Introducing my new YouTube channel, especially for motorcoach operators! The first three videos have been posted with many more planned and in process. The first three videos focus on use of electronics in your motorcoach, both for you and for your groups especially on charter trips. Check them out, let me know what you think, and please SUBSCRIBE to the channel so you're made … [Read more...] about New YouTube Channel for Motorcoach Operators!
We’re Coming Back!
The motorcoach industry is coming back to life. The year 2020 was a devastating year for the industry in every way thanks to the pandemic. But with many US citizens fully vaccinated, including drivers, people are itching to travel again. And although the company I drove for (Hagey Coach, Inc.) did not survive the pandemic, I’ve been hired by another great company (Starr Tours) a … [Read more...] about We’re Coming Back!
Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness, Part 2
Barry Howell, from Minnesota Coaches, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, joins me today in Episode #25 for a discussion of the epic motorcoach rally, “Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness,” in Washington, DC this past Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Barry was in a sleeping berth in his coach on the way home to Minnesota, and I was in my home studio in Pennsylvania — it’s podcast history — my … [Read more...] about Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness, Part 2
Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness, Part 1
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, was a day most of us will never forget. Approximately 1,000 motorcoaches from over 400 companies representing all 50 of the United States converged on Washington, DC, for the “Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness” rally organized by the ABA — the American Bus Association, and the UMA — the United Motorcoach Association. Episode #24 includes an overview … [Read more...] about Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness, Part 1
An Uncertain Future for Motorcoach Operators
Surviving in an uncertain world … motorcoach operators are suddenly, virtually without warning, navigating in a new world — and not from the driver’s seat. In episode #23 of the EightWheels Across America podcast, Sean O’Meara and I discuss the new reality and what the future might look like from this viewpoint. But first, several drivers post their messages of encouragement for … [Read more...] about An Uncertain Future for Motorcoach Operators
What Is a Professional Motorcoach Operator?
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?
Driving in New York City: An Interview with 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 City. Listen in … [Read more...] about Driving in New York City: An Interview with Bill Vila