In 2004, School Bus Fleet Magazine published its prestigious list of the Top Ten School Bus Maintenance Programs in the United States. The Huntington Coach family of companies was proud to be included in this group. “Our company’s crowning achievement is our maintenance department,” says Brendan Clifford, VP of operations. And the facts prove it.
All five of Huntington Coach Corp.’s separate facilities have scored at or near the top of state inspections for many years, with consistently less than a 1 percent failure rate. As a result, the company has won several consecutive New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner’s Safety Awards.
One of the keys to the company’s success is the depth of experience running the maintenance department. Led by VP and GM Kevin Kalberer, the 14 shop management staffers have an average of more than 27 years of experience with Huntington Coach. Kalberer has been with the Company since 1978. “The drivers are the eyes and ears of our maintenance program between services,” says Kalberer. “It’s the sense of ownership and pride in all our employees that allows us to achieve our success.”