Joining me today in Episode #21 of the EightWheels Across America podcast, from his home in Hoboken, NJ, is Mr. Bill Vila. Bill is a long-time motorcoach operator who has spent most of his driving life in and around New York City, driving everything from black limos to transit buses to motorcoaches. Here is our fascinating conversation about driving in New York City. Listen in … [Read more...] about Driving in New York City: An Interview with Bill Vila
Collecting model buses is a passion for many motorcoach drivers. For Episode #20 I recently had the privilege of talking to one driver, Theodore Campbell from Sumpter, South Carolina, who not only collects and modifies coaches, but also builds sets on which to display and photograph them, not unlike a model railroader, but with buses. Listen in on our phone call. Links … [Read more...] about Model Bus Collecting: An Interview with Theodore Campbell
Episode #19 of the EightWheels Across America podcast is a conversation with Sean O'Meara, a motorcoach operator based near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We discuss protecting your health (includes an update on my fall in September), to building a new motorcoach company, bringing new (younger) drivers into the industry, and more. … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Health, Growing Your Business…An Unscripted Conversation with Sean O’Meara
The New York City Department of Transportation has released the following list of the busiest traffic days of the year into the city as people prepare for the holidays. These days, known as Gridlock Alert Days, can make your trip up to three times longer than a normal trip into NYC. Please plan accordingly. For street closure information, visit NYPD … [Read more...] about NYC 2019 Gridlock Alert Days
Episode #18 of the EightWheels Across America podcast features an interview with Mr. Brian Smith, Director of Operations at Oleta Coach Lines in Williamsburg, Virginia, and founder and administrator of the largest and most active group of motorcoach operators on Facebook, the Motorcoach Operators group. … [Read more...] about Interview: Brian Smith, Founder/Administrator of the Motorcoach Operators Group on Facebook
Destinations, the official magazine of the American Bus Association, just published a story about our podcast for motorcoach operators, "EightWheels Across America," in their November-December issue. Click here to view the article on ABA's website. … [Read more...] about “Destinations” Magazine Features Podcast!
There are numerous networking opportunities for motorcoach operators on Facebook. Episode #17 gives you an overview of groups just for motorcoach operators and includes an interview with Frank Tomko of Klein Transportation in Douglassville, PA. Frank runs one of the most active groups for motorcoach operators, the MCI J4500 Drivers Group. … [Read more...] about Episode 017 – Networking on Facebook