Motorcoach

MCI delivers J4500s to Dallas, Houston

Posted on October 25, 2010

[IMAGE]GHL-2.jpg[/IMAGE]Motor Coach Industries (MCI) delivered its MCI J4500 to Houston-based GHL, a family owned chauffeured transportation company. GHL will use the new coach to serve its expanding corporate convention and event business.

GHL's new MCI J4500 is a fully appointed demo that includes a top-of-the-line interior with wireless and Blaupunkt video and stereo system. It also features a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine and an Allison B500 6-speed automatic transmission with prognostics capability.

[IMAGE]Tornado-2.jpg[/IMAGE]Meanwhile, Dallas-based Tornado Bus Co. has purchased 20 MCI J4500 coaches with wheelchair lifts. Tornado's new coaches also feature clean-diesel engine technology for lower emissions as mandated by the EPA.

So far, Tornado has taken seven of the coaches with three more J4500s to be delivered by the end of October. Tornado will take delivery of 10 more J4500 coaches by the end of December 2010.

Tornado is taking its new J4500 models with Braun wheelchair lifts, Cummins engines and Allison transmissions. Inside, each coach features a Blaupunkt entertainment system with six 15-inch video monitors, enhanced lighting and Amaya seating for 52 passengers.

[IMAGE]Ad-Wheel-Award-2010-2.jpg[/IMAGE]In other news, MCI announced that its "MCI in Motion 2010" campaign earned a Grand Award in the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) 31st Annual AdWheel Awards competition.

The awards recognize public transportation systems and APTA business members for excellence in advertising, communications, marketing and promotion.

Created in consideration of customers' time and travel budgets, the MCI in Motion 2010 campaign included one-day road show tours at select venues across the country closer to customers' operations. The events also included ride and drive demonstrations of the MCI J4500, the industry's top-selling coach, and the popular D-Series models.

 

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

More News

FMCSA seeks comment on military driver pilot project

The three-year pilot program would allow a limited number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce while in military service .

UMA to host first International Driver Competition

Will be held at the 2017 UMA Motorcoach EXPO in St. Louis on Feb. 28, 2017. The winner will receive a cash prize, trophy, framed certificate and recognition at UMA National Headquarters.

MCI adds Syncron parts management solution

The cloud-based solution will act as a single interface, incorporating data from multiple sources, and provide the MCI team complete visibility into where repairs are occurring, what parts need to be ordered and trends and predictions for future issues.

IMG names Operator of the Year, new leadership

Real Boissonneault, president of Quebec’s Autocar Excellence, received the award at the group's Strategic Alliance Meeting in Norfolk, Va.

Greyhound ad campaign 'tells story' about improving customer experience

The new campaign highlights the old vs. new Greyhound in a humorous and entertaining manner, while conveying the message that the company has come a long way from the Greyhound of the past.

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