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Adjusting to a New World of Workers’ Comp and OSHA Reporting Changes

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. As part of their ongoing […]

Managing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Risks

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of the ongoing Virtual Safety & Maintenance series, the American Bus Association (ABA) hosted an educational webinar addressing why and how companies can implement a fatigue risk management program (FMP), reduce fatigue-related accidents, and what we can learn from […]

Updating Your Security Capabilities, Policies and Protocols to Handle Teleworking Employees

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. As part of their ongoing […]

Official BUSRide Road Test: Equess CHARGE by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

Photos by Patricia Knight ARBOC Specialty Vehicles launched the Equess CHARGE in February, marking the first all-electric offering in the manufacturer’s vehicle lineup. The Equess CHARGE prototype is complete, and ARBOC anticipates full distribution in Q4 of 2021. Creative Bus Sales will exclusively distribute the vehicle in the United States, with Canadian distribution handled by […]

Motorcoach Winterization 2.0

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. This panel was moderated by […]

Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series This January, the American Bus Association hosted a new edition of their ongoing educational webinar series, Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation. The panel was moderated by Mike McDonal, BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, […]

Getting Back to Work: Reviewing Driver Training Resources & Evaluations

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of their ongoing education series, the American Bus Association hosted this virtual meeting with presenter Matthew Daecher, transportation safety specialist and president of Daecher Consulting Group. Daecher is a transportation safety specialist with over 19 years of experience in […]

Access, Tips and Tricks for Bus Operators with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s (ABA) Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. The opening session served […]

Barbara Cline and Prairie Hills Transit serve as inspirations for community transit

Barbara Cline founded Prairie Hills Transit in 1989 while working as the director of a nutrition program for senior citizens in Spearfish, South Dakota. While delivering meals, Cline often heard from seniors who expressed interest in travelling to a central dining location but lacked a reliable mode of transportation. “I would ask if they had […]

MCI Re-Aligns to Push the Industry Forward

After five years as part of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), in 2020 MCI’s business was combined with that of New Flyer as part of the “NFI Forward” initiative. The combined entity continues to offer all models of both New Flyer transit buses and MCI motorcoaches, making it the industry’s widest range of models and propulsion […]