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.
All Bus Operators & Government Employees use the Buyer registration option, all Suppliers and Vendors use the Seller registration option. Select the BusMARC meeting.
Register for BusMARC Online
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
|Thur. Dec. 19||2:00 pm||BusMARC Orientation||Webinar|
|Mon., Jan. 13||9:30 am - 10:30 am||
BusMARC Opening General Session
|Mon., Jan. 13||10:30 am - 11 am||
|Mon., Jan. 13||11 am - 5:30 pm||
Safety Education Sessions
|Mon., Jan. 13||11 am - 12 pm||MOTORCOACH SAFETY SESSION TRACK
#3010: Seatbelt Maintenance Working Group
Speaker: Amaya & OEM Panel
Description: Now that we are a few years in to seatbelts being required on motorcoaches, let's take some time to review our performance to date and best practices when it comes to maintaining the seat belt safety system. We'll also talk about preventative maintenance practices and common breakdowns.
|Mon., Jan. 13||11 am - 12 pm||MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK
#3012: Solving the $20,000 Question: Limiting Engine-related Pollution Control Breakdowns
Speaker: Louis Hotard
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.
|Mon., Jan. 13||12:20 pm - 2:30 pm||
Mon., Jan. 13
|3 pm - 4 pm||MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE SESSION TRACK
#3017: 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.
|Mon., Jan. 13||3 pm - 4 pm||MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK
#3018: Changing Viewpoint, How the Evolution of Electronic Camera-based Mirror Systems Change the Way We See Things
Description: Rear-view mirrors have been required on buses since the late 1970s. Now, through there are efforts underway to update and modernize the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and FMVSS 111 (rear visibility) to allow for the introduction of camera-based systems to aid in driver visibilty of the road. Find out how these systems work, how to maintain them and how close they are to being introduced into operational service on motorcoaches.
|Mon., Jan. 13||4 pm - 4:30 pm||Break|
|Mon., Jan. 13||4:30 pm - 5:30 pm||
MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK
|Mon., Jan. 13||4:30 pm - 5:30 pm||
|Tues., Jan. 14||9:00 am - 11:30 am||
Offsite Visit #1
Buses will leave from the CHI Health Center Omaha . Loading will begin at 8:45 am.
Arrive at REI: 9:15 a.m.
|Tues., Jan. 14||12 pm - 4:00 pm||
Offsite Visit #2