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Duty Free Americas Joins Trailways Affiliated Partner Program

Special Announcement

Fairfax, VA – October 13, 2016

Duty Free Americas has joined the Trailways Affiliated Partner program.  The Duty Free Americas stores provide a way for bus groups and individual bus travelers to “Stop, Shop & Save” before visiting Canada or Mexico. 

Customers receive superb savings on sprits, wine and beer, tobacco, designer fragrances, cosmetics and much more.

Duty Free Americas stores are located at all the major border crossings going into Canada and Mexico.

In addition, currency exchange, ATMs, and restrooms are available.

Description: Your bus group can “Stop, Shop & Save” at the Duty Free Americas before visiting Canada or Mexico. Your group can receive superb savings on sprits, wine and beer, tobacco, designer fragrances, cosmetics & so much more.  Stores are located at all the major border crossings going into Canada and Mexico. Currency exchange, ATM, and restrooms are available. Duty Free America stores are located in the U.S. state border crossings into Canada, from Maine to Washington.  In addition, stores are located in U.S. states with border  crossings into Mexico (call Ueta). Advance notice of bus group visits is “helpful but not required, in order to have extra staff on duty,” Tourism Marketing Manager Harry Wade advised. 

Duty Free Americas

Harry Wade, Tourism Marketing Manager

200 Industrial Drive

Grand Island, NY  14072

Phone:  716-903-7717

Email:  hwade@dutyfreeamericas.com

Website: www.dutyfreeamericas.com

 

 

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Cooley Group, Inc. 

New York Mills, NY 13417

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RLI Transportation Insurance Joins Trailways Affiliated Partner Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fairfax, VA – August 22, 2016 – RLI Transportation Insurance has become an affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc., announced Ron Moore, Chairman of Trailways.

“With its excellent reputation in underwriting for niche insurance markets in the passenger transportation industry, RLI Transportation Insurance offers peace of mind for our Trailways operators, who are concerned with protecting their investment in equipment and personnel while ensuring safe travel for their passengers,” he said.

A division of RLI Insurance Company since 1997, RLI Transportation Insurance specializes in insuring vehicle fleets for charter-and-tour operators, municipal transit authorities, school districts, school bus contractors and limousine services. In addition to public transportation providers, it offers coverage for truckers and commercial specialty auto companies. It has centralized operations in Atlanta, GA.

“Our customized approach allows us to develop coverages that meet very specific needs,” said Tim Hathy, Vice President – Public Transportation for RLI Transportation Insurance.

The company’s coverages include:

  • Primary auto liability
  • General liability
  • Hired and non-owned auto liability
  • Garage liability and garage keepers legal liability
  • Physical damage
  • No-fault/personal injury protection (PIP)/Medical Payments (MedPay)/ uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM-UIM)
  • Excess liability

“Our underwriters are experts at handling public transportation risks and designing financing alternatives to fit our insureds’ budget requirements, including deductibles and self-insured retentions. We also serve as a third-party administrator for self-insured operations,” Hathy said.

“Whether your needs are superior claims service or timely processing of financial responsibility filings, our staff’s attentiveness to your needs shows that we look after your business…because your business is our business,” he added.

In partnership with Professional Safety Consulting (PSC), RLI Transportation Insurance also provides its clients with access to safety and driver education resources, including Web-based training, updates and materials such as online transportation safety and compliance manuals.

RLI Corporation, headquartered in Peoria, IL, is the parent corporation of RLI Insurance Company (including the RLI Transportation Insurance division), Mt. Hawley Insurance Company, and Contractors Bonding and Insurance Company. All three subsidiaries are rated A+ “Superior” by A.M. Best and A+ “Strong” by Standard & Poor’s.

“The A.M. Best A+ rating is a distinction held by fewer than 10 percent of property and casualty insurance companies in the U.S.,” Hathy noted. “Our proven financial strength ensures that we are here to fulfill our promises.”

Founded in 1961, initially as an insurer of contact lenses, RLI today offers a diversified portfolio of property and casualty insurance coverages and surety bonds in niche and underserved markets. These include numerous subcategories of business and personal insurance, including executive liability, professional services, construction, marine and reinsurance.

RLI does not sell business insurance directly to policyholders. Its products are available through retail agents and brokers.

Contact: Tim Hathy, CPCU, Vice President – Public Transportation

RLI Transportation Insurance

Address: 2970 Clairmont Road NE

Park Central, Suite 1000

Atlanta, GA 30329

Telephone: 404-443-1009 Toll-free: 888-754-4221

Fax: 309-589-3484

E-mail: tim.hathy@rlicorp.com

Website: www.rlicorp.com

Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways®), founded in 1936, is composed of 65 independently owned or managed bus and motorcoach companies based throughout North America and parts of Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards as required by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) or its country’s equivalent. Trailways drivers operate a wide variety of more than 10,000 passenger transportation vehicles.

Through the more than 100 companies in its Affiliated Partners Program, Trailways maintains a close working relationship with industry-related suppliers and vendors, as well as other tour and travel service entities. Affiliated Partners are listed on the Trailways portal http://www.teamtrailways.com.  703-691-3052.

 

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Paradigm Benefits Joins Trailways’ Affiliated Partner Program

 

Paradigm Benefits helps create a work culture of total health

 

Fairfax, VA – Aug. 1, 2016 – Paradigm Benefits (aka HR Benefit Advisors, Ltd.), an independent, employee benefit advisory firm based in Rochester, NY, has become an affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc.

Its 16-member team of associates serves clients in transportation and many other industries, not only in New York State but also across the United States.

Paradigm Benefits is able to bring Fortune 500 solutions to small and midsize employer groups.

Paradigm Benefits experts start with an in-depth understanding of each client’s employee benefits needs, goals and challenges. Then they either assess the client’s existing benefits program or develop a custom benefits program for the client.

As a full-service firm, Paradigm Benefits has a wide range of capabilities:

  • Financial analytics and benchmarking – actuarial analysis; financial dashboards and projections; plan analysis; predictive modeling for plan modifications and self-funded health plans; medical stop loss evaluation; benchmarking reports comparing utilization of health care services and prescription drugs, plan designs, premiums, employee contributions and cost trends by industry, geography and employee population size
  • Benefit plan management – from online enrollment and renewal to claims and underwriting advocacy to a one-stop call center for employee inquiries and problem resolution
  • Health and lifestyle management – from wellness programs to telemedicine, on-site clinics and health fair incentives
  • Employee communication and education – a total employee communication platform that lets employees get the information they need about their workplace benefits online, by phone and via printed materials custom designed by the Paradigm Benefits graphics team
  • Employee engagement activities – from personality profiling, custom surveys and assessments to reward-and-incentive program development
  • Compliance monitoring to avoid penalties – from claims audits to labor law consulting, plus newsletters, webinars, alerts and an online human resources portal to keep clients informed about current compliance requirements
  • Retirement and financial security planning – from group retirement plans to executive benefits, financial planning and investment consulting

 

In addition, the Paradigm Benefits team has the expertise to help clients make decisions such as:

  • Is it feasible for our company to self-fund our benefit claims?
  • How can we manage our entire benefits program proactively and identify emerging trends? (Paradigm Benefits produces a consolidated financial summary of the client’s benefit plan enrollment, gross costs, benefits paid, expenses and net costs.)
  • Which carriers should we consider for our employee benefits? (Paradigm Benefits researches potential carriers and prepares requests for proposals.)
  • Which Web-based, employee benefits enrollment and management system (HRIS system) will save us the most administrative time and money while giving us convenient access to all the data we need?
  • How can we incorporate a wellness program, population health management and disease management into our employee benefits program to keep our employees healthy, to reduce our risks and to control our company’s health-care costs?
  • Which retiree medical plan options would enable us to reduce our liabilities?
  • How do our 401(k) plan fees compare with market norms?
  • What do we need to know about COBRA, HIPAA, DOL and ERISA compliance; about GINA, CHIP, IRC Section 125 cafeteria plans, Medicare Part D?
  • How does the Affordable Care Act impact our company?

Founded by principals Michael Colao and Gary Mink as HR Benefit Advisors in 1993, Paradigm Benefits has an office in Utica, NY, in addition to its Rochester headquarters.

According to Paradigm Benefits Principal and Team Leader Gary Mink, “In essence, our firm partners with employers in creating a culture of total health, which includes health-care cost containment, performance-based wellness, employee communication and engagement.”

Paradigm Benefits gains leverage in the marketplace as a charter member partner firm of United Benefit Advisors® (UBA®). The UBA® alliance comprises more than 2,000 professionals in 140-plus independent, benefit advisory firms in North America and the United Kingdom. The combined financial resources of UBA® firms enable them to obtain competitive rates, superior technology tools, plus enhanced products and services.

“Taking care of employees is just as vital as taking care of the vehicles in the Trailways fleet,” said Ron Moore, Trailways Chairman.

“Employee benefits play an important role in recruiting, retaining, rewarding and gaining peak performance from the thousands of employees working for Trailways stockholder companies. We’re pleased to welcome Paradigm Benefits as an affiliated partner that can help our Trailways companies to navigate the complexities of employee benefits program design, administration and regulatory compliance,” he said.

“Our focus is to serve employers ranging in size from a few hundred to several thousand employees,” explained Gail Manfredo, Paradigm Benefits Vice President-Sales and Marketing. “We analyze, solve problems and proactively manage our clients’ employee benefit programs.”

Manfredo added, “We exist to make the lives of our clients easier by removing the headaches associated with administering their employee benefits programs.” Through its “Benefit Sync” model, Paradigm Benefits consolidates enrollment and billing services, delivering all charges from multiple carriers on a single bill. Benefit Sync also includes an Employee Service Center hotline. Credentialed hotline staffers such as registered health underwriters and certified employee benefit specialists answer employee questions, resolve problems and report results to the client.

“An important characteristic that we share with Trailways is our independence,” Manfredo said. “As an independent firm, we place serving our clients’ best interests as our highest priority. It is our policy not to accept contingency commissions that would compromise objectivity.”

 

Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways®), founded in 1936, is composed of 65 independently owned or managed bus and motorcoach companies based throughout North America and parts of Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards as required by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) or its country’s equivalent. Trailways drivers operate a wide variety of more than 12,000 passenger transportation vehicles.

Through the more than 100 companies in its Affiliated Partners Program, Trailways maintains a close working relationship with industry-related suppliers and vendors, as well as other tour and travel service entities. Affiliated Partners are listed on the Trailways portal http://www.teamtrailways.com.

Contact: Gail Manfredo, Vice President – Sales & Marketing Paradigm Benefits

E-mail: gmanfredo@paradigmcibenefits.com

Address: 133 Business Park Drive, Utica, NY 13502

Telephone: 315-797-8400, Extension 223 or Toll-free: 888-797-8404

Website: www.paradigmbc.com

Fax: 315-797-8403

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Tech Security Leader Fortress Systems Joins Trailways Affiliated Partner Program

Brings Tech Expertise in Safety, Security as Trailways Affiliated Partner

Fairfax, VA – April 26, 2016—Fortress Systems International (FSI), Inc., a company providing information technology services and solutions to improve safety and security in the transportation industry, has joined the Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), as an affiliated partner.  “FSI designs, develops and distributes mobile surveillance solutions that are affordable, easy to use and scalable, in addition to surveillance systems for buildings and residences,” said Frank Bowden, FSI Vice President of Sales.

“Our mobile video security solutions are designed to improve safety and security; to reduce vandalism, liability and litigation due to false claims; to improve response and reaction time to passenger incidents; and for real-time, live monitoring of passengers.

Surebus - Eagle 3Fortress SystemsFSI also offers the SureBus fleet management solution to increase operational efficiency and accountability. Cloud-based on the World Wide Web, SureBus is designed to integrate with a customer’s entire business, from logistics and maintenance to payroll and dispatch. It provides data helpful in reviewing actual performance against safety benchmarks and charting progress.

SureBus includes GPS fleet tracking; real-time monitoring of passengers, drivers and fleet assets; instant notification of key events such as unauthorized vehicle activity; and reports on fleet performance from as few as two to as many as 10,000 vehicles. From anywhere with an Internet connection, a fleet manager can use SureBus for making scheduling decisions such as adding drivers or setting routes.

The SureBus communication features enable the sending of bulk notifications and messages to dispatchers and drivers. These features also allow passengers and designated others – such as parents waiting to pick up their children at a school bus stop – to track a vehicle in real time via a mobile device.

FSI serves the motorcoach, school bus, public transit, paratransit, taxi/limousine, first responder, trucking and law-enforcement markets. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company also has an office in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, for its programmers, research and development staff. 

“Fortress Systems has a history of working with small entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions and local and state government agencies, including hundreds of school systems throughout the country,” said Trailways’ Chairman, Ron Moore in welcoming FSI to Team Trailways.

“Our solutions range from a single-camera package with digital recorder to a complete, four-camera setup allowing real-time, live-streaming video with audio, GPS [global positioning system], sensor data and digital recorder. We offer the most scalable mobile surveillance solution in the market.”

To enhance student safety, Fortress Mobile offers an ultra-high-definition, stop arm camera system for school buses. Its 1080-pixel/720-pixel imaging can capture key evidence to identify an offending motorist violating the stop arm.

Information captured by the video and audio recordings, GPS and sensory data in FSI’s surveillance systems can be retrieved, viewed, saved and shared, via Wi-Fi or cellular technology, as either still images or video clips. The system includes a “facial masking” capability to protect the privacy of passengers.

FSI staffers provide service and support for the company’s mobile IT solutions. “We’re a leader in engineering, systems implementation and systems integration as it relates to surveillance and secure mobile wireless communications,” said Bowden. “Our personnel have extensive experience in the wireless transmission of video data and the storage and archiving of digital video data.”

For some of the products in its IT solutions, FSI partners with other technology companies. It is a Microsoft Gold Member, HP Business Partner and Warranty Center, Lexmark Warranty Provider, Brother Repair Center, Milestone Business Partner, Ingram Micro Service Provider, Sharp Partner and Intel Premiere Provider.

“We leverage the best-of-breed network technologies, products, practices and core disciplines,” Bowden said. “FSI is pleased to become an affiliated partner of Trailways.”

Contact:  Frank Bowden, Vice President of Sales, Fortress Systems International

3801 Rose Lake Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Telephone: 704-405-5000, Extension 1230

Fax: 704-927-6058

E-mail: FBowden@fsiinc.com

Website: www.fsiinc.com

 

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Safety Experts Doran Manufacturing joins Trailways Affiliated Partner Program

Producer of Transportation Safety Products

Fairfax, VA – April 22, 2016 – Doran Manufacturing, LLC, of Cincinnati, OH, a producer of transportation safety products has become an affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways).  Doran manufactures LED safety lights for transportation fleets, including tail lights, flashing lights, brake lights, clearance lights, turn lights, stop/tail/turn lights and school bus stop arm light kits.  Doran’s other products* include light monitors that work even in total darkness, allowing passengers to see points of exit during emergency evacuations. They range from reflective lettering on signage to illuminating adhesive tape for buses and apparel.

#3602 (10)_1Doran also produces tire pressure monitoring systems. The Doran 360™ TPMS uses a valve-stem-mounted sensor to transmit tire pressures and temperatures wirelessly to a monitor/display for the driver to see current data and to be notified of low pressure or high temperature alerts. In addition, the Doran 360™ TPMS has the capability of transmitting direct-pressure data in real time to third-party software and mobile communications devices.  The systems are designed for simple programming and installation.

“Nothing is more important to Trailways than the safety of our passengers,” said Ron Moore, Trailways’ Chairman. “Welcoming Doran as an affiliated partner reinforces our commitment to keeping safety first and foremost.”

safetytrax map and s_1Founded in 1953, Doran started as a manufacturer of electrical interconnection devices. Equipped with an in-house engineering staff and tool-and-die shop, the company still produces electrical and electronic interconnectors and related products for original equipment manufacturers. Among these are off-the-shelf, semi-custom and custom terminal boards and blocks.

In the early 1970s, Doran turned its focus to vehicle safety products, introducing safety light monitors for the school bus market. The exterior light monitors help to prevent accidents by alerting bus drivers to malfunctioning LED and incandescent vehicle lights, due to problems such as loose wiring, cut connectors and blown fuses.

Doran 360HD10 monitor_1School districts and school bus manufacturers have made Doran their number one choice for transportation safety products for many years, according to Doran sales representative Tim Mullen. Doran’s emergency exit monitor sounds a buzzer and turns on an indicator light if an emergency door, window or hatch is violated. The Sleeping Child Check® monitor helps to ensure that the driver won’t leave any children on board at the end of a route; it forces the driver to walk past every passenger seat to the rear of the bus to deactivate it.

*LumAware Advanced Photoluminescent Technology (APT) illuminating safety products.

Doran’s Website at www.doranmfg.com includes an online store for ordering its products.

Contact:  Tim Mullen, Sales Representative, Doran Manufacturing, LLC

2851 Massachusetts Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Telephone: 513-354-3418/ Toll-Free: 866-816-7233

E-mail: mullen_tim@doranmfg.com

Website: www.doranmfg.com

 

 

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Trailways Welcomes New Affiliated Partner INA Bus Sales-Irizar motorcoaches

Trailways affiliated partner INA Bus Sales brings Irizar motorcoaches to U.S. market

Fairfax, VA – April 8, 2016 – INA Bus Sales, LLC, the exclusive distributor for sales and aftersales support of Irizar motorcoach products in the U.S. market, has become an affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc.

“Irizar motorcoaches are renowned for their high quality, luxury and unique styling. Our new affiliated partner INA Bus Sales is introducing an exciting addition to the American passenger transportation scene,” said Diane Walden, Vice President-Sales for Trailways.

“With Irizar coaches, we can offer Trailways motorcoach operators an attractive way to combine a reliable, safe and profitable product with a service capable of responding to any need,” said Michael P. Haggerty, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of INA Bus Sales. “Irizar arrives in the U.S. with a strategy to work closely with operators, providing them with the best products and services tailored to their needs and to position itself as a premium brand in the coach market.”

Headquartered in Spain, where its main factory is located, Irizar also has manufacturing plants in Morocco, Brazil, China, Mexico, India and South Africa, plus a commercial presence in more than 90 countries. It has the largest market share among coach makers in Spain and the second-largest share in Europe. In business for 127 years, Irizar entered the U.S. market barely a year ago as part of the organization’s global diversification strategy.

INA Bus Sales is featuring the 45-foot-long, integral Irizar i6 model, a versatile, commuter and touring coach suitable for school, charter, motorcoach and mining transportation. The two versions of the i6 available in North America come in vehicle heights of 12.23 and 12.89 feet. Both can accommodate 56 passengers. With its Cummins engine and 6-speed, Allison B500 automatic transmission, the i6 complies with all U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations and EPA 13 emissions requirements.

“With the i6, Irizar’s aim is to be best in class in fuel economy in the luxury coach sector,” Haggerty said. “Irizar also has worked on reducing repair and maintenance costs and has made great strides in reducing the cost of serviceable parts and coachwork. It can supply the required parts to any location around the world in minimal time.”

The i6 is the only Irizar coach specially adapted to the U.S. market so far. Built entirely in the European Union, it is highly customizable with optional features such as wheelchair lift; Wi-Fi; iPod connection; fleet management, navigation and surveillance systems.

Irizar’s global product line also includes:

  • i8, a top-class, luxury, large touring coach that this year replaces its flagship Irizar pb coach for long-distance routes;
  • i4 for urban and intercity operations;
  • i3 for intercity short distances;
  • i31e, an electric vehicle for short-distance routes;
  • i2e, a zero-emission, fully electric, city bus; and
  • Century, Irizar’s venerable coach with decades of experience on the road.

Irizar has gained a reputation as a leader in manufacturing electric buses and coaches. According to Bloomberg.com, its Creatio Research and Development Centre in Spain concentrates on the fields of propulsion, electric vehicles, intelligent transport solutions, power generation and storage, plus vehicle charging stations. In March 2016, Irizar announced plans to build an electric bus factory in Aduna, Spain.

Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), consists of approximately 65 independently owned and operated motorcoach companies in North America and Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards required by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or its country’s equivalent. Drivers within the Trailways system operate a wide variety of more than 12,000 passenger transportation vehicles.

Through its Affiliated Partners Program, Trailways maintains a close working relationship with industry-related supplier and vendor companies, as well as other tour and travel service entities, to ensure that its group of motorcoach companies receives the latest and most effective technology, information, services and products needed to maintain superior delivery of safe, comfortable, reliable passenger service. Affiliated Partners are listed on the Trailways portal http://www.teamtrailways.com.

Contact: Michael P. Haggerty, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, INA Bus Sales, LLC

Address: 5410 Cameron Street, Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Telephone: 702-431-0707

E-mail: mike@inabussales.com

Website: www.irizar.com/usa

Print Press Release: twaysirizarinabussalesaffiliatedpartnernewsreeleaseapr2016

 

 

 

 

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Tech company EyeRide Joins Trailways Affiliated Partner Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tech company EyeRide offers fleet monitoring and management solutions as Trailways affiliated partner

Fairfax, VA – April 11, 2016 – EyeRide, a company specializing in advanced technology tools for monitoring and managing vehicle fleets, has become an affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc.

“Our goal is to become the premier, all-in-one, fleet management solution,” said EyeRide Director of Safety and Client Development Emilio Baez. “EyeRide can help operators to run a smarter and safer fleet. We want to help businesses save money and to be more efficient while improving industry-wide safety standards. We’re also concerned about the passenger experience.”

Besides the bus and motorcoach industry, EyeRide serves customers around the world in the fields of public transportation, towing, waste management, hazardous materials/petroleum and cargo. Among the company’s customers are all branches of the U.S. military as well as numerous law enforcement agencies, transportation and security companies. Its live video, live audio, live global positioning system (GPS) and vehicle G-force sensor equipment can be configured “to optimize management of any size fleet in any industry – be it public, private or governmental,” according to Baez.

Baez touted EyeRide’s capabilities for improving fleet tracking and performance, driver behavior and fleet safety, cost reduction and fuel economy, risk management and customer satisfaction.

That’s a tall order. But then, EyeRide has amassed a considerable array of technology tools for its customers, along with the tech-savvy staff to integrate those tools into customized fleet management systems.

EyeRide’s product line is built around Web-based access to its vehicle units. Its products include monitors, mobile computers, mobile access control units, mobile digital video recorders (MDVR), cameras, the Eye Lite GPS, onboard Wi-Fi, antennas, microphones and speakers, plus accessories.

With these products and its Cloud-based, unlimited database capacity, EyeRide keeps its technological eyes and ears focused on a myriad of vehicle operational details, recording them in real time. As a backup, it also saves data on an in-vehicle hard drive for up to three months. For example:

  • Where is every vehicle in the fleet at any given time? EyeRide’s GPS tracks all of their locations on an overview map.
  • Is the driver staying within authorized speed and route parameters? If anything’s amiss, EyeRide alerts both the driver and the fleet manager and enables them to communicate with each other to make corrections immediately. The fleet manager can be on a computer at a remote control center or on a smartphone.
  • Are habits of braking, idling, gear shifting and turning the most fuel efficient? EyeRide’s vehicle data streaming prompts drivers to develop efficient driving techniques so fleet maintenance costs can be minimized.
  • How many passengers are on board? EyeRide’s video analytics system counts each passenger entering and leaving the vehicle.
  • Do passengers want to watch the latest 20th Century FOX licensed movies and TV shows? EyeRide’s onboard media server streams entertainment to their mobile devices. Onboard Wi-Fi is unlimited with no extra fees.
  • Is an unauthorized individual attempting to enter the vehicle while it’s parked overnight? EyeRide’s live video feed and sensors record the intrusion and sound the alarm.
  • Has an accident, infraction or dispute occurred? EyeRide produces video and sensor evidence that can confirm or deny liability and can provide protection against groundless or fraudulent claims.
  • Is a hazard causing a huge traffic jam up ahead? EyeRide’s two-way audio devices let the operator at the control center notify the driver to seek an alternate route immediately.
  • How many miles did the vehicle travel? How many miles was it driven in each state on an interstate route? EyeRide produces printable PDF reports on distances traveled per day and state mile reports useful for claiming tax returns through the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA).
  • When federal law requires electronic logbooks, will the motorcoach operator be able to comply? With EyeRide’s mobile e-log app, yes.

“Our wide array of features makes it easy to manage, analyze and track a single vehicle and an entire fleet,” said Baez. The EyeRide enterprise-level management system can monitor up to 5,000 EyeRide Video Gateway units and can make its data accessible to multiple operators simultaneously. Historical data stored by EyeRide can help fleet managers to determine performance metrics, most efficient routes and most effective allocation of resources.

“EyeRide’s advanced technology can provide motorcoach operators with an amazing amount of information to help them manage their fleets safely and efficiently,” said Trailways Vice President-Sales Diane Walden.

Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), consists of approximately 65 independently owned and operated motorcoach companies in North America and Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards required by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or its country’s equivalent. Drivers within the Trailways system operate a wide variety of more than 12,000 passenger transportation vehicles.

Through its Affiliated Partners Program, Trailways maintains a close working relationship with industry-related supplier and vendor companies, as well as other tour and travel service entities, to ensure that its group of motorcoach companies receives the latest and most effective technology, information, services and products needed to maintain superior delivery of safe, comfortable, reliable passenger service. Affiliated Partners are listed on the Trailways portal http://www.teamtrailways.com.

Contact: Emilio Baez, Director of Safety and Client Development, EyeRide

Address: 4737 Orange Drive,  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Office telephone: 954-775-1210

Cell telephone: 954-551-8110

Fax: 954-775-1201

E-mail: emilio@eyerideonline.com

Website: www.eyerideonline.com

Print Press Release: twayseyerideaffiliatedpartnernewsreleasemarch2016

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Bus and Coach America joins the Trailways Affiliated Partners Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bus and Coach America joins the Trailways fleet of affiliated partners

Fairfax, VA – April 9, 2016 – Motorcoach manufacturer Bus and Coach America (BCA) has joined Trailways Transportation System, Inc., as an affiliated partner.

“Our Trailways motor carriers operate more than 12,000 passenger transportation vehicles. Bus and Coach America will offer them exciting new options when they’re ready to replace vehicles or to make additions to their fleets,” said Diane Walden, Trailways’ Vice President-Sales.

Founded in 2010, Bus and Coach America unveiled its first product, the BCA45 three-axle, 60-passenger maximum capacity motorcoach, in early 2014 after several years of research, development, and testing. The company plans to introduce a smaller sibling, the BCA40 two-axle, 50-passenger maximum capacity coach, in mid-2016. Both feature durable, stainless steel monocoque construction. Both are designed specifically for the North American market.

“We’ve created some of the most advanced yet competitively priced vehicles available today,” asserts Andrew Fung, P.Eng., BCA Chief Operating Officer.

Eventually, BCA expects to offer a product line that also will include transit buses and shuttles, among them an all-electric city bus due for launch this year. It is developing vehicles with clean diesel, compressed natural gas, fuel cell and electric powertrains. Both the BCA45 and BCA40 comply with FMVSS and EPA regulations and are available with optional, ADA-compliant wheelchair lifts.

BCA’s stakeholders include one of the most advanced bus manufacturers in the world, at whose world-class facility BCA’s engineering, production, and quality control teams are embedded. Depending on customer needs and cost, final-stage manufacturing can also be completed to meet Buy America at U.S. facilities. All major subassemblies and components in any BCA coach are made and/or supported in North America.

Major components and systems that the BCA45 and BCA40 have in common include Cummins engines, Allison transmissions, ZF axles, Knorr-Bremse brakes, Bendix automatic braking systems, Wabco electronic suspension control, Prestolite or Niehoff alternators, Parker cooling and multiplex systems, MCC climate control units, Doga windshield washer/wiper systems, Grammer driver seats, Kiel passenger seats and Monogram toilets, among others.

 

“Each Buy America-compliant BCA bus or coach is built to order,” Fung explained. “BCA and its technology partners have devoted more than five years of research, development, product improvement and testing to produce a world-class motorcoach that is the talk of the U.S. market.”

 

BCA’s goal is eventually to design, build, distribute and support its bus and coach products in North America with “comparable or better quality and features at a lower cost than the competition.” For maintenance, warranty and repair work, BCA already has a national parts supply facility in Azusa, CA, and numerous U.S.-based service centers, including Mlaker Trailways in Davidsville, PA, and Trailways affiliated partner Budget Truck and Auto, Inc., in Janesville, WI.

Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), consists of approximately 65 independently owned and operated motorcoach companies in North America and Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards required by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or its country’s equivalent.

Through its Affiliated Partners Program, Trailways maintains a close working relationship with industry-related supplier and vendor companies, as well as other tour and travel service entities, to ensure that its group of motorcoach companies receives the latest and most effective technology, information, services and products needed to maintain superior delivery of safe, comfortable, reliable passenger service. Affiliated Partners are listed on the Trailways portal http://www.teamtrailways.com.

 

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Address: 896 W. Tenth Street, Azusa, CA 91702

Telephone: 407-614-7149

E-mail: andrew.fung@bcabus.com

Website: www.bcabus.com

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Awash Systems Corp. joins Trailways Affiliated Partner Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Trailways promotes squeaky-clean image with new affiliated partner Awash Systems Corp.

Fairfax, VA – March 29, 2016 – Trailways Transportation System, Inc., has taken a shine to Awash Systems Corporation, welcoming as a new affiliated partner the Ontario-based manufacturer of large-vehicle washing systems and wastewater treatment systems. The company also designs, builds, installs and maintains wash bays.

“With its reputation for efficient, economical and eco-friendly wash systems, Awash Systems can help our Trailways motor carriers to keep their fleets clean and professional looking and to extend the life of their vehicles,” said Diane Walden, Vice President-Sales for Trailways.

Jack Jackson, President of Awash Systems, agreed. “Clean vehicles have a major effect on company image, driver satisfaction, the environment and the bottom line,” he said.

Awash Systems manufactures single-brush wash systems for motorcoaches, school buses, trucks, transit vehicles, tractor-trailers, ambulances, recreational vehicles, vans, limousines, cars and trains.

“Each sector of industry we deal with has unique needs. We make all of our machines in North America, most customized to customers’ requirements,” Jackson explained.

With Awash System’s PowerbrushH2O fleet washing system, a single operator can wash a bus with biodegradable soap in less than five minutes. The system’s ceiling-mounted, festoon design with cable or track rollers saves floor space. Because the brush does most of the cleaning, water consumption per vehicle wash is only 20 gallons, “only half a bathtub of water,” Jackson said. He added that the system “uses only as much electricity per wash cycle as popping two bags of popcorn in a microwave.” PowerbrushH2O saves both time and money vs. the more labor-intensive hand washing. Its soft brushes, made of polyethylene or polyfoam, prevent peeling and damage to vehicle graphics.

“The growing height and window size of motorcoaches makes them increasingly difficult to clean by hand,” Jackson said. “We are proud to be a small part of each customer’s day, ensuring a difficult task can be made easier while also doing our part for the environment.”

For customers ordering wash bays, Awash Systems technicians perform consultations (including analysis of water, labor and utility costs of existing systems), then design, build and install the bays to meet customer criteria. They also maintain the wash bays, including providing preventive maintenance to replace worn parts before they have a chance to fail.

Awash Systems supplies accessories, parts and service as well as training in the use of its wash and wastewater treatment systems.

Founded in 1991 and originally known as ACC International, Inc., the company adopted the name Awash Systems Corporation in 2010. “We are proud that we have some of those original machines from 1991 still working every day,” Jackson said.

Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), consists of approximately 65 independently owned and operated motorcoach companies in North America and Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards required by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or its country’s equivalent. Drivers within the Trailways system operate a wide variety of more than 12,000 passenger transportation vehicles.

Through its Affiliated Partners Program, Trailways maintains a close working relationship with industry-related supplier and vendor companies, as well as other tour and travel service entities, to ensure that its group of motorcoach companies receives the latest and most effective technology, information, services and products needed to maintain superior delivery of safe, comfortable, reliable passenger service. Affiliated Partners are listed on the Trailways portal http://www.teamtrailways.com.

 

Contact: Jack Jackson, President Awash Systems Corporation

Address: 19 Community Avenue, Unit 2, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 2X9, Canada

Telephone: 800-265-7405

Fax: 888-407-949

E-mail: jjackson@awashsystems.co

Website: www.awashsystems.com

Print Press Release: twaysawashsystemsaffiliatedpartnernewsrelease29march2016

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