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Archived newsletters are available below by week published. Click the date to see what you missed!

JUNE 2018

 

June 26, 2018

  • Fort Lauderdale hotel options for 2019 EXPO 
  • Chicago party bus ordinance: A thorny issue you need to know about
  • Driverless vehicles and society: What about jobs?
  • Add a UMA member logo to your site, your Busrates profile, and your printed materials
  • Frank Smith joins the GNJMA Board of Directors
  • FMCSA extends the deadline for compliance with medical examiner's certification integration

 June 19, 2018

  • Motorcoach Minute Podcast features industry original Lou Sardo
  • Grab attention with graphic appeal to up your social media game
  • UMA Member Guide to Compliance and Regulatory Assistance
  • ABC Companies announces marketing team changes
  • TSA's David Cooper will deliver keynote address at GNJMA meeting in October
  • Bus & Motorcoach News: Motorcoach Mechanics are the 'unsung heroes' of our industry
  • Bus & Motorcoach News: OOIDA, safety groups oppose interstate commercial drivers under 21
  • Industry Calendar

 

June 12, 2018

  • EXPO is less than 200 days away. Register now and learn more!
  • Should you join the family business? Harvard Business Review has some advice
  • Share your bus jokes. Please.
  • CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week reminder (July 15-21)
  • Those roads are more dangerous than ever: Study shows high percentage of killed drivers test positive for drugs
  • Member Survey: What's keeping you up at night?
  • Bus & Motorcoach News: Prevost 2018 factory training draws record attendance

June 5, 2018

  • What if you ELD provider goes out of business
  • FMCSA issues Personal Conveyance Guidelines 
  • Bylaws change approved by members
  • CVSA Alliance Roadcheck set for June 5-7
  • Member Survey: What's keeping you up at night?
  • Spring Fling Photos
  • Milhouser: Private sector involvement could help transit
  • Motorcoach Industry Calendar

MAY 2018

 

May 22, 2018

  • UMA's Dale Krapf testifies on the FAST Act of 2015
  • DHS announces notice of funding opportunity for security and preparedness grants
  • UMA's Member Directory is online and in the mail 
  • Three keys to nurturing organic growth for your enterprise
  • Coalition seeks to end highway fatalities
  • FMCSA says 12.9 percent of truckers are not ELD compliant

May 15 - National Infrastructure Week edition

  • UMA asks operators to get active and support HR2120 during Infrastructure Week
  • DC's Union Station Bus Terminal parking offers convenience for drivers
  • Renovated covered bridge near Atlanta keeps having run-ins
  • Does the U.S. need a 'Department of Infrastructure?'
  • Court rules highway toll revenue can fund New York's canals
  • CSA scores now include ELD violations

May 8

  • New Operators Guide for the Motorcoach Industry
  • Membership dues news
  • Digital cameras could soon replace rear-vision mirrors
  • UMA's exclusive travel insurance program generates revenue for operators
  • Technology ignorance is not leadership

May 1

  • UMA members voting by e-ballot for bylaws change
  • Observe Infrastructure Week with focus on HR2120
  • MN DOT tests driverless shuttle for university students
  • BusRates.com announces new site with better functionality, higher value for operators
  • AOBRDs allowed on new motorcoaches
  • Coach operators adapting to ELD changes
  • FMCSA delays rule tha twould transmit drivers' medical exam certificates electronically

APRIL 2018

April 24

  • Scott Riccio named to UMA Board of Directors
  • Job seekers focus on work with greater purpose
  • Arlington TX replaces buses with ride sharing
  • PODCAST: Mergers & Acquisitions--Preparing to sell your business
  • Park Service announces CUA process for commercial tour operators

April 17

  • Joint Fly In promotes industry priorities on Capitol Hill
  • Link to Fly In Photos
  • Two Congressmen endorse proposal to allow younger interstate commercial drivers
  • Coach Quarters hits the campaign trail
  • TSA resources for Homeland bus security
  • Anderson Coach honored by Pennsylvania legislators

April 10

  • Joint Fly In advances unified agenda for UMA and ABA
  • FMCSA administrator goes out on inspection rounds in DC
  • Asian American Motorcoach Association gets moving
  • The never-ending self-driving car project
  • Operation Safe Driver Week is July 15-21
  • Trailways recognizes five outstanding drivers of the year

April 3

  • BANY fends off inspection tax
  • Workforce dynamics: What comes after millennials?
  • Creating a social media strategy to grow your motorcoach business
  • It's here: ELD enforcment started April 1
  • UMA welcomes 27 new members in first quarter of 2018

 

MARCH 2018

March 27

  • Sales tips for springtime: Don't let leads languish
  • Parking: Traveling to DC this Spring? Plan ahead for parking and routes
  • Bus Museum's Spring Fling is June 1-2, 2018 in Hershey, PA
  • Larry and Lorna Hundt honored with Canada's Meritorious Service Medal
  • Luther 'Woody' Story has passed away
  • Scott Hernandez is new director of crash standards and analysis at CVSA
  • USI Travel Insurance Services offers new travel insurance program for charter bus operators

March 20

  • Time to renew ASCAP/BMI Licensing
  • IRS video highlights pitfalls to avoid when filing taxes
  • UMA members get special treatment on BusRates.com: member badge and upgraded color background
  • Compliance: International Roadcheck June 5-7 to focus on hours-of-service
  • Survey on ELDS
  • Greater NJ Motorcoach Association honors professionalism

March 13

  • Deadline for directory updates extended
  • ALERT: TSA issue salter to surface transportation stakeholders
  • Management: Why employees lose motivation and what you can do about it
  • Sign up for the 2018 Industry Fly In on Capitol Hill
  • Technology: See why VW's autonomous 'Cool Bus' is too cool for school
  • Get Bus & Motorcoach News on your own schedule

March 6

  • EXCLUSIVE: UMA announces new charter trip insurance product
  • FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez is on the job
  • Go Motorcoach offers driver recruitment tools
  • Technology: Laser technology enables driverless vehicles to see around corners
  • Pastor Charles Morgan of Morgan and Sons Week-end Tours has died
  • Does your company need its own podcast?

 

FEBRUARY 2018

February 27

Febuary 20

  • Join industry colleagues for a day of advocacy in Washington, DC
  • We have a new FMCSA Administrator, Ray Martinez
  • PODCAST: Learn more about the upgraded and improved Busrates website
  • VA Tech Transportation Institute seeks UMA members' input for employment screening data
  • Management tips from Harvard Business Review
  • The UMA Directory is coming soon. Are you up-to-date?
  • High school videographer chronicles Baily Coach Vets trip

February 13

  • Connect with UMA on social media
  • Get ready for the 2019 UMA Motorcoach EXPO, January 6-10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • NYC Transit system is testing electric vehicles
  • As feds deregulate, states and localities double down
  • Renew vital ASCAP/BMI Licensing for 2018
  • Get more out of social media with new resouces

February 6

 

JANUARY 2018

January 23

  • UMA announces dates for 2018 Capitol Hill Day Fly In
  • NY Lawmakers seek tougher rules for doubledeckers
  • Nearly 60,000 warned or cited during Safe Driver Week
  • Bus Museum seeks help to save a piece of industry history
  • Dealing with debt? A guide for entrepreneurs
  • UMA members qualify for discounts on leading tire brands

January 16

  • Welcome Gladys Gillis, UMA's new Chairman of the Board
  • Time to update employment policies on medical marijuana
  • What you must know about cyberterrorism
  • A video on why you don't succeed: "Lazy and Unfocused"
  • Leadership: Is life-work balance even possible for high achievers?
  • Members in the news: See who was honored at EXPO during our awards celebrations
  • The UMA Membership Directory is an indispensible tool for operators