July / August 2012
VOLUME 1, NUMBER 3
MAKING PUBLIC TRANSIT ACCESSIBLE
Having the opportunity to live an autonomous life is important to everyone and the capacity to travel between home and a chosen destination is an integral part of self-sufficient living. People need to travel daily to places such as work, grocery stores and doctor’s offices as part of leading productive, healthy and independent lives. Certain people with disabilities rely on paratransit services to get where they need to go while others prefer to use public transit for daily mobility.
THE NOVA LFS 1/50 SCALE MODEL IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Nova Bus is proud to introduce the 1/50 scale model replica of its popular Nova LFS. This limited edition bus is a must have for collectors and a great complement to your bus fleet!
VOLVO GROUP OPENS NEW FACILITIES IN LIMA, PERU
On June 12, the Volvo Group opened its new base of operations in Peru. With a total area of 56,500 square meters, the facilities will serve as a hub for commercial and after-market activities supporting Volvo, Mack and UD vehicles, Volvo Buses, and Volvo Penta marine and industrial engines. US$17 million is being invested in the new facilities.
“We have a very strong presence in Peru, a strong image and a high level of customer satisfaction,” said Roger Alm, president of Latin American sales for Volvo Group Trucks Sales and Marketing Americas. “We are market leaders in heavy duty trucks and the new investment will help us support the expansion of our business in the country.” The Volvo truck fleet in Peru is around 17,500 trucks.
The Peruvian facilities are the first multi-brand site for the Volvo Group in South America, given that it will support Volvo, Mack and UD vehicles. In terms of the Volvo truck brand, Peru is the second largest market in the continent.
Last year alone, 2,040 Volvo branded trucks were sold in Peru, a historical record since Volvo entered the market 50 years ago.
NOVA BUS WISHES YOU A GREAT SUMMER!
The summer holiday season is upon us, and we wish you a great summer! In order to ensure continued support during the holidays, various departmental contacts will be available and our main lines will remain functional.
LFS HEV AT THE GRAND PRIX WEEKEND IN MONTREAL
Our LFS HEV looked sharp while shuttling members of the media around the Gilles-Villeneuve racetrack during the 2012 Montreal Grand Prix!
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR SASKATOON TRANSIT
Nova Bus was pleased to recently welcome Abe Driedger and Walter E Plessl from Saskatoon Transit. A private ribbon cutting ceremony was organized for the delivery of their new LFS Smart Buses.
NOVA BUS AT THE IPI CONFERENCE AND EXPO
The Nova Bus team was at the IPI Conference & Expo in Phoenix, AZ, from June 10-13. Thanks to all visitors who stopped by our booth to have a look at the LFS HEV with the new interior design.
IPI NOVA LFS SCALE MODEL WINNERS
Congratulations to Thomas Kending from NC State University, Susan Weiss from Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and Craig Beam from Lehigh University, who each won a 1/50 Nova LFS scale model.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE
The 2012 Public Transportation & Universities Conference took place in Fargo, ND, from June 16-19. Nova Bus was proud to take part in this biennial conference, which delves deep into the unique needs of university communities and the populations they serve.
NOVA BUS TAKES PART IN THE RELAY FOR LIFE
The Nova Bus Relay for Life team collected a total of $10,135 for the Canadian Cancer Society, thus earning the team Sapphire status and taking top place for team donations in this year’s MRC Deux-Montagnes Relay for Life.
MACK TRUCKS HONOR AMERICA’S FALLEN HEROES
Mack Trucks colleagues took part in the recent Memorial Day weekend Rolling Thunder® – Ride for Freedom rally. The tribute truck featured special graphics honoring the sacrifices of American military personnel and promoting the Wounded Warrior Project.
VOLVO PENTA TO SUPPLY ENGINES TO AIRPORT FIREFIGHTING VEHICLES
Volvo Penta will supply engines for a number of airport firefighting vehicles from Rosenbauer. This new development strengthens the Volvo Group’s collaboration with Rosenbauer, which already builds conventional fire trucks using Volvo Trucks chassis.
VOLVO OCEAN RACE: SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON LEG 7 WINNERS ABU DHABI
Abu Dhabi were crowned kings of Leg 7 in front of crowds at the Lisbon Race Village, celebrating their first ever leg win. Ian Walker’s crew took to the main stage to rapturous applause from hundreds of people who packed the race village.