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2014 Suppliers Directory • David Thomas Trailways: 3 Companies, 1 Owner, 1 Facility • Bus Transit Anchors Maryland Transit Operations • Busline Vehicle Showcase: Small & Mid-Size Buses

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  • THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS YOU WANT OUT OF A CHASSIS. LETS START BY GIVING YOU ALL OF THEM.Compromising on your needs is never a good place to start. So we dont make you.

    Product quality, numerous options, and uncompromising factory and service support.

    You get everything you need from your chassis and your manufacturer. Thats the peace

    of mind that comes with owning a Freightliner. | Find out more at freightlinerchassis.com.

    Specifications are subject to change without notice. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is registered to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004. Copyright 2014 Daimler Trucks North America LLC. All rights reserved.Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.

    Learn more about our products and services on our YouTube channel.

    Unmatched 24/7 factory support | Extensive parts availability | Nationwide service network | Exceptional warranties

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  • EDITORIAL & CORPORATE OFFICES

    Rankin Publishing Co., Inc.Don Rankin and Linda Rankin, Publishers

    204 E. Main Street P.O. Box 130Arcola, IL 61910-0130, USA

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    (800) 598-8083 (U.S.) (217) 268-4959Fax: (217) 268-4815

    Editorial: Harrell Kerkhoff, EditorRick Mullen, Associate Editor

    Design: David OpdykeReception: Misty Douglas

    AdvertisingContact Kevin Kennedy @ 623-434-8959

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    Don Rankin @ 800-598-8083Fax: 217-268-4815

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    C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T SAUGUST 2014August 3-8

    International MotorcoachGroup (IMG)

    Summer Meeting &Strategic Alliance Meeting

    Branson, MOInfo: 888-447-3466

    August 4-5Midwest Bus &

    Motorcoach Association Annual Convention,

    Bus Rodeo & MarketplaceIowa City, IA

    Info: 6083547110August 13-17

    National Association Of Motorcoach Operators

    (NAMO)Annual ConferenceShreveport, LA

    Info: 571-312-7117

    SEPTEMBER 2014September 15-17BusCon 2014Indianapolis, IN

    Info: 800-576-8788

    OCTOBER 2014October 12-15

    APTA Expo 2014& Annual Meeting

    Houston, TX Info: 202-496-4800

    JANUARY 2015January 10-13

    American Bus Association(ABA) Marketplace

    St. Louis, MOInfo: 202-842-1645

    January 18-22United Motorcoach

    Association (UMA) Expo At Travel Exchange

    New Orleans, LA Info: 800-424-8262

    MAY 2015May 3-6

    APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference

    Fort Worth, TX Info: 202-496-4800

    2015 BuslineSuppliers DirectoryForm is available

    online @www.buslinemag.com/

    suppliersForm.pdf

    Busline Magazine is published 6 times a year by Rankin Publishing, Inc., 204 E. Main, P.O. Box 130, Arcola, IL 61910-0130.Publisher assumes no liability whatsoever for content of any advertisement or editorial material contained herein. Copyright 2014Rankin Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without written con-sent of Rankin Publishing, Inc. Subscription Rates in United States: 6 issues $25. Single Copy rate: $10 including postage/handling;Buyers Guide $15 including postage/handling. International rates: 6 issue annual Air Mail Subscription $60 U.S. dollars net

    RAPID RESPONSE ................................Page 58INDUSTRY NEWS.................................Page 54

    ON THE COVER: Officials at David Thomas Trailways include, left to right,Jordan Benedict, director of compliance; Ingrid Benedict, director of motorcoach

    operations; and David Benedict, president.See page 8.

    IN THIS ISSUE:David Thomas Trailways: 3 Companies, 1 Owner, 1 Facility............8

    Bus Transit Anchors Maryland Transit Operations ................20

    Busline Vehicle ShowcaseSMALL AND

    MID-SIZE BUSES47 - 52CO

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    Page 4 BUSLINE July/August 2014

    JULY/AUGUST 2014Published by

    Rankin Publishing, Inc.www.buslinemag.comM A G A Z I N E

    Buslines AnnualSuppliersDirectory

    22 46Suppliers

    Directory Index

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  • JULY/AUGUST 2014Published by

    Rankin Publishing, Inc.www.buslinemag.comM A G A Z I N E

    5Star Specialty Program.........................22ABC Companies ......................................22Advantage Funding ................................22AESYS, Inc. .............................................22Alexander Dennis Inc. .............................22Alliance Bus Group / CAIO ......................22Allison Transmission...............................22Altro Transflor .........................................22Amaya-Astron Seating............................23American Cooling Technology, Inc. (ACT) ..23American Seating ...................................23Ameritrans Bus, Inc................................23AngelTrax ................................................23ARBOC Specialty Vehicles.......................23AROW Global Corporation .......................23Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison ................24Auto Meter Technology Solutions ............24BAE Systems, HybriDrive Solutions.....24Bauer Compressors Inc. .........................24Bauers Intelligent Transportation ..........24Bergen Auto Upholstery Co., Inc. ............24BITZER US, Inc........................................24Brasco International Inc. ........................25Braun Corporation, The...........................25Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC ..25BrondumSeats A/S..................................25Budget Truck and Auto, Inc. ...................25www.busesforsale.com...........................46BYD Motors .............................................25C.E. Niehoff & Co....................................25Cable Car Classics, Inc. .........................26Cable Car Concepts................................26Camira Group, Inc. .................................26CH Bus Sales, Inc. (Temsa ExclusiveDistributor) .............................................26Champion Bus Inc. .................................26Chempace Corporation ...........................26Chestnut Ridge Foam, Inc. .....................26Classic Trolley.........................................27Clean Energy...........................................27

    Clean Seal, Inc........................................27CMI Enterprises ......................................27Coach Glass............................................27COBUS Industries, LP .............................27Columbia Equipment Co., Inc.................27Complete Coach Works ...........................28Continental Corporation .........................28Creative Bus Sales, Inc. .........................28Crompion International...........................28Crosspoint Kinetics.................................29Cummins Inc. .........................................29Curved Glass Distributors ......................29CzechMate Lumber Corp.........................29DAVCO Technology, LLC...........................29Daytech Limited......................................29De Leo Transportation Fabrics ................29Detroit Diesel ..........................................29Diamond Manufacturing Inc...................29Distinctive Systems Inc. .........................29Diversity Matters 2 US, LLC ....................30Dixie Electric Ltd.....................................30Double K, Inc. (Hometown Trolley) ..........30DriveCam................................................30Driveware................................................30Ecolane ...................................................30eFleet Services........................................30ElDorado National...................................30Elreg Distributors Ltd. ............................30EMP.........................................................30Enseicom, Inc. ........................................30Espar Climate Systems ..........................30Euclid Insurance Agencies, LLC .............30Euramtec Corp........................................30EverBank Commercial Finance, Inc........30Fare Logistics Corp.................................30Florida Transportation Systems ..............31Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation..31General Motors LLC.................................31Gerflor .....................................................31Gigavac...................................................31

    Gillig Corporation....................................31Glaval Bus, Div. of Forest River, Inc. ......31Grayson Thermal Systems Corporation...32GRI Pumps (Gorman-Rupp Industries)...32Hadley.....................................................32IBIS Electro-Products Corp. ....................32iDrive, Inc.........