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NEW ORLEANS -- UMA Motorcoach Expo 2015, as in past years, featured new buses and equipment, topical education sessions and valuable networking opportunities -- along with revamped and revived events presented in a festive Mardi Gras atmosphere.

The Big Easy was a big hit, with the New Orleans setting helping boost attendance 20 percent above last year's Expo in Los Angeles.

But this year there was an added element, a sense of urgency surrounding the UMA political agenda as the new Republican-led Congress is poised to consider a host of issues that are critical to the success of the...

NEW ORLEANS - One of life's early lessons is that it can be unfair.

Top federal safety regulators got a glimpse, during a featured session at UMA Motorcoach Expo here last month, at just how unfair life can be for private motorcoach operators.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration dispatched its safety enforcement leadership to Expo for a "listening session" because -- two-and-a-half years ago -- Congress directed the agency to investigate whether a passenger carrier inspection...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - On March 17-18, the United Motorcoach Association will host one of its most important annual activities - UMA Capitol Hill Days.

And the association has issued an urgent appeal to members to participate.

The basis of the urgency is the fast-approaching expiration of the current federal highway and public transportation law, and early action by Congress to develop the measure that will replace it.

But Congress' efforts to craft a new highway bill won't be the only...

The Motorcoach Marketing Council is celebrating the success of its fundraising efforts at both the United Motorcoach Association Motorcoach Expo and American Bus Association Marketplace last month.

The high point was the live auction of a 2015 TS-35 motorcoach donated by CH Bus Sales of Faribault, Minn. The auction occurred during the Sneak Preview Party on the exhibit floor of UMA Motorcoach...

By Kenneth Orski

Although some members of Congress are pressing for an increase in the federal fuel tax, responsibility for funding transportation projects is increasingly shifting from the federal government to the states.

With gasoline and diesel fuel prices at a five-year low, a chorus of voices, including several influential Republican senators - John Thune of South Dakota,...

By Dave Millhouser

There are several ways to look at getting old.

You can lament the fact that now that you finally understand how things work you're too old to actually do them.

Or, my personal favorite, you can tell stories of all the wild, stupid stunts you survived "back in the day."

In other words, bask in the glow of past "successes," without having to actually...

By Christian Riddell
Motorcoach Marketing Council

Is social media really something your company should be doing?

Or, do you think your customers aren't actually on social media?

And, if you are using social media, how do you know if what your company is doing is working?

Over the past few years, these are the most common questions I have heard when I talked...


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