January 19, 2020
In its 25-plus years, Elite Coach based in Ephrata, PA, has separated itself from industry norms through its resourceful business model. The success of the company has to do with the owners’ understanding of sound financial practices and their innovative approach to maintaining coaches over the long term. The company undertook the remarkable task to maintain and operate every coach they own for as long as possible - including two 1998 Prevost La Mirages that eventually surpassed 1.2 million miles. Currently, Elite Coach runs 30 Prevost H3-45s with three more 2020 models on order for a January delivery.
January 07, 2020
The Prevost Factory Training program was held late last year in Quebec and included 44 technicians from over 26 different companies throughout the United States and Canada. The training program is a 5 day training course where technicians can choose from a variety of training classes including: Allison Transmission, Pneumatic Braking Systems, Volvo Drive Train, Prevost Electrical, Prevost HVAC systems and Pneumatic Accessories.
December 19, 2019
Plattsburgh, December 19, 2019 – Prevost, a leading coach manufacturer in North America, is celebrating a major event – the award of its largest order ever in term of value with the win of 2 New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) contracts.
November 19, 2019
Prevost, a leading coach manufacturer, is celebrating the opening of Prevost’s largest Service Center in North America in Hayward, California. This significant event attests to the company’s continued growing presence from coast to coast and success across North America.
November 18, 2019
Brown Coach, located in Amsterdam, NY, has been a Prevost customer since 1997 and currently runs a total of 50 coaches for Brown Coach and its sister company Upstate Transit, Saratoga Springs, NY.
November 15, 2019
Western Canadian hockey team, the Prince George Cougars, located in Prince George, British Columbia, have partnered with Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT) to acquire a 2020 Prevost H3-45. The Cougars 10-year relationship with PWT made the decision to acquire the Prevost coach, which will transport the Prince George Cougars hockey team, an easy one.
November 15, 2019
Prevost is pleased to announce Mitch Guralnick as director of pre-owned coach sales. Mitch joins the Prevost family with more than 40 years of experience in the transportation industry.
October 15, 2019
As Prevost continues to expand and enhance its pre-owned coach division, the company has called on Roy Furo, National Sales manager for the Volvo 9700, to also handle pre-owned coach sales in the northeast region.
October 01, 2019
(September 20, 2019, Ste. Claire, QBC) Premier Alaska Tours, a receptive base transportation enterprise located in Anchorage, Alaska, works business-to-business with cruise lines and tour operators to design and manage travel programs and ground transportation throughout Alaska—all of which carry the brands of its commercial customers.
September 24, 2019
The 95th anniversary of Prevost was commemorated in Sainte-Claire, Quebec in June with a celebration that included food, live music and other entertainment, coaches to explore and tours of the Prevost manufacturing plant.
September 09, 2019
The celebration of Prevost’s 95th anniversary continues with a salute to some of its long-standing customers. Prevost’s unique business performances and successes with their products speak to the substance of these treasured partnerships. A carefully cultivated framework of core values bond 28 semi-independent, private and public bus and coach operations throughout the Canadian Provinces to their parent organization, Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT), located in Calgary, Alberta.
August 30, 2019
Air Bear Travel has been the “People’s Choice” for business and domestic coach transportation throughout the greater Cheboygan, MI area since 1984.
July 25, 2019
Headquartered in Mesa, AZ with operations in Texas and New Mexico, All Aboard America! offers coach charters, scheduled daily route and express service in rural communities, as well as contracted coach services for park and ride facilities, casino runs, employee shuttles and custom contracts.
July 25, 2019
Group tour veterans Larry and Lorna Hundt launched their first coach operation, Travel Ventures, in 1984. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Travel Ventures is known today as Great Canadian Coaches, a member of the Trailways Transportation System.
July 24, 2019
Prevost sends out its fleet of over 50 Nissan NV cargo vans from a network of 16 service centers across the U.S. and Canada.
July 09, 2019
Marathon Coach and Sebring International Raceway are pleased to jointly announce that Marathon Coach is now the Official Luxury Motorcoach of Sebring International Raceway.
June 03, 2019
Georges Gilbert founded Intercar in 1959 and 60 years later, it still stands as the second-largest bus and coach carrier in the province of Quebec, Canada. Intercar runs school buses, providing student transportation in the greater-Quebec area, and offers motorcoaches for charter services. The company recently added four new 2019 H3-45 coaches to expand its charter services, bringing the total number of coaches in its predominantly Prevost fleet to 30.
June 03, 2019
Irwindale, CA based Four Season Travel launched in southern California in 2012 with three coaches to serve customers in the western U.S. from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA. Since 2012, the company has steadily expanded, providing coach services to national and international tour operators and travel groups, VIP minibus charters, as well as offering bus and coach maintenance.
June 03, 2019
Prevost is pleased to announce Marcus Griffin, an experienced bus industry professional based in Texas, has joined the company as a Pre-Owned Coach Regional Sales Manager. Marcus’ territory will include Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and New Mexico. He will additionally cover Puerto Rico.
May 02, 2019
Autobus Chevrette of La Tuque, Quebec took delivery in April of two (2) 56-passenger 2019 H3-45 model coaches.
May 02, 2019
(April 23, 2019, St. Claire, QC) Prevost was proud to be the State of the Industry Sponsor for the International Luxury Coach and Transportation Show (LCT), held in March at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The distinctive opportunity permitted Prevost to reaffirm its commitment to the limousine transportation industry.
April 30, 2019
(April 19, 2019 St. Claire, QC) Hosted by the Prevost Technical Institute (PTI), the highly-popular Commercial Customer Training programs are conducted thoughout the year at various Prevost Parts & Service Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These sessions have become increasingly valuable for Prevost operators and technicians charged with maintaining the equipment.
March 18, 2019
(March 11, 2019, St. Claire, Quebec) The seventh annual Prevost Motorhome Expo was held February 13-14 at the South Florida Fairground Expo Center in West Palm Beach, FL. The event drew more than 500 attendees from every area of the country. As is custom for this show, roughly 280 people arrived in 140 private motorhomes to camp and convene on site for the duration of the show.
March 15, 2019
(February 5, 2019, St. Claire, Quebec) On the cusp of its 95th Anniversary, Prevost showed triumphant at the 2019 UMA EXPO, with its Big Reveal of refreshed styling, design enhancements and new componentry on its three coach products.
January 30, 2019
Planning to be in Atlanta this weekend for the big game? Get your coach game day ready with help from the Prevost service vans available on-site. Secure an appointment today by calling PASS at 1-800-463-7738. The NFL Super Bowl easily ranks as one of the biggest motorcoach events of the year and a tremendous opportunity for operators in the industry. As hundreds of coaches arrive this week in Atlanta, GA, for Super Bowl LIII, and begin maneuvering from hotels to Mercedes Benz Stadium and the various parking and staging areas miles away, customers breathe easily knowing the Prevost Customer Support team has their back in the event of a breakdown.
January 17, 2019
(January 7, 2019, St. Claire, Quebec) With great fanfare and celebration, Prevost unveiled its redesigned X3-45? motorcoach in January during the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) EXPO in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
January 17, 2019
(January 7, 2019, St. Claire, Quebec) As coach operators upgrade services and make enhancements to bring their operations in line with current trends in business-class and premium travel, Prevost continues to build on its promise to deliver the Ultimate Experience with a luxurious new seating option for the H3-45 model. Referred to as 2 + 1 seating, Prevost showcased the new custom seating option at the 2019 UMA Expo in Fort Lauderdale FL.
January 17, 2019
(January 7, 2019, St. Claire, Quebec) Prevost was proud to show a 2019 Volvo 9700 with exciting new features at the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in January in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. As fresh and exciting as when the coach was first introduced to North American operators in 2009, Prevost celebrates these exciting product enhancements: standard adjustable seat tracks, an optional second-entry, a choice of factory-installed lower mirrors and a luxurious new interior option are features certain to catch the eye of discerning customers and create new markets for Volvo 9700 operators.
November 26, 2018
Prevost Announces New Appointments to Key Postions Sainte-Claire, QC, Nov 26, 2018 – Prevost is pleased to announce the appointment of Guillaume Charron as Director, Pre-Owned Business Transformation and Carl Boulet as U.S. Service Network Manager. These two promotions are in line with the company's will to be always closer to the customers and offer them complete and flexible services that meet their needs.
November 19, 2018
The tremendous pride Prevost has taken in growing its North American service network soared in Winter Garden, FL, November 7, during the official grand opening of its Orlando Sales and Service Center. Approximately 150 guests were on hand to celebrate. The occasion was marked with a ribbon cutting, facility tours and lunch that ended with a cake designed in the shape of a bus. Guests were also invited to browse inventory of pre-owned coaches and explore several brand new Prevost motorhomes brought on site for the festivities.
November 08, 2018
Winter Garden, FL, November 7, 2018 – Prevost, a member of Volvo Group, is very proud to announce the opening of its new service center in Orlando, Florida. With this addition, the company’s Parts & Service Network is growing again after the opening of four new service centers in North America last year. With now 15 service locations, Prevost strengthens its network, already unmatched in the industry. In addition, the service network is supported by more than 190 bus certified Volvo Truck locations.
September 20, 2018
(September 18, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) Prevost takes pleasure in announcing the recent addition of highly respected 19-year veteran, Dale Paziuk to the New Coach Sales Team. Paziuk stepped into his newest position as New Coach Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada and Northwestern US in early September.
August 22, 2018
(August 16, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) The extensive training regimen and annual events Prevost extends to customers on its H-Series and X-Series and the Volvo 9700 coaches reflect the company’s commitment to stand behind its quality vehicles and provide incomparable customer service.
August 16, 2018
(August 16, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) Continuing in its partnership with NASCAR that spans more than 30 years, Prevost was pleased to welcome a select group of customers to a Prevost Sonoma Weekend in late June. In the heart of wine country, this highly anticipated event offered a full-bodied blend of activities and a lasting finish that paired savory wine tasting with action-packed NASCAR racing.
July 12, 2018
(July 11, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) — “In this day and age, Wi-Fi usage on coaches can become absolutely crazy,” said Robert Hitt, director, Prevost Aftermarket Training, during the recent Ride and Drive 2018 event in Hagerstown, MD. “Wi-Fi and Internet costs will only go up as coach passengers get more comfortable streaming on their own devices.”
May 31, 2018
SAINTE-CLAIRE, QC, May 28, 2018 – Prevost won the award in the “Outstanding performance outside Quebec” category at the Pléiades Gala organized by the Lévis chamber of commerce. The distinction underscores the years of effort and promotion across Canada and the United States that enabled the Quebec manufacturer of upscale commercial coaches to carve out an enviable place in the North American market.
May 24, 2018
(May 14, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) Prevost took pleasure in hosting its signature Ride and Drive 2018 event in late April in Hagerstown, MD. 45 operators from 30 coach companies throughout the U.S. and Canada attended. The Ride and Drive brings invited Prevost and Volvo 9700 operators and prospective owners together with Prevost sales and service representatives, executive staff members and suppliers for three days of company updates, new product demonstrations, maintenance and service updates; and to share in a bit of industry fellowship.
May 24, 2018
(May 14, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) — For a self-confessed gearhead and former mechanic, it doesn’t get any better than a phenomenal, fully-packed NASCAR VIP Weekend for Two, which Prevost extended to Tim McCullagh, director of-operations for Kincaid Coach, Lawrence, KS. McCullagh was the very lucky winner of the drawing for this special package during the recent Ride and Drive 2018 event in Hagerstown, MD.
April 27, 2018
(April 16, 2018; Sainte Claire, QC) — As they have since 2000, the Prevost Field Service Department along with the team of Regional Customer Support managers hosted 55 mechanics and technicians from throughout North America for five days in March during the company’s Annual Factory Training in Quebec City. The turnout this year was the largest since Prevost founded the vital program 18 years ago. “Prevost has always taken a very direct, hands-on approach to maintenance training,” says Prevost Director of Aftermarket Training North America, Robert Hitt. (Click picture or headline to read more)
April 23, 2018
(March 21, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) — Prevost/Nova Bus extends congratulations to Serge Gonthier, sales manager for the Quebec region, on his recent appointment to the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) Board of Directors.
April 23, 2018
(March 27, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) — Prevost is pleased to announce its recent agreement to sponsor the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) in the interest of advancing overall bus safety for all operators and bus and coach passengers. Under the umbrella of the American Bus Association (ABA), BISC is a collective of safety-minded individuals who embody every role of the bus and coach industry, addressing every safety concern from shop safety, driver training to vehicle technology and regulatory compliance.
February 09, 2018
Available in three packages, fuel-saving software offers a combination of upgraded features to optimize fuel economy and performance to specific needs SAINT- EUSTACHE, Quebec – Jan. 31, 2018 – Prevost / Nova Bus today announced that it will offer FuelSense? 2.0 featuring DynActive? Shifting beginning in March. The fuel-saving technology from Allison Transmission delivers up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software.
November 10, 2017
October 16, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost and Nova Bus joined together in an impressive and interactive exhibit at the recent American Public Transit Association (APTA) Expo in Atlanta.
October 05, 2017
September 28, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost’s Parts & Service Network, already unmatched in the industry, is growing again with the addition of new service centers in Montreal, the Chicago area, and Calgary, Alberta. The new locations bring the total of Prevost owned and operated service centers to 14, nearly double the size of the largest competitor network. In addition, the service network is supported by more than 150 certified Volvo Truck locations. The new service centers, which all opened for business on Sept. 1st, are full-service facilities and staffed by technicians who are factory trained to work on Prevost, Nova Bus and Volvo motorcoaches. The centers also service other motorcoach brands.
October 03, 2017
October 3, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost is very proud to announce Guy French as the new Vice President and General Manager (VPGM) for Services for Prevost and Nova Bus; following the retirement of long-time leader, Clay Flynt. He departed the role at the end of September after 33 years with the Volvo Group, including 10 as Prevost Aftermarket VPGM.
September 20, 2017
September 19, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost is proud to announce that it has partnered with the American Bus Association (ABA) on a series of online courses to help motorcoach companies recruit and retain drivers. The new ABA Driver Program is available now through the ABA website, www.buses.org. Prevost is the sole sponsor for the ABA Driver Training program, which was developed by...
September 20, 2017
August 16, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost is pleased to announce the opening of our newest Service Center in the San Francisco area of California. Expanding on what is already the largest service network in the industry, the new location in northern California will allow Prevost to better serve the most populated state in the country.
August 25, 2017
The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) announced Prevost customer, Brown Coach, as the 2017 “Operator of the Year” at their annual Strategic Alliance Meeting in Nashville. The award was accepted by Stephen Brown, Vice President, Brown Coach, on behalf of his brother Robert, their families and the entire team at Brown Coach who made this recognition possible.
June 26, 2017
Greyhound Lines, Inc. , based in Dallas Texas, has awarded Prevost a contract for up to 360 motorcoaches. The three year deal specifies the delivery of the first 60 coaches in 2017 with the option to purchase the balance over a 3 year period. This is the single largest contract in Prevost history.
April 18, 2017
March 1, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost introduces the only electric cooling package for a powertrain of up to 500Hp. Cooling is taken to a whole new level where the system takes into account the amount of cooling needed, where it is required, the power needed for the task and how this power will be generated. Unveiled at the UMA Expo, the innovative and fully integrated system was designed entirely in-house at Prevost. It eliminates the belt-driven fan, thereby reducing (cont)
April 18, 2017
April 12, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Long-time Prevost customer Arrow Stage Lines recently received the 2017 Operator of the Year Award from Limousine, Charter & Tour (LCT) Magazine, a leading industry publication.
April 17, 2017
(STE-CLAIRE, Quebec) The Volvo 9700, distributed by Prevost, makes its debut into the Canadian market at the 2017 Ontario Transportation Expo conference in Toronto. The Volvo 9700 is perfectly equipped for the North American market with its superb performance, striking modern design, and Volvo-exclusive safety features. The Volvo 9700 is built to be
February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Capitol Tours, a family-owned motorcoach tour company serving the state of South Carolina, recently marked 30 years of partnering with Prevost. And to celebrate, the company took delivery of a brand new X3-45 coach in December. This brings their total number of Prevost coaches to eight.
February 14, 2017
February 1, 2017 (Sainte-Claire, QC) – Prevost announces the appointment of Jean Dupont to the position of Director of Pre-Owned Coach Sales. Dupont has worked in the bus industry for over 25 years, most notably as the third-generation owner and General Manager of one of the oldest service centers for motorcoaches and motorcoach operators in the province of Quebec (autobus Dupont founded 1936). In 1997, Dupont founded a company called Dupont Industries known also as Dupontrolley. This Company built trolley replica buses that were primarily sold to American municipalities (63 trolleys in 13 different states) and also completed major refurbishment of transit buses for municipalities across Canada.
February 06, 2017
February 1, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost is pleased to announce that David W. Schmidt, Prevost regional sales manager, has been elected board chairperson and museum president for the Museum of Bus Transportation.
January 31, 2017
January 30, 2017, Coburg, Ore. — Marathon Owner and Chairman Robert Schoellhorn passed away peacefully at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. on January 11, 2017. “Dad was always passionate about our Marathon family and the beautiful coaches we create.” said Marathon Coach Owner and President Steve Schoellhorn. “He developed close friendships with so many coach owners and employees, and words can’t express how much he enjoyed spending time with so many people over the years. He will be missed greatly.”
January 27, 2017
Montreal, January 24, 2017 – Under the terms of a new agreement between Keolis Canada and Prevost, Keolis Canada has recently acquired Prevost H3-45 coaches, known for their reliability and performance. These new coaches optimize Orléans Express operations through superior performance and safety. Their larger under-floor cargo bays can also accommodate more luggage and parcels than previous models. In all, 46 vehicles will renew the Orléans Express fleet over the next three years, with nine coaches already in service. Systematic fleet renewal is a strategic commitment for Keolis Canada.
January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost announces the promotion of two veteran employees to lead new coach sales for the company’s newly created eastern and western regions. The decision was made to divide responsibility for the North American market under the leadership of National Sales VP, Jack Forbes.
Marathon Coach 2016 Revenue to Surpass $55 Million; Company to Hire Additional Staff for Increased Production and Service
December 09, 2016
December 7, 2016, Coburg, Ore. — Due to recent record sales in both new and pre-owned Marathon bus conversions, Marathon Coach President and Owner Steve Schoellhorn announced a plan to increase production for the fifth consecutive year.
October 19, 2016
September 12, 2016, (Sainte Claire, QC) – Prevost is pleased to announce the recent delivery of two X3-45 Commuter? coaches to Southeastern Stages, a leading provider of schedule and charter motorcoach service in the Southeast. Southeastern has been transporting passengers since 1933, serving Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas with a fleet of over forty modern motorcoaches.
October 01, 2016
(STE-CLAIRE, Quebec) October 11, 2016 – Prevost is proud to announce the dates of an exclusive Prevost-only motorhome show. Hosted by Prevost-Stuff.com, the show offers largest selection of new and pre-owned Prevost motorhomes. Located at the Tampa Bay Convention Center from January 16th-17th, 2017, the show will be open to the public. Completely indoors and air-conditioned, this exclusive event will showcase luxurious Prevost motorcoaches from all major Prevost new shell converters as well as leading pre-owned dealers in the country.
September 30, 2016
(STE-CLAIRE, Quebec) September 30, 2016 – Prevost is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Forbes to the position of Vice President, North American Sales. In his new role, Forbes will be responsible for new coach, conversion and public sector sales. Having previously managed corporate accounts and commuter sales, Jack has been with Prevost for eighteen years and in the bus industry for a total of thirty-five years.
June 29, 2016
(STE-CLAIRE, Quebec) - Prevost recently debuted a completely redesigned website at www.15daxiao.icu. Reflecting Prevost’s sleek and striking brand, the site is fully responsive, automatically adapting to all mobile devices, and is fully available in both English and French.
June 23, 2016
Indian Trails, a premiere charter bus company based in Owosso, Michigan, recently took delivery of 10 “Buy America” compliant, Prevost X3-45? Commuter coaches. The purchase took place in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Non-Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program.
June 09, 2016
Marathon Coach’s 1250th bus conversion is now in production, by far an industry record. Marathon Coach, founded in 1983, is the first and only company to build over 1,000 custom luxury bus conversions.
November 11, 2015
Marathon Coach, the world’s largest luxury bus converter and dealer, has partnered with Entertainment Industry Veteran. Kelly Perine, American television actor and comedian. “I’ve been friends with Kelly going back to our...
October 09, 2015
Academy Bus recently added the sophisticated Prevost H3-45? to its fleet in an effort to take “group travel to the next level”. Click here to watch their stylish new promotional video. Academy has been serving the Northeast...
July 08, 2015
(STE-CLAIRE, Quebec) July 8, 2015 –The current headquarters for the U.S. Parts Service Center, located in Illinois, will find its new home on July 13th, 2015 in a new, larger space located at 2250 Point Boulevard Suite 410...
June 16, 2015
(STE-CLAIRE, Quebec) June 16, 2015 – Prevost has announced that they will relocate their Greater Toronto Area service center to a much larger facility, approximately 25 kilometers SW of the current location. Guillaume...
May 15, 2015
(STE-CLAIRE, Quebec) May 15, 2015 – Recently Prevost hosted its second Ride and Drive customer event in Phoenix, Arizona. The Ride and Drive was a multiple day event that allowed customers to experience first-hand new...
March 03, 2015
STE-CLAIRE, Quebec – During the 2015 NASCAR? Sprint Cup Series Prevost mobile service trucks will be servicing select tracks throughout the United States. Prevost has had great success with their service trucks...
January 16, 2015
STE-CLAIRE, Quebec – Prevost has developed a new easy-to-use app for smartphone application called DeliveryTrack. DeliveryTrack is a convenient tool for professionals in the motorcoach business to take photos which show...