UMA Membership Benefits
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Top Ten Reasons to Become a UMA Member
1. Powerful Representation
UMA keeps you abreast of the national, federal and state issues that affect the success and operation of your motorcoach business. Our Legislative Affairs Department is your voice and representation in Washington. Along with state associations and other segments of the transportation sector, we’ve created a broad-based coalition that works for you!
2. Bus & Motorcoach NEWS
Bus and Motorcoach NEWS is the only industry trade publication that is published online with new stories added daily. This trusted “Industry Bible” is filled with timely legislative, regulatory, and industry news. If you want to be truly up-to-date on all the issues affecting you and your company, you need to receive Bus and Motorcoach NEWS. Get the news delivered right to your inbox daily! Your whole team should subscribe. It’s an important member benefit.
3. Valuable Resources to help you grow your business!
Every member of the United Motorcoach Association receives a listing in our annual Membership Directory. The UMA Membership Directory features a Location and Services Guide and a Buyers Guide section. Additionally, members receive a listing on our website directory-averaging over 500 hits a day, the online membership directory is used by consumers to find UMA companies for all their travel needs.
4. Membership Benefits
Members of UMA are presented with a host of opportunities for their business. Operators can take advantage of Free Process Agent Service, Music Licensing Fulfillment, Motorcoach Expo Discounts, discounts on credit card processing and fuel, opportunities to enroll in UMA 20 Groups and utlilize the 20 Group Chart of Accounts! We know how expensive it is to run a business; we want you to save money everywhere that you can!
5. Timely Information
6. Networking Opportunities
UMA’s annual Motorcoach Expo and our Safety Management Seminar provides members with an ideal opportunity to see the latest industry products and explore innovative and important solutions for the most current problems in the motorcoach industry. UMA was built on creating meaningful relationships between members through the open exchange of information. It’s these relationships that help improve the industry.
7. Business Tools and Advice
The Marketing Tips for Motorcoach Companies guide and the New Operator’s Start Up Guide are invaluable tools for the motorcoach operator. Regular reporting in the NewsFlash email newsletter and Bus & Motorcoach News will help keep you up-to-date on what’s going on in our industry. All of these tools are free to the UMA member.
8. Knowledgeable/Expert Staff
Got a tax issue you’re not sure how to handle? Feeling squeezed out by the transits? Now sure where to turn? UMA staff is happy to help you! UMA members can call Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm with any business, legislative or industry question and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way that we can.
UMA strives to keep our members ahead of the learning curve. Solution Sessions at the annual Motorcoach EXPO are devoted to giving you access to cutting edge marketing strategies, financial trends, and operations tricks that impact the motorcoach industry. Want to run your business in the most effective way possible? Then you need to utilize UMA’s education opportunities so you can stay ahead of the competition!
10. Money Saving Resources
A membership with UMA allows you to participate in many members-only programs that can save you money! Click here for more details.
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Over 15 benefits exclusive to UMA Members
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Exclusive Member Benefits
UMA Daily Bus and Motorcoach News FLASH
UMA Members receive the daily Bus and Motorcoach News FLASH email each afternoon. Its content is curated from relevant news sources with exclusive UMA analysis and updates about regulations and legislation that matter to your business. Available 24/7 online and via email blasts, Bus & Motorcoach News brings together all the news you need to run your business better.
UMA Weekly Town Hall Meetings
Thursdays at 2 p.m. ET UMA Members come together for an hour-long online meeting featuring the week’s legislative and regulatory news along with segments focusing on business strategies to help motorcoach companies succeed. We wrap up with informal discussion among participants.
UMA Cyber Insurance
UMA Cybersecurity Insurance will assist you to QUICKLY RESUME OPERATIONS with access to forensic and incident response specialists who will help you get your business back up and running; RECOVER LOST PROFITS, recover money that was lost from ransomware attacks, data breaches, or funds transfer fraud; and, PROTECT YOUR DISTRIBUTION CHAIN through business interruption coverage in case your business or one of your suppliers suffers from a cyber incident.
UMA has partnered with AMBEST to create a member benefit that will allow UMA members to save substantially on their diesel fuel purchases when using an authorized AMBEST location and the AMBEST Fuel Card. While savings will vary with wholesale, retail prices, and region we estimate today a typical member will save between $0.20-$0.25 per gallon of diesel fuel.
Ready to take your business to the next level? UMA 20Groups are effective peer-to-peer and management groups that will provide you with the intelligence and knowledge to strategically position your company on the path to success.
These are just a few of the kinds of benefits and companies you’ll have access to as a member of UMA.
UMA Comp - Workers' Compensation Insurance
Open to UMA Members only, the UMA Comp program enables motorcoach operators to receive the same quality, comprehensive workers compensation programs as large companies, including competitive pricing as well as coverages specifically tailored to our public auto exposure.
BusRates.com - Lead Generation Service
BusRates.com draws thousands of visitors seeking travel every week and has positioned itself at the top of search engines for the most commonly searched terms relating to chartering a coach. Put the power of BusRates reach to work for you sales team. For more information, click here or contact us at 703.838.2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AssurClean is an exclusive UMA Member program allowing your company to demonstrate its commitment to safety practices that allow your passengers to travel with confidence. Learn more at www.assurclean.com.
EBizCharge - Payment Processing
EBizCharge has an exclusive offer for members of the United Motorcoach Association. Send us the last three months of your credit card processing statements and we’ll give you a complimentary cost savings analysis. If we can’t meet or beat your current credit card processing rates, we will pay for a FULL YEAR of UMA membership dues. Click to fill out the form or for more information.
USI Travel Insurance Services
Stand out from the competition AND increase your revenue by offering travel protection to your customers. The Comprehensive Travel Protection Plan for Tours includes coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, baggage loss/delay, medical expenses and much more. For Charter Bus Trips, USI has designed a custom high-limit medical evacuation plan and baggage plan. UMA members who sign up to offer these plans receive a program fee from each sale.
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Scheig Associates – Hiring and Performance System
All employers want to hire the best employees. Imagine possessing the power of knowing who, among your employee candidates, will make the best new hire. Scheig Associates’ Motor Coach Works© Hiring & Performance System ™ helps employers consistently identify and hire top performers. UMA members receive a 10% discount on this valuable program.
UMA Motorcoach Tires Sales Discount Program
Motorcoach Tire Sales has teamed with Toyo to provide discounted pricing specifically for UMA members. Offering direct shipping directly from Toyo distribution centers to the Operator’s front door, this unique model streamlines the tire purchasing process and enables Motorcoach Tire Sales to provide aggressive pricing for UMA members. The Toyo M144 coach tire is designed specifically for the motorcoach industry, with a higher load rating than industry standard and other proprietary features to ensure long wear and a smooth ride.
UMA MICHELIN Advantage Tire Discount Program
UMA members can participate at no cost in the MICHELIN Advantage Program where your company will enjoy competitive program pricing on MICHELIN tires and retreads all across the nation. You’ll also be eligible for MICHELIN Advantage Program online business tools, promotions and training opportunities.
Movie Licensing Discounts
Get discounted movie licenses through Motorcoach Movies as a UMA member.
Music Licensing Discounts
Receive discounted music licensing for your motorcoaches.
Free Process Agent Service
Why pay for it when UMA members get it free with their membership? A requirement of the FMCSA for interstate operating authority, UMA utilizes our network across the country to provide process agent service.
UMA J.J. Keller Discounts
Save money on the products you use everyday! You can purchase your JJ Keller log books, driver files and other compliance products through UMA and save 10% off of JJ Keller’s standard prices. To place an order please login to the member only section to visit the JJ Keller’s landing page.
UMA Background Check Program
A one-stop solutions to obtain the required background investigations including criminal background checks, social security number address trace and seven year history, national motor vehicle registration/driver’s license search and NVIR’s.