2019 BusMARC Winter Meeting
Louisville Convention Center, Louisville, KY, United States

Join the top maintenance and service professionals of the Bus Maintenance and Repair Council in biannual meetings to help continually raise the level of maintenance in the intercity bus and motorcoach industry.

Download a 2019 Winter BusMARC Registration Form

All Bus Operators & Government Employees use the Buyer registration option, all Suppliers and Vendors use the Seller registration option. Select the BusMARC meeting.

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BusMARC Meetings Include:

  • Hands-on technical presentations and discusssions of best maintenance practices and technologies
  • Facility Tours of local Maintenance facilities
  • Open access to the Marketplace exhibit floor, featuring products, services, and new-coach exhibits
  • Education seminars and networking opportunities
  • Fun Marketplace evening events

Schedule:

Date Time Session/Activity Location
Fri. Jan. 10 2:00 pm BusMARC Orientation Webinar
(recorded)
Mon., Jan. 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am

BusMARC Opening General Session

Keynote: Matt Johnston, Design Interactive

M112
Mon., Jan. 28 10:30 am - 11 am

Break

 
Mon., Jan. 28 11 am - 5:30 pm

Safety Education Sessions

The sessons put together by BusMARC and brought to you by ABC Companies have been integrated into the overall ABA Marketplace education schedule and can be found by going to 6 sessions as part of the following tracks:

  • MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
  • MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE

Click here for Education Sessions

 
Mon., Jan. 28 11 am - 12 pm MOTORCOACH SAFETY SESSION TRACK

Policy Potpourri

Speaker: Bob Crescenzo

Description: A review of policies and procedures that will impact your operations and potential liability after a claim. Do you have a policy for driver discipline? Do you have a policy for remedial training? Do you have a policy for ... Find out more during this important session.
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Mon., Jan. 28 11 am - 12 pm MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

Ensuring Compliance with Equipment Testing and Efficiency Standards as In-Use Equipment is Maintained

Speaker: Keith McComsey

Description: There is a lot for operators to consider before they buy or implement aftermarket components for essential safety systems. Learn more about the performance thresholds for aftermarket equipment, before you make your next purchase. In addition, take home a few tips on how better to maintain your in-use equipment to improve efficiency.
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Mon., Jan. 28 12:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch

 
Mon., Jan. 28 3 pm - 4 pm MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

Benchmarking Your Maintenance Program

Speaker: Chris Henry

Description: Learn more about a new online tool that can assist bus operators in improving performance in key areas such as fuel mileage, maintenance, safety, operations and human resources, and ultimately profitability. While some companies already measure performance internally they may be missing key areas where improvements can have a direct impact to the bottom line. Get an understanding of how a virtual benchmarking platform that is accessible 24/7 and completely anonymous works, as well as how to monetize your maintenance program.
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Mon., Jan. 28 3 pm - 4 pm MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE SESSION TRACK

FMCSA Update

Speaker: Loretta Bitner

Description: In this session, get a sense of what new regulations the Agency has put in place in 2018 and get an opportunity to directly address our regulators as they set out the top priorities for the Agency in the coming year. So many items to review, from the implementation of the Electronic Logging Devices, the evolution of the lease and interchange rule to the emergence of autonomous vehicles. Stay up to date on the future direction of our industry’s enforcement.  
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Mon., Jan. 28 4 pm - 4:30 pm Break  
Mon., Jan. 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

UPDATED SESSION: 322: Augmented Reality Technology Live Demo

Speaker: Design Interactive
 

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Mon., Jan. 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

DVIRs: Features, Expectations

Speaker: Panel

Description: A DRIVER VEHICLE INSPECTION REPORT or DVIR, is a formal record confirming that a driver has completed an inspection on a commercial motor vehicle. These systems and crucial part of a fleet's maintenance process and more and more are becoming integrated into GPS, ELD and other systems as an E-DVIR. Find out more about what key features you should expect before purchasing one of these devices. Learn about how you can expect to integrate it into your electronic suite of fleet management and maintenance programs.

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Date

Time Session/Activity  
Tues., Jan. 29 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Offsite Visit #1

Free Enterprise Inc.
1 Sodrel Dr,
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(800) 448-5728

Transportation Provided
Please contact us if you plan to drive your own car (busmarc@buses.org)

Buses will leave from the Louisville Convention Center. Loading will begin at 8:45 am.

Offsite
Tues., Jan. 29 12 pm - 5:00 pm

Offsite Visit #2

Motor Coach Industries
7001 Universal Coach Drive
Louisville, KY 40258
(502) 318-3000

Lunch is included

Transportation Provided
Please contact us if you plan to drive your own car (busmarc@buses.org)

Offsite