Addition of Vicinity product line offers differentiated solutions for emerging industry trends
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (November 1, 2021) – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the United States and Canada, will highlight its recently announced distributor arrangement with Vicinity Motor Corp., a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses at the upcoming APTA Expo. ABC is selling and supporting Vicinity™ heavy-duty mid-size buses and the Vicinity Lightning™ EV with new and existing customers.
With the addition of Vicinity’s product suite, ABC is positioned to more fully address shifting transit priorities, especially for smaller buses used for transit-on-demand and shuttle services, advanced ADA-compliant models and expanded zero-emission and battery-electric options. As a distributor for Vicinity and other manufacturers, ABC will become a one-stop shop for transit agencies and operators, allowing them to purchase, find parts for and service their vehicles all with one trusted and [...]
Company rolls out new portfolio of custom transit solutions at APTA Expo
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (November 1, 2021) – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the United States and Canada, has entered the transit vehicle distributor market. ABC will build on its strong history of sourcing parts and providing the expert service agencies count on to keep their fleets on the move. ABC will launch their market entry at the upcoming APTA Expo, where they will exhibit as a transit vehicle distributor, showcasing a range of vehicles and technologies designed to address emerging market trends and needs.
ABC made the decision to sell transit vehicles based on a need for more customized solutions to address the ever-evolving transit landscape. Its adaptive new line-up of custom-created vehicles, featuring a wide range of available sizes, power options, body styles and technologies will give transit agencies greater choice, scalability and [...]
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Premium Ground Transport Leader Takes Delivery of Two New Van Hool CX45s.
Winter Garden, FL – July, 2021, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, has delivered two model year 2021 Van Hool CX45’s to ECS Transportation Group in Dallas, TX. The vehicles will be used to support the operator’s growing luxury transportation service, and as such, offer fit and finish details that are designed to align with ECS’s high touch customer service and passenger experience.
A market leader in luxury ground transportation, the ECS fleet accommodates a wide range of executive, corporate and leisure travelers, as well as schools, universities, sports teams and church groups, and military movements. Headquartered in Dallas, ECS offers premium ground transportation to customers in over 600 cities worldwide. Its late model fleet includes Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans, Lincoln Continentals, and Chevy Suburban SUVs, Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and minibuses – [...]
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Largest State Transit Association in U.S. Authorizes Purchase of Vicinity Buses through Distribution Partner, ABC Companies
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VANCOUVER, BC / July 28, 2021 / Vicinity Motor Corp. (NASDAQ:VEV) (TSXV:VMC) (FSE:6LG) (“Vicinity Motor,” “VMC” or the “Company”) a leading supplier of electric, CNG and clean diesel vehicles, today announced that the MBTA has authorized an award on behalf of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (“CALACT”) consortium members to select Vicinity buses in a statewide purchasing contract that gives State transit agencies authority to purchase “Buy America” compliant buses directly from the Company’s diverse portfolio through its distribution partner ABC Companies.
CALACT is the largest state transit association in the United States, representing California small, rural and specialized transportation providers statewide. CALACT has over 300 members and is dedicated to promoting professional excellence, stimulating ideas and advocating for effective community transportation.
Vehicles authorized for purchase will be produced at Vicinity’s recently [...]
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Ceremony to be Attended by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Roman Cornell, President of ABC Companies, Vicinity’s U.S. Distribution Partner
Washington State Assembly Facility Slated to Open in 1H 2022
VANCOUVER, BC / July 7, 2021 / Vicinity Motor Corp. (TSXV:VMC)(NASDAQ:VEV)(FSE:6LG) (“Vicinity Motor,” “VMC” or the “Company”) (formerly Grande West Transportation Group Inc.), a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel vehicles, will host a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Company’s new “Buy America compliant” vehicle assembly facility in Ferndale, Washington on Friday, July 9, 2021.
The new facility will be the Company’s first U.S. assembly plant for Vicinity Motor Corp.’s growing line of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel vehicles. The property is located near the Company’s Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada Headquarters with easy access to port, rail and truck shipping and receiving facilities. Operations at the facility will include Buy [...]
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California, July 2021 – ViriCiti, the leading telematics provider for electric buses, will bring its world-class fleet management expertise to electric motorcoaches via its latest partnership with ABC Companies, exclusive distributor and reseller of Van Hool motorcoaches in North America.
The two companies announced that ABC Connect Telematics, which is used to manage all Van Hool CX45E electric motorcoaches, will be powered by ViriCiti. This comes as a result of a long-standing collaboration, where ViriCiti is already monitoring 290 diesel and electric motorcoaches under the ABC Connect telematics program.
Efficiency as key focus
The battery electric motorcoaches, which are currently used for corporate commuter shuttle-service in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, will be monitored by ABC’s SVT (Specialty Vehicles and Technology) team, studying every kilowatt consumed during operation to optimize [...]
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Longtime ABC Customer Celebrates 100 Years of 100% Commitment to the Motorcoach Industry, Built on Family Values.
WINTER GARDEN, FL, June 10, 2021 – Croswell Bus Lines, Inc. a leading tour, charter and ground transportation provider based in Williamsburg, OH celebrates 100 years of providing transportation services across the United States. The company was founded in 1921 by R.S. Croswell and his wife
Jesse and provided line run service to workers and military personnel between Portsmouth and Cincinnati, OH.
Today, four generations later, the business has grown to become a respected and reliable ground transport resource throughout the Midwest, providing a wide range of tour and charter service for corporations, professional athletic teams and leisure travelers, institutional and university shuttle service and local and small group passenger transport utilizing its diversified fleet of full-size, luxury motorcoaches, mini-coaches, sprinter and passenger vans.
Built on a solid foundation of family values, and a 24/7 work ethic, the Croswell [...]
WINTER GARDEN, FL, June 07, 2021 – – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, today announced that the new Van Hool CX45E zero-emission, electric motorcoach has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Both the 2020 and 2021 production models of the Van Hool CX45E qualified for a $120,000 voucher which can help California fleet owners offset incremental costs during EV infrastructure build-out, while also helping to accelerate their own carbon-neutrality goals.
“Electric coaches offer solutions for organizations and corporations who are committed to carbon neutral goals”, said Roman Cornell, president and chief commercial officer of ABC Companies. “As governments continue to set [...]
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Partnership further enhances customer satisfaction for United States based customers
Winter Garden, FL – April 15, 2021: ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment, parts, service and technical support in North America has been designated as the Eberspächer Certified Service Partner for the United States. After an extensive vetting process, Eberspächer selected ABC Companies’ Speciality Vehicles and Technologies (SVT) division to provide Eberspächer customers a comprehensive range of service, parts and dedicated technical support. This new program is part of Eberspächer’s ongoing enhancements in customer satisfaction for motorcoach and transit customers, including emerging zero emissions electric vehicles (ZEV).
As a qualified Eberspächer Service Partner, ABC SVT and ABC Parts Source divisions will support Eberspächer HVAC systems within the OE and replacement markets, providing access to parts and service directly through a nationwide parts and service network. Offering numerous benefits including onsite repairs at customer locations, as well as mobile [...]
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Available for Sale to U.S. Operators, Fall 2021.
Winter Garden, FL – April 6, 2021, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, announced that it has placed an initial order for 10 Vicinity Lightning™ EV buses with its new U.S. distribution partner, Grande West, a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses. The ABC distributorship supports Grande West’s focus on U.S. expansion as it begins marketing the fully Buy America compliant Vicinity™ heavy duty mid-size bus, the Vicinity Lightning™ EV and Vicinity™ LT light duty models to new and existing customers.
The new Vicinity Lightning™ EV buses currently on order will bring a unique 28’ low floor offering to
the U.S. marketplace. With a flexible floorplan utilizing proven components such as BMW sourced battery packs, modules and components, public and private customers will be able to offer zero emission transportation to [...]