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INSIDE: FALL 2015 7 Driver Training Advisory panel gives FMCSA excellent action plan, progress on driver training regulations. MAGAZINE THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ABA MEMBERS NEED TO SUCCEED 3 True Tales of ABA: Eyre Bus, DC Trails, and Martz Trailways help military vets and their survivors. 8 The BISC Report A record number of industry leaders attended the summer meeting; safety begins at the top, says NTSB speaker. 12 Short Takes: Motorcoach Census offers years of benefits; a look back to a 1949 trip; Women in Buses. 10 Expert Opinion BusPAC is key to ABA's defense and protection of your interests. Here's how you can help. 14 The Roundup: State, provincial, and regional groups share updates. AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION SAFETY DRIVERS: Your Most Valuable Asset The men and women behind the wheel are your company's heroes I f you look at yourself in the mirror every morning and go to work thinking you are the most important person at your company, think again. The truth is that each and every one of your drivers holds your company's future in their hands each and every minute they are behind the steering wheel of one of your buses. "Our drivers are hugely important," says Michael H. Sharff, director of planning and development for Peter Pan Bus Lines. "They are the face of the company and are often the only employees customers have contact with. We depend on them to drive safely and provide great customer service." In this three-part article on drivers, Equip asked ABA member experts in the areas of human resources, safety, management, and leadership to offer their opinions on building the best possible team of drivers for your company. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 PREVOST. UPSCALE TRAVEL FOR TODAY'S PASSENGERS. Prevost coaches surround passengers with beautiful interiors and impressive amenities. High-end fabrics and flooring provide a luxurious look. Wi-Fi, headsets and electrical outlets assure convenience for tech-savvy travelers. And our High Decker design offers a better view through Prevost's frameless windows. You can count on Prevost for exceptional performance and lower operating costs. And your passengers can look forward to the most comfortable ride they've ever experienced. www.prevostcar.com PRE-13-006_ABA-BannerAd-012214.indd 1 1/22/14 10:46 AM http://www.prevostcar.com

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