Motorcoach

MCI delivers to Alabama, Vermont

Posted on November 14, 2013

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Charter Service took delivery of a Motor Coach Industries (MCI) 2014 J4500 coach.

The new J4500, which underwent a design change for 2013, features a taller appearance, curving LED headlights and smooth rear cap, among other enhancements.  

The operator’s new J4500 also features a wheelchair lift along with a Cummins engine, electronic stability control, tire-pressure monitoring and a fire-suppression system.

The latest J4500 is the third new coach for the carrier.

Meanwhile, Milton, Vt.-based Premier Coach took delivery of five new Setra S 407s from Motor Coach Industries (MCI) in September.
 
This delivery represents the first time Premier Coach has bought its Setras from MCI, which acquired North American distribution for the Setra S 407, Setra S 417 and Setra parts last year.

Premier Coach’s new Setra S 407s feature folding tray tables, Wi-Fi and plug-in outlets at all 56 seats, along with a rear window and DuraBrite aluminum wheels. Three of the five coaches are equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Part of the Setra ComfortClass line, the S 407 delivers German engineering and European styling. The model is powered by a clean-diesel Mercedes-Benz Blue Tec engine and features some 16 integrated safety systems including Electronic Stability Program, all-wheel disc brakes, ABA with anti-slip control and Allison retarder.

Premier Coach chose the S 407s primarily to serve its college contracts. The company’s 64-coach fleet includes a total of 45 Setras, including several other S 407s and one of the largest collections of TopClass S 417s in North America. The company also has MCI D4005 and D4505 coaches.


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

More News

ABC delivers Van Hool CX45 to Baltimore operation

American Limousines' 56-passenger luxury motorcoach is powered by a 450 HP Detroit DD13 engine driving through an Allison B500 six- speed automatic transmission.

MCI delivers J4500s to Dallas, names new VP, GM of aftermarket group

Premier Transportation is adding five J4500s as it enters the motorcoach market in Dallas. Meanwhile, Brian Dewsnup, succeeds Wolfgang Winzer, who is retiring after four years at MCI.

9th person dies after Texas bus crash

Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the May 14 crash on a rain-slicked highway north of Laredo. Seven people died at the scene.

CH Bus Sales delivers 500th Temsa in the U.S. market

In addition to taking delivery of the historic TS35, Greenville, Pa.'s Anderson Coach and Travel is celebrating its 80th corporate anniversary.

Texas bus involved in fatal crash only had seat belts in first row

The OGA Charters bus crashed Saturday north of Laredo in rainy conditions, killing eight and injuring 44 more passengers. No other vehicles were involved.

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