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Fun Ideas For Your Next Motorcoach Road Trip

Fun Ideas For Your Next Motorcoach Road Trip

Taking a road trip is always a fun experience, whether you’re traveling with a partner, friends or your entire family. If you’re road-tripping with a large group, you might consider hiring a charter bus to make the experience even more enjoyable. If you need some fun ideas to pass the time out on the open road, here are a few games and other activities to keep the good times rollin’. 1. License Plate Game The license plate game is a simple idea, but it can last the entire length of your trip, making it fun for everyone. First, print off a map or list of all of the states in the continental United States. As you travel, check the license plates of other vehicles and mark off the corresponding state on your list. The first person to get all of the states wins the game. 2. Make a Scrapbook As you travel, you will likely stop at many different restaurants, rest centers, hotels and activities. At each place you stop, be sure to collect at least one or two items of significance to help remember your trip. You can wait to start your scrapbook when you return home, but a motorcoach has plenty of room for crafts if you would like to get started right away. Best of all, you’ll have a homemade souvenir as soon as you get home. 3. Trivia Games Before you travel, search online to compile a list of interesting trivia about the places you will be visiting. You can simply read the trivia aloud to the other charter bus passengers, or you can make...
Arrow Stage Lines Releases Brand New Customer Portal

Arrow Stage Lines Releases Brand New Customer Portal

It can be frustrating finding the correct charter number, printing off pages of information, and then scanning, emailing, and having to call back your sales representative. Arrow Stage Lines took direct aim at solving the cumbersome quoting and online process. The answer, a solution designed for the digital age. Arrow Stage Lines has announced their new Customer Portal. This allows customers to quote, receive quotes, and accept charters all online in their personally designed customer portal. This customer portal was built and created for ease of use for all Arrow clients. It is a simple and easy to use platform that will let you view your trips, quote a trip, view previous charters, and more. “This new Customer Portal is a big win for our customers,” said Arrow Stage Lines’ COO, Luke Busskohl. “We know our customers are busy, and they should have a solution that fits their work schedule and lifestyle.” The process is quick, easy and efficient. Customers are able to use the company’s exclusive on-line customer portal option – customer.arrowstagelines.com – but they will need to contact their Arrow Stage Lines’ Charter Bus Sales Representative to start the process. Customers have easy access to the dates, times, vehicles, drivers and other options. Customers can review all the details of their quote, and then select their acceptance. With one touch, the quote is accepted and moves into confirmation stage with their Arrow Stage Lines’ Charter Bus Sales Representative.     Arrow Stage Lines charter bus confirmations provide customers with even more options. Customers can digitally review the details of their specific charter arrangements, as well as view on-board enhancements,...
A Day in the Life of a Motorcoach Operator

A Day in the Life of a Motorcoach Operator

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a motorcoach operator is like? A lot of us see what it is like as a passenger. The motorcoach operator shows up, drives us to where we need to go, and drops us off. What we don’t see is all of the preparation, the routing, and the work that all goes in to provide safe and comfortable travel for us. We were able to have one of our Arrow Stage Lines motorcoach operators outline one of his trips he recently did and explain what his day looked like. Take a look at “A Day in the Life of a Motorcoach Operator.” 3:30 AM – My alarm just went off and you I’m getting an early start today. I woke up, showered, and got ready for a long day ahead. My group is a small university basketball team headed that is headed to Fort Wayne, Indiana. 4:30 AM – I hopped in my truck and headed to the Arrow yard. I live about 40 miles away, so I always like to give myself at least one hour of travel time in case I run into traffic or construction. I also like to stop for a donut if I have time… (I always have time.. haha) 5:30 AM– My start time! Thankfully the university pick up is only 10 miles down the road, so I will have plenty of time to get ready for my 7 AM spot time. I pulled my truck up right next to my beautiful Arrow Stage Lines motorcoach. My traveling buddy for the day was...
Arrow Stage Lines Parts Department – Next Level Care

Arrow Stage Lines Parts Department – Next Level Care

Arrow Stage Lines is known for a lot of things in the motorcoach industry like our superior safety record, our on-time promise, and our elite maintenance team. We have pushed numbers that exceed everyone else in the industry and we have saved clients time and money. A piece of Arrow’s success in the industry is due to our amazing parts department. With over 90 years in business we have been through many vehicles. Whenever there is a new vehicle, there is new parts, and whenever there is new parts, you need more space and more people to control it all. How does this all happen? Well let me tell you. Our Arrow Stage Lines Parts Department is one of the best in the nation. We currently have 5 full time parts stores across the country that stock over $2,500,000 worth of inventory for our 13 nationwide Arrow Stage Lines locations. We stock and provide parts for every type of motorcoach, including Van Hool, MCI, Setra, Prevost, and Temsa – just to name a few. Every single part that is stocked or ordered for our Arrow Stage Lines motorcoaches are required to be OEM or better. That means everything that is replaced on our motorcoaches is at least a good as new, or better. We have 8 full time parts employees that handle the inventory, shipping, ordering, and handling every single piece of our operation. Some may wonder how we can keep track of over $2.5 million in inventory plus everything we need to order in. Well, that would be through our parts tracking database. We run a program that...
Motorcoach Facts – Things You May Not Know

Motorcoach Facts – Things You May Not Know

Motorcoaches are are just like big cars that can hold a lot of people a long ways right? WRONG! A lot of people do not realize how motorcoaches operate, how they move, what makes them move, and why they are so expensive. This blog is meant to help you realize what really goes into these wonderful, massive, beautiful, people moving machines. To start this off, I just want to make sure everyone knows that these facts are true about all of our Arrow Stage Lines motorcoaches, not every company. But with that being said, most motorcoaches operate the same, so things will be very similar. Here are some facts. 1: Arrow Stage Lines Setra motorcoaches have over 2.2 miles of wire and 1389 electrical connections. In any average motorcoach, the main center tunnel of wires has over 700 wires in it. All of these wires and connections help to power the video screens, over 100 light bulbs, engine connections, radios and speakers, wifi, and many more electrical components on a motorcoach. All of this is to help keep you comfortable, entertained, and safe while traveling down the road. 2: A motorcoach has a massive engine with over 500 horsepower to push the up to 54,000 pounds of weight in the vehicle. This is the equivalent of over 7 full sized elephants! These massive motorcoaches have 8 tires that help keep them going straight down the road. 3: When arriving at its destination, a group riding on a motorcoach will spend on average $10,950 during an overnight stay. (food, accommodations, other spending) This is a huge number that many people...

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