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This could be the Summer of Safety

I surmise in another 40 years aging motorcoach operators will have long forgotten the sixties and free love but will remember 2010 as the Summer of Safety.

Clean is just good business

Going clean is the easiest and most cost effective way to attract and retain the best customers. A washed vehicle encourages drivers to drive safely and maintain the vehicle. Technicians are prone to take more time under a clean vehicle to perform the necessary preventative maintenance. Regular washing with an effective system extends the life of the bus and helps hold its value.

FMCSA awards $1 million in safety training grants

Seven community and technical colleges and two state government training facilities received a share of $1 million in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration grants to enhance behind-the-wheel safety training courses for students enrolled in commercial driver’s license (CDL) training programs

Harlow’s Trailways newest player on the team

With the addition of Harlow’s Trailways, Bismarck, ND, Team Trailways, Fairfax, VA, expands its Northern Great Plains Territory charter services.

Free shuttle to aid homeless in Kalaeloa, HI

To call attention to the plight of area homeless people Kalaeloa, HI is starting a free shuttle service to help the area’s poorest residents get around and reach its largest transit hub, which services nearby Honolulu.

Politically active: To be or not to be?

Like it or not, the transportation of passengers is a political business and one that local, state and Federal governments have great interest. Although no longer economically regulated, politicians, regulators, planners and others are weaving plans — plans that can and will ultimately affect every bus and motorcoach company in the nation.

Cummins validates its ISX11.9 as better engine choice

Cummins Inc., announced it has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its ISX11.9 diesel engine.

BusRates.com improvements increase subscriber value

BusRates.com, Alexandria, VA, says the recent updates and improvements to its site come as a way to provide subscribers with new tools and options to customize and optimize their listings to receive the highest-quality leads possible.

Phoenix Public Transit cuts Dial-A-Ride demand trips

The City of Phoenix, AZ, Public Transit Department announced it end will all same-day scheduled demand trips on its Phoenix Dial-a-Ride program as of August 26.

Motorcoach Council announces Setra program and updates

The Motorcoach Council, Denver, CO, announced that Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) is promoting the council bus wrap effort through its latest Setra promotion. Now through August 15, 2010 every customer who purchases a Setra S 417 will receive one free Get Motorcoachified rear cap bus wrap.