Monday, March 25, 2019

President of Forest River Bus Divisions David Wright Elkhart, Ind. — Forest River Bus, America’s largest shuttle bus manufacturer, announces the longest and most comprehensive warranty in the industry today.

All Forest River commercial buses will now come standard with an unprecedented 5-year/100,000-mile warranty at no additional charge. Before now, this warranty was only available on Forest River’s luxury flagship bus brand, Berkshire Coach, and the length and coverage is unparalleled in the industry.

“Forest River customers deserve the absolute best coverage our industry has to offer,” said President of Forest River Bus Divisions David Wright. “The plan to offer a 5-year/100,000-mile warranty has been in development for more than a year. This warranty would never have been possible without the unparalleled partnership we have with our dealers and our suppliers. Forest River’s financial strength, outstanding supplier relationships, and commitment to the end user is what makes this type of warranty possible.”

Forest River In other news, Forest River Bus has become the first bus company in the country to equip its buses with a standard rear camera and driver-viewing monitor for safe reverse operations. In collaboration with Rosco Vision Systems, the builder will install an automatic camera system that will provide rear video images to the driver in order to help them make informed safety and operational decisions. It is designed to turn on and off automatically, providing outstanding visual images in both day and night conditions to aid the driver. The size and placement of the back-up camera system is non-distracting to the driver and unobtrusive in the cockpit while not in use. The system will be covered by Forest River’s unprecedented 5-year/100,000 mile warranty.

“Forest River Bus has always been committed to making safety a top priority,” said Wright. “We were the first to install seat belts as standard equipment in all our buses. Now we are taking safety one step further by installing a back-up camera system as standard equipment. From our perspective, safety should never be optional.”

Ben Englander, CEO of Rosco Vision Systems, states, “Our relationship with Forest River goes back many years, even beyond camera systems to more traditional vision safety products like mirrors. We knew the day would come where cameras would be standard by law or by choice, and we applaud Forest River Bus for choosing the path to safety ahead of mandatory requirements. We have all heard that buses are not permitted to back-up by procedure, but in actuality, we know they back-up all the time. By having an effective safety solution, we mitigate risk on every level and take the subjectivity out of safety.”

Visit forestriverinc.com for more information.

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