Arrow Stage Lines to take six 2013 J4500s, two Setra S 417 TCs and a D4505 from MCI (press release)

Arrow-Delivery-photo-with-drivers-1024x811-300x237Whether it’s providing a single coach for a day’s  charter trip or a caravan of coaches for a convention shuttle, Arrow Stage Lines serves  all types of travel requests with a mixed-model fleet of high quality coaches.  Its newest additions for 2013 include six MCI J4500 coaches, two Setra S 417 models and a MCI D4505, all purchased from MCI.
“When passengers travel with Arrow, they travel in what we consider to be the best, most reliable coaches on the road today,” said Luke Busskohl, Regional Director, National Charter Sales Director. “We count on the reliability of the J4500, and we like its new look for 2013.
Arrow operates in 11 locations; in addition to its Omaha headquarters, the company runs its distinctive arrow-emblazoned coaches from facilities in Kansas City, Mo.; Denver; Las Vegas; Phoenix; and surrounding states. “As we’ve expanded, we’ve found each market has its own equipment needs, and it’s been a competitive advantage to have a mixed model fleet,” said Busskohl, who represents a fourth generation of family leadership. “Every 6,000 miles, our charter buses go through intensive inspections from brake, suspension and drivetrain systems, to heating and air-conditioning. The work is done in our own shops, and we replace critical parts long before necessary.  We also use shop data to support our purchasing decisions.  We know, for example, that the D model offers the lowest cost of operation, and the J4500 is right there, too.”
Intended for tours and charters, Arrow’s 2013 J4500 coaches feature plush seating, elegant wood flooring and chrome mirrors. Its Setra S 417 models, used for high-end trips, include custom seating and other premium amenities.  Features on both models include passenger seatbelts, Wi-Fi, and 110-volt outlets for passenger electronics.  All of the models share a number of standard safety features, including electronic stability control.  Additionally, Arrow installs GPS on all of its MCI coaches. The coaches are powered by engines that meet the latest EPA standards for drastically reduced emissions.
Founded by the Busskohl family in 1928, Arrow is one of the largest privately held charter companies in the United States, ranked the 9th-largest motor coach company in North America by Metro Magazine. With a tour business that takes passengers near and far, plus charter clients that include NCAA basketball teams, Arrow runs a highly proactive business. The company also recently gained Transportation Safety Exchange approval for best-in-class safety practices; TSX is an independent rating organization that inspects, monitors and reports on the safety performance of motor carriers.