Recognizing Excellence in the Motorcoach Industry
The motorcoach industry has a rich history marked by talented individuals. The American Bus Association confers several awards to recognize and celebrate the progress, humanitarian spirit and long-standing achievement of key individuals and leading organizations. These awards are presented annually at the ABA’s Marketplace.
Motorcoach Driver of the Year Award
The Motorcoach Driver of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond the performance of his or her duties as an Over-The-Road Motorcoach Driver, professionally executing safe motorcoach operation, while providing the traveling public with the safest form of passenger transportation in the United States. More
Women in Buses Award
The Women in Buses Award is presented to someone who works to fulfill the Council’s mission and has demonstrated a high level of leadership in the motorcoach industry during his or her career. More
Women in Buses Operational Excellence Award
This award is given to an individual who displays excellence in service to their organization. This includes customer operations, drivers, mechanics, sales or any other impactful area in the travel and tourism industry This award is presented by Motor Coach Industries. More.
BUSRIDE Good Stewardship Award
This award is presented by BUSRide Magazine to an individual who has been and continues to be a “Good Steward” and leader in the industry.
Leadership & Environmental Sustainability Award by MCI
The ABA’s Leadership & Environmental Sustainability Award, sponsored by Motor Coach Industries (MCI), recognizes motorcoach industry leaders for their investment in environmentally responsible equipment and the adoption of green business practices. Nominations must be received by Dec. 1. More
Lifetime Achievement Award
The ABA Lifetime Achievement Award seeks to recognize individuals who have demonstrated significant dedication to the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry. For more information about this award, contact ABA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award
The Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award presented by the American Bus Association and the Bus Industry Safety Council recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the profession of safety. The award is named after the ABA’s former Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Norm Littler, who was one of the industry’s leading experts when it came to safety. More
Metro Magazine’s Innovative Operator - NO AWARD in 2023
Serendipity Magazine TODAY Award -
This award began in 2015 at the ABA’s Marketplace in St. Louis. It is presented by Serendipity Media to a company or individual tour operator who uses creativity to grow their business.
Wayne Chandler Spirit of Partnership Award
The Wayne Chandler Spirit of Partnership Award recognizes an individual who creatively works within the group travel industry to build partnerships for the promotion of all tourism market segments and destinations. More.