2022 Winter BISC Meeting
Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

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

Register:

Register for BISC Online

All Bus Operators use the "Buyer Representative" registration option, all Suppliers and Vendors use the "Seller Representative" registration option. Government Employees should self-select that option. Select the BISC meeting or BusMARC meeting or BusWorld meeting as activities if you.plan to attend those sessions, to ensure that we get accurate counts, have enough materials, and can ensure comfortable distancing for all participants.

Housing:

Link to ABA Marketplace Hotel Block

Must be registered to reserve a room. All Bus Operators & Government Employees use the "Buyer" housing option, all Suppliers and Vendors use the "Seller" housing option.

BISC Meetings Include:

  • Presentations on the topics that matter, such as the latest with entry level driver training, COVID-19 rules, drug and alcohol clearinghouse, DOT drug testing and other regulatory, security, maintenance, and compliance topics.
  • Top speakers. Administrators of FMCSA, TSA, and NTSB Board members have all spoken at recent BISC meetings.
  • Open access to the Marketplace exhibit floor, featuring products, vendors, services, and new-coach exhibits
  • Education seminars and limitless networking opportunities
  • Fun Marketplace evening events
  • Co-located with the Bus Maintenance & Repair Council meetings, floor education displays

Schedule:

Date Time Session/Activity Location
Sun., Jan. 9 9 am - 11:30 am

BusMARC Site Visit - Location #1

 

Lone Star Coaches

Sun., Jan. 9

12 pm - 3:00 pm

BusMARC Site Visit - Location #2

Prevost Service Center
Sun., Jan. 9 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

BusWorld Session

Effective and Efficient Cleaning and Sanitizing Buses and Coaches  

(Joint Session with BISC & BusMARC)

Description: 

Grapevine A

    Break  
Sun., Jan. 9 4:30 - 5:30 pm BusWorld Session

What It Takes to Ensure a Safe Ride in a Post-Pandemic World

(Joint Session with BISC & BusMARC)

Description: 
Grapevine A
Sun., Jan. 9 5:30 pm - 6 pm

BISC Orientation Session - Meet Our Mentors

Description: Get a feel for who and what the Bus Industry Safety Council is, when they will meet, what they discuss and how you can get involved. The mission of the BISC is about improving motorcoach safety and ensuring that your bus is ready to travel safely down the road. If you are a safety, compliance or maintenance professional, this is where you need to be.
 

Grapevine 
Date Time Session/Activity  
Mon., Jan. 10 9 am - 10:30 am

BISC Opening General Session

Session Overview

Awards Presentations

Keynote Address

Grapevine
Mon., Jan. 10 10:30 am - 11 am

Break

 
Mon., Jan. 10 11 am - 5:30 pm

Safety & Maintenance Education Sessions

The sessons put together by BISC & BusMARC and brought to you by ABC Companies have been integrated into the overall ABA Marketplace education schedule and can be found by going to 16 sessions as part of the following tracks:

  • MOTORCOACH SAFETY
  • MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
  • MOTORCOACH INNOVATIONS
  • MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE

Click here for Education Sessions

 
Mon., Jan. 10 11 am - 12 pm

BusWorld Session

Advanced Driver Assistance & Autonomous Driving Solutions for Motorcoaches

(Joint Session with BISC & BusMARC)

Speaker: OEM PANEL

Description: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the wave of the future. While many of these systems are becoming standard on new motorcoaces, they are all steps in the next phase of evolution as we move towards adding elements of automation to motorcoaches. This session will focus on some of these new elements, find out how these systems can help your operations, how to maintain them, and any planned future developments.

 

Grapevine A
Mon., Jan. 10 11 am - 12 pm

MOTORCOACH INNOVATIONS SESSION TRACK

Drug & Alcohol Testing: Reasonable Suspicion

Speaker: JJ Keller

Description: 

Grapevine 1-2
Mon., Jan. 10 11 am - 12 pm

MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

BusMARC Marketplace Floor Byte

Speaker: ABC Companies

Marketplace Show Floor
Mon., Jan. 10 12 pm - 12:30 pm TBD  
Mon., Jan. 10 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch Ballroom
Mon., Jan. 10 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm TBD  
Mon., Jan. 10 3 pm - 4 pm

MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE SESSION TRACK

#3018: FMCSA Update

Speaker: Loretta Bitner

Description: In this session, get a sense of what new regulations the Agency has put in place for 2022 and get an opportunity to directly address our regulators as they set out the top priorities for the Agency in the coming year. So many items to review, from the implementation of the Electronic Logging Devices, the evolution of the lease and interchange rule to the emergence of autonomous vehicles. Stay up to date on the future direction of our industry’s enforcement. 

 

Grapevine 3-4
Mon., Jan. 10 3 pm - 4 pm

BusWorld Session

How Green can the Motorcoach Industry Go?

(Joint Session with BISC & BusMARC)

Speaker: OEM PANEL

Grapevine A
Mon., Jan. 10 3 pm - 4 pm

MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

BusMARC Marketplace Floor Byte

Speaker: TEMSA

Marketplace Show Floor

Mon., Jan. 10 4 pm - 4:30 pm Break  
Mon., Jan. 10 4:30 pm  - 5:30 pm MOTORCOACH INNOVATIONS SESSION TRACK

#2019: Preparing to get New Hires on the Road and Up to Speed: The Realities of the Motorcoach Industry

Speaker: Jeff Brown & Greg Hendricks


Description: 

Grapevine 1-2
Mon., Jan. 10 4:30 pm  - 5:30 pm

MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE SESSION TRACK
#2020: TSA Updates

Speaker: David Cooper

Description: With more and more vehicle-involved terror attacks happening around the world, eliminating soft targets and boosting preparedness is key. The Transportation Security Administration has some best practices and guidance to help you better prepare your motorcoach operations for an unexpected emergency and how to respond. They also have some timely updates on the Security Training Rule, Cyber Security preparedness, critical resources and key intelligence to help you prepare for the months ahead. Have you done a BASE Assessment recently? Hear how you can get one requested and start improving your security posture today!

Grapevine 3-4
Mon., Jan. 10 4:30 pm  - 5:30 pm

MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

BusMARC Marketplace Floor Byte

Speaker: MCI

Marketplace Show Floor
Date Time Session/Activity  
Tues., Jan. 11 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Safety Education Sessions

The sessons put together by BISC and brought to you by ABC Companies have been integrated into the overall ABA Marketplace education schedule and can be found by going to 16 sessions as part of the following tracks:

  • MOTORCOACH SAFETY
  • MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
  • MOTORCOACH INNOVATIONS
  • MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE

Click here for Education Sessions

 

Tues., Jan. 11
 

9:30 am - 10:30 am

MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE SESSION TRACK

#3004: NTSB Update

Speaker: 

Description: The National Transportation Safety Board is one of the agencies that initiatives 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.

Grapevine 1-2

Tues., Jan. 11
 

9:30 am - 10:30 am MOTORCOACH SAFETY SESSION TRACK

#3005: OSHA Overview

Speaker: Dave Bolen & Jeff Petrunak


Description: 

Grapevine 3-4

Tues., Jan. 11
 

11 am - 12 pm

MOTORCOACH SAFETY SESSION TRACK

#3017: Safety Director 101

Speaker: Mike McDonal & Jeff Marley

Description: This is another 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 a monitoring a fleet. After this session, you should be well on your way to being more in control of your operations.

Grapevine 3-4
Tues., Jan. 11 11 am - 12 pm

MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE SESSION TRACK

#3018: Speed Management

Speaker: Gary Catapano & Dr. Judy Agnew

Description: 

 

Grapevine 1-2
Tues., Jan. 11 12 pm - 12:30 pm TBD  

Tues., Jan. 11
 

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch

 

Tues., Jan. 11
 

3 pm - 4 pm

MOTORCOACH SAFETY SESSION TRACK

#3017: Safety Director 101

Speaker: Mike McDonal & Jeff Marley

Description: This is another 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 a monitoring a fleet. After this session, you should be well on your way to being more in control of your operations.

Grapevine 3-4

Tues., Jan. 11
 

3 pm - 4 pm MOTORCOACH INNOVATIONS SESSION TRACK

#3018: Drug & Alcohol Testing: Reasobable Suspicion, Role Playing & Mock Scenarios

Speaker: Panel

Description: 
 
Grapevine 1-2
Mon., Jan. 13 4 pm - 4:30 pm Break  
Tues., Jan. 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

BISC Closing General Session

Session Recaps

Human Trafficking Update: Busing on the Lookout

Uplift Technology: The ROI, Impact, Experience of ADAS on Motorcoach Operations

 
       

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