2 . UMA Flash Poll: Upcoming Town Hall Topics
We will always cover current legislative and regulatory developments you need to know about, but what else is on your mind? What other topics can we cover that will bring value to you and your team? We want to know. Please choose your number one and number two topic based on the choices below.
Choose your first topic
Choose your second topic
Choose one topic as your number one choice for a future Town Hall.
Taking care of your drivers and staff
RESTART your business: New ideas
Updates on insurance
Free advertising on social media
Cleaning and sanitation best practices
Best pricing practices and strategies
Developing a tour business
Choose a second topic for a future Town Hall meeting.
Taking care of your drivers and staff
RESTART your business: New ideas
Updates on insurance
Free advertising on social media
Cleaning and sanitation best practices
Best pricing practices and strategies
Developing a tour business

3 . UMA Member Georgia Coach Lines honored to support final tributes to late American civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis
UMA Member Georgia Coach Lines played an integral role transporting family and dignitaries attending the final tributes to the recently deceased U.S. civil rights leader
Rep. John Lewis. Read more and see photographs and video of this important event on the company's Facebook page. One post notes, "This charter will be etched forever in the Georgia Coach Lines history."

4 . MCI combining operations with parent company New Flyer
Bus & Motorcoach News | July 27, 2020


MCI, one of the industry’s mainstays, is combining operations with parent company New Flyer.

This company-wide transformational initiative, called “NFI Forward,” is being done to rationalize the business units and facilities, the company said in a statement announcing the consolidation.

“While we have been working to streamline our businesses to enhance competitiveness by leveraging scale, expertise, and capability, the drastic and unanticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to revisit our unique business definitions,” said Paul Soubry, NFI President and Chief Executive Officer.

“The first major activity of NFI Forward is the immediate combination of New Flyer and MCI into one business, and to ensure a smooth transition Ian Smart (former MCI President) has been appointed Executive Vice President, Business Transformation of NFI to lead the effort.”


5 . UMA Member Mike Middaugh of Coach Quarters uses video to share his story & the story of the industry
UMA Member Coach Quarters uses the power of video as owner Mike Middaugh explains the impact the pandemic has had on motorcoach operations, the essential nature of our industry and how he and other operators have worked to get the attention of Congress to secure economic relief for the industry.

6 . Welcome! United Motorcoach Association on-boards 18 new operator Members
A.I. Transportation
Van Nuys, CA

Alaska Cruise Transfer and Tours
Anchorage, AK

American Coach Inc.
Miami, FL

Assured Transportation & Travel Service, Inc.
Union City, GA

Carolina Express Tours Inc.
Framingham, MA

Colbus Inc.
Orlando, FL

Fabulous Buses & Tours
Orlando, FL

Fastrack Coaches Inc.
Richmond Hill, NY

Gulfstream Autobus Inc.
Jensen Beach, FL

Hummingbird Tours Inc.
Deltona, FL

Lakeland Tours, LLC
Long Beach, MS
M&Y Tour Inc.
Staten Island, NY

Mountainview Tours Inc.
Brentwood, NY

Nationwide Bus Tours
Cypress, TX

Neumann Limited
Sacramento, CA

R&B Transportation
Helena, AL

Rezman Express INC
Teaneck, NJ

RVA Transit/Richmond Trolley Tours
Henrico, VA
UMA Membership is FREE through 12/31/2020
Because our industry is stronger together, we invite operators to try UMA Membership FREE through year's end. Join us.
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7 . August is Brake Safety Month: Get ready for CVSA's 2020 Brake Safety Week is August 23-29
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled, Aug. 23-29. Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. Vehicles that pass eligible inspections may receive a passed-inspection  CVSA decal .

Checking brake system components is always part of the roadside inspection process; however, inspectors will be paying special attention to brake hoses/tubing during this year’s Brake Safety Week to highlight the importance of those components to vehicle mechanical fitness and safety.

The brake systems on commercial motor vehicles are comprised of components that work together to slow and stop the vehicle, and brake hoses/tubing are essential for the proper operation of those systems. Brake hoses/tubing must be properly attached, undamaged, without leaks and appropriately flexible. Brake hoses/tubing are an important part of the braking system so when they do fail, they can cause problems for the entire braking system.

Upcoming UMA Events
2020

  • UMA Town Halls, every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET Learn more.
  • Bus & Motorcoach Industry Legislative Fly-In, September 22-23, 2020, Washington, DC Learn more.
  • UMA Safety Management Seminar, December 2-3, 2020, Ashburn, VA Learn more.
2021
  • UMA Motorcoach EXPO, March 3-7, 2021, Orlando, FL Learn more.

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