Risk Archives - Page 2 of 3 - BUSRide

What makes motorcoach insurance unique?

BUSRide’s ongoing series of interviews with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now turns to the intricacies of motorcoach operators’ insurance, what makes it unique from other transportation insurance plans, and how adept the industry is at navigating its various pitfalls. You deal in all transportation modes – what do you notice […]

Terrapin Blue's first quarter success

Terrapin Blue improves operations with grant expertise, emergency preparedness and savvy digital marketing.

A mistake fuels a remedy

Learning from mistakes is time-proven and certainly beneficial if the undesirable outcome alters our behavior.

Driver training must include vehicle dynamics

I don’t know of many bus company owners who wouldn’t agree that we expect a lot out of bus drivers.

Send the same message for all accidents large or small

An accident of any degree invites variable expenses that are hard to plan for in any budget or projection. Even the most minor incident or scrape requires greater sales revenue to fund the necessary repair.

The Chickens Have Come Home

Regular readers of BUSRide have probably seen the plethora of industry talk in advance of the implementation of the CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System (SMS). While I’m not one to crow, “I told you so,” now that we are only a few months into the new measurement system, it appears the chickens have already come home to roost.

Bring cameras and video into the injury investigation

Cameras are growing increasingly pervasive in today’s society and now include cell phone cameras, security cameras, intersection/red light cameras and video recorders that capture entire segments of time.

Don’t be a BP

The ongoing oil tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst environmental disaster in our country’s history. While we will not know the ultimate cost and result of the spill for many years to come, the spill and the response by British Petroleum (BP) offer some lessons, or hopefully reinforce what we already know.

Front tire failures can turn into a catastrophic event

During the summer months operators tend to focus attention on the A/C and cooling systems, and often overlook tire failure as a concern that deserves equal consideration—particularly on the steer axle.

FMCSA promises more punch with CSA 2010

Later this year Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 and its Safety Measurement System will replace the current Motor Carrier Safety Status Measurement System (SafeStat) used by regulators to identify and target unsafe operators.