ABC Companies expands Turtle Top distribution partnership

ABC Companies is expanding its distribution agreement with Turtle Top to offer the manufacturer’s popular Odyssey, Terra Transit and Vanterra product line in more locations, the company announced

The Turtle Top conversions will be available on a number of premium performance chassis, including the Ford E-350, E-450, F-550, F-600 and Freightliner S2C, for flexibility in almost any application. 

ABC will offer combustion and 100% battery-electric versions of popular models, providing EV options for Turtle Top premium shuttles with numerous seating configurations to accommodate up to 34 riders and multiple wheelchair options. 

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Turtle Top’s 34-foot Terra Transit with lift for wheelchair access.

The expansion strengthens the Florida-based motorcoach distributor’s position in the passenger van and shuttle space as micro-transit and on-demand services are rapidly expanding. 

“We are excited to expand distribution of Turtle Top products for our customers with these high-quality commercial passenger vehicle options that can bring greater service flexibility and proven quality to their operations,” said Thom Peebles, Vice President Marketing, ABC Companies. 

“These proven performers can help customers take advantage of the growing needs in their municipal and regional communities for micro-transit, mobility as a service and paratransit applications, as well as applications from airport shuttles to premium passenger transport operations.”

For fleets that are integrating zero-emissions vehicles, the battery-electric chassis options from ABC Companies provide a scalable EV solution built on industry-leading proven technologies, he added.

Premium After-Sale Support 

“Customer service excellence is a shared core value at Turtle Top and ABC, and we are excited to bring our strong reputation for service and parts support to the passenger van and shuttle market, enhancing our customers’ competitive advantage,” said Roman Cornell, ABC President/Chief Commercial Officer. 

“Delivery of the vehicle is a small part of the ownership cycle,” added Matt Sausaman, General Manager of Turtle Top, “and ABC believes that our continued service and support of our customers is what sets us apart and has been the hallmark of our success. ABC Companies offers a comprehensive portfolio of service, parts, warranty and customer care support behind every sale. This approach ensures the high quality of our Turtle Top products will be supported with equally high standards of service for our shared customers.” 

Offered through ABC’s SVT (Specialty Vehicles & Technologies) division, Turtle Top buyers can expect the same levels of technical expertise, comprehensive service and parts support that ABC is renowned for in the private motorcoach industry. 

The SVT division is focused on discovering and bringing innovative solutions and strategies to market that offer transformative mobility options to ABC customers. 

“Our dedicated SVT sales team specializes in helping customers seamlessly onboard these new products to ensure smooth operations from day one,” said Cornell. “Our ‘Make it Happen’ approach is based on exceeding customer expectations and simplifying fleet integration for private and public operations, including those who are readying for zero-emissions adoption.”

ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs, including new and pre-owned full-size highway coach equipment along with transit specialty vehicles, including battery-electric vehicles. 

ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after-sale service network for service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quality aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment from 10 strategically placed locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

The company also offers financing options through its financial services group, which is one of the largest financial service providers within the industry. 

Turtle Top is a family-owned and operated commercial bus manufacturer headquartered in New Paris, Indiana. Since 1962, Turtle Top has been providing high-quality products and after-sale service to its commercial bus dealerships and service centers nationwide. 


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