Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association
Below are links and files on Safety that are useful for motorcoach operators to use in their business.

PASSENGER CARRIER SAFETY - FMCSA

BUS TRIPS CARRY PRECIOUS CARGO - US DOT FMCSA 

EDUCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - Improving Highway Safety - FMCSA 

REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS - FMCSA

HOURS OF SERVICE FOR MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS -  FMCSA

INSPECTION, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE FOR MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS - FMCSA

INTERSTATE PASSENGER CARRYING DRIVER'S GUIDE TO HOURS OF SERVICE - FMCSA

REPORT ON CURBSIDE MOTORCOACH SAFETY - NTSB - OCT 2011

MOTORCOACH SAFETY ACTION PLAN - FMCSA 2012

Consumers: KNOW YOUR FACTS
Motorcoach Companies
  • Must be registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Must maintain their vehicles and inspect them annually.
  • Must have a minimum of $5 million liability insurance coverage.
  • Must comply with all other federal and state safety requirements.
Motorcoach Drivers
Drivers may not drive:
  • More than 10 hours without at least 8 consecutive hours off
  • After having been on duty 15 hours (including driving) without at least 8 consecutive hours off
  • After having been on duty:
    • 60 hours in 7 days, or
    • 70 hours in 8 days
  • Without a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Passenger Endorsement and a valid medical certificate on their person.

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