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Security – Best Practices

A PDF compilation of security best practices forwarded by public and private sector security experts and the TSA.
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Safety Bulletins

Aug. 16, 2012
Exceeding Tire Load Ratings
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) believes that motorcoach operators must consider the maximum tire load capacity, adequate speed rating, and an adequate safety margin when carrying maximum passenger and luggage loads. While applicable to all motorcoaches, this issue has particular implications to double deck buses (with high passenger/cargo loading) used for intercity transportation. Read >

Passenger Carrier Safety Advice and Publications from FMCSA
Available in English and Spanish, these FMCSA publications include Passenger Carrier Safety; Safety Belt Use; Federal Requirements for Interstate 9-to-15 Passenger Vehicles; Driver Qualifications for Motor Carriers; Hours of Service; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Safety Regulations; Guidelines for School Bus Operators; Pre-trip Safety Information for Bus Passengers; and Brake Systems & Safety Technologies.

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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