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Issue Date: 9/1/2014

UMA Motorcoach Expo 2015 / Travel Exchange

Motorcoach Council

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Rollover standard for new coaches is proposed by feds
WASHINGTON - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed last month a new federal motor vehicle safety standard aimed at better protecting motorcoach passengers during rollover crashes....
Operators plan new coach purchases
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Judging by the responses to the latest United Motorcoach Association Membership Survey and Industry Assessment, the next year should see more motorcoach operators buying more new motorcoaches.


Used motorcoach market rocks along
Critical to the long-term economic wellbeing of the North American motorcoach industry is a healthy used bus market.

The reason, of course, is because motorcoaches have such a long service life...

Study: Law enforcement disparities mean uneven playing field
ARLINGTON, Va. - Disparities in state law enforcement are creating an uneven safety playing field for motor carriers that have different operating patterns and mileage exposure, says a new study from...
Congress agrees to temporary fix to highway fund
WASHINGTON -- A $10.8 billion bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May was adopted by the House and Senate.

But bi-partisan passage of the measure did little to reduce the vitriol...

TV station ‘investigates’ driver caught using iPad
WASHINGTON - In addition to the obvious and real safety issues, a television news report broadcast here offers an unseemly reminder why motorcoach companies need to continually remind drivers about keeping...
BusRates’ safety link is touted
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -, the online group travel directory, was featured in a news report on motor carrier safety by a Washington, D.C., television station, ABC News 7.

The report noted...

Revised system aims to account for adjudicated citations
WASHINGOTN - Starting last month, states were required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to modify information in the Motor Carrier Management Information System to reflect changes that...
UMA seeking nominees for coachbuilder board member
WASHINGTON - The United Motorcoach Association is seeking nominations -- from among its associate members that are engaged in bus and motorcoach manufacturing -- for the coachbuilder representative on...
UMA cites political action committee contributors
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The United Motorcoach Association has released the names of eight members who have made individual contributions to the association's political action committee, Motorcoach Travel PAC.


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