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Traveling by Motorcoach: A Teacher’s Checklist for Hiring a Safe Motorcoach Company
Monday May 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Michael J. Bowers, Safety Consultant, Center for Student Travel Safety
Hosted by Carylann Assante, CAE, Student & Youth Travel Association
Sponsored by SYTA – The Student & Youth Travel Association
Motorcoach travel is still the most popular and cost-effective way for students to travel. Every day teachers are working with their tour operator partners to choose safe motorcoach companies. If you are planning a trip on your own, then you need to know how to select a safe company and understand how the new FMCSA hours of service rules may impact your itinerary and budget.
Not all motorcoach companies are created equal. Safety should be the number one priority on student trips and should be taken into consideration when choosing a motorcoach company. In this edWebinar, Michael J. Bowers, Safety Consultant for the Center for Student Travel Safety, shares:
- How to research bus safety before booking
- How new laws will impact your next trip
- Resources and practical tips for understanding how electronic data recorders (ELDs) are tracking bus driver hours to eliminate the types of drowsiness that can lead to crashes
All K-12 educators and administrators involved in student travel are invited to watch this recorded session. Learn how to hire a safe motorcoach company for your next school trip.
About the Presenter
Michael J. Bowers is an experienced executive with extensive knowledge of the airline, travel and safety and risk management practices. He served as the Sr. Director Safety & Health with People to People Ambassador programs and was responsible for more than 30,000 students and 4,000 leaders that traveled each year. Most recently, Michael partnered with SYTA to create the Center for Student Travel Safety and is a writer, speaker and blogger on all things related to student travel safety.
About the Host
A seasoned tourism and association executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Carylann Assante, CAE serves as the Executive Director of the Student & Youth Travel Association, the international association that promotes student and youth travel worldwide. Carylann is also the Executive Director of the SYTA Youth Foundation, the philanthropic arm that provides scholarships and education experiences for students and youth who are unable to travel due to financial and personal hardship.
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