Scholarship Program Auction Starts 7/22!
We are holding an online auction to raise money for the Scholarship Program starting on Thursday, July 22nd and ending on the evening of Sunday, July 25th.

We are holding this online auction to help raise funds for the program! Currently, our annual golf event is the sole supporter.

If you or someone you know would like to donate an item or service to the auction click here or have them send an email to pcowley@gnjma.com by tomorrow afternoon with a description of the item, its value, a photo(s), and the quantity donated, if more than one.

Thank you to members, MCI, Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center, Resorts and Wyndham Garden York for your generous donations!

Member News
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Faith and Liberty Discovery Center!
Welcome! The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center explores the relationship between faith and liberty in America from its founding to today, by illuminating the influence of the Bible on individuals in key historical and personal moments.

Contact Lisa Arrell at 215-309-0316 or larrell@faithandliberty.org. 
A Yankee Line Launches New Business, CapeBus
GNJMA member, A Yankee Line launched a new luxury bus service, under the name CapeBus.

“Our team at CapeBus is excited to launch our luxury bus service between Cape Cod, Boston and Logan International Airport. Whether traveling to Logan Airport for vacation, commuting from Barnstable to your office on State Street or connecting to Nantucket ferry service, CapeBus will provide the ultimate ride-share experience onboard our fleet of sleek Mercedes Motorcoaches,” says Michael Costa, CapeBus. Read more...
Community Transportation Will Take Over NJ Transit Routes in Busy New Jersey County
As NJ Transit’s bus and ridership reached new highs since the coronavirus pandemic, the agency decided to replace one of Academy bus companies on five busy Hudson County bus routes. NJ Transit’s board of directors award the $19 million contract to GNJMA member, Community Transportation Inc., a Coach USA company. Read more...
ViriCiti To Power ABC Connect Telematics for Electric Van Hool Motorcoaches in North America
ViriCiti, the leading telematics provider for electric buses, will bring its world-class fleet management expertise to electric motorcoaches via its latest partnership with GNJMA Gold Sponsor ABC Companies, exclusive distributor and reseller of Van Hool motorcoaches in North America. Read the press release.
The Next Driver Enforcement Blitz Just Around the Corner
From GNJMA Gold Sponsor, Lancer Insurance's Safety Blog: Law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 11-17. Identified unsafe drivers will be pulled over and issued a citation or warning.
While the emphasis of this year’s event is speeding, enforcement personnel will also be watching out for drivers following too closely; driving distracted; driving recklessly or aggressively; failing to obey traffic control devices; making improper lane changes; failing to use a seat belt; and driving while impaired. Read more...
Is It Possible To Have Collision Mitigation as a
Standard Feature?
Watch the video produced by GNJMA Silver Sponsor, Wolfington Body Company.
CERTS Grant IRS Taxability Information
Tracy Fickett, from GNJMA member, BUSBooks shared the following information. The IRS has released information on its website regarding the taxability of CERTS grants. The short answer is the grants are taxable and the expenses related to the grants are deductible. Visit the IRS website.
How exactly that affects your company depends on several things. Cash basis reporters may have a more significant impact to their tax returns as the receipt of the grant may be in one tax year and some of the expenses may fall into a different tax year. This may or may not be an issue depending on the size of the CERTS grant received and how long it takes your company to spend it.  Accrual basis reporters match the revenues with the expenses minimizing the potential two-year effect. Contact Tracy at 602-218-8880 or tracy@busbooks.co for help with your tax planning and the effect this will have on your tax return.
Amid Record-Shattering Heat Wave, Tire Safety Is Crucial
“Excessive heat will cause tires to wear more quickly and will exacerbate any pre-existing conditions,” said Bill Kaiser, President of GNJMA member, Motorcoach Tire Sales of Columbus, Georgia. 
He recommends motorcoach operators check air pressure frequently during the summer heat because tire pressure increases as the outside air temperature rises.

“For every 10-degree increase in air temperature, tire pressure increases by 1 PSI,” Kaiser said. “Overinflation can cause a bus tire to prematurely wear and interfere with braking.”

He recommends that while checking air pressure, operators should also frequently check tire tread depth during the hot days of summer and be prepared to replace tires as needed. Read more...
CERTS Portal Closes July 19th! Get Your Applications In!
The CERTS portal will be open for applications through July 19, 2021. To be considered for a CERTS grant, an application must be completed, electronically signed, and submitted through the portal by 11:59 PM ET on July 19. After the deadline, the portal will not accept new applications, and users will not be able to finish draft applications in the portal. Need help? Email CERTS@treasury.gov for assistance. 
IMPORTANT UPDATE! GNJMA Membership Renewal + Refer-A-Friend Promotion
On June 24th, GNJMA President, Tim Stout sent an important update to the June 16th communication about the September 1st GNJMA Membership renewal. Invoices forthcoming!

When you renew this September, your membership will be good until 12/31/22. That's 16 months of membership for the annual price. Add this to the free membership year for the current term, that equates to a huge value. We would like to thank those who have renewed early.
Motorcoach Professional Awards - Deadline August 31
The annual Motorcoach Professional Awards honors employees that demonstrate excellence and professionalism in the industry.  

This is a great way to honor those who are stand-outs at your company. Award recipients receive gifts, giveaways and recognition in front of their peers and friends.

This year, since our Spring Association Meeting was cancelled, we will host award recipients at our Fall Association Annual Meeting October 7th at Resorts. Get details and nominate your best today!
GNJMA Group Leader Marketplace
Exhibitors! Reserve Your Booth!
GNJMA is hosting the return of its annual Marketplace and Group Leader Appreciation Day on October 7 at Resorts AC in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Marketplace, one of the largest such events in the East, is returning after the annual event had to be canceled last year due to pandemic restrictions.

Industry News & Beyond
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  • Waiver for CDL/CLP renewal/expiration
  • Waiver for expired medical certificates
  • Waiver for CLP holders operating a CMV
 Register for Upcoming GNJMA Events
Threat of Ransomware Webinar Scheduled July 27
Please join us on July 27 for a webinar to get a better understanding of the threat of ransomware with Daniel Schultz, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Krista Valenzuela, NJ Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell. Get details and register today.
FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Program Webinar Scheduled July 28
Please join us on July 28 for an online overview of the FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening (PSP) Program.

The PSP program, managed by NIC Federal, LLC for the FMCSA, offers carriers and drivers access to MCMIS driver records – including the driver's most recent three years of roadside inspection data, and the most recent five years of crash data. Thousands of carriers are using these records as part of the pre-employment review process on candidates. Get details and register today.
Atlantic City Coalition Build - Online Briefing August 26
Join GNJMA and Busing on the Lookout on August 26, 2021, for a virtual 90-minute briefing on commercial sexual exploitation and find out how the casino, transit, and bus industries can partner with law enforcement to help end human trafficking in Atlantic City.
Register Early for GNJMA Annual Fall Events!

We hope you can join us October 6-7, 2021 at Resorts in Atlantic City! Ready to Register?  Click on the links below...

 Industry Events
Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 11-17
During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors in or around a commercial motor vehicle. Identified unsafe drivers will be pulled over and issued a citation or warning. Get more information.
Brake Safety Week Set for August 22-28
During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance service providers on the importance of brake system safety. Get more information.
New Jersey Historic Bus Festival September 18
Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (NJTHC) is holding a Historic Bus Festival and GNJMA member, Starr Tours is hosting! The event is taking place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM in Trenton, NJ. View the flyer and get all of the details!
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