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Premier Turtle Top Odyssey XL Now Available from ABC Expanding Offerings to Diversify Fleet Service.

Winter Garden, FL – November 14th, 2022, ABC Companies a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, continues to expand its equipment lineup with the unveiling of the Turtle Top Odyssey XL S2C at NLA’s Chauffeur Driven Show. The feature-rich, 41-passenger shuttle bus is available from ABC on both the Freightliner S2C and Ford F600 chassis, offering fully customizable options for exterior and interior components, as well as a variety of seating configurations.

“We’re seeing many operators diversify their fleets with more transport options to expand their service and better serve evolving customer bases”, said Roman Cornell, President and CCO ABC Companies. “It’s a savvy move, and customers are [...]

Ongoing Delivery of New Van Hool CX45 Motorcoaches Supports “People Powered,

Safety Driven” Mission.

Winter Garden, FL – October 18th, 2022 – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, continues to fulfill orders 47 new Van Hool CX45 Motorcoaches to ECHO AFC Transportation, as the full-service ground transportation and logistics management provider celebrates 30 years in business this month. ECHO AFC’s service area spans the state of Texas and parts of Florida and ongoing deliveries of new, custom-specified Van Hool models will be utilized to serve, attract and retain customers throughout the region.

From its inception in 1992, ECHO’s mantra “People Powered, Safety Driven”, has defined the brand, highlighting the operator’s number one goal of safety and dedicated customer service. “Recognizing the value [...]

ABC Companies doubles down on commitment to fleet diversification, providing right sized options for operators. Exciting preview of what’s to come! More are on the way as ABC places large order of Turtle Top Odyssey XL’s including the F-600 and Freightliner S2C chassis.

F-600 Features to Include:

  • Gas 7.3L engine equates to convenience for operators
  • Upgraded 102” accommodates upgraded seats and isle comfortably
  • State of the art electrical panel with printed circuitry

Interior Features to Include:

  • Upgraded Premier leather seats with 3-point seatbelts
  • Passenger capacity 36
  • Large scenic over-cab window provides passengers with excellent visibility and improves rider’s comfort
  • All black interior overhead parcel racks reading lights at every seat
  • USB charging ports at every seat

New Vice President of Technical Solutions Continues Focus on Innovation through Technology.

Winter Garden, FL – October 13th, 2022, ABC Companies a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, continues to demonstrate its leadership in the use of technology to advance the industry and give customers a competitive advantage. Utilizing leading technology-based solutions, ABC Companies has accelerated innovative solutions for the commercial passenger transportation industry. ABC’s Technical Solutions Team is comprised of engineers, technicians and support personnel who focus on sourcing and providing new and often unique technologies that improve customer operations and their experience in unexpected and groundbreaking ways.

 A key resource for ABC customers, the dedicated Tech team is also deployed when existing solutions are not functioning or performing to a customers’ needs. The rapid growth of this resource for ABC Companies and its customers has resulted in the recent promotion of Mr. Brian Nelson [...]

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Companies Move the Needle on Sustainable Zero-Emissions Travel with 100% Electric Motorcoach Passenger Service and Test Rides at Special Event in Seattle, WA.

Winter Garden, FL – August 4th, 2022, ABC Companies a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, together with partners MTRWestern and Proterra are recognizing another significant step towards zero emissions travel. As part of the ABC Companies “Zero Emissions Tour”, MTRWestern put into operation an industry leading 75-passenger Proterra-powered battery electric Van Hool TDX25E double-deck motorcoach. Piloting the use of this industry leading motorcoach, which can travel in excess of 260 miles between charges, MTRWestern is bringing zero emissions travel to many of its clients in the U.S. and Canada. The program culminated with a celebration of select stakeholders, environmentally-focused businesses and government officials, highlighting “firsts” for MTRWestern and the ABC Companies Zero Emissions Tour including –

  • The first-ever zero-emissions international revenue service [...]
  • June 21, 2022
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 Winter Garden, FL – June 2022, ABC Companies has continued growth into new markets providing both private and public customers a greater range of vehicle options, while leveraging its strength in after sales support and customer up-time. The entry into vans, cutaway shuttles and low floor transit vehicle sales was led by Roman Cornell, President and Chief Commercial Officer at ABC Companies, resulting in the launch of SVT (Specialty Vehicles and Technologies) within ABC Companies. This group was formed to address the growing trends in micro transit, mobility as a service and right-sizing of fleets. “As ABC was already involved in servicing and supplying parts and support for many of these vehicle segments, adding these vehicles into the product portfolio was the next logical step,” stated Cornell. ABC Companies is rapidly growing sales in cutaway shuttle, van and transit low floor products as it has added a number of distribution agreements with well-known manufacturers including [...]


ABC Demos New 100% Battery-Electric Premium Motorcoaches and Cutaway Shuttles, Educating Customers and Their Communities on EV Options Available Now. 

Winter Garden, FL – June, 2022, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport vehicles in the USA and Canada, is conducting a North American demo tour of its industry leading 100% battery electric Van Hool motorcoach models along with several zero emission cutaway shuttle vehicles. These electric vehicles showcase the potential for transporting 12 to 69 passengers completely emissions free. The tours industry leading Van Hool TDX25E Double Deck 69-passenger motorcoach, and the CX45E 52-passenger coach utilize Proterra battery systems and are capable of ranges well over 250 miles per charge. In addition, the tour also includes 100% battery electric cutaway shuttles based on popular chassis options including the Ford E450. Since early May, the company has sponsored tours and test drives with customers in key regions [...]

CRANSTON, R.I. (WJAR) — A 100% battery-powered coach was on display before the media in Cranston on Thursday.The owner of Flagship Trailways hopes to add it to his fleet, with help from the U.S. government.The nearly noise-free, zero-emission ride is being touted as the wave of the future.

“When you look at all the research efforts going, all the alternate energies that we can tap into, we can build a grid that will provide us the ability to move around by electricity, not by oil,” Sen. Jack Reed said at the demonstration.

ABC Companies is the dealer for owner Van Hool that has so far sold 100% electric coach buses on the West Coast and hopes to lease this one as the first of its kind in Rhode Island to Flagship Trailways.

Tom [...]

ABC Companies travels 2,500 zero emission miles with 69 passenger Van Hool TDX25E Battery-Electric Double Deck motorcoach using public charging

Winter Garden, FL – March, 2022, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport vehicles in the USA and Canada, today announced it has successfully completed a cross-country road trip aboard the battery-electric Van Hool TDX25E Double Decker motorcoach – demonstrating the vehicle range and strength of battery technology to meet the needs of motorcoach customers.

Beginning at ABC’s Winter Garden, Florida headquarters and ending at ABC’s Costa Mesa, California facility, the route included elevations in excess of 5,000 feet, passage through mountain crossings, and a variety of road and climate conditions over a distance of 2,500 miles. This is the company’s longest EV road test demonstration to date, surpassing a recently conducted 1,700-mile road test throughout the Northern California and Pacific Northwest region. The new EV double deck model completed [...]

Visitors Welcome to Inspect Flagship Van Hool CX45 and NEW Turtle Top Terra Transit Shuttle Models.

Winter Garden, FL – February 2022, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit, shuttle, and electric passenger transport vehicles in the USA and Canada, is promoting fleet diversification at UMA Expo 2022. Joining the company’s flagship Van Hool CX45 model, a NEW Turtle Top shuttle option, the Terra Transit medium duty shuttle bus is featured on the show floor. “We are attuned to the changing demands of passenger transport and operator needs, especially in the current environment”, said Roman Cornell/ABC President, Chief Commercial Officer. “We think that versatility is today’s game changer and we’ve added new OEM categories, like mini buses and more to the ABC portfolio to help owners be proactive in diversifying their business model. Knowing the needs of our customers, means we focused on adding brands like Turtle Top and others, who provide superior products [...]

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