Motorcoach

Trailways holds first stockholder training seminar at MCI facility

Posted on August 27, 2010

[IMAGE]Trailways-Stockholders-at-MCI-training-sessionFULL-6.jpg[/IMAGE] The Motor Coach Industries (MCI) Training Center in Louisville, Ky. was one of the sites selected for the very first Trailways Stockholder – Company Training Seminar Aug. 3 and 4. Trailways created the two-day event for its stockholders’ maintenance directors, operations managers, dispatch supervisors and safety directors.

 

The sessions covered topics essential for successful operations in today’s competitive environment, with seminars on passenger safety, emergency preparedness, motorcoach maintenance, troubleshooting, best marketing practices and reviews of the Trailways tools that help stockholder companies reach their business goals. Mark Szyperski, Trailways vice president, developed the curriculum with John Balog, Trailways safety consultant, and led the sales and marketing sessions with Vicki Bowman, MCI’s marketing manager.

 

MCI’s technical experts Steve Kiner, Jim Gabor, Gator Pryne and Scott Crawford taught a six-hour session on advanced HVAC and Electrical Systems, featuring hands-on training on MCI models. The safety sessions included drills on passenger evacuation procedures in case of emergencies, with live demonstrations on how passengers should exit window and emergency hatches.

 

“The seminar is one of the many value-added services we offer our stockholder companies,” said Szyperski. “We had nearly 70 people representing 14 Trailways companies at the seminar, and many told us that they wished the sessions went on for another day. I am very grateful to MCI, Vicki Bowman and Scott Crawford for their help in making the two days a great success. A maintenance director commented to me that he was freed of his fear of electrical systems because of the hands-on training experience.”

 

During the sessions, Szyperski  also reviewed many of the tools Trailways offers stockholders, explaining how to get the most out of the Voyager GPS, how to market Trailways’ DOD (Department of Defense) certifications, and how to take advantage of Trailways Team benefits. Additionally, Szyperski and Bowman led a show-and-tell session on successful phone sales, and how to capture more tour and charter work.

 

“When I first received the invitation, I honestly didn’t know what to expect,” said Larry Brincks, motor coach manager for Kobussen Trailways. “I got so much out of it. The joint venture between Trailways and Motor Coach Industries was time well spent. I will definitely attend again, and look forward to future sessions.”

 

Trailways plans to host additional Stockholder-Company Special Training Seminars. To learn more, contact Mark Szyperski at [email protected]

 

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

More News

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.

U.S., Canada motorcoach sales up, ABA survey finds

For this study, a motorcoach — defined as a vehicle designed for long-distance transportation of passengers — characterized by integral construction with an elevated passenger deck located over a baggage compartment.

Prevost delivers X3-45 Commuter coaches to Southeastern Stages

The wheelchair accessible Prevost vehicles are equipped with comfortable seating for 55 passengers and feature reclining seats, footrests, power outlets and wireless internet access among other amenities.

MCI delivers 5 J4500s, 8 D4505s To Village Tours & Travel, Anchor Transportation

The D4505 recently received improvements, including dual 150-amp Denso alternators, new parcel racks that expand luggage capacity and the REI A/V system.

Bay Area 'tech' shuttle services growing, study says

During a three-year period (210-2014), the number of shuttle vehicles on Bay Area roadways jumped by more than 60 percent and ridership increased by 45 percent.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

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