BISC West 2022 | American Bus Association

BISC West 2022

Meeting | October 25, 2022 | Rancho Mirage, CA


Partner: California Bus Association

Title Sponsor: ABC Companies

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Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, October 25

Time Topic Room
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Session: FMCSA Update

In this session, get a sense of what new regulations the Agency has put in place in 2022 and get an opportunity to directly address our regulators as they set out the top priorities for the Agency for the remainder of this year. During this session there will be many items to review, from the implementation of ELDs and the retirement of the 3G network, the status of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse or entry level driver training provider registry, to the emergence of autonomous vehicles. Stay up to date on the future direction of our industry’s enforcement directly from our regulator. 

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9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Session: Safety Director 101, Getting Audit Ready

Being audit safe isn’t complicated. Our first offering in a new series of sessions, specially designed for brand new fleet managers, safety directors, transportation professionals and even company owners. This session should help you understand the basics of what goes into preparing and organizing your driver files. What types of materials you will need to retain, how to document certain processes and how to make it easy to navigate, so that an audit goes smoothly when it is your first time. After this session, you should be well on your way to being audit ready every day.

After this session, you should be well on your way to being more in control of your operations. We all sometimes need a bit of guidance in understanding some of the fundamentals of motorcoach safety.

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10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session: NTSB Update 

The National Transportation Safety Board is one of the agencies that initiates a post-accident investigation following a fatal accident and makes recommendations to the industry as well as the government on what steps can be taken to avoid similar accidents in the future. What lessons can we learn from recent fatal motorcoach and school bus crashes? Find out at the next presentation by the NTSB.

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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session: Electronic Data Management

Data is an integral part of analyzing fleets from an operational and performance point of view. With today’s technology, fleet managers have more data at their fingertips than ever before. 

What information do motorcoach operators and fleet managers find useful? Which fleet analytical data points do you pay attention to? What challenges do you have in data analytics or collection, the best ways to leverage the data, and do you have any tips on how you can get fleet analytical data to work for you?

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12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch  
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Vendor Showcase Visits  



Registration is now open (you will be redirected to the California Bus Association website). If you are only planning to attend BISC West, please sign up using the One-Day Registration option.

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