Setra holds European Young Bus Operators forum

Posted on December 7, 2010

On the initiative of the Ulm, Germany-based Setra brand, 40 young bus operators from Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland as well as the Netherlands and Turkey recently came together in Prague for the mutual exchange of information and thoughts.

The overriding topic this year at the meeting of the Young Bus Operators, the eleventh to date, was the "change of generations." Along with lectures by experts, workshops and information of current interest from the bus sector, the agenda included a visit to the Willax bus company in Vilseck, Germany.

For Lothar Holder, manager, sales, Setra Bus and Coach Unit, EvoBus GmbH, these meetings, which take place every year in a different European city and often includes North American operators, have long since acquired highest importance for the harmonious interaction between brand and customers.

"Through and with the Young Bus Operators we are always up to date, get to know the problems of the generations of young entrepreneurs and can provide incentives," said Holder. "Entirely in the spirit of the Setra Family, the participants can establish new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere and exchange their ideas."

The Young Bus Operators began in 2000 with 20 participants and has now doubled in size.

"This form of exchanging ideas has become a tremendously important element of everyday business," said Marco Gössi managing director of the Swiss operation Gössi Carreisen.

With this opinion, the young entrepreneur and vice-president of the Professional Association of Swiss Bus Operators also voices the sentiments of other YBO members. International friendships have long since been formed among the participants and are cultivated outside the annual meetings too and, in some cases, even have resulted in the provision of active assistance when breakdowns occur.

"I can no longer imagine doing without these Young Bus Operator meetings," said Gössi.

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

More News

$2.3M in grants awarded to train veterans for bus driving positions

The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training grant program.

Cline Tours joins IMG network

This brings the IMG network to 54 companies and provides expanded coverage in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama.

Seattle bridge bus crash kills four students, injures dozens

The Ride the Ducks tour vehicle, heading northbound on the bridge, collided with one of the student buses, which was carrying about 45 students and employees in the college’s international program. The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team of 17 officials to Seattle to investigate on Friday.

MCI to provide service, host hospitality tent for Philadelphia Papal visit

Drivers are invited to stop by the MCI hospitality tent for complimentary coffee and donuts, with opportunities to learn about MCI pre-owned coach inventory, parts specials, training on engine regeneration and wheelchair lifts, and more.

Thrasher adds Setra S 417s for Mercedes Benz contract

The purchase from MCI follows the operators' 2013 win on a four-year contract to provide transportation services to the Daimler division’s Brand Immersion Experience, a program that will bring some 26,000 Mercedes employees to the plant in Vance, Ala., and other Birmingham-area locations by 2017.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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