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Fleet Advantage Is Proud To Announce Two Female Leaders Recognized As 2022 ‘Top Women To Watch In Transportation’ 

March 17, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Is Proud To Announce Two Female Leaders Recognized As 2022 ‘Top Women To Watch In Transportation’

Women In Trucking Association Recognizes Top Performers In The Industry Who Help Improve Gender Equality

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 17, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, and Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, Jackie Jacobs, CLFP, were both recognized as 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation by the Women In Trucking Association.

 

Every year, the Women In Trucking Association recognizes the top performers in the industry who not only have had significant career accomplishments in the last year, but go the extra mile to support other women and help to improve gender equality – at their own companies and/or industry-wide.

 

As a valued member of the Fleet Advantage team, Jones is an extremely influential woman not only for her organization, but also for the greater transportation industries. She strives to deliver information, advocacy and advancements on a continual basis. This year Jones was appointed to the Senior Management Group and has played a significant role in the recent success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, as she was instrumental in acquiring new high-profile clients. Jones has also placed a high priority on mentoring and supporting other professional women in Fleet Advantage, in other transportation-related organizations, and overall, when the opportunity presents itself. This is the second time she has been recognized for this award.

 

Jones has been invited to speak at various conferences addressing diversity in business, she has authored nearly two dozen articles covering various important issues being faced by industries today, and she was most recently named one of South Florida Business Journal’s Most Influential Businesswomen of 2022.

 

Jacobs has been an inspiring example of creating more gender-diverse skillsets for the overall transportation industry. She has a great passion for leveraging technology, data analytics and statistical modeling to help her fleet customers overcome today’s greatest supply chain challenges. As 2021 unfolded with additional supply chain disruptions across virtually every industry, supporting companies with reliable and accurate data became that much more crucial and impactful. Jacobs has helped address these issues directly by providing transportation fleets within the supply chain with asset management, finance solutions and data analytics tools.

 

As a model of female leadership and empowerment within the transportation industry, Jacobs serves her industry and community by inspiring other professional women in transportation to grow and believe they can be successful. Jacobs was a featured speaker at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 60th Annual Convention in October, and she was recognized as a recipient of Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance award. She also recently achieved her Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) accreditation. Designated as the preeminent credential for equipment leasing and financing professionals throughout the world, the accreditation illustrates that the industry acknowledges her skillset and commitment to the supply chain industry for equipment leasing.

 

“While closing the gender gap in transportation has made progress in recent years, influential leaders such as Katerina and Jackie are proving that hard work, dedication and a commitment to mentorship open new opportunities and inspire other professional women,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO of Fleet Advantage. “We could not be prouder of the accomplishments Katerina and Jackie have worked hard to achieve, and they are a significant reason why Fleet Advantage is a leader in promoting a more diverse workplace for stronger overall industry success.”

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program. We serve America’s top corporate fleets, including 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award. 

Fleet Advantage Announces Exceeding Over $2.5 Billion in Lease Originations Since Inception; Now Serves As The Largest Class-8 Independent Lessor

January 26, 2022

 

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Exceeding Over $2.5 Billion in Lease Originations Since Inception; Now Serves As The Largest Class-8 Independent Lessor 

 

 

Company’s Focus on Asset Management and Lease Flexibility Planning Helped Customers Avoid Procurement Challenges That Plagued Broader Industry in 2021

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today new milestones achieved in exceeding over $2.5 billion in lease originations over the last ten years and helping it become the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks.

 

Strategic & Consistent Asset Management

 

A primary reason Fleet Advantage reached these accomplishments was its continued emphasis on helping clients remain steady and consistent in their asset management and planning. The company’s pioneering focus on the use of advanced data analytics, coupled with its early truck lease exchange program EXchangeIT® and lease extension flexibility helped clients stay ahead of the procurement turbulence felt across much of the broader industry.

 

Heading into 2022, there remain new challenges companies with transportation fleets must tackle to remain successful within the competitive industries in which they operate. With over 90% of their leases rated as investment grade, Fleet Advantage’s strong emphasis on strategic consultations and customer service, along with key relationships with Equipment Manufacturers, dealers and finance partners, have helped the company achieve a consistent growth rate over the last ten years of 27%. The company is now working with 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. 

 

“Relative to the greater industry challenges, we’re fortunate to reflect on the record-setting accomplishments and achievements we had over the last twelve months,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “Our success during this time is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated associates, and our customers who operate under a business philosophy that embraces flexibility in their asset management strategies.”

 

Maintaining Long-Term Strategies

 

Fleet Advantage strongly believes that clients that have leveraged the power of data analytics for asset management and procurement, along with flexible lease solutions should continue to maintain this strategy with only minor course corrections as the industry continues to navigate additional procurement challenges. The company believes fleets should stay true to their beliefs and not surrender or be held captive to the current supply chain disruption. Fleets that maintain planning discipline through what has been confirmed by data analytics will continue to lead the industry, especially since the laws of science and economics will not be compromised because of current supply chain disruptions. 

 

“While some in the industry are using fear to pressure fleets to pivot their asset management strategies, we strongly believe fleets should stay the course and rely on proven data analytics-driven philosophies for life cycle asset management,” added Flynn. “Those fleets that take an active, disciplined approach to maintaining shorter life cycles will continue to lead the industry with the most advantageous Total Cost of Ownership despite disruptions to the system.” 

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.   

Endera Announces New All-Electric Powertrain Medium-Duty Powertrain Increases Performance & Lowers Costs

December 10, 2021

Endera Announces New All-Electric Powertrain


Medium-Duty Powertrain Increases Performance & Lowers Costs
 

 

 

Latest innovation in electric drive tech offers fleets longer range, faster charge time, easy serviceability

 

 

 

SAN DIEGO, CA  – Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, and software solutions, announced the launch of its all-electric powertrain for Class 3 and 4 zero-emission commercial vehicles.

 

The innovative design by Endera provides extremely long range, greatly reduces charge time, and will be one of the most easily serviceable powertrains on the market, as detailed in this video, Endera’s powertrain is a platform that promises fleets best in class technology at a lower cost. The company’s proprietary powertrain enables end-to-end control of the production process while employing a vertical integration strategy that continues to drive down the price of electric vehicles.

 

This patent-pending design, marking a significant milestone in electrification, allows for the ultimate in both safety and performance by locating batteries and all high voltage infrastructure within the frame rails. Endera’s commercial electric vehicles are ideal for airport parking, universities, school districts, and hospitals, and sets the standard for reliability, safety, and quality with superior range efficiency.

 

“Our team designed the platform to focus on what customers need, such as ease of maintenance and serviceability, overlaid with rapid assembly potential. Being a true vertically integrated EV manufacturer will also help scale production and stabilize our supply chain. Endera’s holistic approach will increase the adoption of commercial electric vehicles by delivering a better product at a lower cost. This all feeds into our mission of ending the era of fossil fuels by accelerating the world’s transition to clean energy ,” said John Walsh, Endera’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus is a product which will thrive in a range of environments and meet the needs of our electric commercial vehicle customers.”

 

Endera’s research and development team applied lessons learned from their years of collective experience in electric vehicles towards the development of its proprietary powertrain. Working with top quality components, industry-leading suppliers, and using cutting-edge technology, the electric powertrain will be produced in Endera’s Ottawa Ohio Manufacturing facility.

 

“Our overall powertrain architecture andintegration was developed with flexibility in mind to allow us to quickly adapt to the ongoing changes and developments in the industry,” said Alfredo Gonzales, Endera’s Executive Vice President of Engineering who brings over 10 years of automotive engineering experience with the majority of those coming from his work at Tesla. “We future-proofed our system by including advanced DC fast charging capabilities that will allow customers to fast charge at some of the fastest, most efficient rates in the industry.”

 

View Endera’s Powertrain.

 

 

About Endera

Endera is a technology company, specializing in smart electric commercial vehicles, charging stations, and software solutions. As an end-to-end electric commercial vehicle maker, Endera provides vehicle design, technology, and manufacturing. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability, and service. To learn more, visit www.enderamotors.com.

 

Media Contact:

Domenique Sciuto (307) 302-9110 or domenique@enderacorp.com

SPI Energy’s Phoenix Motorcars’ Surpass 3.0 Million All-Electric Mile Milestone for its Vehicles

August 26, 2021

 

 

 

SPI Energy’s Phoenix Motorcars’ Surpass 3.0 Million All-Electric Mile Milestone for its Vehicles

 

 

Anaheim, CA / August 26, 2021 – California based Phoenix Motorcars, a subsidiary company of SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions, recently exceeded the 3.0 million electric mile mark, counting all its fully electric trucks and shuttle buses in operation. This includes its first-, second- and third-generation products that have been driven across a wide variety of end-use applications.

Phoenix Motorcars delivered its first medium-duty all-electric vehicle in 2014. Since then, Phoenix Motorcars continued to innovate, improving its technology, and is now providing its third-generation drivetrain that offers an industry-leading 160 miles of electric range, with four battery pack options to support various customer needs. All Phoenix Motorcars electric vehicles are built on the Ford E-450 chassis, allowing for an extensive list of cutaway body options to select, including service trucks, utility trucks, flatbed trucks, box trucks, delivery trucks, shuttle buses and school buses. The flexibility of Phoenix Motorcars’ product offering has enabled it to support a wide range of fleet customers, ranging from seaports, airports, utilities, cities, municipalities, public transit agencies, U.S. Military, parking companies, hotels, universities, college and corporate campuses and more.

 

Phoenix Motorcars is driving new innovations as it expands its portfolio of products, services, and technology, continuing on its path of success in the EV industry, including a new residential and commercial charging division, a partnership with EasyMile on autonomous technology, and the upcoming launch of new all-electric vehicles.

 

“This is a historic moment for Phoenix Motorcars. We are proud of this achievement which demonstrates the capability of our products. It does not stop here though. As a pioneer in the EV space, our strategy has always been innovation and the ability to offer end-to-end solutions for all types of customers. As we continuously meet these milestones, we are achieving our goal of supplying customers with feasible solutions in a joint effort to accelerate clean transportation,” commented Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy.

 

 

About Phoenix Motorcars

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 4 vehicles, and EV charging solutions. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation. Phoenix Motorcars offers a range of vehicle configurations, including shuttle buses, utility trucks, service trucks, flatbed trucks, walk-in vans, cargo trucks and school buses, and full range of residential and commercial EV charging solutions. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com.

 

About SPI Energy Co., Ltd.

 

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third-party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.

For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified through the use of words such as may,” “might,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “would,” “continue,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “predict,” “outlook,” “potential,” “plan,” “seek,” and similar expressions and variations or the negatives of these terms or other comparable terminology. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors. These factors include, among others, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effects of the outbreak and actions taken in connection therewith, adverse changes in general economic and market conditions, competitive factors including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions, uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and market changes, risks associated with managing the growth of the business, and those other risks and uncertainties that are described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual report filed on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any responsibility to revise or update any forward-looking statements.

Endera Adds Ryan Polanco as Vice President of Product Management

July 27, 2021

Endera Adds Ryan Polanco as Vice President of Product Management

 

 

 

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 27th, 2021) – Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, today announced Ryan Polanco as Vice President of Product Management.

 

As Vice President of Product Management, Ryan encompasses various roles. He oversees the company’s marketing strategies and executions as well as works cross-departmentally to project manage the successful creation, development and launch of new vehicles, charging and software solutions.

 

“As Endera grows, Ryan’s depth of experience and expertise in marketing, digital strategy combined with quickly picking up industry knowledge, have already proved to be a valuable asset to Endera in this newly created role, said John Walsh, Endera’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

With over eight years of marketing, product management, sales, and operations experience, Ryan was most recently the General Manager of Cleveland Golf/ASICS – North America, where he oversaw product and brand marketing by managing multi-million-dollar marketing budgets. He managed sales forecasts, inventory levels, purchasing and oversaw the supply chain to ensure sales targets were met. Ryan also organized multiple product launches and promotions from Srixon, Cleveland Golf, XXIO, and ASICS, leading to the highest achieved market shares in recent years and company history.

 

“I believe in Endera’s brand promise, desire to innovate, and vision.I look forward to contributing towards the development and launch of new innovative products to continue the brand’s leadership within this new commercial electric vehicle industry,” said Ryan Polanco, Vice President of Product Management at Endera. “I am excited to be a part of such a driven, intelligent, and forward-thinking team, which are already on our way to producing best-in-class commercial electric vehicles as we move toward a new chapter of clean energy transportation in the United States.”

 

Click here for a photo of Ryan,

 

About Endera

Endera is a vertically integrated transportation technology company, specializing in smart electric commercial vehicles, charging stations and software solutions. As an end-to-end electric commercial vehicle supplier, Endera provides vehicle design and technology. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit www.enderamotors.com.

 

Media Contact:
Domenique Sciuto (307) 302-9110 or domenique@enderacorp.com

SPI’s Phoenix Motorcars Appoints Former Blink Charging COO as its SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions

June 14, 2021

 

 

 

SPI’s Phoenix Motorcars Appoints Former Blink Charging COO as its SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions

 

 

 

Ontario, CA / June 14, 2021: SPI Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced its wholly owned Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary appointed Ira Feintuch, the former COO of Blink Charging Co. (previously known as CarCharging Group), as its new SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions.

 

Feintuch joined CarCharging Group as VP of Operations and was one of its first employees in 2009, ultimately becoming COO in 2015 and playing a key role in the company’s 2018 listing on Nasdaq and concurrent $18 million capital raise. As COO of Blink Charging, the largest owner/operator of L2 charging services in the US, Feintuch oversaw all infrastructure deployment, partner contract negotiations, engineering and software roadmaps, and supported Executive Chairman and the CEO in designing and delivering the company’s second-generation charger.

 

“I am excited to join the Phoenix Motorcars team as the shift to electrification intensifies and I see a tremendous opportunity for us to build and scale our infrastructure business as we support our exciting fleets.”, said Ira Feintuch. “I am excited to welcome Ira to the Phoenix Motorcars team,” said Joe Mitchell, Phoenix Motorcars CEO. “Last month we introduced our own proprietary line of EV charging solutions that fulfill customer needs from residential applications to high-volume commercial installations. I am confident Ira will be a great asset as we bring these solutions to market and scale sales.”

 

According to Grandview Research, the global EV charging infrastructure market was estimated at $15.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $19.3 billion in 2021 and $145.0 billion by 2028, growing at a 33.4% compound annual growth rate.

 

About Phoenix Motorcars

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 4 vehicles. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and

remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation. Phoenix Motorcars offers a range of vehicle configurations, including shuttle buses, utility trucks, service trucks, flatbed trucks, walk-in vans, cargo trucks and school buses. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

About SPI Energy

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.

For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified through the use of words such as may,” “might,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “would,” “continue,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “predict,” “outlook,” “potential,” “plan,” “seek,” and similar expressions and variations or the negatives of these terms or other comparable terminology. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors. These factors include, among others, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effects of the outbreak and actions taken in connection therewith, adverse changes in general economic and market conditions, competitive factors including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions, uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and market changes, risks associated with managing the growth of the business, and those other risks and uncertainties that are described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual report filed on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any responsibility to revise or update any forward-looking statements.

Northwest School Districts Opt To Purchase Electric Vehicles from Schetky Bus & Van Sales

February 26, 2021


 

Northwest School Districts Opt To Purchase Electric Vehicles from Schetky Bus & Van Sales

 

PORTLAND, Ore. — Schetky Bus and Van Sales, America’s Electric Bus Dealer™, recently sold electric vehicles (EVs) to Highline, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Elma and Mary M. Knight school districts, adding EVs to their 2021 fleets. Schetky is leading the way with new EVs as green initiatives gain popularity with school bus fleets across the U.S.

Devin Denney, director of transportation for Highline Public Schools, “Being new to EVs, it was important for us to keep things as simple as possible. The idea of pairing the Proterra Drivetrain and charging system with a Thomas Conventional bus just made sense to us.”

While Schetky’s track record of sales of other hybrid and EVs has proven to be successful, their partnership with Proterra and Thomas Built Buses sees the company poised and ready to stay at the forefront of EV distribution in 2021.

According to David Schetky, co-owner of Schetky Bus & Van Sales, “When it comes to electric vehicles, Schetky has been at the forefront of this movement for both School and Commercial buses. We’ve got some exciting announcements on the horizon, utilizing our best-in-class electric and alternative fuel partnerships. We’re capable of selling new EV buses, and retrofitting fleets to upgrade them with electric drivetrains. Schetky is positioned to offer school districts with a turnkey approach to electrifying their fleets. No one else is doing this.”

Schetky also offers after-the-sales support for EVs and is a Daimler Certified Platinum Support Dealer, which was a selling point for Denney. “(Their) excellent customer service before and after the sale is also important to us. The team at Schetky Northwest knows us by name and supports our goals. As we move into the EV world, we know they will be right there with us.”

Founded in 2004, Proterra is the leader in the manufacture and design of zero-emission EVs and charging systems. Combined with the ingenuity and distribution of Thomas Built Buses on their Jouley Platform™, both lead the way for a cleaner, brighter future of EVs — the number of sales and distribution across the U.S. and Canada show they’re poised as industry leaders.

Schetky Bus & Van Sales, one of the nation’s longest-established, family-owned bus dealers, has been at the forefront of customers’ transportation needs for nearly 80 years. Their vehicles rank the highest in safety by the Federal Transit Administration and are available in multiple ADA configurations. In addition to traditional buses and vans, Schetky offers multiple solutions for transportation that utilize alternative fuels and electric power.

 

 

 

Complete Coach Works Wins Award to Rehab Four Buses for Santa Cruz Metro

February 04, 2020

 

 

 

 

Complete Coach Works Wins Award to Rehab Four Buses for Santa Cruz Metro

 

 

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it has been awarded a contract by Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz) to rehab four New Flyer buses.

 

 

The rehabilitations are designed to enrich the passenger experience by delivering customers comfort and safety. The project will give new life to the buses for about half the cost of a new vehicle. The rehab process incudes the repair of structural, mechanical, and cosmetic issues of the buses. Aaron Timlick, Regional Sales Manager, states, “The buses will provide the agency reliability and maintain its bus fleet in a state of good repair.”

 

The work includes repowering the buses with Cummins ISL-G Recon engines, as well as installing rebuilt Allison transmissions. Additional work includes new driver seats, internal/external LED lighting, and new floors. The buses will then be repainted and decaled to reflect Santa Cruz’s branding.

 

Complete Coach Works is proud to partner with Santa Cruz on this project. Aaron adds, “This project will increase service to Santa Cruz’s customers and provide operational savings while being kind to the environment.” CCW looks forward to the success of this project and is confident the outcome will prove gratifying.

 

 

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company, and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 30 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts committed to customer service and satisfaction.

 

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz) was established in 1968. Santa Cruz provides fixed route and Highway 17 commuter service throughout Santa Cruz County, with limited service connecting to Monterey Salinas Transit at its Watsonville Transit Center and Santa Clara County, transporting more than 5 million passenger trips a year. Santa Cruz also operates Paracruz paratransit service to Santa Cruz County service, providing about 72,000 trips per year. Santa Cruz’s operating budget in FY19 was $52 million and was funded through a

combination of farebox revenues, sales tax and state and federal sources. Today it operates a fleet of 98 buses on 26 fixed routes. For more information, visit www.scmtd.com.

 

 

For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail bradley@completecoach.com