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UMA Motorcoach Expo 2015 / Travel Exchange

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LOS ANGELES - For 30 years, UMA Motorcoach Expo has been a melting pot of new products, services, ideas and technologies.

The trade show, the 2014 version of which was held here in late February, provides the industry's largest forum for introducing, explaining and displaying the newest technology and services available to professional bus and motorcoach companies.

Here's a sampling of the products, services and technologies that new and returning exhibitors displayed at this year's Expo.

Rotary Lift shed new light on motorcoach repair by introducing Tech Lights, a line...

 
LOS ANGELES - ABC companies had plenty on its plate at UMA Motorcoach Expo 2014 here in late February.

In addition to continuing the rebranding of two of its most-popular Van Hool motorcoaches, the company also showed off a line of British-designed double-decker buses it soon will begin assembling at a plant in Indiana, and talked up being named the exclusive distributor for a line of midsize, low-floor transit buses it will market to private operators in the U.S. and Canada.

Plus,...

LOS ANGELES - With operating costs on the rise, motorcoach companies are paying increasing attention to finding ways they can better control their fuel and other expenses.

That trend was evident at the Prevost stand during this year's UMA Motorcoach Expo here.

Instead of the typical unveiling of new coach features or a redo of an older model, Prevost went with fuel economy and promoted a mix of technologies and equipment on its coaches that it says will produce significant savings....

LOS ANGELES - Motor Coach Industries says it's making genuine headway in helping motorcoach operators reduce spending on one of their biggest operating expenses - fuel costs.

And MCI is backing up its claim with the results of independent fuel-economy testing of one of its coach models.

MCI, the largest manufacturer of motorcoaches in North America, said the 253-mile simulated highway...

LOS ANGELES - Nothing appears to be too small -- or too large -- for Temsa to take on.

Initially marketing 35- and 30-foot coaches, the Turkish bus builder -- that is rapidly scoring in the North American motorcoach sector -- went big this year and introduced a 45-foot coach at UMA Motorcoach Expo here.

Now, it's looking to flip around again, issuing a surprise announcement at the...

LOS ANGELES - The motorcoach industry's long-time leading transmission supplier, Allison, showcased its "5th Generation" array of fuel-saving controls at UMA Motorcoach Expo here.

Allison executives also reaffirmed the company focus on supporting the motorcoach industry's business success.

"Motorcoach operators are challenged to put the safety and satisfaction of their passengers first,...

LOS ANGELES -- National Interstate Corporation was among the companies and organizations marking anniversaries at UMA Motorcoach Expo 2014 here.

Prevost celebrated its 90th anniversary. The United Motorcoach Association acknowledged the 30th anniversary of Expo.

And National Interstate celebrated its 25th year of serving the industry.

In fact, National Interstate got its start...



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