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Driver safety means more than you think

By Todd Ewing What comes to mind when you hear the word “safety”? Maybe you think of bike helmets, life jackets or seat belts. Though these things make operating in the world a bit safer, they are a small part of safety’s larger story. For fleet owners and managers, safety means far more than just […]

Safe parking and backing

By Al Daoud Drivers experience congested roadways, massive highways and adverse driving conditions regularly, but most collisions do not occur under these conditions. Many collisions occur in an uncontrolled and potentially chaotic area: parking lots. Collisions in parking lots are usually minor and property damage is the most likely result. However, these minor collisions can […]

Creating a culture of safety

BUSRide spoke with Bob Crescenzo, vice president of safety and loss control at Lancer Insurance, about how to enact a company-wide “Culture of Safety,” from management and maintenance to transparency and accountability. What is a “Culture of Safety” as it pertains to bus and motorcoach operations? The culture of safety in a transportation company is […]

Motorcoach driver safety training at the next level

  What constitutes true safety for motorcoach drivers? There is a litany of self-created training courses which operators provide daily to their drivers– and, though they all follow some basic principles accepted throughout the industry, a uniform safety training course has yet to be codified. Jeff Cassell, owner of the Motorcoach Safety Training Company (MCSTCO), […]

Bus fires, fire suppression systems and fire prevention

By Al Daoud Operating buses presents many unique challenges, but one challenge is far more important than the rest: passenger safety. You carefully select the best drivers, buy quality equipment and make it clear to your passengers and company that safety is a priority. You plan for every outcome imaginable, including bus fires. But how […]

How insurance affects your employees

    BUSRide recently spoke with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, to discuss the myriad ways in which insurance coverage affects public and private employees. In turn, he also spotlights the ways those employees can affect insurance coverage and premiums – for good and ill. How can employees affect the insurance coverage and […]

Video Integration: the secret sauce

By Lori Jetha Technology plays an important role in transit operations today. Passenger counting, electronic ticketing, CAD/AVL systems, video surveillance, wireless, and even onboard Wi-Fi help transit agencies deliver a better, more efficient public transit experience. Developing a world-class transit organization means implementing solutions from best-in-class technology partners. But in order to meet increasing customer […]

Safety and Accessbility: Are we there yet?

By Ami Sailor It is bitterly cold outside today as I sit next to the tall, icy streetlamp and wait. The wind blowing snow in a horizontal blur silences the passing vehicles throwing slush onto the sidewalk in front of me. I want nothing more than to warm up inside of that bus, but when I […]

Apple Bus Company gets creative with NOLA expansion

Beginning with this issue, each  Safety Solutions column will focus on a different bus operation in the United States – the safety and operational issues they face, and how putting together a comprehensive risk management and insurance program helped their business and bottom line. Although its locally-managed, family-owned status might suggest otherwise, Apple Bus Company […]

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D.O.T. compliance and your insurance

As part of this continuing series, BUSRide spoke with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, to discuss the ways in which compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates can affect operators’ insurance coverage and rates; and how operators can stay abreast of those mandates. What areas of insurance coverage are affected […]