Prevost Awarded Large Greyhound Contract
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.
“Our team is quite excited to be able to build Greyhound buses again. We greatly value our long standing relationship with GLI and are appreciative that they have chosen Prevost as their brand of choice,” says Francois Tremblay, Prevost Vice President/General Manager. “We believe product quality and exceptional service support made all the difference in their decision. ”
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Prevost over the next few years. The quality of buses they produce will help us to keep setting the highest standard for transporting customers across North America,” said Dave Leach, President & CEO, Greyhound. “Our customers desire to travel in the safest and most comfortable bus available; motorcoaches from Prevost allow us to fulfill that need for them.”
Prevost is proud to partner with a company that has garnered the level of respect that Greyhound enjoys in the transportation industry. Greyhound’s iconic brand is synonymous with affordable long distance travel in North America. Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America with a modern, environmentally friendly fleet. The company employs 7,000 people and carries around 18 million passengers a year. Those passengers travel 5.4 billion miles a year on a fleet of around 1,700 Greyhound vehicles that travel to 48 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
While the company is best known for its regularly scheduled passenger service, Greyhound is a subsidiary of FirstGroup PLC – the leading transport operator in the UK and North America with revenues of over $10.8 billion per annum and approximately 124,000 employees. FirstGroup, whose US headquarters is in Cincinnati, OH, transports more than 2.5 billion passengers every year.
Prevost Vice President, North American Sales, Jack Forbes states:
“It is always a pleasure to work with our long-term partners at Greyhound & First Group. A true team effort went into the bid process that brought us to securing this contract and our relationship with GLI will continue to be a team effort. From Sales to Manufacturing to the best Aftermarket Support team in the industry, we are all committed to the success of this partnership.”