Workshops and Seminars

2017 Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

  • August 23, 2017 - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • York Springs Fire Hall, York Springs, PA

PBA is hosting the 4th Annual Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop for our motorcoach operator members and their key employees including owners, safety directors, mechanics, inside staff, etc.  The format for this year’s workshop includes a variety of issues and topics that the registrants can “pick-and-choose” from.  The Committee organizing the Workshop addressed many issues affecting the motorcoach industry and is working to keep our members well-informed.

 

PBA Associate Members have been extended an invitation to also sponsor at this event and meet those that keep the wheels turning safely at the PBA member’s operation!

 

Join us for the Workshop as a participant by clicking below for the appropriate form:

 

SAFETY Workshop for Operators

SAFETY Workshop for Sponsor Companies



2017 Fatigue & Incident Management Lunch & Learn Workshop

        July 25, 2017

        11:00 am – 3:00 pm

       Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center

     Baltimore, MD

       No charge to PBA members!


Speaker:  Bob Crescenzo, Vice President, Lancer Insurance Company
 
Fatigue and your company.  The risk of a fatigued driver is serious and may have a financial impact on your company. This presentation will outline information about human fatigue, human factors in driving decision as well as how the impact of sales, operations, dispatch and maintenance decision can change your company for the better or the worse.  Careful attention to management decision-making and communications will be reviewed when evaluating financial risk reward in relation to fatigue management.  Finally, how your implement and manage your ELD program will have a serious impact on fatigue management.
 
Incident Management.  Managing a large crash is serious and difficult.  Planning ahead by writing and practicing a crisis management plan is critical to the success of your business after a large crash or incident.  This seminar will provide two outcomes:  the first will be for each company attending to write and/or review their serious incident plan, and the second, is that the group will practice managing a crisis by participating in a crisis simulation.  The simulation will include the group working together to identify, manage, communicate, solve problems and issues presented including communicating with each other, first responders, media, customers, and families.
 
Interested in attending?  Please follow this link to Maryland Motorcoach Association’s web-site where you can register on-line!  https://marylandmotorcoach.org/events-newsletter/

 


2017 PBA Seminar “Investing in the Motorcoach Industry:  Explore Today’s Trends for Success” – event was held on March 28.  Watch for the 2018 dates!


Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2017 PBA Seminar. Whether you are new to the industry, looking for a refresher, or interested in learning new trends, this seminar provided a great opportunity to learn motorcoach client needs and requirements. Industry professionals spoke on topics such as "How Group Travel is Put Together", "Terminology", "Social Media Exposure", "Packing & Pricing", and "Working with DMO's". Thank you to the wonderful speakers who provided the attendees excellent industry knowledge! The seminar also included a trip to a PBA member bus company. Thank you to Elite Coach for hosting the Seminar attendees at their facility. Everyone enjoyed seeing a how a real bus operation works! Thank you to all Seminar attendees for making it such a great day!



Photos from 2015 PBA Workshop Below

Classroom Instruction

Loading Wolf Bus

Trooper at Garage

Trooper at Garage

Trooper Clark Addresses Group

Under Bus Instruction

Attendees in Classroom Instruction

Classroom Instruction

Greyhound bus inspection

Instruction on Elite Coach