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ABC Companies Announces Strategic Acquisition Of Van Hool Motorcoach Division By VDL Groep, As Well As Distribution Agreement

June 11, 2024

ABC Companies has announced the strategic acquisition of the Van Hool brand motorcoach division by VDL Groep, coupled with a 10-year exclusive distribution agreement. “The acquisition by VDL, a distinguished international industrial family business founded in 1953 and headquartered in Brainport Eindhoven (NL), marks a significant step toward diversifying and enhancing Van Hool production capabilities…

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Bendix Celebrates One Year Of Accident-Free Operations At Indiana Location

June 7, 2024

More than 500 people work at the Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) campus in Huntington, IN, with dozens of wide-ranging jobs handling all aspects of manufacturing and distributing thousands of Bendix components every day. And in every position, at every level, safety is the top priority — as evidenced by their collective achievement of…

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You Probably Need To Update Your Company’s Drug And Alcohol Policy

June 6, 2024

By Thomas Holden, Owner, Transportation Advisors / EZ-DrugTest As the legalization of marijuana continues to spread across the United States, many companies are faced with the challenge of updating their drug and alcohol policies to reflect the changing legal landscape. While the legalization of marijuana may seem like a straightforward issue, the truth is that…

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Translite Enterprises Bouncing Back From Fire; Shares Advice On Preparedness

June 6, 2024

By Harrell Kerkhoff, Busline Magazine Editor American poet Robert Frost famously wrote: “The best way out is always through.” Many interpret that line as: the best way through life’s challenges is to move forward. A good example of that belief is the ongoing efforts of Michael Turner and his staff at Translite Enterprises, Inc. (translitebusglass.com),…

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ABC Companies Bolsters Its Senior Executive Team

June 4, 2024

ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit, specialty passenger transport equipment and electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, has announced several significant leadership transitions within its Senior Executive Team. “Chuck Carns, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the ABC Companies’ Board of Directors, will be transitioning to an advisory role…

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MCI Celebrates Hawkeye Stages’ 70th Anniversary With Delivery Of New Coaches

May 31, 2024

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), has announced the delivery of two coaches to Hawkeye Stages. This delivery, which included an MCI J4500 and an MCI J3500, completed an eight-coach order and coincided with Hawkeye’s 70th anniversary. “Over the past two years, the Iowa operator purchased six 45-foot J4500 and…

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ABC Companies Releases Statement Regarding Successful Bidder For Van Hool Motorcoach Division

April 12, 2024

The following is a recent press statement from ABC Companies: “ABC Companies has been officially notified that the VDL Group is the successful bidder for the Van Hool motorcoach division. In anticipation of a quick restart, and while the details of the next steps are still unfolding, ABC Companies is committed to ensuring that the…

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Bendix’s North American Headquarters Building Named Overall Winner Of Green Building Challenge

April 4, 2024

The latest achievement for the North American headquarters building of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix), located in Avon, OH, comes from close to home: The Cleveland 2030 District has named the facility the overall winner of its Green Building Challenge. The Cleveland 2030 District partners with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Ohio’s Northeast…

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ABC Companies And Its Customers Remain Top Priority As Van Hool Addresses Financial Challenges

March 26, 2024

The following is a press statement from ABC Companies: Van Hool has entered a reorganization period, allowing them to pause existing repayments while a collective plan is finalized with all lenders. During this time, Van Hool is pursuing options in parallel paths to position for future activities, providing a reassuring path forward which we believe…

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Bendix Maintains World-Class Safety Performance

March 15, 2024

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) recently reported that its employees experienced a very safe 2023. “Bendix’s Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) of recordable injuries was 0.62, which is far below the industry average. The company’s performance improved on the TCIR of 0.64 it achieved in 2022,” according to a press release. Bendix assesses its workplace…

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