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#2921 mightyjoe1201

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

I'm some ways I agree with you Swadian. Unfortunately the regulations don't allow for time to get home. You run out of hours dot doesn't care if you are an hour or you are 15 minutes from home. You still have to stop for a break.

As to your question about coaches. If they are carrying people, regardless of any packages or trailers they are still a bus and follow those hos rules.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

Then I have to agree that they should let a hour of leeway to get home. ELDs can easily allow that if the regulations did. But, of course, not when carrying passengers and certainly not when fatigued.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:24 PM

Exactly. Tho I don't understand why passenger IE buses are still on the original hos when the stupid special interest groups said they were unsafe and convince the government to change them for us truckers. It should have been for both. Even tho the current hos is more dangerous then the original ones

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:28 PM

Then let's just change the truck HOS back to the current passenger HOS.
 
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

Well Prevost has been awarded a large contract for 360 buses from Greyhound.

 

http://www.masstrans...yhound-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,” said 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 Vice President, North American Sales, Jack Forbes stated: “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.”



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:25 PM

That's great news for GLI...I suppose they will all be X3's...

 

It says that, that is the largest single order in Prevost history....that may be, but I recall when Greyhound Lines would buy that many coaches in just one year.....(sigh)


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:32 PM

In light of that news above, DL-3, and G fans....better ride 'em while you can...the handwriting is on the wall....and I don't think GLI is expanding their fleet, just updating it.....


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:01 PM

Yes, they are all X3-45s. Glad to say I recently got a ride on #6498. ;) Perhaps I'll make some lemonade...

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:30 PM

I'd like to understand axle ratios more. With a Series 60/B500, what's the absolute best axle ratio for fuel economy, performance notwithstanding?

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:57 PM

I'd like to understand axle ratios more. With a Series 60/B500, what's the absolute best axle ratio for fuel economy, performance notwithstanding?

 

If there was a single best answer to that question, bus manufacturers wouldn't have to offer a selection of axle ratios. While I'm no automotive engineer, I would presume that they take the curves of fuel consumption vs. horsepower and match it up with the anticipated normal operating speed (usually 65 mph, but used to be 55 mph, and could possibly increase in the future) and the grades on which the bus is to be driven...it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to have great economy on the flat if you serve Colorado and your buses will spend a lot of time lugging their way up mountain grades with fuel economy in the tank (pardon the pun).


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:29 PM

Fair enough. Then, what axle ratio (for Series 60/B500) is the best for MPG on the flat and what is the best for traction in the mountains?


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:29 AM

I am not sure the manufacturer's offer optional axle ratio's, but if they do, the lower gear (higher numerically), gives more power; and the higher gear (lower numerically), gives better economy...
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:11 AM

Greyhound has inked a contract for up to 360 Prevost X3-45 motorcoaches.

The three-year deal specifies that Prevost deliver the first 60 coaches in 2017.

Greyhound will then have the option to purchase the balance of the buses over a three-year period.

http://www.pressrepu...efbd3410fa.html

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:30 AM

I recall when Greyhound Lines purchased that many in just one year...(sigh).....:(
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

Doing a New Orleans - Atlanta local, Atlanta-Orlando express, Orlando-Baton Rouge local, and a BTR-N.O commuter run over the course of next week. If anyone's interested I'll post a report and/or some updates!


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:11 AM

Doing a New Orleans - Atlanta local, Atlanta-Orlando express, Orlando-Baton Rouge local, and a BTR-N.O commuter run over the course of next week. If anyone's interested I'll post a report and/or some updates!


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:23 AM

Operations are barely distinguished between locals and expresses anymore. It essentially is just a marketing brand nowadays.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:43 PM

It's an itch I have to scratch every couple of years. The last long haul on the Dog I took was in 2015, N.O to Miami, the direct bus that originates in Houston. 


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:39 PM

It's an itch I have to scratch every couple of years. 

They have a flea powder remedy for that.... ;)

 

Sorry, I just couldn't resist that..... :lol:


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

 

It's an itch I have to scratch every couple of years. 

They have a flea powder remedy for that.... ;)

 

Sorry, I just couldn't resist that..... :lol:

 

Haha! Nice one! I hope you didn't just jinx my trip in that respect.  ;)


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