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  • March 5, 2020
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Adds Four 2020 Van Hool CX45 Coaches to Growing Fleet.

Winter Garden, FL, March, 2020 – ABC Companies recently delivered four new 2020 CX45 Van Hool coaches to new customer, Free Enterprise System of Jeffersonville, IN. Established in 1976, Free Enterprise is a subsidiary of Sodrel Truck Lines, a 4th generation-family owned business that has been in the transportation industry since 1915, with original market of Louisville Metro. They are the oldest land-based carrier for the United States Postal Service. “This sale represents the beginning of a great relationship”, said Aaron Babcock, ABC Account Manager. “We envision that Van Hool coaches will become a mainstay in the Jeffersonville fleet and we are committed to supporting Free Enterprise across all aspects of their motorcoach operations”.

The new Van Hool coaches feature Free Enterprise’s refreshed brand which integrates black metallic paint and a distinctive custom graphics package. Along with a host of new standard features for 2020, [...]

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ABC Delivers 20 New Van Hool CX45 Coaches to Regional Market Leader.

Winter Garden, FL, March, 2020 – Expanding his fleet with new equipment models is key to market success for leading Texas ground transportation provider and longtime ABC customer, John Ferrari, President and CEO of ECHO AFC Transportation. A market leader with headquarters based in Houston, TX recently took delivery of 20 new Van Hool coaches over a 2-month period. The new Van Hool CX45 coaches have been built to customer specifications designed to reflect ECHO AFC Transportation’s luxury brand image and reputation for a highline passenger experience. With 2019 business projections soaring ahead of expectations, Ferrari attributes fleet revitalization as a major factor in the company’s growth and brand building efforts.

“Catering to our customers’ preferences influences the way we spec our equipment and the feedback has been exceptional about the sleek and spacious cabin look on these new coaches”, said Ferrari. [...]

With so many available Van Hool OEM equipment choices for operators, ABC also gives owners more economical options with its Pre-owned Equipment Inventory. One of the largest privately held pre-owned operations in North America, customers can easily browse hundreds of available ABC preowned vehicles at abc-companies.com.

Visitors to the site can expect a user-friendly experience using advanced search options that pre-filter vehicles into distinct search categories, from location and brand to engine type and transmission and more. Search results quickly display each individual VIN with crisp photography, descriptions, specifications and more.

The ABC inventory of pre-owned equipment is also classified into Base, Plus and Certified Pre-Owned inventory types, simplifying the purchase process while standardizing what customers can expect from a pre-owned coach.

An ABC Certified Pre-owned Van Hool TX45 luxury passenger coach will be available for inspection at ABC Booth #200 at UMA Expo 2020. The 81-point inspected vehicle integrates a host of additional [...]

Craftsmanship, Innovation and Style Abound on Electrified Version of Industry-Leading CX Series.

With seating for up to 56 passengers, the advanced All Electric Van Hool CX45E brings the reliability and performance of the sales-leading Van Hool CX series to a zero-emissions platform. For operators who are looking to expand their fleets with EV, the Van Hool CX45E All Electric coach delivers the full feature/functionality of a premium motorcoach that has been purpose built to eliminate carbon emissions and fuel and oil-related costs while providing an extraordinarily quiet, smooth transport experience. By design, the new CX45E is ready to integrate with existing ICE Van Hool and mixed fleets with the added bonus of extensive components interchangeability for operators currently running Van Hool CX Series models.

“As EV adoption becomes increasingly popular in the motorcoach sector, ABC is prepared and proud to help operators smoothly transition EV into their fleets,” said Mr. Roman Cornell, President and Chief [...]

A team of ABC technicians recently visited the Van Hool factory in Belgium for preliminary training and product knowledge transfer to support the forthcoming Van Hool CX45E All Electric bus release. Together with ABC and Proterra, Van Hool continues to make preparations for the innovative new model introduction planned for North American unveiling at UMA Expo 2020 in Nashville, TN.

“Together with our partners Van Hool and Proterra, ABC is leveraging deep expertise to bring advanced electric technology to the motorcoach segment”, said Mr. Roman Cornell, President and Chief Commercial Officer at ABC Companies. “We are pleased to migrate the benefits and utility of electric vehicle technology enjoyed in the automotive and transit segments to our customer base”, said Cornell.

In 2020 operators can also expect to see enhanced interior designs onboard the CX series (including the new CX45E model) which integrates a restyled passenger entry, cabin and restroom, as well as a fully [...]

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Developed, Designed and Built Exclusively for North American Operations.

Attendees at Busworld Europe 2019 enjoyed a first look at the brand new ALL Electric Van Hool CX45E in October. Along with an impressive lineup of fuel cell, low-floor trambus and diesel-powered vehicles designed for the European market, the first-ever ALL Electric Van Hool CX45E was introduced, with the elite distinction as the only model exclusively designed and built for the North American market. The zero-emission vehicle utilizes Proterra’s battery system which features a compact, robust design enabling industry-leading energy density, by volume and mass. Efficient energy storage enables improved range capabilities and thermally controlled batteries keep the temperature consistent to maximize lifetime in operating climates.

The new 56-passenger Van Hool CX45 features many passenger amenities including comfortable passenger seats with USB and 110V outlets, REI Elite HDMI System [...]

ABC Supports New Ownership with Hands-on Sales and After Sales Support.

National Trails, Inc., of Southfield, MI has taken delivery of a new Van Hool CX45 motorcoach. The regional charter and tour operation currently runs several Van Hool T2100 coaches in the fleet, and this delivery represents the first transaction between ABC and the company’s new owner, Mr. Austin Arksey, who recently acquired the business from the Frank family. The company has provided charter bus rental services in Southeast Michigan for over 35 years, and under the leadership of Mr. Arksey, looks forward to continued growth and market expansion.

The new 56-passenger Van Hool CX45 features many passenger amenities including comfortable passenger seats with USB and 110V outlets, REI Elite HDMI System with six 15.6” monitors, and woodgrain flooring throughout. The new CX45 will be rotated in service [...]

  • June 20, 2019
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Nikko’s Adds First-Ever Full Size Motorcoach to Fleet.

In a decisive move to expand service to large group transportation, Nikko’s Worldwide Chauffeured Services has purchased their very first full-size motorcoach from ABC Companies. The second-generation family owned and run business took delivery of a new Van Hool CX45 at the beginning of Q2. Fully-loaded with luxury options, the 56-passenger coach will be utilized for corporate group transport enabling Nikko’s to accommodate larger groups for a wide variety of corporate charters, events, meetings and more. With locations in Houston and Austin, Texas, Nikko’s is recognized as an elite ground transportation provider that caters to corporate and individual travelers, offering pristine vehicles and professional chauffeur service. Nikko’s fleet is comprised of luxury black cars and SUVs, executive sprinter vehicles and minibuses, and now, a brand-new Van Hool CX45 premium passenger coach.

“We [...]

  • June 17, 2019
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Continental Charters of Houston, TX has taken delivery of its first Van Hool CX45 coach from industry leader ABC Companies. The renowned family-owned and operated company is a premium transportation provider, offering tour and charter service for large group travel throughout the state of Texas and to any destination nationwide and to Canada.

“ABC is very proud to collaborate with Jose Morales and his team, and we’re committed to supporting Continental’s needs over the lifetime of their Van Hool investment”, said Greg Gates, Senior Account Manager at ABC Companies. Mr. Gates worked with Mr. Morales to create a unique coach which featured a pearl-white paint scheme on the coach exterior and chrome side mirrors to maximize curb appeal. Inside, custom Amaya GT luxury seating featuring two-tone leatherette in tan and blue, with extra-tufting creates a plush interior cabin. Modified parcel [...]

Pioneer Trails of Millersburg, Ohio took delivery of a new Van Hool CX45 in late Spring.

With locations in both Ohio and West Virginia the company specializes in providing scheduled line run service to the state of Florida, and also operates three different tour companies which offer scheduled and custom tours to area attractions, shopping, dining, recreation and more. Founded over 35 years ago by Dave and Irene Swartzentrubber, the family-owned and operated business is now in its second generation with son, Wendyl at the helm of operations management. “Pioneer Trails has been a mainstay within the Amish community for generations, and adding the new CX45 to our fleet helps

us continue to deliver a first-rate transportation experience to our loyal customers,” said Wendyl Swartzentrubber, Pioneer Trails’ General Manager.

“The Swartzentrubber family has a previous history in the automotive body business, and that level of detail transfers to their motorcoach operation,” [...]

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