IC Bus to enter motorcoach market

Posted on October 7, 2008


IC Bus, North America’s largest manufacturer of school buses and also a maker of commercial buses, unveiled its concept plans to enter the motorcoach market in 2010. IC Bus plans to introduce intercity bus models that leverage parent company Navistar’s strengths of aerodynamic design, quiet and fuel-efficient engines, and safety.

IC Bus showcased the new IC Bus Concept Coach to attendees at the APTA EXPO on Monday.

"IC Bus has responded to customer and environmental demands for more fuel-efficient, cleaner and safer buses in the motorcoach market," said John McKinney, vice president and general manager of IC Bus. "Motorcoaches are the next logical step in product development for IC Bus and are a tangible example how Navistar leverages design elements across its businesses."

Although product details will be announced at a later date, the direction of the designs was clear.

"Just as we were able to achieve a seven percent fuel economy advantage over other trucks with the aerodynamic design of Navistar's Class 8 International ProStar tractor, we can apply this experience to differentiate IC Bus from the motorcoach competition,” said David Hillman, director of bus marketing for IC Bus.“For example, extensive wind tunnel and aerodynamics experience can help design the bus to positively affect airflow around the total vehicle."

The new bus models will feature cleaner, greener diesel engine technology with the MaxxForce 13 engine that will comply with 2010 emissions regulations without the need to add urea.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

FMCSA proposes enhancements to Safety Measurement System's public website

While the Federal Register announcement responds to comments received following the June 29, 2015, notice, no changes will be implemented in the public SMS website display until after completion of the National Academies of Sciences Correlation Study as required by Section 5221 of the FAST Act.

ABA Foundation to double scholarship amounts in 2017

Also announced that all proceeds raised from ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace Live and Silent Auctions will be allocated to the ABAF’s Fund a Future program to fund this scholarship initiative.

C&J Bus Lines installs Flyte Systems to keep real-time updates on airline schedules

C&J Bus Lines, a New England a transportation provider, installed FlyteBoard flight information displays at three of its terminals.

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close