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January 2013

Pub Perspective: Improving public perception of motorcoach industry is key

All of these changes, designed to improve the public’s perception of the industry, can only be good for operators around the country who provide top-notch services to millions of passengers each year.

September 2012

MAP-21 Impacts Motorcoach Safety, Planning Role

Bill includes N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer’s well-publicized “Grading System,” changes in how safety measures will be implemented and how the industry does business with public transit agencies.

May 2012

Bus safety app makes data more accessible

SaferBus provides access to safety records on approximately 6,000 interstate commercial passenger carriers operating in the U.S., which includes privately operated motorcoach, school bus and tour bus companies.

March 2012

FMCSA Begins Query Into Hours-of-Service

As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s quest to make motorcoach travel safer, the FMCSA has begun conducting listening sessions to solicit concepts, ideas and information. The first such session was held at the ABA’s Marketplace in January.

August 2011

Improving Fire Safety of Buses and Coaches

About 1 percent of all buses suffer some form of fire incident each year. For many years, the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden has been at the forefront of research on improving bus fire safety. The organization has an ongoing project with the intention of creating an international standard for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches.

May 2011

FMCSA, NHTSA release NPRMs for EOBRS, seatbelts to increase safety

The proposed rule EOBR rule also would eliminate the need for motor carriers to retain certain HOS supporting documents, such as delivery and toll receipts, which are currently used to verify the total number of hours drivers spend operating the vehicle.

May 2011

Feds Look to Increase Motorcoach Safety

New programs and proposed rulemaking, such as the FMCSA's CSA program and NHTSA's seat belt rule, are putting the pressure on carriers to take a long, hard look at improving an already safe industry over the next several years.

February 2011

UMA Expo Attendees Look to 'Refocus. Redefine. Reinvent.' Business

Sessions included a discussion by junior operators on finding ways to reach a wider audience as well as how to breathe new life into the industry. On the legislative front, FMCSA Administrator Ferro was on hand to discuss new safety regulation programs.

May 2010

Paying The Price For Going Rogue

In light of recent motorcoach collisions caused by unsafe operators, federal agencies and one state in particular are concentrating their efforts to get the bad guys off the road.

January 2009

FMCSA Pushes for Greater Carrier Safety, Compliance

The federal agency's CSA2010 program, includes a series of evaluation measurements covering the areas of unsafe driving, drugs and alcohol and driver fitness.

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