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Recipe for Trouble
Misclassifying coach drivers as independent contractors

A federal appeals court ruling that FedEx misclassified 2,300 drivers as independent contractors -- instead of as employees...

New entry looms in growing, small bus/coach sector
Vehicles that stretch 45 feet long and carry 55 passengers are king of the road as far as most motorcoach operators are concerned. But, in some cases, bigger isn't always better.

For several...

Federal Charter Rule decisions
Transit ruse is beaten back

GAINSVILLE, Fla. -- A Florida motorcoach operator has won a challenge to the public transit agency practice of "bundling," that is, grouping together...

Loophole in rule laid bare
WASHINGTON - The Federal Transit Administration has ruled that it's OK to use money from the left pocket of the federal government to subsidize transit organizations that compete with private operators,...
Taj Mahal in Atlantic City may be next casino to go
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Yet another major Atlantic City hotel/casino is on the verge of closing.

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, like its Atlantic City boardwalk competitors, has been strained...

Motorcoach parking in Toronto: Risky, risky business
TORONTO - It's a beautiful city and a great place to visit, but you may not want to park here.

The Ontario Motor Coach Association has issued a warning to its members and friends south of the...

Evaluating your insurance company: No simple chore
When it comes to purchasing liability coverage for their fleets, motorcoach operators often have difficulty finding reliable information about insurance companies.

One challenge is that...

Tour business remains tough for operators
Nearly two decades after the oldest members of the "Greatest Generation" began cutting back on their leisure travel, sending the bus tour business into a prolonged slide, motorcoach operators are still...
Out-of-service rate moves higher during Roadcheck
GREENBELT, Md. - For seven straight years, starting in 2007, the out-of-service rate dropped for motorcoaches and buses inspected during the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Roacheck safety blitz.


Coalition calls for FMCSA to pull CSA from public view
WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 10 ground transportation industry groups, including the United Motorcoach and American Bus associations, has asked U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx...
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