Transport Topics: Motorcoach Industry, Like Trucking, Faces Driver Shortage

Motorcoach Industry, Like Trucking, Faces Driver Shortage
Transport Topics
Dan Ronan
June 4, 2019

ABA President Peter Pantuso spoke with Transport Topics about the issue of the driver shortage in the motorcoach industry.

“The driver shortage is a serious problem for the motorcoach industry,” American Bus Association CEO Peter Pantuso told TT. “As the seasoned drivers retire, the level of new drivers entering the industry is not keeping up. We are seeing this issue across all means of transportation — charter, scheduled, transit and school buses. This is causing a disruption to many people who rely on buses to get to work, school and on vacation.”

According to the ABA, 3,200 bus companies in the United States provide more than 600 million passenger trips annually; that’s about 100 million fewer than domestic airlines provide each year.

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About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

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Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications & Media Relations, ABA
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