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Issue Date: 8/1/2014

UMA Motorcoach Expo 2015 / Travel Exchange

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Safety consultants . . . on the hell of being shut down
In today's compliance and safety game, there are no checked swings, do-overs, "gimme" putts, or mulligans. Ties do not go to the runner.

If a federal referee or umpire visits your shop, it's...

Leaders take industry message to members of Congress
WASHINGTON - Phone calls, letters, e-mails and tweets still don't beat the communication value of a handshake and eyeball-to-eyeball contact.

After visiting their senators and representatives...

Wi-Fi is everywhere, including on buses, but itís no simple matter
A Midwestern motorcoach operator was shocked when he opened a bill of about $1,100 from a Wi-Fi provider for one month of service.

Subsequent bills ranged from $400 to $2,000 - and that was for...

UMA has big expectations for Motorcoach Expo 2015
NEW ORLEANS - The United Motorcoach Association is forecasting record attendance at next year's UMA Motorcoach Expo here.

UMA, which has been conducting Expos for 30 years, told its members that...

Ga. operators support I-95 crackdown
In mid-June, for the first time, four southeastern states collaborated on a three-day traffic enforcement blitz aimed at commercial vehicles.

The initiative was dubbed Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E...

Accord sets stage for Spachman return to Natíl Interstate board
RICHFIELD, Ohio - It looks like Alan Spachman, founder and former chairman of National Interstate Corporation, will be re-elected as a director of National Interstate despite leading two proxy fights...
Evolution at Southwest Airlines
Note: The greatest passenger transportation success story of the past half century has been the advent of Southwest Airlines. Starting in June 1971 with three planes flying between Dallas and Houston,...
Legal Landmine
Background checks: Tread very carefully

Here's a legal requirement you may not be aware of and one that carries more than a little potential for peril if ignored - in today's litigious...

Sorting out coach manufacturer fuel economy claims

By Dave Millhouser

As the old folktale goes, three blind guys were examining an elephant.

The first grabs the tail and decides an elephant is like a snake; the second...

Critical industry positions staked out by UMA, members
WASHINGTON - A "mission restatement," calling for a reduction in the "enforcement mentality" of federal motor carrier regulators, was among the message points carried to members of Congress by motorcoach...
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