2 . Send a letter and share our link to advance CERTS Act in Congress

3 . Town Hall Thursday: Legislative update and panel on 'Returning to the Road' as charters tick up
Depending on where you are located, there seems to be a growing chance you may see some charter work soon. Join colleagues online tomorrow at 2 p.m. to discuss the possibilities.

This week’s UMA Town Hall will focus on preparation for when that charter call finally comes in. Our panel of experts will provide brief refreshers covering Drug & Alcohol, Driver Preparedness for Returning to the Road, Brushing up on Your Driver Qualification Files, and Mechanical Roadworthiness.

Panelists are:
  • Drug & Alcohol – Bob Crescenzo
  • Driver Preparedness for Returning to the Road – Michele Wiltgen
  • Brushing up on Your Driver Qualification Files – Tom and Brittany Holden
  • Mechanical Roadworthiness – Louis Hotard and Dany Landry 

UMA will provide checklists participants can download and there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

Please join us.

4 . NYC imposes COVID-19 checkpoints at transit hubs to enforce state's quarantine order
NBC New York | Aug. 5, 2020 | by Jennifer Millman

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City would start implementing checkpoints across the five boroughs to help enforce Gov. Andrew Cuomo's quarantine order for travelers from viral hotspots, citing the ongoing national COVID threat.

The measure announced Wednesday is the first significant effort by New York City specifically to help enforce the 14-day quarantine for travelers from 34 states and Puerto Rico. In revealing it, de Blasio said the state was "absolutely right" to impose the travel restriction in the first place. Cuomo announced it in late June.

5 . Share photos of your fleet with AssurCLEAN decals in place
Durable, bright AssurCLEAN decals have been sent to close to one hundred UMA Members participating in the popular program. If you are displaying them on your vehicles, please send a photo for us to share, to jryder@uma.org.

Members of UMA acknowledging all UMA AssurClean statements qualify to display UMA AssurCLEAN decals on their vehicles and receive a certificate documenting their participation. 

6 . UMA Member Vandalia Bus Lines says what we're all thinking

7 . CVSA Standard Out-of-Service Criteria available through new app
Fleet Owner | August 5, 2020

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) April 1, 2020, North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC) is now available for purchase through the new CVSA OOSC app.

The CVSA OOSC app contains the out-of-service criteria, inspection bulletins, pictorials, online training, inspection procedures, operational policies, inspection and educational videos, brochures and webinars.

To download the app, search for “CVSA” in the App Store or Google Play. Select “CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria.”
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8 . Minnesota DOT audit finds inconsistent oversight of party buses and limousines
Star Tribune | August 4, 2020 | by Janet Moore

State regulations ensuring passengers are safe in limousines, party buses, nursing home vans and other vehicles for hire have been inconsistently enforced by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, according to the state’s internal watchdog.

The findings detailed in a 56-page analysis by the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) come after a tragic limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., killed 20 people in 2018 — one of the nation’s deadliest transportation accidents in more than a decade.

While that crash is still being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, its horrific nature raised questions about how the limousine-for-hire industry is regulated across the country. The Star Tribune reported on MnDOT’s lax oversight of limousine safety in February 2019.

Upcoming UMA Events
Consult the UMA Industry Calendar for more information about events.


  • 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.
  • UMA Motorcoach EXPO, March 3-7, 2021, Orlando, FL Learn more.

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