Buying a new motorcoach to replace an aging vehicle is not always financially possible, but refurbishment can be a viable alternative. Choosing the right company, considering financing options and making a detailed refurb plan are essential to getting the most out of your coach.
Over the past 23 years, John (pictured) and Larry Benjamin, co-owners of the Minnesota-based business, have built up their companies to become award-winning motorcoach and school bus operations. Meanwhile, the industry says goodbye to Larry, a well-loved member who made invaluable contributions through the UMA.
Pacific Western Group of Companies - Calgary
Megabus.Com - Paramus, N.J.
Hagey Coach Inc. - Souderton, Pa.
Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches Inc. - Kitchener, Ontario
Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Co. - San Diego
Once again, Dallas-based Coach America rolls in at the top in METRO's annual motorcoach survey. Despite the lagging economy, two-thirds of carriers reported a substantial increase in business.
Representing a diverse cross section of cities across North America, this year's standout motorcoach operators show us how they cut costs to run leaner operations, enhance their fleets and grow their customer bases.
While a bevy of vehicle manufacturers showcased their hybrid models on the show floor, industry experts discussed alternative-fuel options, 2010 engine emissions standards and steps to achieve better fuel economy.
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