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INSIDE: SPRING 2016 6 Expert Opinion Now is the time to get involved. Join ABA's BusPAC, and make a difference. MAGAZINE THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ABA MEMBERS NEED TO SUCCEED 3 True Tales of ABA: Premier Transportation wins honor; Arrow Stage satisfies charitable thirst; Trailways teams up. 8 BISC Update Look for streamlined sessions, tighter focus at the summer BISC meeting. Plus: BusMARC gets in gear. 12 Short Takes: What's it like to be a woman who is a general manager of a major motorcoach company? Find out. 11 It's the Law CVSA's chief explains the reasons behind the 10 outof-service criteria changes for 2016. 14 The Roundup: State, provincial, and regional groups share updates. AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION HUMAN Resources Technicians: How to Find Them & Keep Them Happy Veteran shop chiefs trade tips on winning the best talent By Steve Gleydura A few years ago when Henry Boehm got promoted to fleet maintenance manager at Badger Coaches, the Madison, Wis.-based motorcoach operator was growing quickly and needed to add maintenance technicians. So the Madison Area Technical College graduate contacted his former instructors to make a recruiting pitch for the students in the two-year diploma program. Badger, an ABA member, had just taken delivery of a fully loaded MCI J4500 motorcoach, so Boehm drove it to campus and gave his presentation. When it was over, he took the students out to the 45-foot motorcoach where they watched DirecTV, ate doughnuts, and went for a ride. "We got, like, 10 applications the next day," says Boehm. "I was able to pick the best and the brightest. That became the foundation for an excellent team." Yet like many motorcoach operators, Badger often finds it difficult to hire and 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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