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

S.C.'s Champion Coach provides exclusive transportation for college footbal championship

Featured its eight new 2018 MCI J4500 coaches wrapped in specially designed team colors to carry both the teams and staffs of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium in January. 

ABA Foundation report finds motorcoach sales up in Q4

Sales from the participating manufacturers saw a 9.7% increase over the same quarter in 2016 to a total of 1,238 units (738 new coaches and 500 pre-owned coaches).

DATTCO receives safety award from International Motorcoach Group

Established in 1924, DATTCO, Inc. is a third-generation family-owned business headquartered in New Britain, Conn.

MCI appoints to Canada Western Region sales, support team

Chad Sadowy has been promoted to Canada Western Region VP of Sales, succeeding Guy Tessier, while Steve Kuhn replaces Sadowy as Technical Solution Manager.

Coach Atlantic orders 2 2019 MCI J4500s

The agreement follows the Prince Edward Island-based charter operator’s order last year for 13 J4500s signed at UMA Expo in 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

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

Luxury Coach & Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close