Hispanic Motorcoach Council

Hispanic Motorcoach Council A Council of the American Bus Assocation, HMC promotes the continued growth, fellowship & development of the Hispanic community in the motorcoach industry.

A new group of predominately Spanish speaking motorcoach operators have come together to form the Hispanic Motorcoach Council/El Consejo Hispano de Autobúses (HMC) under the umbrella of the American Bus Association. The group currently consists of roughly 50 member motorcoach operators and is looking forward to adding to its growing ranks. We invite you to join us, as the HMC offers support (through networking), knowledge and information related to security issues, safety risks, legislative oversight and government processes and regulations. Our goal is to make sure that each of our members are kept well informed of developments within the industry, delivering each and every one of our members the tools that allows them to establish long-term strategies and success as well as implementation of short-term actions. In short, we are here to help you build your business! As a member of the HMC and ABA, you are entitled to a variety of association benefits that will serve your unique needs: a legislative voice, regulatory watchdog activities, money-saving services, connections to other operators and suppliers, regular communications, an annual meeting, specialized safety training and much more. The membership of the organization is comprised of dedicated professional individuals, business owners and affiliated personnel who have a common interest in providing the highest quality and safest possible motorcoach service to all passengers and are interested in working with the ever-growing Hispanic business community in the motorcoach industry throughout the United States.

ABA Virtual Capitol Hill Fly-in Speaker Highlight: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Sen. Collins is the Ranking Member on t...
04/09/2021

ABA Virtual Capitol Hill Fly-in Speaker Highlight: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Sen. Collins is the Ranking Member on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. She has been a strong advocate for the industry and a co-sponsor of the CERTS Act. Come hear what Sen. Collins has to say and thank her for all her work she has done for the industry on April 14! Register today! https://bit.ly/3sWYt02.

ABA Virtual Capitol Hill Fly-in Speaker Highlight: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Sen. Collins is the Ranking Member on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. She has been a strong advocate for the industry and a co-sponsor of the CERTS Act. Come hear what Sen. Collins has to say and thank her for all her work she has done for the industry on April 14! Register today! https://bit.ly/3sWYt02.

$2 million in Intercity Bus Security Grant Program funding is now available for application. Completed applications are ...
02/25/2021
Intercity Bus Security Grant Program | FEMA.gov

$2 million in Intercity Bus Security Grant Program funding is now available for application. Completed applications are due by May 14 at 5 pm ET. BISC and ABA will be hosting a webinar with FEMA/TSA to talk about the application process and program changes on March 9 at 12 pm ET.

See the link below for more information.

https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/intercity-bus-security

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Desde el miércoles por la mañana hasta la noche del 9 de marzo, se abrirá un período de acceso exclusivo para que las em...
02/22/2021
Biden targets smallest businesses with exclusive aid window

Desde el miércoles por la mañana hasta la noche del 9 de marzo, se abrirá un período de acceso exclusivo para que las empresas con menos de 20 empleados soliciten ayuda a través del Programa de Protección de Cheques, que ofrece préstamos que se pueden convertir en subvenciones si las empresas siguen pagando a los trabajadores.

Only businesses with fewer than 20 employees will be able to apply for aid through the massive Paycheck Protection Program.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Payche...
01/14/2021
SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 9 am ET to submit First Draw and Second Draw loan applications to the SBA. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, to all participating PPP lenders.

https://www.sba.gov/article/2021/jan/13/sba-re-opening-paycheck-protection-program-small-lenders-friday-january-15-all-lenders-tuesday

Lenders with $1 Billion or Less in Assets Will be Able to Submit First and Second Draw PPP Applications on Friday – Continuing Dedicated Access for Community-Based Lenders

American Bus Association
12/10/2020

American Bus Association

Mark your calendar for Dec. 15 at 12 p.m. ET for a webinar with TSA on TSA Security Training Rule Requirements and Resources. The webinar will focus on requirements of the Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees Final Rule and associated TSA resources.

The rule requires owner/operators of higher-risk over-the-road bus (OTRB) companies to provide TSA-approved security training to employees who perform security-sensitive functions. TSA is also expanding its requirement for covered OTRB owner/operators to name security coordinators and to report significant security concerns to TSA. https://bit.ly/3oGhtNQ

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
09/29/2020

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

New HOS Rules Now In Effect! FMCSA has built an online EDUCATION TOOL for hours-of-service to help drivers and carriers understand the new rules. Visit: https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov/HOSRuleTool

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
09/28/2020

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

ALERT: FMCSA is accepting applicants to be part of its new CMV driver subcommittee—a panel of commercial drivers who will provide feedback to the Agency on critical issues facing the industry. To apply, please submit a resume detailing your driving experience, a personal statement outlining how your qualifications and experience as a driver make you suitable for membership. You may also submit any letter of recommendation you may wish, but it is not required. Please email these documents directly to [email protected] by Friday, October 16th.

08/31/2020
www.cvsa.org

International Roadcheck comienza en 10 días, del 9 al 11 de septiembre. Para ayudar a los conductores y transportistas a estar preparados para el área de énfasis de International Roadcheck de este año sobre los requisitos de los conductores, CVSA creó un folleto informativo para descargar.

https://www.cvsa.org/wp-content/uploads/International-Roadcheck-Focus-Area-Flyer-Spanish.pdf

American Bus Association
08/27/2020

American Bus Association

HURRICANE LAURA: USDOT/FMCSA REGIONAL ROUTING HOTLINE ACTIVATION ALERT. This hotline is an aid to commercial drivers seeking to operate safety and efficiently in support of response and recovery efforts, and community well-being, in the wake of the impacts of Hurricane Laura. The hotline number is 833-99Roads

The types of questions you can ask:
1. What roads are open right now?
2. What roads might be closing based on flood waters rising?
3. What closed road might be open based on flood waters going down?

Motorcoach Industry Seeks Federal Aid to Mitigate Losses
07/27/2020
Motorcoach Industry Seeks Federal Aid to Mitigate Losses

Motorcoach Industry Seeks Federal Aid to Mitigate Losses

The 100-year-old over-the-road motorcoach industry is struggling for survival as most of the nation’s 36,000 buses are sitting in parking lots because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABA's Women In Buses Council, BUSRide Magazine Create eBook: How COVID-19 Has Killed Our Industry: Letters to Congress f...
07/22/2020

ABA's Women In Buses Council, BUSRide Magazine Create eBook: How COVID-19 Has Killed Our Industry: Letters to Congress from the Women Who Power America's Motorcoach Industry. https://bit.ly/3eQJVXX #busesmoveamerica #dontmissourbus

07/08/2020
busesmoveamerica.com

¡Todos a bordo del Autobús!!

Con la ayuda de empleados, amigos, familiares, colegas de negocios y otros simpatizantes de la industria, sumaremos una gran mayoría para esta iniciativa

Sólo les tomara menos de 2 minutos para compartir este enlace, ayudemos a sumar votos para que esta propuesta sea escuchada Rally around S. 4150, the CERTS Act

La pandemia ha tenido un efecto devastador en la industria de los Autobuses.

Actualmente, la mayoría de sus 100,000 empleados están desempleados temporalmente y sus 30,000 motorcoaches que representan miles de millones de dólares en inversiones se quedan inactivos, mientras que los arrendamientos, préstamos, hipotecas, seguros y servicios públicos agotan las reservas de una industria compuesta principalmente por pequeñas empresas.

Se estima que los viajes en autobuses no volverán a los niveles cercanos a 2019 hasta la primavera de 2021.

https://www.busesmoveamerica.com/

07/07/2020
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

On behalf of Secretary Elaine L. Chao and the U.S. Department of Transportation, thank you to America’s commercial bus and motorcoach industry.

05/14/2020
Protesta Con Centenares De Buses - CNN

Coverage from CNN Spanish on the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness. Thanks to Bill Torress and the DC Trails family for all their help and support of the Rally and getting our message out!

Cientos de conductores de autobuses de turismo exigen al gobierno ayuda económica en medio de la pandemia
05/14/2020
Cientos de conductores de autobuses de turismo exigen al gobierno ayuda económica en medio de la pandemia

Cientos de conductores de autobuses de turismo exigen al gobierno ayuda económica en medio de la pandemia

Tocando las bocinas de sus vehículos, cientos de conductores de autobuses turísticos llegaron a Washington DC exigiéndole al gobierno ayuda luego de no haber sido considerados en el paquete de estímulo. Ahora piden se les entregue asistencia y préstamos, pues afirman que el coronavirus ha paral...

CIENTOS DE AUTOBUSES TOMAN WASHINGTON PARA PEDIR AYUDAS AL SECTOR
05/13/2020
Cientos de autobuses toman Washington para pedir ayudas al sector

CIENTOS DE AUTOBUSES TOMAN WASHINGTON PARA PEDIR AYUDAS AL SECTOR

Washington, 13 may (EFE).- Cientos de autobuses privados de todo EE.UU. tomaron este miércoles las calles de Washington para protestar por la falta de ayuda oficial ante la crisis del coronavirus pese a las subvenciones dadas al transporte aéreo o los ferrocarriles.

ABC Companies
04/29/2020

ABC Companies

Yesterday Congress made the decision to delay returning to Washington DC next week.

Congress took the decision based on the health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington DC. Therefore, we are moving to our “rain date” of May 13th for the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness rally.

Based on the overwhelming support and participation of the industry, this was a difficult decision to take.

However, in order not to lose momentum, we are committed to conducting the rally on May 13th.

We apologize for the challenges this presents, however, we continue to be united in our efforts to gain government support for our industry.

Continue to monitor the site as more information has been posted at https://bit.ly/3bwVMJP

#dontmissourbus #busesmoveamerica #motorcoachesrolling4awareness

American Bus Association
04/28/2020

American Bus Association

Dear Friends, we have made the decision to POSTPONE the May 6 Rally until all of Congress is back in session. Do not worry, we still have plenty of work we can do that will make our ride into DC bigger and better than we could have imagined. More to Come! #busesmoveamerica #dontmissourbus

ABC Companies
04/28/2020

ABC Companies

--UPDATED-- we are moving to our “rain date” of May 13th for the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness rally. Please visit 4/29/20 post.

Great News! There are more than 125 motorcoach companies on board to roll vehicles into the nation's capital on May 6 to build awareness of our industry's essential role in transportation and to seek funding to support motorcoach operators through the current crisis.

This positive awareness event is jointly organized by UMA and the American Bus Association.

There are 3 ways to participate:

· Send a bus or two from your fleet to DC for the rally
· If you cannot send a vehicle, sponsor a vehicle "donated" by a participating company that is able to send more than one. That vehicle can be branded with messaging from your company and you pay the fees associated with the design, printing, and costs of the trip.
· Provide an extra bus if you have one to spare as a "donor" bus.

To Learn More Details: https://bit.ly/3bwVMJP

#dontmissourbus #busesmoveamerica

Estás invitado a recorrer el Capitolio para crear conciencia sobre la industria de los Autobuses  ¡Con gran entusiasmo a...
04/27/2020
Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness – Buses Move America

Estás invitado a recorrer el Capitolio para crear conciencia sobre la industria de los Autobuses

¡Con gran entusiasmo anunciamos el gran mitin de la industria en Washington, D.C., el próximo Miercoles 6 de mayo y queremos que participes y estés allí!
ABA y UMA han combinado recursos para organizar este evento único en la vida diseñado para que nuestra industria vuelva a estar presente en las carreteras. Reconocidas empresas de autobuses estarán rodando para crear conciencia. Estamos invitando a nuestros miembros a viajar en buses y recorrer Washington el 6 de mayo a las 10:30 a.m. ET. Todos los autobuses llevarán mensajes de nuestra industria mientras conducimos a través de la capital de nuestra nación para crear conciencia sobre nuestra industria y SOLICITAR el apoyo del gobierno en forma de $ 15 mil millones en fondos dirigidos para "transportistas de autobuses por carretera".

  The American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association invite you to join us for a rally at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.   Event Specifics: When: May 6 rolling out at 10:30 a.m. ET Where: Staging and event will take place in Washington DC – see route Who: All ABA and UMA members are...

04/22/2020
www.cisa.gov

Guía sobre la Fuerza de Trabajo Esencial de Infraestructura Crítica

Border Restrictions Extended; Trucking Remains Exempt
04/21/2020
Border Restrictions Extended; Trucking Remains Exempt

Border Restrictions Extended; Trucking Remains Exempt

The Department of Homeland Security recently extended travel restrictions that apply to the Canadian and Mexican borders to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

It is time for our government to wake-up and to take immediate action through a financial package specifically designed ...
04/16/2020
Congress Missed the Bus

It is time for our government to wake-up and to take immediate action through a financial package specifically designed for the Motorcoach industry to alleviate unprecedented financial and economic pressure on private bus operators.

Es hora de que nuestro gobierno despierte y tome medidas inmediatas mediante un paquete financiero diseñado específicamente para la industria de los Autobuses para aliviar la presión financiera y económica sin precedentes que pesa sobre los operadores de buses privados.

Congress missed the bus! Hear from DC Trails, ABA, and TMS on why and how you can show your support for the motorcoach industry.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
04/10/2020

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA has issued a waiver to allow third party CDL skills test examiners, temporarily without the need for additional training, to also administer CDL knowledge tests, to address testing availability concerns caused by licensing agency closures and staff shortages due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. This action, in combination with FMCA’s previously published CLP and CDL waivers, are intended to allow for individuals who are seeking to become professional drivers to complete the CDL credentialing process and assist the motor carrier industry during this time of need. Learn more: https://bit.ly/34v6PRc

New CDC guidance released
04/07/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

New CDC guidance released

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
03/25/2020
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA has released updated drug and alcohol testing guidance for motor carriers and drivers who may be experiencing disruptions in necessary testing resources due to the #COVID19 outbreak.The goal of this updated guidance is to maintain safety on our nation’s roadways, while providing reasonable flexibility for America’s commercial drivers who are on the front lines of our fight against this virus. Read it here: https://bit.ly/33KIaYh

FMCSA Grants Limited Exemptions for Expired CDLs, Medical Cards
03/24/2020
FMCSA Grants Limited Exemptions for Expired CDLs, Medical Cards

FMCSA Grants Limited Exemptions for Expired CDLs, Medical Cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 24 issued a formal notice that it will not take enforcement action for certain expired commercial driver licenses, learner permits and medical certifications through June 30.

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