06/18/2019

 


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  Pioneer Trails Adds New Van Hool CX45 to Premium Fleet


 From ABC Companies:

Pioneer Trails of Millersburg, Ohio took delivery of a new Van Hool CX45 in late Spring.

With locations in both Ohio and West Virginia the company specializes in providing scheduled line run service to the state of Florida, and also operates three different tour companies which offer scheduled and custom tours to area attractions, shopping, dining, recreation and more.

Founded over 35 years ago by Dave and Irene Swartzentrubber, the family-owned and operated business is now in its second generation with son, Wendyl at the helm of operations management. "Pioneer Trails has been a mainstay within the Amish community for generations, and adding the new CX45 to our fleet helps us continue to deliver a first-rate transportation experience to our loyal customers," said Wendyl Swartzentrubber, Pioneer Trails' General Manager. "The Swartzentrubber family has a previous history in the automotive body business, and that level of detail transfers to their motorcoach operation," said Pete Bachrach, Senior Account Executive with ABC Companies.


The new 56-passenger Van Hool CX45 is powered by a Detroit Diesel engine and features a custom paint and graphics package produced by ABC. Onboard, passengers will enjoy an amenity-rich environment featuring comfort seating with leather inserts and piping detail and woodgrain floors throughout. All the digital conveniences including WiFi, a wireless PA system, 6 video monitors, and 110V outlets at all seats are offered. In addition, cupholders, magazine nets and enclosed overhead parcel storage give passengers organized stowage for personal items and greater comfort.

Pete Bachrach of ABC Companies added, "They run a meticulous fleet and we worked together to integrate unique options that reflect the high standards of their operation".

The new 56-passenger Van Hool CX45 is powered by a Detroit Diesel engine and features a custom paint and graphics package produced by ABC. Onboard, passengers will enjoy an amenity-rich environment featuring comfort seating with leather inserts and piping detail and woodgrain floors throughout. All the digital conveniences including WiFi, a wireless PA system, 6 video monitors, and 110V outlets at all seats are offered. In addition, cupholders, magazine nets and enclosed overhead parcel storage give passengers organized stowage for personal items and greater comfort.

ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre-owned full-size highway coach equipment along with transit specialty vehicles. ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after sale service network for service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quality aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment from ten strategically placed locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company's financial services group – one of the largest financial service providers within the industry. For more information, contact ABC Companies at 800-222-2871 or READ MORE >

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  Intercar adds four 2019 H3-45 models to its growing fleet

 From Prevost:


St. Claire, QC, Canada - Georges Gilbert founded Intercar in 1959 and 60 years later, it still stands as the second-largest bus and coach carrier in the province of Quebec, Canada. Intercar runs school buses, providing student transportation in the greater-Quebec area, and offers motorcoaches for charter services. The company recently added four new 2019 H3-45 coaches to expand its charter services, bringing the total number of coaches in its predominantly Prevost fleet to 30.

Third generation owner and Chief Executive Officer, Hugo Gilbert, took Intercar over from his father, Jasmin Gilbert in 1996, who put in 20 years at the helm following his father Georges’ retirement. During his tenure, Jasmin had managed the acquisition of the Voyageur routes in 1990 that took in the Saguenay region and the North Coast of the Saint Lawrence River.


The company recently added four new 2019 H3-45 coaches to expand its charter services, bringing the total number of coaches in its predominantly Prevost fleet to 30.

Hugo states he has always been drawn to the look of Prevost coaches and appreciates that Prevost was founded and is still headquartered, in nearby St. Claire, Quebec. He is especially appreciative of the Prevost electric fan drive system on his new 2019 coaches, which helps save on fuel costs.

"The Allison transmission is also a must," says Gilbert. "Our drivers absolutely love the powertrain combination of Allison and the D13 Volvo engine. Also, the back-up camera is a new feature we find extremely helpful."

Intercar plans to utilize the new H3-45 coaches predominately for scheduled charter services into the U.S.  "With mileage adding up quickly, our newest Prevost coaches are going to offer us a definite advantage," says Gilbert. "We know downtime can be minimized downtime when our drivers are so far away from home due to product reliability and the numerous maintenance and support services Prevost provides."

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.........READ MORE >

  Q’Straint Acquires Canadian Mobility Solutions Supplier Adapt Solutions

   From School Bus Fleet:

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Q'Straint announced on Tuesday that it has acquired mobility equipment supplier Adapt Solutions.  Adapt Solutions manufactures wheelchair accessible automotive turning seats, transfer systems, and wheelchair lifting devices.

The acquisition will help both companies provide safe, comfortable, and accessible wheelchair solutions to those with limited mobility, according to Q'Straint.  "Adapt Solutions' corporate culture mirrors our own - making safety accessible," said Patrick Girardin, co-president of Q'Straint. "We're thrilled for Q'Straint to be aligned with a company that we have long admired in terms of their people, their products, and their mission."


The acquisition will help both companies provide safe, comfortable, and accessible wheelchair solutions to those with limited mobility, according to Q'Straint.  "Adapt Solutions' corporate culture mirrors our own - making safety accessible," said Patrick Girardin, co-president of Q'Straint. "We're thrilled for Q'Straint to be aligned with a company that we have long admired in terms of their people, their products, and their mission."

Julie Boynton, co-president of Q'Straint, also said that both companies "thrive in their own personal space," and that "Q'Straint will continue its focus on wheelchair passenger safety inside the vehicle, while Adapt Solutions concentrates on assisting people with mobility challenges entering and exiting their vehicles."

Gina Lewis, CEO of Adapt Solutions, added that the synergy between the companies, particularly in terms of their commitment to safety, will help them leverage their core strengths................READ MORE >


 

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