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FACT 2014

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36 < m ETRO m AGAZINE FACT BOOK 2015 metro-magazine.com industry data Top 50 Motorcoach Operator Survey Cost-effciency measures Business up somewhat A total of 22,267 motorcoaches and buses are represented among the Top 50 operators in this survey. Non-motorcoach vehicles made up the majority, 60%, only slightly down from last year's 62%. Total Fleet Size Top 10 Fleets 22,267 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 1 1 FirstGroup America Cincinnati 12,486 1,920 10,566 2,088 6,056 190 -406 2 2 Coach USA Inc. Paramus, N.J. and Coach Canada/ Peterborough, Ontario 2,120 1,665 455 2,120 365 0 -280 3 3 Evergreen Trails DBA Horizon Coach Lines Dallas 1,039 682 357 678 4 0 -161 4 4 Academy Bus Companies Hoboken, N.J. 926 604 322 736 177 13 +219 5 - Pacific Western Group of Companies Calgary, AB 726 506 220 620 106 0 - 6 6 Easton Coach Co. Easton, Pa. 333 30 303 38 12 0 +19 7 - Royal Hyway Tours Inc. Fairbanks, Alaska 327 308 19 308 0 0 -36 8 7 Peter Pan Bus Lines Inc. Springfield, Mass. 256 251 5 252 4 0 -3 9 8 Mears Motor Coaches Orlando, Fla. 232 176 56 176 56 0 +6 10 11 Martz Group Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 205 199 6 199 6 0 +12 2013 2012 Company Name/ Location Total Buses and Coaches Motorcoaches Non-Motorcoach Buses Total 40-/45-Foot Buses and Coaches Total 30-/35-Foot Total Longer Than 45 Ft. Plus/Minus 2012 While business was up for the majority of survey respondents, at 62%, this percentage is lower than the last two years — 79% in 2012, and 70% in 2011. Most surveyed operators increased rates and applied fuel surcharges as cost-efciency measures. Service reduction nearly doubled over last year's fgure of 8%. Rate increases: Fuel surcharges: Staff downsizing: Service reduction: Controlling idling/fuel use: 72% 61% 14% 14% 12% How was business in 2013 compared with 2012? Motorcoaches: 40% (8,850) Non-motorcoaches: 60% (13,417) Stayed the same: 27% Down: 11% Up: 62%

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