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INSIDE: SPRING 2015 6 Policy Spotlight ABA secures $3 million in intercity bus security grants. Plus, get on board with BusPAC. MAGAZINE 3 THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ABA MEMBERS NEED TO SUCCEED True Tales of ABA: Trailways Outstanding Motorcoach Driver of the Year, IRU awards, and more. 8 Industry Survey 10 Coach News The industry is robust, says the ABA Foundation's annual motorcoach census. 12 11 New Faces Prevost funds a remarkable 10-year driver training program. Short Takes: "Family" means business: CH Bus promises to be most reliable in industry. Plus, BISC Safety Council news and Roadcheck 2015. 14 Meet Suzanne Te Beau Rohde, ABA's new government affairs VP. The Roundup: State, provincial, and regional groups share updates. AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION FINANCIAL Savvy Insurance- Get the Best Deal Do you know the 13 areas underwriters scrutinize? Two industry insiders reveal how the experts assess operators' risk factors. By Dorothy Foltz-Gray B elt and suspenders. A duck in galoshes. A bird wearing a parachute. All three might look a bit funny, but if your company is operating even one $500,000-$600,000 motorcoach, it needs all the risk management it can get. Making sure your company is covered for risk is an essential part of being a thriving operator that has a long-term success horizon. Understanding what insurance underwriters scrutinize to give you the best coverage at the fairest price is more than smart business: It's key to survival. "Underwriters are looking for the most complete information they can get to properly evaluate your company," says Michelle Wiltgen, assistant vice president and national marketing manager for National Interstate Insurance in Richfield, Ohio. "The more facts underwriters have, the more accurately they can assess your risk and assign a fair price for your coverage," agrees Bob Crescenzo, a vice president at Lancer Insurance in Long Beach, N.Y. Information that's essential to their assessment: what the company does, what its performance history has been (as revealed through claims), and what its successes and problems have been. 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 http://www.prevostcar.com

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