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Protecting Today’s Advanced Bus And Motorcoach Safety Technologies

June 6, 2024

By Mark Holley, Director of Marketing and Customer Solutions – Wheel-End, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is a hot topic on the trucking side of the commercial vehicle industry — and it’s one that also has the potential to impact bus and motorcoach fleets by requiring full-stability systems on currently exempted…

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Past Crashes Show Importance Of Pre-Trip Passenger Safety Briefings

June 6, 2024

By Greg Hanson, owner of Professional Bus Safety Services On April 10, 2014, a motorcoach carrying 45 student passengers and chaperones was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 near the town of Orland, CA. At approximately 5:40 p.m., the driver of a semi-truck traveling south suffered an unknown emergency and lost control of the truck. The…

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Charging Forward With Transit Infrastructure

June 6, 2024

By Mike Hynes, CALSTART Infrastructure can be one of the most daunting challenges for a transit agency electrifying its fleet. The entire process can be overwhelming, given the cost of equipment and construction, the power requirements that may not be available onsite, and the space constraints that plague so many agencies. New technologies are being…

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American Seating’s David B. McLaughlin Dies

June 5, 2024

American Seating has announced the recent death of its Vice President of Sales and Marketing, David B. McLaughlin. “His departure is a tremendous loss to our organization. David was a dear friend and colleague who will be missed greatly. We extend our sincere condolences to his family,” according to American Seating. McLaughlin’s career with American…

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Heliox Launches 60 kW Buy America-Compliant EV Charger For North American Market

May 23, 2024

Heliox, a Siemens business and producer of DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, launched its new Heliox 60 charger. “The compact and versatile 60 kW EV charger is certified (UL2202, CSA C22.2, Energy Star) and made specifically for the North American market,” according to a press release. “Building on the success of the 50…

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BAE Systems To Collaborate With Cummins On Transit Bus Hybrid Drivetrain For 2027 And Beyond

April 24, 2024

BAE Systems and Cummins Inc., have announced plans to collaborate on the integration and certification of a B hybrid-compatible diesel engine and hybrid electric drivetrain for the transit market, targeted for launch in 2027. “The hybrid electric solution will continue to provide transit agencies with a proven and cost-effective technology that reduces fuel use and…

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TRC Co-founders Menno van der Zee And Alex Wallar Named To The Forbes 30 Under 30 List For Europe

April 10, 2024

The Routing Company (TRC), a global on-demand vehicle routing and management platform, has announced that co-founders Menno van der Zee and Alex Wallar have been named to the Forbes 2024 30 Under 30 list for Europe. The annual Forbes Under 30 list celebrates the “brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars” spanning multiple categories including arts…

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Audio/Video, Entertainment & Security Systems Buyers Guide 2024

April 2, 2024

AngelTrax 119 S. Woodburn Dr., Dothan, AL 36305 USA 800-673-1788 Email: sales@angeltrax.com Website: www.angeltrax.com Products: AngelTrax is a designer, manufacturer, and provider of high-definition in-vehicle mobile surveillance. AngelTrax offers state-of-the-art products, including Vulcan™ Series MDVRs, patented Hybrid Component™ MNVRs, IP cameras, high-definition cameras, live view, live tracking, driver behavior management with AI features and patented…

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Elevating Sanitation Standards: Metro’s Approach To Fleet Cleanliness During Ridership Growth And Service Expansion

April 2, 2024

By Jeff Mundstock, Metro Director of Fleet and Facilities Over the past four years, service providers across various sectors have shared a common experience — the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly elevated the importance of sanitation standards. With the widespread use of social media and instant access to information, any service is now subject to heightened…

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Navigating The Road Ahead: Embracing Green Transformation In Motor Coach Transportation

April 2, 2024

By Jeremy Butzlaff, President of MTRWESTERN As the President of MTRWESTERN, a leading Pacific Northwest based motor coach company committed to innovation and sustainability, I am keenly aware of the pivotal role our industry plays in shaping the future of transportation. With the growing urgency to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the adoption…

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