2016 April


CareerCo™ Matches Workers with Employers; New Trailways Affiliated Partner

Fairfax, VA – April 26, 2016—CareerCo™, a company that connects people with job openings, educational and training opportunities fitting their career interests, has become an affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways).

“Drivers are the faces of Trailways that our passengers see most often, but our Trailways stockholder companies actually have a wide variety of jobs to fill in the office, in the garage as well as on the road,” said Trailways Chairman, Ron Moore (Burlington Trailways). “We welcome CareerCo™ as a matchmaker connecting motivated individuals who can meet our high standards with fulfilling careers within Team Trailways.”

To fulfill its matchmaking role, CareerCo™ combines the expertise of its more than 700 career advisors with its membership database of more than 43 million individuals, plus its proprietary “CareerMAP” technology, the power of the Internet and the immediacy of mobile communication devices.

Formed by the 2014 merger of The Employment Network (TEN) and The CollegeBound Network (CBN), CareerCo™ operates a portfolio of Websites including FindTheRightJob.com, JobHub.com, CollegeBound.net, MyEducation.com and CollegeSurfing.com, among others.

The company’s physical presence extends from its headquarters in New York City to two office buildings in Staten Island and one in Tempe, AZ.

“Our mission is to connect people with opportunities in education, training and jobs, empowering them to achieve their life goals,” said Kristy Fallon, Chief Business Development Officer at Career Co™. “We provide the most efficient and cost-effective recruitment solutions for employers, educators and training programs to identify and to secure qualified applicants.”

Employers post job openings with CareerCo™ free of charge, then pay per applicant. They can use CareerCo™ to promote training and business opportunities as well. “This performance-based, recruitment advertising has several advantages,” said James Fontana, a CareerCo™ account executive. “Employers can begin a campaign on a limited budget, controlling the number of applications they receive. They can observe the campaign’s effectiveness on a daily or even real-time basis, enabling them to optimize their targeting and messaging. They pay only when their recruitment ad placements result in a measurable action such as a completed application.”

Meanwhile, CareerCo™’s patented CareerMAP system of predictive modeling, algorithms and analytics matches CareerCo™ members with job postings that fit not only their educational background, experience, skills, geographic preferences, desired salary and desired career path but also personal attributes including their interests, values, motivations and aptitudes.  CareerMAP finds matches by sorting through member profiles prepared in advance via a combination of phone assessments conducted by CareerCo™’s career advisors and online assessments.

CareerCo™ then sends “job alert” messages, which it calls “woofs,” to members who match a particular posting. These may be in the form of a text message, an e-mail, a push notification or a phone call from a CareerCo™ advisor. So notified anywhere, at any time, a CareerCo™ member can apply for the job opening immediately by pushing one button on a smartphone or other mobile communication device.

Members may browse the CareerCo™ database of job postings independently of these “job alerts” as well.

“CareerCo™ lets you know about the right job fast!” Fontana said. “We can also help you with the right training, certification or degree program guidance to make you more marketable. Our services are designed to help you make decisions and to identify opportunities at all stages and transitions over the course of a career.”

CareerCo™’s career advisors are available five days a week, 18 hours per day, for phone consultations with job seekers. The company also provides information about education and employment trends, career tips and other resources in its blog at www.careerco.com, in an e-newsletter, plus on its Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

 

Contact:  James Fontana, Account Executive, CareerCo™

1200 South Avenue, Suite 202, Staten Island, NY 10314

Telephone: 646-862-6579 

E-mail: jfontana@careercocorp.com

Website: www.careercocorp.com

 

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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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Rose Transportation becomes a Trailways affiliated company

FAIRFAX, VA: April 19, 2016—The Trailways Transportation System (Trailways) is celebrating more than 80 years of operational heritage this year. The team is also welcoming Charlotte-based Rose Chauffeured Transportation (Rose Trailways), as its newest team member.

“We are most pleased to add this Carolina star to our team,” said Ron Moore, Trailways Chairman and president of Burlington Trailways of IA. “The company’s 30-plus years of award-winning operating experience in the transportation industry and impressive fleet of vehicles will enhance our ability to serve customers from an important region on the east coast.”

Rose Trailways.4.16Rose was founded in 1985 by the Thompson Family as a limousine company, started with only three employees, specializing in transportation for weddings. Since then, Rose Trailways has grown to over 100 employees and a fleet of 50 vehicles that includes full-size motorcoaches, minibuses, vans, SUVs, and sedans. The company’s major service markets now include corporations, schools and professional sports teams.

“We’ve gone from being a Rolls limousine company in the 80’s that specialized in weddings to a full-service provider with an array of vehicle services for our varied customer base,” said general manager Tom Holden.  “We still do personal events but they are no longer exclusive in our operations.”

Holden said Rose’s Team Trailways affiliation joins two important brands in the motorcoach industry.

Rose has been a leading ground transportation provider in the Carolinas and ranks regularly among the South’s top 100 small businesses.

“Trailways is a brand with 80 years of success behind it, and Rose is a leading brand in the Carolinas with recognition as one of the South’s top 100 small businesses and 31 years in the business,” he said. “We are the largest in our region; so it made great business sense to bring these two powerful brands together with this partnership.

“We believe Team Trailways can assist us in expanding business outside our region,” Holden continued, “and we think we have expertise we’d like to contribute to the team.  A long and productive relationship is what we want; the kind that has brought Trailways its unique reputation. We’re ready to be actively involved; we know this will happen because Trailways is a comradeship of operators who have worked well together for eight decades.”

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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

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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

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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.

 

Contact: Andrew Fung, P. Eng., Chief Operating Officer- Bus and Coach America

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

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Trailways welcomes affiliated partner Allied Powers, LLC,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Trailways welcomes affiliated partner Allied Powers, LLC,

distributor of portable pain relief devices

 

Fairfax, VA – March 24, 2016 – Muscle aches and stiffness can happen to motorcoach company employees, whether they work behind the wheel, behind a desk or out in the garage. Providing relief from acute and chronic pain by using portable electrical devices that block pain signals to the brain and stimulate muscle function is the goal of Allied Powers, LLC, a new affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc.

Founded by co-owners Joshua J. Greenman and Richard J. Alex, the Las Vegas-based company serves as a distributor of HiDow™ therapeutic products under the aegis of national distributor HiDow USA.

“At Trailways, we’re interested not only in safety on the road but also in the occupational safety and health of everyone who works for our Trailways-affiliated motorcoach companies. Allied Powers offers products that may have the potential to keep the people in Team Trailways working pain-free at their peak performance level,” said Diane Walden, Trailways’ Vice President-Sales.

“We provide the latest technology in portable TENS and EMS devices, including wireless devices. They’re compact, easy to use and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as Class II Medical Devices,” said Greenman. “They’re noninvasive and drug-free means of achieving pain relief that can be used in the comfort of the home or office.”

TENS refers to “transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation” and EMS to “electrical muscle stimulation.” The principle behind TENS is to block signals to pain receptors in the brain, temporarily switching off the body’s sensation of pain, by delivering gentle, electrical pulses through the skin in the areas of soreness. This may cause the brain to release endorphins, a chemical that functions as a natural painkiller. The principle behind EMS is to use electrical pulses delivered through the skin to stimulate muscle contraction.

Used as directed on the advice of a physician, TENS and EMS devices reportedly can increase blood circulation, relax muscles, prevent muscle atrophy, relieve spasms, relieve joint and muscle pain, and speed healing of muscle and soft tissue injuries. Their effectiveness can vary with the individual.

In addition to HiDow™ TENS and EMS devices and their accessories, Allied Powers offers HiDow™ products such as heating pads and packs for the neck and back; arm bands; knee, wrist and elbow wraps; plus therapeutic gloves, belts, socks and slippers. The TENS and EMS devices include rechargeable lithium batteries and come with two-year warranties.

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: Josh Greenman, Co-owner and Managing Member, Allied Powers, LLC

Address: 9474 Twister Trace Street, Las Vegas, NV 89178

Telephone: 702-283-6401

E-mail: AlliedPowersLLC@gmail.com

Website: www.hidow.com

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Trailways’ New Business Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Business Council Mission: Share Best Practices, Improve Stockholders’ Performance & Profits

 

Fairfax, VA – April 7, 2016 – Five independently owned motorcoach operators founded the Trailways system in 1936, so that all of them could succeed by helping one another. The Trailways Board of Directors has approved formation of a Trailways Business Council, scheduled to launch this summer (2016) based on that same principle of peers, helping peers, to improve their respective companies’ operational performance and profits.

The Business Council will begin with a pilot group of approximately 10-12 noncompeting Trailways stockholders in good standing, selected because of commonalities in company size, region, markets served and other factors. They will meet four times annually, once in person in mid-August and three times via video conference after that.

According to Trailways Business Council Chairman Jonathan T. Berzas, the group will discuss “financial comparisons, safety programs, business techniques, strategic marketing, problems and solutions, opportunities unique to Trailways, brand recognition, industry trends and several other topics.” Berzas, a Trailways Board member, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fullington Trailways in Clearfield, PA.

Facilitating the confidential discussions will be Jim McCann, a consultant with Spader Business Management of Sioux Falls, SD, a management consulting firm known for its “Spader 20” peer groups of executives in the motorcoach industry and several others. Each month, participating Trailways stockholders will submit their financial data in a standard format to McCann. He will prepare a consolidated financial report with key financial analysis for each stockholder, including comparisons with peers and industry norms.

Using critical numbers from these reports, McCann will “point out efficiencies and deficiencies where the group as a whole is underperforming,” then get the group to “drill down to likely root causes and steps to take for improvement.”  Group members will share “best ideas” and “benchmark their performance to the most successful operators.” They’ll also have access to McCann for one-on-one consultations specific to their individual companies.

“The Trailways Business Council, working with Spader, will allow us to correct areas where expenses are higher than they should be and to compare ourselves to the industry norms,” said pilot group participant Tom Bazow, President of Excursions Trailways of Indiana and Ohio.

Eventually, Trailways hopes to engage all of its stockholder companies in its Business Council groups. According to Berzas, participation would benefit “any stockholders wanting to improve their top and bottom lines, while focusing on best practices.”

He added that the Trailways Business Council will put into action one of the strategies in the Trailways strategic plan: “to strengthen and leverage the Team Trailways network through opportunities for collaborations, best practices exchange and the sharing of innovations.”

Application deadline for Trailways Stockholders interested in joining the pilot group is June 30, 2016. For more information, Trailways carriers may contact McCann at (800) 772-3377 or jmccann@spader.com.

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan T. Berzas/Chairman, Trailways Business Council

President/CEO, Fullington Trailways

Tel: 814-765-7871

E-mail: jonathan@fullingtontours.com

Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), consists of approximately 65 independently owned and operated motorcoach companies located throughout North America and Europe. Call 703-691-3052 or visit Trailways’ website: www.trailways.com

 

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