BusMARC Virtual Summer Meeting
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Jumpstart Your Maintenance Program with BusMARC, As Motorcoaches Restart and Get Rolling

COVID-19 has challenged the bus and motorcoach industry. But we have been tested many times before. Each time, we’ve proved our resiliency, bouncing back. Because when people get together, even virtually, things get done.

Our in-person summer Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC) meetings were cancelled, so in response we have put together an entire month of maintenance and COVID-19 restart related education sessions. Each week, you can look forward to webinar sessions that will help you prepare to get back on the road.

The Bus Maintenance and Repair Council is your forum to address the latest safety and maintenance topics that affect motorcoach operations. Find us on Facebook and join the conversation with more than 400 bus maintenance professionals!

For this summer education series, no single registration is required and there are no fees to participate and for some sessions you will even receive a certification! All sessions are offered al a carte.

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.

Schedule:

Date Time Session/Activity
Tuesday, July 7 2:00 pm

Maintenance Checklist: Getting Your Buses Ready to Get Back on the Road

Speaker: Dany Landry

Your buses have been sitting idle throughout the pandemic, but now its time to restart your operations. What are some things that you should be thinking about maintenance-wise as you start to ramp up to full operations again? This session will take you through some good maintenance best practices as well as help you to adopt some new ideas to help you cope in this post-COVID-19 reality. As we begin to restart things again, we don't want to see you stuck with any maintenance problems at the side of the road.

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Thursday, July 9

3:00 pm

Jumpstarting Your Motorcoach Operations: A Focus on Battery Maintenance Tips and Restarting Tricks with ABC Companies

Speaker: Dany Landry

Returning your coach to service means more than just turning the key.  In this session, our speaker will walk you through how to avoid battery drain, tips to improve battery health and how to jump start your operations.  As we begin to restart things again, we don't want to see you stuck with any maintenance problems at the side of the road.

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Tuesday, July 14 2:00 pm BusMARC Virtual Site Visit and Tour of Van Galder Bus Company/Coach USA

Speaker: Ben Kopp

Description: No BusMARC meeting is complete without us providing the unique opportunity to visit with a motorcoach operator facility and have them take us through their operation and provide us with some onsite education. For this meeting, we will be doing that via video, but participants will still have the chance to see something new and ask questions about the operation and set up.

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Thursday, July 16 3:00 pm Jumpstarting Your Motorcoach Operations: Resurrecting Your MCI Coach from Long Term Storage and Restarting Tricks

Speaker: Dave Mailhot

Description: Your buses have been sitting idle throughout the pandemic, but now its time to restart your operations. What are some things that you should be thinking about maintenance-wise as you now have incorporated personal protective equipment (PPE) into your operations and your maintenance program? How will you change up your pre-trip and restocking process? Get the facts from our experts during this session.

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Thursday, July 23 3:00 pm

Jumpstarting Your Motorcoach Operations: A Discussion of HVAC Maintenance and Motorcoach Pre-Checks with Prevost

Speaker: Robert Hitt

Description: There is a lot for operators to consider before they consider changing their HVAC setup or their preventative maintenance program in this new COVID-19 reality. Learn more about the performance thresholds for this equipment and what might work best for you as you get back to full-time operations. In addition, take home a few tips on how to better maintain your in-use equipment to improve efficiency and performance.

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Thursday, July 30
 
3:00 pm

Jumpstarting Your Motorcoach Operations: A Discussion of TBD with Temsa

Speaker: Anilcan Kapucu

Description: TBD

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