Women in Buses: Doing More with Less per Business Segment

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Session Information

Operations & Maintenance Committee presents Doing More with Less: The optimistic Return of the Motorcoach Industry.  Mike McDonal will share his expertise on the dos and don'ts of doing more with less for each business segment: financial, operations, employees, vehicles and technology.


Mike McDonal, Director, Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies

Mike has been involved in the transportation industry for 36 years. He began his career in the truck rental and leasing business serving in sales and operational capacities as well as Director of Safety roles for many of the company’s leasing clients. Mike also served as Director of Human Resources and Safety for a large hazardous materials carrier serving the east coast with 250 vehicles and 325 drivers.

In 2005, Mike joined the motor coach industry and served as General Manager for a large motor coach operation in the Baltimore Washington corridor. Mike was responsible for the day to day operation of a 70 bus fleet to include drivers, training, dispatch, operations, vehicle maintenance and cleaning crew.

As Director of Regulatory Compliance for Saucon Technologies, Mike is responsible for working with companies to implement and coordinate not only the hours of service regulations but all appropriate FMCA and OSHA regulations. Mike has presented at over 50 passenger carrier events in the last 2 years.

Mike was awarded the Safety Professional of the Year by the Maryland Motor Truck Association in 2004.

Mike has served as the Chairman of the Safety Management Council in Maryland. He has also served in leadership positions to include Chairman of the Bus Industry Safety Council as well as the International Motor Coach Group Safety Council and Driver Training Committees. Mike currently serves as Chair of Bus MARC , the  Bus Maintenance and Repair Council.


Motor Coach Industries

Committee Information

The focus of this committee would be to work on issues of importance to the safe operation and maintenance of the motorcoach fleet.

  • Create a network of women bus operators and the vendors that supply equipment and services necessary to the operations of the fleet.
  • Provide education/training on new motorcoach products and services.
  • Identify best practices for the safety and security of the motorcoach fleet.
  • Develop resources to assist in the maintenance and options of the motorcoach fleet.
  • Build a network of resources for equipment breakdowns, driver needs, etc.

This committee may interest the following members:

  • Bus Operator Operations & Maintenance Staff
  • Bus Manufacturers
  • Associate (Products & Services) Members
  • Bus Operator Executives
  • Bus Operator Safety Staff

Visit http://www.buses.org/wib for more information on the Women in Buses Council.

Registration is closed for this event.