24 Oct '15, 4am

Motorcoach operators discuss regional, national issues and more

Motorcoach operators discuss regional, national issues and more

Things like keeping up with EPA standards have caused issues that I don’t think were fully tested by the manufacturers, so they are finding out more and more that they have to put a better quality product on the road because it’s killing the operators. It’s especially a problem if we’re a 1,000 miles from home and have issues… it can get really costly. To remedy the problem, we set up a parts program, where we send a whole box of parts that we know aren’t normally stocked to one of our preferred maintenance shops throughout our 1,000 mile radius. We also put a small warehouse of parts on every motorcoach that is set to travel long distances. We know we’re not going to be able to find an alternator anywhere, so we’re carrying an extra alternator, extra belts… we probably carry more than 2,000 dollars of parts on every coach that travels more than 500 miles away from our mai...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/motorcoach/article/410247/m...

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