A Discussion with Barry Howell of Minnesota Coaches, Inc. Professionalism includes a variety of personal qualities and behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to effective performance in a given job. Commitment and confidence, responsibility and dependability, honesty and ethics, and appearance and professional presence are central professional characteristics. In Episode … [Read more...] about What Is a Professional Motorcoach Operator?
Bill Vila 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 … [Read more...] about Driving in New York City: An Interview with Bill Vila
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 Newsroom. 2019 … [Read more...] about NYC 2019 Gridlock Alert Days
Frank Tomko, Administrator of the MCI J4500 Drivers Group on Facebook 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 … [Read more...] about Episode 017 – Networking on Facebook
Episode #16 includes a collection of tips and advice gathered over many years from both my own experience and shared by many other motorcoach operators (drivers). Even experienced drivers may find some value here in reviewing some of the principles discussed. David Burns, JTR Transportation This week's Meet the Driver introduces David Burns of JTR Transportation in … [Read more...] about EAA Episode 016–Tips for New Motorcoach Operators
Sight & Sound Millenium Theater, Strasburg, PACoach Pick-up at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, East Earl, PAAmerican Music Theater, Lancaster, PA A few of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's most popular motorcoach destinations, including Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Sight & Sound Millennium Theater, American Music Theater, and outlet shopping at Rockvale and Tanger outlet malls. … [Read more...] about Popular Lancaster County, PA Destinations
Thomas A. DeAngelo, Newhurst Bus Company This is an overview of my weekly/daily workflow from the time I receive my trip assignments for the week, and setting up my coach, until I pull out of the yard on today's trip. More technology and prep than most drivers, I think, but I hope you find it helpful and beneficial. Meet the Driver this week: Thomas A. DeAngelo, Newhurst … [Read more...] about My Workflow in Preparing for Charter Trips