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Prevost Sponsors First Annual UMA International Motorcoach Driver Competition
(Alexandria, VA) Prevost will cosponsor the United Motorcoach Association's first Annual International Driver Competition. The competition will take place Feb. 28, 2017 in St. Louis, during the 2017 UMA Motorcoach Expo. This first of its kind international event has already attracted more than 50 competitors from 21 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.
“Prevost is proud to partner with the UMA on the first International Driver Competition,” said Jack Forbes, Vice President of Sales for Prevost. “We understand that drivers are a key part of every operator’s success. We always want to promote awareness of driver and passenger safety; this competition offers an important method to achieve that awareness. Prevost is committed to attracting and training drivers in order to grow the industry, and has also enjoyed the partnership with the UMA through the Prevost Preparatory School for Professional Drivers. The driver competition is another way we can support drivers and their professional development.”
“By stepping up with major support for this new event, Prevost allows us to bring together our top drivers to showcase their expertise," said Dale Krapf, Chairman of Krapf Coaches and current UMA Chairman. "This is a logical extension of the many state and regional competitions, and with the support of Prevost, we now have a powerful way to underscore our industry's continuing focus on safety and professionalism."
The UMA International Driver Competition champions will receive cash prizes, trophies, framed certificates, and recognition at the UMA Leadership Awards Celebration on February 28 in St. Louis.
Eligibility to compete is based on a driver's membership in the UMA Driver Member program, participation in the UMA Safe Driver Recognition Program, winning a championship in a state or regional competition, and/or recommendation from their employer. Competitors are eligible for complimentary hotel stay and a free 2017 UMA Motorcoach EXPO registration. Full details about the competition are on the Expo website.
The UMA Motorcoach Expo is the largest gathering of motorcoach operators in North America, bringing together nearly 2,000 bus and motorcoach industry professionals annually. In addition to the driver competition, the event includes multiple networking opportunities, a sold-out exhibit hall featuring the latest products and service, and an educational program designed to address all bus and motorcoach business operations. Complete details about the UMA Motorcoach Expo are available online.
Prevost is a leading North American manufacturer of premium passenger coaches and conversion coaches for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions. The firm is headquartered in Sainte-Claire, QC.
About the United Motorcoach Association (UMA)
The United Motor Coach Association is the nation’s largest organization exclusively protecting and promoting the interests and welfare of privately owned bus and motorcoach companies. Members include motorcoach owners and industry suppliers. To learn more about UMA go to their website.
For questions please contact UMA at 1-800-424-8262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.