Workshops, Webinars and Seminars

T-START Security Plan Workshop

T-START which stands for Toolkit Security-Plan Template and Assessment Review, will be conducted to guide operators through the development of company-specific plans.

The purpose of this workshop is to strengthen prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities within the Highway Motor Carrier (HMC) industry, school bus, motorcoach and trucking communities by helping companies to develop comprehensive and tailored security plans using a TSA-provided Security Plan template.

This session will be held simultaneously in-person and virtually via WebEx. However, TSA needs some in-person registrants to make it worthwhile to come to the location. You will be able to choose which way you participate on the registration form. Please share with those in your organization who may not be on our email distribution list.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 11:30-4:30 PM
Physical Location: Bailey Coach 1708 Route 116 Spring Grove, PA 17362
Cost: $0.00
Register Here!

11:30 AM - 12:30 Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 Lunch

Crisis Management Strategies Webinar

PBA hosted a Crisis Management Strategies webinar with GNJMA, facilitated by Jill Nagy, President and Managing partner of Summers Nagy Law Offices.

Date: January 17, 2023 1:00PM
Cost: $0.00
Location: Virtual. A link to join the virtual session will be emailed to you prior to the virtual session date.
Overview: Crisis management takes on many forms depending on the nature of the emergency and the nature of your agency's operations.

The discussion was centered on:

  • Preparedness
  • Types of crisis situations that may impact the motor coach industry.
  • Strategies to mitigate risk in various crisis situations.

The perspective of the conversation was both from a legal and risk management perspective. If you missed it, you can view the slides here.

Driving During a Demonstration, Criminal Act or Other Unsafe Event- A Training Guide For Your Drivers

Register today and join Bob Crescenzo, Vice President of Loss Control at Lancer Insurance, for a virtual presentation on Driving During a Demonstration, Criminal Act or Other Unsafe Event- A Training Guide For Your Drivers.

Date: July 19, 2022 9:30AM
Cost: $0.00
Location: Virtual. A link to join the virtual session will be emailed to you prior to the virtual session date.
Overview: Bob will review best practices when a driver is confronted with a serious driving challenge due to criminal activity, political demonstrations and/or other event such as a bus fire, unruly passengers or police activity outside of the bus. The goal is to provide your drivers with tools to assess and manage these challenging situations.

The Bus Network (TBN) Virtual Demo - April 21, 2022

The TBN approach to data management is one of the things that sets them, and their products, apart. They are not attempting to be all things to all people, nor do they believe any software provider should try to be. They see themselves as an enabling service for your data.

Need to do basic billing?
Their system will handle that.

Need to set up your billing and automate your practices?
Choosing a solution from their integration marketplace gives you options that you never dreamed possible. At the end of the day, they respect the fact that the data in their system is yours and you should not only be able to use it how you see fit, but should have a technology partner that helps you make that a reality.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM EST
Cost: $0.00
Location: Virtual. A link to join the virtual demo will be emailed to you prior to the virtual demo date.

FMCSA “Motorcoach 18-CARAT” Virtual Workshop - January 27, 2022

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Pennsylvania Division is virtually hosting their annual outreach & educational workshop, tailored for all Pennsylvania motorcoach carriers. This Motorcoach 18-CARAT Workshop is intended to provide Compliance Assistance and Regulatory Accountability Training (CARAT) for motorcoach carriers. Attend and get the latest updates from FMCSA impacting the motorcoach industry and learn what to expect during a compliance investigation, steps to take to improve your safety performance and more!

Northeast State & Regional Association Joint Meeting - September 9, 2021

PBA members have been invited to join several northeastern motorcoach associations at a joint meeting in Massachusetts on September 9th. The associations involved are Connecticut Bus Association (CBA), New England Bus Association (NEBA), Pennsylvania Bus Association (PBA), Bus Association of New York (BANY), Mass Bus, and us.

2021 PBA All-Member Call - Coffee Talk!

We invite you to join us for an open call for all members. Join instructions will be mailed prior to each date to registered attendees.

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:30 AM EST
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:30 AM EST
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021 9:30 AM EST
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:30 AM EST Cancelled
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 9:30 AM EST v

Paycheck Protection Program 2.0 Webinar

The second round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is open. Some businesses have already received their funding, while others are still completing the applications.

Tracy Fickett, a fellow PBA Member from BUSBooks, will give an overview of how PPP 2.0 differs from the original PPP, an overview of the process, forgiveness tidbits, and answer questions.

Date/Time: February 16, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:00pm EST
Location: Virtual
Cost: $0.00

TREDS Distracted Driver Train-The-Trainer Virtual Program

FMCSA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program to provide training to Commercial Drivers about the dangers of driving distracted. As this program is funded by FMCSA, the training is completely free and should be delivered to CDL holders at no cost.

Date/Time: January 26, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00pm EST
Location: Virtual
Cost: $0.00

FMCSA Virtual “Motorcoach 18-CARAT” Virtual Workshop

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Pennsylvania Division is hosting the annual educational “Motorcoach 18-CARAT” Workshop for motorcoach carriers.

Date/Time: January 28, 2021 8:30am-3:00pm EST
Cost: $0.00
Location: Virtual

The New Normal in Insurance Webinar

PBA will host a free webinar with National Interstate Insurance and EPIC Brokers & Consultants.

Date/Time: November, 20 2020 10:00am EST

FMCSA Hours of Service Virtual Seminar

On June 1, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Hours of Service (HOS) final rule that revises the HOS regulations in 49 CFR Part 395, which prescribe driving limits for commercial motor vehicle drivers. Drivers and carriers must operate under the HOS final rule starting on September 29, 2020, and not before.

The FMCSA Pennsylvania Division will provide a 90-minute online seminar where they will discuss and explain the changes to the HOS regulations.

Date/Time: August 26, 2020 9:00am EST

Virtual - Pennsylvania Human Trafficking Coalition Build

As a co-host for this event, PBA invites you to join us for a 90-minute online briefing on commercial sexual exploitation and ways Pennsylvania-based industry stakeholders from the trucking, truck stop, bus and energy industries can work together with law enforcement and government agencies to learn how to successfully work together to combat human trafficking. There is no cost to attend.

When: August 19, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30AM EST

Webinar Series: Take Action Today and Plan for Tomorrow with Sally Davis Berry

2020 has turned out to be a year none of us could have imagined or planned for. The tourism industry has been hit particularly hard, but that does not mean we are done. It does mean we need to look at things differently and develop a plan to build back better.

When: Each Thursday; June 18-July 2, 2020 EST

TSA Security Training, a 4-week Virtual Series

Each Tuesday; May 5-May 26, 2020 EST

Continue Your Career From Your Couch with Sally Davis Berry

May 14, 2020 11:00am EST

The 80/20 Rule Webinar with Sally Davis Berry

February 11, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm EST

2019 Sally Davis Berry Webinar Series

  • December 9, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "How to Capitalize on Trends Affecting the Tourism Industry"
  • November 18, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "Trade Show Tips and Tricks for Success"
  • October 15, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "Should You Still Consider the China Visitor Market?"
  • September 18, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "5 Steps to Getting More Group Tours"

2017 Fatigue & Incident Management Lunch & Learn Workshop

  • July 25, 2017 at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

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.