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Frederick Dunikoski, ABC Companies board member, passes Frederick Dunikoski, el-related organizations an ABC Companies board including the Phoenix, AZ member for the past 24 Visitors and Convention years died in February. A Bureau. legend in the bus indus“Fred’s impact on our try, Dunikoski worked for company and this indusGreyhound Bus Lines try is immeasurable,” says for 45 years starting as Dane Cornell, president a clerk/typist in the New and CEO, ABC Companies, York City dispatch office Faribault, MN. “ABC and retiring as President Companies and numerous Frederick Dunikoski and CEO in 1987. organizations benefited His contributions to from his tireless and widetransportation as a devoted industry ranging leadership over the past two champion are far reaching. Dunikoski decades. He will be greatly missed as also was active in numerous trav- a leader, a mentor and a friend.”


In conjunction with Prevost, the Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy announces its next class April 20-22 to train bus and coach drivers the special skills to handle big name entertainers and crews. The Academy is located in the Prevost Service Center, Nashville, TN.

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Leonard Bus Sales, Inc., Deposit, NY, (a New York distributor of school and commercial buses, has opened its new 32,000-sq-ft, facility in the W.J. Grande Industrial Park in Saratoga Springs to provide bus sales, service and parts, replacing its former facility in nearby Mechanicville.

Prevost expands service to Alberta, Canada ESP now standard on Setra S 417 and S 407

Prevost has opened a new service center in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Prevost, Sainte-Claire, QC, Canada, has opened a new service center in Fort McMurray, AB, Canada. The 10,000-sq-ft Prevost Alberta Service Center has four service bays to provide certified maintenance and repair for all Prevost, Volvo and Nova Bus vehicles, including engine and transmission, as well as repairs on any brand motorcoach. Available services include collision repair, electronic and HVAC repairs, frame straightening, mechanical repair, paint and graphics, refurbishing programs, fire restoration and refinishing. Christopher Murgatroyd is branch manager of the new Ft. McMurray facility.

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Daimler Buses North America (DBNA), Greensboro, NC, officially released the Setra Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard equipment on both the Setra TopClass S 417 and ComfortClass S 407 motorcoaches in February during the UMA Expo in Long Beach, CA. Setra says this move strengthens its commitment to safety within the North American coach market. ESP works in conjunction with the Automatic Traction Control system (ATC) and the Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) to help maintain driving stability in critical driving conditions. Both the Setra TopClass S 417 and ComfortClass S 407 are equipped with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS). When the ESP® system detects a critical condition such as changing lanes quickly, an evasive maneuver it will automatically reduce engine output and/or activate the brakes on specific wheels, until vehicle stability has been regained. “The ESP® feature brings us a step closer to minimizing accidents through technological innovations and ensuring the highest possible safety in our coaches,” says DBNA Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Scully. “The addition of ESP® further demonstrates Setra’s commitment to safety.”


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