BusMARC Winter Meeting 2016 | American Bus Association

BusMARC Winter Meeting 2016

Winter Meeting 2016

Join the top maintenance and service professionals of the Bus Maintenance and Repair Council in biannual meetings to help continually raise the level of maintenance in the intercity bus and motorcoach industry.

January 10-11, 2016
Louisville, Ky. 
At ABA's Marketplace

The Bus Industry Safety Council is your forum to address the latest safety and compliance topics that affect motorcoach operations.

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BusMARC Meetings Include:

  • Presentations on the topics that matter, such as the new compliance reviews, changes to CSA, ADA compliance, and medical cards.
  • Hands-on technical presentations and discusssions of best maintenance practices
  • Facility Tours of local Maintenance facilities
  • Open access to the Marketplace exhibit floor, featuring products, services, and new-coach exhibits
  • Education seminars and networking opportunities
  • Fun Marketplace evening events

More Information Coming Soon:

  • Lodging
  • Arrival Information
  • Policies
  • Operator Reimbursement

Meeting Schedule

Date Time Session/Activity
Sat., Jan. 9 5 pm – 6 pm

BusMARC/BISC Joint Orientation Session

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Date Time Session/Activity
Sun., Jan. 10 8:30 am – 10 am

An Overview of Appendix G of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: How it Influences a Maintenance Program & Preventive Maintenance Practices

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Sun., Jan. 10 10 am – 10:30 am Break
Sun., Jan. 10 10:30 am – 12 pm Joint BISC/BusMARC/IMG Opening General Session
Sun., Jan. 10 12:20 pm – 2:15 pm All-Delegate Lunch
Sun., Jan. 10 2:30 pm – 4 pm How to Save Your Company Money Through Preventative Maintenance: A Panel Discussion of Best Practices
Sun., Jan. 10 4 pm – 5 pm

Technical Updates Part I: Transmissions, Cut-Aways

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Date Time Session/Activity
Mon., Jan. 11 9 am

Depart from the Louisville Convention Center for Facility Visits & Education Sessions
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Mon., Jan. 11 9:30 am – 10 am Facility Tour of Miller Transportation
Mon., Jan. 11 10 am – 11:30 am

A Day in the Life of a Bus Maintenance Shop: Essential Software Systems for Record-keeping, Scheduling, and Preventative Maintenance

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Mon., Jan. 11 11:30 am – 1 pm BusMARC Lunch
Mon., Jan. 11 1 pm Depart from Miller Transportaion for Facility Visits & Education Sessions
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Mon., Jan. 11 1:30 pm – 2 pm Facility Tour of Motor Coach Industries
Mon., Jan. 11 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Engine Regeneration: Avoiding a $20,000 Mistake

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Mon., Jan. 11 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break
Mon., Jan. 11 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Technical Updates Part II: HVAC, Tires

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Mon., Jan. 11 5:00 pm Return to the Louisville Convention Center
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The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

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