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The city of Kortrijk is so proud to be the location of the Busworld event that they put banners and signs on and above several of the streets. This particular banner was suspended above the street just south of the town Market or Square. For those who know Kortrijk, the railroad station is about two blocks to the left.

Busworld Kortrijk 2013

Held every two years, Busworld Kortrijk is considered to be the largest and most important bus show in the world. This 22nd event was held at its usual location at the Expo in Kortrijk, Belgium from October 18-23, 2013. The event is held in nine halls plus a connecting Rambla. There are more than 300 […]

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As the price of diesel fuel increases, more and more effort has gone into fuel economy. ZF is a leader in improving fuel economy in both transit buses and over-the-road coaches. Shown here is a cutaway view of the ZF EcoLife transmission.

Fuel Economy and the Modern Bus Transmission

Fuel Economy and the Modern Bus Transmission In the not so distant past, fuel economy was seldom discussed in the North American bus market. Fifteen years ago diesel prices were around $1 per gallon, and operators were not ready to think, or care, about optimizing bus systems for fuel economy. Powertrain suppliers optimized their systems […]

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AFC Transportation Puts Safety and Customer Service First

Customers can expect even the smallest detail to be taken care of when securing a ride through AFC Transportation. Based in Houston, Texas, AFC boasts the largest fleet of limousines, town cars, motorcoaches, charter buses and transit vehicles rolling within city limits. With more than 170 vehicles, AFC serves multiple markets including the luxury-minded, and […]

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With one-man portability, a Sefac lift can be raised in any working bay and even outside. A Sefac lift takes up no more room than the vehicle being lifted and provides unobstructed access to vehicle underbody. If the lifts are not required for vehicle maintenance duties, they can be stored in a compact area. Each […]

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Stertil-Koni, recognized as the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading organizations associated with bus and truck maintenance and service. The company’s breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile column lifts, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its […]

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ACC Climate Control

ACC Climate Control, Inc., is a leader of innovative climate control solutions for the transportation industry. As a designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality air conditioning products, ACC Climate Control maintains its leadership position with aggressive research, development and product improvement focused on providing their clients with highly reliable advance designs for their operational needs. […]

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Founded in 1934, Bitzer is a Germany-based manufacturer of refrigeration and air conditioning compressors and heat exchangers. Today, Bitzer has 14 production facilities and 27 subsidiaries around the world and approximately 3,000 employees. In the last nine years Bitzer has opened three production facilities in the U.S., two in Atlanta and in one in Syracuse, […]

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Espar Climate Systems

Espar Climate Systems offers choices in the marketplace from a wide variety of heater options to roof-top air conditioner units. Espar’s fuel-operated coolant heaters pre-heat the engine which provides a warm-engine start. Starting a warm engine results in less wear on parts and greatly reduces the need to idle the main engine. Idling the main […]

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Glaval Bus

From its beginnings in October of 1998, Glaval Bus brands have become widely recognized for quality, durability and value in a variety of transportation products. Glaval takes great pride in keeping safety, quality and aftermarket service foremost when manufacturing models. Glaval Bus was purchased by Forest River in 2002. It joined a company that was […]

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CH Bus Sales, Inc./Temsa

CH Bus Sales Inc., joined with Temsa as the exclusive U.S. distributor of the Temsa product just a few years ago, introducing the TS-35 in 2009 and the TS-30 in 2012. Temsa Global is a member of Sabanci Holding, Turkey’s leading financial and industrial conglomerate. Temsa has high- quality production standards stressing customer satisfaction, and […]

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Recently, Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts announced what its research has shown to be seven key steps that fleets and tour operators should observe prior to lifting heavy-duty motorcoaches and busses in maintenance facilities. According to, lift industry veteran and Stertil-Koni President Dr. Jean DellAmore, “When it comes to using heavy-duty vehicle lifts, […]

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American Cooling Technology

American Cooling Technology (ACT) was founded in February 1998 in York, Pennsylvania but traces its roots and bus A/C experience back to AC Industries in the early 1980’s. ACT A/C systems for both new and aftermarket installations are supported by partnering with a network of distributors and service centers throughout North America. Today ACT continues […]

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What’s New at Mauck2?

Reports indicated an increase in production at Mauck2 as well as a new distributor and new models. Hence, a recent trip to the Columbus, Ohio area prompted your National Bus Trader staff to stop in for a visit. The Mauck Heritage The story behind the Mauck2 is the story of Andy Mauck, an Ohio native. […]

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