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FMCSA Accepting Comments On Proposed Diabetes Form

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is anticipating a final rule bringing an end to the ban against the operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce by insulin-dependent diabetic drivers.  

The agency previously published a proposed rule in 2015 on insulin-dependent diabetes and received public comments and recommendations from its Medical Review Board.  Based on the board's analysis and recommendations, FMCSA is considering replacing the previously proposed written notification from the treating clinician with a form titled "Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form," to be completed by the clinician and provided to a certified medical examiner.   The form could be required for CMV drivers treated with insulin for diabetes who wish to drive in interstate commerce.
FMCSA is requesting public comments on the proposed revision and the form. Comments can be submitted on or before 9/25 at
U.S. House of Representatives Rejects  Bid to Delay 
Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to reject H.R. 3282, a bill introduced by Congressman Brian Babin in July to delay the ELD mandate for 2 years.  The House has voted to maintain the December 18, 2017 compliance date.  

To stay informed, sign up for the ELD Newsletter or visit   
Member News!

Three new members have joined the GNJMA since last month.   Please join us in welcoming them!

Main Contact: Steve Bruneau

Main Contact: Bill Kaiser

Main Contact: John Coates

Bailey Coach Trailways Jumps Into Action To Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) called upon Bai ley Coach to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey, owner John Bailey made the immediate decision to release 3 buses to the Houston, Texas area. The family-owned business has been a certified vendor for FEMA for several years now.  "This is our third or fourth hurricane that we've done," John said.  John and 2 other drivers departed for San Antonio on Monday, August 28th  after being loaded with 60,000 pounds of bottled water, canned food, and clothes for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  
Upon arrival in San Antonio, the Bailey buses will be dispatched to the Hurricane zone along with National Guard personnel.  "We don't go anywhere without National Guardsmen," Bailey explained.  "We could be picking up people and taking them to evacuation sites."  
Kudos to Bailey Coach Trailways on their close involvement with FEMA and assistance for the victims of Hurricane Harvey!    Read the full article here .

Susquehanna Trailways B us Featured In Photo At Little League World Series

The Little League World Series is a chance for kids from all walks of life to meet and interact with each other.  

During the tournament, a photographer took this photo of players from the Dominican Republic and South Dakota having a  conversation using Google Translate! 
Our Fall Annual Events - One Month & Counting!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00AM Golf Outing
  7:00PM Meet & Mingle

Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 AM  Marketplace Until 2PM
12:00 PM Mini-Marketplace Starts

Our Guest Speaker

Deadline to Register September 25th

Thank you to our host this year....

Register for the Annual Driver Safety Meeting

October 26, 2017 at  Sands Bethlehem

Start time: 11:00AM


This is a free training event for our Members which includes excellent educational content provided by Lancer  Insurance, giveaways, and a delicious lunch.   Register here!

Did You Know?

Your membership renewed September 1st.  Invoices were sent out mid-August.  Please make sure your accounting departments received your invoice.

For your convenience, we are now accepting credits cards for payments.  If you're interested in paying your membership dues via this method, please call us at 908-835-0935 extension 105.

*Member Alerts*

Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.   Since our August newsletter, we sent 3 alerts:

* Save the Dates *

March 12, 2018 - Annual Appreciation Dinner

March 13, 2018  Spring Association Meeting & Motorcoach Professional Awards Luncheon 
Tropicana Hotel & Casino

More Information including event registration, presentation topics, and how to submit nominations for awards coming soon!!

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Contact:  Pattie Cowley, Executive Director | Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association
 908-835-0935 x105 | |