Topic : driver shortage

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Ohio's TARTA cutting bus service due to driver shortage, OT

Management & Operations| March 5, 2018

The new service plan eliminates a bank of “lineup” buses leaving downtown Toledo at 11 a.m. on weekdays, curtails service hours on suburban Call-a-Ride buses, and reduces or eliminates weekend and holiday service on selected routes.

Japan testing 'driver sharing' between bus companies

Motorcoach| January 25, 2018

During the trial period, motorcoach companies that need drivers will be able to temporarily employ drivers from other companies in locations that are experiencing a tourism lull.

Motorcoach| December 29, 2017

Top 50 Motorcoach Fleets Focused on Growing Business, Recruiting Drivers

While finding drivers and maintenance personnel is still a real issue for operators, many have not only used the web to revamp their approach to recruit drivers, but also market their operations to increase utilization rates. New for 2018, this year’s list is ranked by most motorcoaches, rather than most vehicles as it has in the past.  

Motorcoach| December 28, 2017

Q&A with UMA President/CEO Stacy Tetschner

He joined the association following 25 years at the National Speakers Association where he served as CEO for the past 18 years. Beyond his role leading NSA, Tetschner is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives 

Motorcoach| October 3, 2017

Motorcoach Roundtable: Focused on Driver Shortage, Long-Term Business Growth

Despite the ongoing issues with attracting talent, business is still thriving and moving forward at a rapid pace. To deal with the growth, operators are taking a measured, more deliberate approach.

Bus| November 29, 2016

TAPTCO, MSTCO create course to help drivers pass CDL test

The course is available in hard copy containing seven interactive CDs together with a trainer’s guide, a driver’s study guide, and a book of practice tests. Alternately, the course is available over the web through a learning management system, so that applicants can go through the training and practice tests from any location.

Motorcoach| August 15, 2016

How is the Motorcoach Industry Tackling the Driver Shortage?

The crisis has pushed operators to use new workforce development tactics, including adding full-time human resources departments, increasing marketing and advertising, and enhancing their benefits package to be more attractive to job hunters.

Management & Operations| June 30, 2016

Wash.'s Kitsap Transit experiencing driver shortage

The lack of operators means that when drivers go on vacation or are out sick some bus routes are impacted, causing the agency to shut some buses down and other routes have to pick up more people.

Motorcoach| January 25, 2016

2015 Top 50 Motorcoach Fleets Survey

Many operators are tailoring their marketing and sales practices to attract millennials and baby boomers. Meanwhile, 77% of respondents report having issues recruiting, hiring and training drivers.

Accessibility| October 8, 2012

Texas paratransit supplements with taxi service

A continuing shortage of bus drivers has forced EZ-RIDER, the public transportation provider in Midland and Odessa, Texas, to partner with a local taxi company to provide service to its paratransit riders.

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