“The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round. The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round all through the town.” What that famous children’s song forgets to add is that the wheels on the bus go safely round and round all through the town thanks to dedicated maintenance and repair professionals in our industry.
Because these professionals are so diligent in their job of keeping buses up to code and understanding the precious cargo they carry, ABA created the Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC) to help meet their networking, informational sharing and educational needs. BusMARC also provides a venue for equipment, parts and service providers to interact with the maintenance personnel of the bus industry. You do not have to be an ABA member (although you should think about joining!) to be a member of BusMARC.
BusMARC meets twice a year and holds regularly scheduled conference calls to help members stay apprised of industry issues, new equipment developments, regulations and best practices in the areas of motorcoach maintenance and repair.
Where else might your maintenance guy have a chance to talk to others in his profession about their shared experiences and learn from one another? Ever wonder what type of maintenance tracking program you should be using for your fleet? Find out at a BusMARC meeting!
BusMARC meetings feature visits to manufacturer, vendor and bus operator facilities to provide hands-on learning experiences as well as provide a glimpse into new ways to set up a successful maintenance operation.
If you are a maintenance and repair professional in the motorcoach industry and seeking to raise the level of maintenance awareness in the industry, you are encouraged to join the industry Council dedicated to YOU.
The next BusMARC meeting will take place at ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Cleveland with classroom-style education sessions on Jan. 16 and a site visit meetings on Jan. 17. Come see for yourself what the BusMARC is all about! For more information, click here.
For more information about BusMARC and how to get involved, click here.