Luxury Coach & Transportation

September 2018

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LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION SEPTEMBER 2018 29 SESSION SPOTLIGHT: In this interactive session, moderator and operator Tom Holden says the panel will touch on the use of ELDs and allow the audience to discuss problems and concerns they have regarding them. "Unfortunately, some people were steered down the wrong path. Everyone now knows about ELDs, but the problem I've been hearing is some of the companies operators went with aren't communicating well," he says. If you have a burning question you need answered at the session, please send it to tom@tholden.com ahead of time so he can be sure to fit it in. 9:55 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Out With The Old, In With The New: When To Buy, Sell, Or Trade Your Bus Your finances are everything; if you don't factor them into your bus buying, selling, and trading decisions, it can spell disaster for your company. Two industry experts will guide you through the evaluation process required to assess when to change your bus fleet. Presenters: Dennis Lyons, DATTCO; Jim Morrison, ABC Companies TUESDAY, NOV. 6 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Motorcoach Marketing Tips That Drive $$$ There's no point in having big buses if they aren't moving. This session will teach operators the best tips and tricks for showing off their fleet to prospective clients. Presenters: Christian Riddell, Motorcoach Marketing Council; Brian Scott, Escot Bus Lines *Motorcoach Vendors Of Interest* *Vendors listed were signed up before 8/2/18* • Prevost • MCI • Temsa • Irizar • Hometown Trolley • Grech • LA West • Tiffany • ABC Companies • INA • Global Motor Coach • LGE Coachworks • Alliance Bus Group • CHTC Bus Group (USA) • Springfield • Executive Coach Builders • Turtle Top …and many more! BUSCON When: Mon.-Wed., Oct. 1-3, 2018 Where: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind. This year's Show will feature educational sessions on some of the hottest topics in the world of transportation today, including a look at all-electric vehicle usage in differing applications and alternative fuels. Another topic of interest to limo-gone-bus operators is how autonomous vehicles, particularly shuttles, are being used and what the future for the technology may look like down the road. The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) will also be presenting two sessions on Monday, Oct. 1, including a look at how to expand your bus operation through diversification, which is ideal for those entering the motorcoach industry or for operators looking to get into using smaller-sized vehicles like sedans and SUVs. Additional topics include forging relationships to improve mobility, how to use social media to sell your company, and preparing your operation for pandemics such as this past flu season. Information: www.busconexpo.com. CAN'T MISS EDUCATION MONDAY, OCT. 1 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. How To Expand Your Business Through Diversification Limousine and traditional coach operators are venturing into each other's territories. This session will help them understand what they should know about the world of luxury transportation before they leap into a more diversified fleet. Presented by: The United Motorcoach Association 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A Legislative And Regulatory Update For Operators Regulations are never easy to follow, as they are constantly morphing and affecting transportation-related businesses. This session will tell you all about the laws related to your operation. Presenter: Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association

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