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Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Bus Industry Safety Council and ABC Companies are pleased to announce that they have entered into a three-year agreement in which ABC Companies will serve as the title sponsor of BISC meetings. ABC Companies is the exclusive North American sales and distribution arm of Van Hool Manufacturing, one of the world’s largest independent manufacturers of buses and motorcoaches. BISC is the motorcoach industry’s premier safety organization, bringing together hundreds of motorcoach operators, safety directors, government representatives and policymakers to discuss and enhance motorcoach safety and security.
ABC’s sponsorship of BISC begins in January 2014 at its semi-annual meeting, held during the American Bus Association’s Marketplace in Nashville, Tenn.
“Since 1950, our family has been involved in the motorcoach industry, first as a bus company in Minnesota. In 1972, we began selling, leasing and servicing buses. Safety is embedded in our DNA,” said ABC Companies Chairman and CEO Dane Cornell. “It’s an honor to work closely with the Bus Industry Safety Council to build on the industry’s already-high level of safety. Every day we strive to make sure the motorcoach industry remains the safest form of surface transportation. Anything less than that is unacceptable.”
“ABC Companies has always been a leader and partner with the industry in safety innovation, and their groundbreaking support of the Bus Industry Safety Council is further proof of that commitment,” said ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso.
“This sponsorship will enable BISC to continue developing and promoting methods, materials and procedures to enhance motorcoach safety. That’s great news for motorcoach passengers, who take nearly 700 million motorcoach trips each year,” said BISC Chairman Mike McDonal.