For the first time, bus and motorcoach drivers will have their own membership category. On July1st, the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Driver Member Program was born.
Founded by and for the thousands of bus and motorcoach drivers in North America, drivers choosing to join may work for any bus company. UMA’s main goal is to encourage bus and motorcoach driving as a professional career. Additionally, its purpose is to provide driver recognition, appreciation and mentoring.
Enrollment in the program is simple, convenient, and economical. As an introductory offer, first year dues are complimentary to drivers of UMA operator member companies. Afterwards, annual dues begin at $39, which reflects a $10 discount for drivers employed by UMA operator member companies. However, driver membership is not restricted to UMA operator member companies.
To sign up visit www.umadrivermember.org and click "Join NOW". For drivers of UMA member companies to receive their first year of Driver Membership free, enter UMAMembers-FREE in the Discount Code box on the Online store.
“There are thousands of bus and coach drivers, who until now did not have a professional affiliation of their own. The driver member program is just for them,” Dale Krapf, UMA Chairman, said.
The membership is the first its kind for bus and motorcoach drivers in the U.S., according to UMA.
“We want to give professional drivers the higher profile they deserve. The membership and new website provide drivers a connection to tools and recognition. This is their home,” Krapf said.
Under the umbrella of the United Motorcoach Association, the new website address is: www.umadrivermember.org.
“We know it takes a special person to be a professional motorcoach driver. We have been considering a driver association for a long time,” Krapf also added.
Safe and punctual driving, excellent customer service, dependability and thoughtful trip planning are the cornerstones of a good driving career. There are thousands of excellent professional motorcoach drivers in North America who display this behavior consistently, and the creation of this new membership category provides a magnificent opportunity to support them. The new program also helps guide success by providing professional motorcoach drivers with several benefits such as:
• Free driver-member only website; www.umadrivermember.org
• National Recognition Program
• Up to the minute newsfeed
• Member-only electronic edition of the “industry bible” Bus & Motorcoach News
• Legislative, Regulatory, and Security Alerts
• Traffic and weather
• …and much, much more.