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.prevostcar.com. 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...