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Arrow Stage Lines and Employees Complete a Series of Green Certification Programs

Arrow Stage Lines and Employees Complete a Series of Green Certification Programs

Arrow Stage Lines, and The Certification for Sustainable Transportation (CST) have announced that 100% of motorcoach operators have completed the CST’s EcoDriver and Idle Free Certification Programs and 100% of their vehicles have been eRating certified. Company officials were pleased with the announcement and expressed their enthusiasm for the program. Arrow Stage Lines COO Luke Busskohl said “This program is crucial for us right now. With all of the green initiatives, we are proud to partner with the University of Vermont to put our drivers through the Idle-Free and Eco-Driver training.” The CST is a mission-driven non-for-profit program housed at the University of Vermont. It’s mission is to: reduce greenhouse gas and other harmful emissions, increase energy efficiency, and to promote the use of alternative fuels and new technologies. Similar to how Energy Star works in the appliance sector, the CST accomplishes its work largely through three programs: its eRating vehicle certification, an Eco-Driver certification program, and an Idle-Free driver certification program. Arrow Stage Lines and its employees began the process to have its vehicles and drivers certified in early 2016 and since then, all of their motorcoach operators have completed the CST’s EcoDriver and Idle Free training courses. The driver training courses teach drivers an array of EcoDriving practices as well as how to avoid unnecessary idling. These programs can help drivers save fuel and reduce the environmental impacts of their vehicles. Each qualifying vehicle in the company’s fleet received an eRating certification based on a variety of environmental criteria. The CST’s Director, Dave Kestenbaum, said of Arrow Stage Lines, “We were very pleased with the level of...
Arrow Stage Lines Early 2017 Contributions to Hero Project: Water Charity

Arrow Stage Lines Early 2017 Contributions to Hero Project: Water Charity

Nearly 663 million people around the world go without clean water. That equates to roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide struggle to find one of life’s most basic needs. The water that is available often carries diseases that lead to death. Can you imagine living a life when you have to worry about the water you drink making your sick? Arrow Stage Lines looked at this problem and decided that they wanted to be apart of the solution. In early 2016, Arrow Stage Lines started a new project called the Hero Project. The project was started to give back to those in need, and Arrow chose Charity Water. “Generosity for all of us in a business setting means service and focusing on others.” said Arrow Stage Lines President and CEO, Steve Busskohl. “I think our partnership with Charity Water is an amazing place for us as a company to be generous, and it is all thanks to our amazing customers” Arrow Stage Lines joined this fundraising campaign to help Charity Water build these types of projects around the world. It is easy to make a difference. Simply choose Arrow Stage Lines as your charter bus provider and we will donate funds for every bus rental to help fight the world water crisis. In 2016, Arrow Stage Lines contributed over $22,000 to its Hero Project. With their sights set on creating a record setting 2017, they sure are off to a great start. With the help from all of Arrow Stage Lines customers, they have been able to give over $10,099 in just the first four months of 2017. This is a...
Elite Maintenance – Why Does It Matter?

Elite Maintenance – Why Does It Matter?

Elite maintenance is a large part of the culture at Arrow Stage Lines, but some might ask why? Their elite maintenance team across all 13 Arrow Stage Lines locations is what sets them apart from the competition. Whether it is the countless hours put into preventative maintenance or the quick turnaround for a broken motorcoach, it seems as if Arrow is always on top of it. Why is maintenance so important? At Arrow Stage Lines, they believe that it is a one of the most crucial parts of their business. A customer poll over the course of a year once stated that Arrow Stage Lines had a 98% Equipment Satisfaction rating over all 250 pieces of equipment across the entire company. That is a very good percentage for any rating, but it is especially impressive for motorcoaches. “We know that preventative maintenance and good ethical practices are what keep our motorcoaches on the road with very few issues,” said Arrow Stage Lines Director of Maintenance, Gene Wordekemper. “There are so many different issues that may arise on a motorcoach. Whether engine problems, drivetrain issues, or even the wifi. We make sure every corner gets inspected and tested before going on a trip to ensure it is in perfect working order, because we know that is the service expected from our customers.” Arrow Stage Lines has a pretty impressive track record when it comes to maintenance. You could book over 130 motorcoaches from Arrow and never experience a breakdown of any kind. One other impressive stat is that during rare disruptions, trips were only delayed 90 minutes. This statistic is very impressive because...
Arrow Stage Lines Proud to Provide Military Transportation

Arrow Stage Lines Proud to Provide Military Transportation

Arrow Stage Lines was proud to be chosen to provide transportation for our nations troops in a long transport of personnel across the country. 29 Arrow Stage Lines’ motorcoaches traveled nearly a combined 82,000 miles from Ft. Riley, KS to Irwin, CA. Each overnight charter bus schedule required multiple drivers to ensure safety, and comfort for all passengers. Over 1,400 brave personnel were on these 29 motorcoaches.  “We are proud to be chosen to be apart of such a significant move” said Arrow Stage Lines’ President and CEO, Steve Busskohl. “Our operations, maintenance, and driver team had to come together to make this move even possible, and I am proud of every one of them for the hard work and sacrifices made to make this happen.” This required multiple resources from nearly every one of the company’s 13 nationwide locations. This project included 49 drivers from 9 different Arrow Stage Lines’ locations. These drivers performed over 68 motorcoach exchanges without any issues or delays in service. “Quality maintenance and preventative initiatives are what set Arrow Stage Lines apart” said Director of Maintenance, Gene Wordekemper, “We take every measure possible to make sure that every bus that leaves our lots are mechanically sound and will preform well on the road.” On-time performance was crucial. Each motorcoach was early to each scheduled departure at Ft. Riley, KS. Arrow Stage Lines, the only company in the nation to offer an on-time promise, conducted the schedule with accuracy. Arrow Stage Lines has provided more than just military charter bus service in the past. The company has been trusted to provide motorcoach service to the Secret Service, high-profile political personnel, and is often trusted...
5 Travel Tips to Ensure a Successful Bus Trip

5 Travel Tips to Ensure a Successful Bus Trip

Have you ever been up late the night before your trip that leaves at 5am the next morning wondering what in the world you are going to do on the bus the next few days? We have! Arrow Stage Lines has put together a list of 5 travel tips to ensure you have a successful bus trip. We know that everyone travels on a motorcoach for many different reasons. Some travel for business, parties, sports, tours, and much more. One thing that is common for all is that you are usually stuck in a seat for usually a long period of time. So what are some of the best ways to enjoy that time? Check it out: Stay Connected – Take advantage of the amenities on-board every Arrow Stage Lines motorcoach. We offer Arrow Connect on our motorcoaches which provides our passengers with wifi which allows you to check your social media without having to worry about data limits. “Well that drains my battery” some people would say, but don’t worry, we have outlets at every seat to charge all of your devices while you’re searching the web. Relax – Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Put down your arm rests, recline your seat, and close your eyes as some of the best drivers in the industry drive you to your next destination. With large panoramic windows, a quiet ride, and air ride suspension, its easy to find yourself asleep on one of our motorcoaches. A book, magazine, or crossword puzzle are favorites of some of our most experienced travelers. It’s easy to pass time and enjoy it while diving...
Arrow Parts Sales Emerges Into Reality

Arrow Parts Sales Emerges Into Reality

Arrow Parts Sales is now officially up and running, and is ready to fill your vintage, new, and used parts needs. Arrow Parts Sales, otherwise known as APS, is a brand of Arrow Stage Lines which has been around since 1928. With a large industry presence and an even better reputation, Arrow Stage Lines brought an easier solution for parts to the industry. The Arrow Parts Sales team saw a need in the industry and decided to fill it. With over 5 nationwide parts stores, and smaller branches across the midwest and west coast, they are your one stop shop for online motorcoach parts. APS is bringing a new name to parts sales, making it easier than ever to purchase bus parts. With the special “parts request” page, they have made it simple for you enter a part number, or if you don’t know the number, just give a description and let the APS elite parts team find it for you. “We have tried to make this website as simple as possible for the end user,” said Arrow Stage Lines Marketing and Corporate Operations Specialist, Alex Busskohl. “We know that last thing you want to do while searching for parts is go through a long process online to find them. We have made it simple by letting you request a part through our team, but we also give you the option to go through our online catalog and take advantage of our “buy now” option.” Arrow Parts Sales is backed by over 89 years in the business with Arrow Stage Lines. With over 13 locations nationwide, Arrow Stage Lines...

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