tours, a family-owned motorcoach tour and charter operation in San Antonio, TX.

Griffin says the Sarmiento family, the owners of OK Tours, became his family and the bus industry became his calling. He attended Incarnate Word College for a year and a half studying business management, but says working with OK Tours was truly his university.

Beginning with small jobs around the office to washing buses and helping the outside crew, his responsibilities and promotions steadily increased as he grew older and gained experience; eventually holding down management positions in sales and operations. Griffin moves to Prevost from his last position as Chief Operations Officer.

"I have always wanted to be on the other side of a sale," he says. "Though our family operations provided me with a smooth, steady path to Prevost, this was not a quick, easy decision. I just felt like I had hit a plateau and my family has supported me every step of the way in making this change."

Griffin says his work to this point has will give him insights on the varying roles pre-owned coaches play in his customers' businesses. Marcus resides in San Antonio, TX, with his wife, April, and their two children.

About PREVOST

Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. As part of the Volvo Group, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada and has sixteen Parts and Service Centers located throughout the United States and Canada.......................   VISIT PREVOST >

  Mike's Limousine adds new MCI J4500 coach to roster of luxury fleets

The MCI J4500, maxing out at a robust 45 feet in length, greets passengers with a spiral staircase while offering leather seats and other upgraded amenities. It outperforms the competition with its added safety features like the automatic braking feature and accompanying ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) option.

From Metro:

Tallahassee, Florida's Mike's Limousine recently added a 2019 MCI J4500.

The MCI J4500, maxing out at a robust 45 feet in length, greets passengers with a spiral staircase while offering leather seats and other upgraded amenities. It outperforms the competition with its added safety features like the automatic braking feature and accompanying ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) option.

Mike Vaughn, founder of Mike's Limousine, believes he'll be able to rely on the luxury coach to get large parties to any destination, especially rigorous terrain such as the Rockies and other mountainous ranges.

Mike's Limousine won Tallahassee Magazine's Best of Tallahassee People's Choice award 12 years in a row as well the Tally Award.

Mike's Limousine was formed in 2000, is the first of its kind in Tallahassee. Initially, the company offered a top-of-the-line stretch limousine and has since expanded to provide everything from sedans, classic, and exotic cars to party and charter buses.

"We started out with a lot of wedding contracts, which is high-end work, and that's the way we've kept it, growing by going with the flow," he said. "Before I knew it, we met all the qualifications for a charter bus company, and it made sense to add larger, 45-foot motorcoaches."

The coach fleet supports a wide array of group and premier clients in Tallahassee and the surrounding Florida counties, traveling throughout the state and to points beyond from Louisiana to South and North Carolina and New York. Vaughn, who often drives for his company, which staffs 48 employees managing everything from wedding parties to cross country transportation, said he wanted this model to provide "the Taj Mahal" to customers.........READ MORE >

  Outlet Designed to Optimize Power Use

   From School Bus Fleet:


MANITOBA, Canada - Intelligent Parking Lot Control (IPLC) recently introduced its IPLC M210 for various vehicle applications, including school buses.

The M210 is a smart power receptacle that regulates the flow of power to engine block heaters using temperature control sensors to deliver power when the temperature demands it, according to IPLC. The M210 can replace any existing parking stall outlet, and can reduce power waste by up to 65% per vehicle, resulting in cost and carbon dioxide savings, the company reported.

“When we were developing the M210, we wanted to eliminate as many of the common problems for fleets as we could from the power source side of the equation,“ said Glenn Rosenthal, president of IPLC.

In addition to its temperature control sensors, the M210 has several other benefits built into its construction. The M210's LED light system allows fleet managers to verify at a glance that the outlet is working and is not overloaded. The M210 also has a 2-hour delay built in, so the engines will have time to cool after use before the engine block heaters start receiving power......  READ MORE >


The M210 is a smart power receptacle that regulates the flow of power to engine block heaters using temperature control sensors to deliver power when the temperature demands it, according to IPLC. The M210 can replace any existing parking stall outlet, and can reduce power waste by up to 65% per vehicle, resulting in cost and carbon dioxide savings, the company reported.


 
 

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