Motorcoach

ABC makes several announcements at UMA

Posted on January 28, 2013

ABC Companies had plenty to talk about at this year’s UMA Expo in Orlando, Fla., including marking the 25th anniversary of its longstanding partnership with Van Hool partnership.

Having signed their very first distributorship agreement in the late 1980s, ABC Companies took delivery of the Van Hool T815 motorcoach and started a new revolution in European technology designed for American operators.

Since then, both companies have worked at a relationship that has endured through several generations for both families and a number of important milestones for the coach industry.

ABC Companies also commemorated the sale of its 8000th Van Hool coach built for North America to Vandalia Bus Lines of Caseyville, Ill., a 2013 Van Hool C2045.

The 8,000th Van Hool is equipped with a Detroit DD13 engine, Allison B500G4 transmission, a luxury entertainment system with 15-inch flat screen TVs, three-point seatbelts, Iteris Lane Departure Warning System and Electronic Stability Control.

Other announcements made at UMA Expo, included ABC’s new QR code program that will link operators directly to its mobile site for driver resources, the increased focus on its refurbishment program, and a new option to connect with ABC CustomerCare during business hours using video conferencing services Skype and/or FaceTime.

Finally, the company also recently announced that Van Hool nv appointed Filip Van Hool as the company’s CEO. As such he will bear operational responsibility for the overall activities of Van Hool.

Filip Van Hool will remain a member of the board of directors.

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

More News

Mont.'s Karst Stage adds first Temsa vehicle

The new coach is equipped with Alcoa wheels, 110-volt outlets, ample underfloor luggage space, three-point seat belts, and a Cummins/Allison powertrain.

ABA to kick off 2017 Capitol Hill Fly-In

Will provide ABA members an opportunity to meet with their elected legislative officials and staff to discuss the important issues facing the motorcoach, travel, and tourism industries today.

MCI adds to new coach, pre-owned coach sales teams

Shane Shipman has joined MCI as new coach sales VP, southeastern U.S. He is taking over the territory from Brian Lichter, who is returning to MCI Pre-Owned Coach sales representative for the Midwest, effective May 1.

UMA names Tetschner president/CEO

He comes to UMA following 25 years at the National Speakers Association where he served as CEO for the past 18 years.

Seattle launches shared transit stop pilot with Microsoft

The six-month program allows private shuttle buses operated by participating companies to use public transit stops.

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