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Herrera School Buses and Coaches Inc. invests in rider safety with NFI Parts™

Louisville, Kentucky, USA – December 7, 2020: the parts subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent bus manufacturers, has received an order from Herrera School Buses and Coaches Inc. (“Herrera”) to equip half their MCI coach fleet with a wide range of products from the Clean and Protect line.

Included in the order are cleaning products and fogging machines which will be used before and after vehicles are put in service. Six coaches in Herrera’s fleet are to be outfitted with driver protection barriers, ventilated air hatches, UV light kits, and antimicrobial filters. These technologies are put in place to improve social distancing between drivers and passengers, and to assist in disinfecting and improving air circulation.

“A complete response strategy is what all transportation services need during these unprecedented times,” said Scott Robertson, Vice President of Customer Service at NFI Parts. “As we addressed in our white paper on transportation safety, there is no one solution to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A more holistic approach is how to approach our ‘new normal’; when Herrera decided that this was what they were going to do, we wanted to be part of the process and help them develop a plan that would work for their fleet.”

Clean and Protect products each work to support the four principles of transportation safety: Distancing, Disinfecting, Air Quality and PPE. These areas can help improve the safety onboard motor coaches and are critical steps toward restoring the consumer confidence needed to restart the industry. More information on the four principles of transportation safety can be found here.

“Keeping our community safe is so important,” said Steve Herrera, Coaches Supervisor at Herrera. “We have a unique connection to the people of New Mexico; at Herrera we work with people we know. We are doing everything we can to make our fleet as safe as it can be.” Herrera Coaches is celebrating its 79th year in business. Originally a school bus company, the coach phase of the business was started in 1982 with one Coach, today there are 28. In 2003, the company purchased a new location, where it currently runs the coach division. Drivers are local residents and are knowledgeable of the western areas of the United States.

The strong partnership between NFI Parts and its supply network has resulted in inventory on high demand items to be available for purchase. Due to the popularity of the Clean and Protect products, customers are encouraged to reach out to their NFI Parts customer service representative as quickly as possible to minimize lead times.

More information NFI Parts Clean and Protect product line can be found here: www.nfi.parts/cleanandprotect.

About NFI

With 8,000 team members in ten countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions under the brands New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI® (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of over 105,000 buses and coaches around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information is available at www.nfigroup.comwww.newflyer.comwww.mcicoach.comwww.arbocsv.comwww.alexander-dennis.com, and nfi.parts.

About NFI Parts

NFI Parts™ is North America’s most comprehensive organization providing parts, technical publications, training, and support for buses and motor coaches. NFI Parts is the parts division of NFI Group, providing replacement parts for New Flyer transit buses, MCI motor coaches, ARBOC cutaway vehicles, as well as the product lines for the acquired NABI and Orion parts businesses. Additionally, NFI Parts has extensive cross references for parts that are common with other bus, coach, and cutaway product lines and has a mature supply base and established relationships with over 1,000 suppliers.

With over 90 years of parts experience, NFI Parts™ supports a combined fleet of 75,000 active transit buses, motor coaches and cutaway vehicles. NFI Parts serves more than 5,000 customers annually. NFI Parts understands the operational importance of getting the right parts, on time, all the time; allowing customer maintenance teams to focus on repairs and returning vehicles to service quickly. Further information is available aNFI.parts.

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