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05/26/2020

 


  New Prevost program offers solutions for operators
 

In these times of unprecedented challenges and when doing business the "normal" way may not return for quite some time, Prevost is offering support to embattled operators.

From Prevost :

In these times of unprecedented challenges and when doing business the "normal" way may not return for quite some time, Prevost is offering support to embattled operators.

"Prevost is here for you - that's the message we want to convey to our customers and to the industry as a whole", says Prevost GM Francois Tremblay. "While so much of this crisis is out of our control, Prevost's goal is to do everything we can to provide some peace of mind. With that guiding us, we have embraced a Clean + Care approach to all that we are doing for operators."

Clean + Care is an all-encompassing program for business for today. It includes many initiatives and solutions, such as:

WARRANTY EXTENSIONS - Prevost was the first to offer a Warranty Extension program on parts and coaches.

* For qualifying parked coaches
* 24-month parts warranty

FREE ONLINE TRAINING - from Prevost Technical Institute gives a learning management system that is trackable and provable. Use this time to learn new subject matter or brush up on existing skills for drivers and technicians.

CONTACT US CONFIDENTLY - Prevost has set up a way for operators to reach us even when many are working remotely, and operators may be unsure who is available. The email prevostcrisissupport@volvo.com is being monitored for any needs or requests.

STORAGE AND CLEANING - Easy access for downloading processes and procedures from our Technical Publications are always available on our website and include:

* Storage and startup guidelines for parked coaches
* Cleaning procedures and instructions

CONTACT FREE - Operators can feel comfortable dropping off and picking up vehicles  -  all contact free. Centers with parts warehouses ha


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  CoachRail launches major update to its mobile app

    From Metro:

CoachRail released a major update of its mobile app to help coach operators effortlessly manage their business on the go. The upgraded software now includes smart dispatch, an easy-to-use quote-generation tool, and the ability to track drivers while they are on the road, all from a smartphone.

"CoachRail is today's transportation software for today's transportation companies," said Christopher Roan, CoachRail's director, customer success. "Our promise has always been to bring something completely new and yet very simple to use to this market that the competition, quite simply, couldn't compete with."

CoachRail works toward this goal by constantly updating their software to meet customer needs. As of the newest update, CoachRail helps users:


CoachRail released a major update of its mobile app to help coach operators effortlessly manage their business on the go. The upgraded software now includes smart dispatch, an easy-to-use quote-generation tool, and the ability to track drivers while they are on the road, all from a smartphone.

 

* Assign drivers and vehicles and automatically see those changes reflected on a graphic, easy-to-read dispatch calendar--no need to use Google Sheets, Excel, or other apps.
* Track trips using GPS so they always know where their drivers are and can convey that information to customers (a feature rarely seen in fleet management software).
* Create and send customized quotes much more quickly than they can with any other software.
* View all quotes and reservations in one place.
* Dynamic pricing based on the season, the day, and utilization.
* Access a nationwide selection of potential new business.
* Store all their business information in the cloud so nothing will get lost between devices and they can work on the go.

Many of these features, such as tracking, dispatch, and dynamic pricing, were requested specifically by CoachRail's customers. As Roan noted, "Our customers make the CoachRail app better than the competition. Rather than us guessing what they need, they tell us."

Roan specifically credits customers for CoachRail's decision to add two forms of tracking: tracking that operates completely through the mobile app and tracking that is integrated with electronic logging devices (ELD). Since some companies wanted integration with ELDs but others did not use them, CoachRail was modified "to serve either strategy with ease," in Roan's words.

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  Pupil Transporters Pay Tribute to 2020 Graduates
  
     From School Bus Fleet:

Pupil transporters nationwide are letting the high school seniors they transport know that they are proud of them with a timely tribute: organizing school buses in their fleets to form "2020," for their graduation year.

Christopher Taft, a First Student location manager in Dover, N.H., told School Bus Fleet that 48 of his bus drivers, as well as driver trainers and office personnel, arranged 22 buses to read as the year from above to honor all of the seniors attending three local school districts and surrounding towns on May 8.

The employees also made a banner to recognize all the routes and first names of the drivers for all 36 bus routes, as well as signs to celebrate the seniors, he added. The drivers stood six feet apart inside the zeroes of the 2020 bus formation, along with Taft.

Since March, area school districts have been conducting online learning, Fosters.com reports, and it is uncertain whether traditional commencement ceremonies will be held.

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Pupil transporters nationwide are letting the high school seniors they transport know that they are proud of them with a timely tribute: organizing school buses in their fleets to form "2020," for their graduation year.

Pupil transporters nationwide are letting graduating high school seniors know that they are proud of them by organizing school buses in their fleets to form "2020." Shown here are buses at East Valley School District 361 in Washington. Photo courtesy Randy Brown

 
 

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