James River expands safety initiative

Will install seat belts on all of its motorcoaches by Spring 2013; add a driving simulator; conduct extensive background checks covering national and local databases and pre-employment personality testing to ensure compatibility with corporate values; and add a customer service training department.

Combating Driver Fatigue An Uphill Battle

While accidents continue to occur because a driver was tired or fell asleep, many in the industry believe revamping federal hours of service regulations is not the answer. An operator’s best course of action is to properly train drivers and manage risks when scheduling trips. Even then, however, the onus remains on the driver to rest.

NTSB releases 'Most Wanted' list

List includes implementation of PTC, elimination of distracted driving and improved fire safety.

Get On the Road Now With Equipment Financing

Even as transit agencies, municipalities, and tour and motorcoach operators meet new challenges in taking their operations to the next level, so must their managers consider all the available tools for optimal acquisition of equipment.

Calif. association shapes new ‘party bus’ law

If there will be alcohol served on motorcoaches or party buses as well as riders under the legal drinking age, a designee over the age of 25 from the group of passengers must be appointed who will be responsible for any “reasonably forseeable” injuries or property damage.

ABC completes 400th Greyhound refurb

Launched in late 2010, the Greyhound Fleet Revitalization Program was designed to enhance the Greyhound passenger trip experience by giving the fleet’s MCI-model motorcoaches an overall facelift.

Bus driver convicted in Va. crash

Sky Express coach driver Kin Yiu Cheung received four counts of involuntary manslaughter in a crash last year that killed four and injured dozens. Crash survivors told the judge that Cheung’s erratic driving lasted for an hour before he nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the bus.

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