It’s the strongest third quarter for sales of motorcoaches in the United States and Canada since 2019, according to a new report from the American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF).
The Third Quarter 2023 Motorcoach Builders Survey, which is based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in North America, found that 338 new and 104 pre-owned coaches were sold during Q3 this year, marking a continued recovery for the motorcoach industry. According to the report, the increase in sales was led by the private sector buying 33 percent more new vehicles than a year ago, while public sector sales fell more than 75 percent for new vehicle sales quarter-over-quarter.
“It is positive to see the private motorcoach industry continue along the road to recovery. There continues to be challenges the industry needs to overcome before we can say we are in full recovery; one being hiring enough drivers to meet the travel demand,” said ABA Foundation President Peter Pantuso in a press release from the organization.
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