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Test Driving the CAIO G3600

Alliance Bus Group recently announced a round of improvements on their CAIO G3600. Included is a new Detroit Diesel engine being offered as standard as well as increased underfloor luggage capacity that may now be the highest in the industry. When they offered us a chance to test drive the G3600 we jumped at the […]

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MCI Reliability Rally

MCI Reliability Rally to showcase upcoming technologies on MCI J4500, D Series coaches; Setra S 417 with second door, parts and training. DES PLAINES, Ill., March 27, 2014 — MCI will host Reliability Rally events at race tracks and stadiums around the country this spring and summer so coach operators can experience new axle, suspension […]

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How to Respond to an Offer to Purchase Your Bus Business

Every day, business owners across the country are confronted with what could be the financial opportunity of a lifetime. This takes place when a bus business owner receives an unsolicited offer to purchase their business. However, many of these opportunities never materialize. This is largely because the average business owner is unfamiliar with how to […]

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UMA’s Motorcoach EXPO in Los Angeles

The United Motorcoach Association’s annual Motorcoach Expo was held in Los Angeles in February. It was a special occasion since it marked 30 years since the first such event was held in Nashville in 1984. In those years, the sponsoring organization was known as the United Bus Owners of America (UBOA). National Bus Trader had […]

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MCI’s New Location on Oakton Street

MCI just recently completed a move to a new location and impressive facility on Oakton Street in Des Plaines, Illinois. This attractive and modern building with state-of-the-art equipment houses both the Chicago area service center as well as offices and brings customers, service, parts and office staff back under the same roof once again. It […]

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An Introduction to Bus And Coach America

Bus and Coach America has appeared at some trade shows and is announcing the debut of their first production coach to the North American market. As a result, we have received several inquiries from readers asking for information on Bus and Coach America. Who are they and what are they doing? Since the people from […]

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Introducing the New Temsa TS 45

One of the more exciting developments in the bus industry is the introduction of the new Temsa TS 45 by CH Bus Sales. In addition to a long and detailed development process involving American coach operators and coach engineers, this new model has the benefit of substantial testing and operator input. It rounds out the […]

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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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