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Groups are Learning to ‘Look Before You Book’

SALEM, Ohio — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is busy spreading its message of motorcoach charter safety to travel planners this year with presentations at Group Travel Family conferences across the country.

If you are responsible for group travel with your organization — and most readers of this publication are — safety is your primary concern. Knowing the federal requirements for motor carrier safety can lower the risk for your travelers, whether you are hiring a commercial motorcoach or operating your own.

Specific regulations apply to commercial motorcoaches you charter and others apply to vehicles you own. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlines these guidelines online and in printed publications that are distributed to travel planners at Group Travel Family conferences. 

As you charter motorcoaches, consider checking the ratings of your carriers online with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

And remember, although price and comfort are important, the real value is in the safety of your group as they travel. That is the objective of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Group Travel Family is proud to help in spreading the message.

Visit today to keep your passengers moving safely, or attend your local TravelTalks Meeting, where the subject of bus safety is discussed. Register for your local TravelTalks by calling 800-628-0993.