Motorcoach

MCI delivers J4500 to Iowa

Posted on November 2, 2011

Expanding its level of luxury service, Decorah, Iowa-based Hawkeye Stages has added a third Motor Coach Industries (MCI) J4500 to its touring fleet. The new 2011 MCI J4500 features a highly upgraded interior chosen to woo discerning passengers.

Offering generous leg room, the coach’s 52 passenger seats are crafted of leather with fabric inserts for durability. The MCI coach, which is powered by a clean-diesel Cummins engine and ZF ASTronic transmission, also features a high-end Bosch entertainment system with 15-inch video monitors. Hawkeye Stages additionally installed its own 110-volt outlets and Wi-Fi.

The MCI J4500 also features standard safety and performance features including electronic stability control, automatic traction control, anti-lock braking and wide-ride suspension. SmartWave tire-pressure monitoring and an Amerex fire suppression system add an extra level of safety.

Hawkeye Stages, which bought its first MCI coach in 1980, runs a fleet of 26 coaches. With a history that goes back to 1954, the carrier offers charters and luxury tours from several locations in Iowa.

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

More News

Mobile Awareness unveils complete ELD compliance solution

MobileTRAQ® ELD consists of a mobile application installed on any Android device and the web-based MobileTRAQ® platform.

MCI opens new S.F. Bay Area sales and service center

The Hayward complex features the latest diagnostic equipment, nine service bays, a state-of-the-art parts inventory system, paint booth and OEM trained technicians.  

Seat belt usage by motorcoach drivers hits record levels

Since 2007, FMCSA, in collaboration with the NHTSA has conducted the Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey six times. In each survey, safety belt usage by commercial drivers has been shown to be steadily increasing.

ABA urges Congress to fund intercity bus security grant program

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress recognized the need to address security risks threatening the surface transportation network, specifically identifying the intercity bus industry as a vital mode of transportation through establishment of the IBSGP in the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

NTSB: Lack of oversight, sleep-deprived driver led to 2016 Calif. bus crash

A motorcoach operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., traveling from Los Angeles to Modesto on State Route 99, drifted out of its travel lanes, striking a barrier system and a highway signpost shortly after 3 a.m., Aug. 2, 2016, near Livingston, Calif.

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