WASHINGTON -- While U.S. lawmakers
jockey to kill or delay full implementation of
a new federal overtime rule scheduled to
take effect Dec. 1, motorcoach operators are
preparing to implement the new rule by, in
some cases, converting salary staff to hourly
to control costs.
The new rule focuses primarily on
updating the salary and compensation
levels needed for executive, administrative
and professional workers to be exempt from
overtime, according to the Department of
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- After more than
two decades on the road, John Matthews III
realized he had gotten as big as the stars he
escorted to concerts around the country.
That is VERY big.
In his work for Thrasher Brothers
Trailways, Matthews has toured with Eric
Clapton, Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, the
Black-Eyed Peas, Jimmy Cliff, Janet
Jackson, Cher, Prince and other performers.
A year ago he was a nearly 340-pound
diabetic who was close to losing the career
he loved -- driving...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A highway and
public-transit funding dispute in New Jersey
has forced Motor Coach Industries to wind
down production on its largest commuter-
coach order in nearly two decades.
In November, MCI was awarded a contract
by New Jersey Transit that included options
for more than 1,200 commuter coaches over
After delivering three pilot coaches, which