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September 22, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report, Going on Faith with Roxana Melgar of BusRates.com, EXPO hotels by Mitch Guralnick of Prevost, and UMA Board Nominations with Scott Michael.

 

September 15, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and School Transportation update from NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn.

 

September 8, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report, NAMO and Boston Transit update from Frank Smith of Yankee Line and Fuel update from Sylvia Jackson of AMBEST.

 

September 1, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and UMA Motorcoach EXPO with Scott Riccio.

 

August 25, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and Inflation Reduction Act with Becky Weber.

 

August 18, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and NYC Congestion Pricing with Glenn Every and Patrick Condren of Bus4NYC.

 

August 11, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and Tax Update with Tracy Fickett of BusBooks.

 

August 4, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and Open Discussion about Brokers.

 

July 28, 2022 – Special UMA Learning Session – Disruption with Jim McCann, Joe Gillis, Dan Martin, and Scott Riccio.

 

July 21, 2022 – Special UMA Learning Session – Disruption with Bob Crescenzo, Roxana Melgar, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Riddell.

 

July 14, 2022 – Special UMA Learning Session – Disruption with Peggy Smith, Roxanne Gillis, Jackie Grice, and Jack Kaufman.

 

July 7, 2022 – No Town Hall 

June 30, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report, NTSB Safety Report with Michael Laponte, and July Learning Sessions from Elizabeth Kamalakis.

  

June 23, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report, Prevost Business Tools and Resources with Brad Wiese, and July Learning Sessions from Elizabeth Kamalakis.

  

June 16, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and TSA Security Update with David Cooper.

 

June 9, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and report on Spring Fling at Museum of Bus Transportation with Dave Millhouser.

 

June 2, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and maintaining emissions/exhaust systems with Kevin Whitworth and Sol Miller of Premier Transportation.

 

May 26, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report, update on Charter industry employment, and UMA’s Competitive Edge.

 

May 19, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and discussion about policing with former police chief Clarence Cox of Georgia Coach Lines.

 

May 12, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and all about tires with Adam Hall of Bridgestone/Firestone and Bill Kaiser of Motorcoach Tires Sales.

 

May 5, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and discussion about EPA de-rate issue with Amy Kopin of EPA and E-Commerce solutions to save you money from Jay Pearson at EBizCharge.

 

April 28, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and discussion about EPA de-rate issue with Phil Streif of Vandalia Bus Lines..

 

April 21, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and Back to Business tools and resources from Robert Hitt of Prevost.

 

April 14, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report and information on the UMA Maintenance Interchange from Kevin Whitworth.

 

April 7, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report on new CERTS bill and tax tips from Tracy Fickett.

  

March 31, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Report, Entry Level Driver Training, and recruiting effort update.

 

March 24, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Update, UMA EXPO Report from YouTuber James Wang

 

March 17, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Update, Driver Recruiting with Kelly Anderson Group

 

March 10, 2022 – Legislative and Regulatory Update, Fuel Price Discussion

 

March 3, 2022 – Special Edition from Randleman, NC – Legislative Update, TSA Security Information

 

February 24, 2022 – No Town Hall – UMA Motorcoach Expo

 

February 17, 2022 – Legislative Update, FMCSA Compliance Investigations, EXPO News

 

February 10, 2022 – NTSB Crash Investigation, Legislative Update, EXPO News

 

February 3, 2022 – Legislative Update, EXPO News, Driver Training

 

January 27, 2022 – Legislative Update, EXPO News, New UMA Website, Maintenance and Driver Competitions, and MORE

 

January 20, 2022 – Legislative Update, EXPO News, Charter Service Notices, Employment, and MORE

 

January 13, 2022 – Legislative Update, EXPO News, Inflation Report, and MORE

 

January 6, 2022 – Legislative Update, EXPO News, UMA Election Results

December 16, 2021 – Legislative Update, CERTS draft reporting requirements explained, Highway Accident Fairness Act, Tips for Buying or Selling a Business Today, EXPO News

There was no meeting on December 9 due to the Safety Management Seminar.

December 2, 2021 – Legislative update, CERTS refill and tax-exemption news, UMA candidate videos

November 25, 2021 – Happy Thanksgiving

November 18, 2021 – Legislative update, info about new infrastructure law, UMA candidate videos, EXPO news and more!

November 11, 2021 – Veterans’ Day

November 4, 2021 – CERTS reporting requirement, OSHA vaccine rule, UMA candidate videos, EXPO News and more

October 28, 2021 – UMA election news, CERTS tax-exemption campaign report, Five Tips for Profitable Sales

October 21, 2021 – Legislative update, Bus and Motorcoach Maintenance Tips and Best Practices: From Fleet Maintenance to Recruiting and all the Parts in Between

October 14, 2021 – Loretta Bitner on the TPR and Entry Level Driver Training, efforts to exempt CERTS funding from federal taxation, legislative update, and a preview of EXPO host city, Long Beach, CA

October 7, 2021 – Meet  UMA President/CEO Scott Michael, announcing candidates for UMA Board of Directors,  MCBOA update

September 30, 2021 – Sponsored by Prevost – Panel Discussion: Media and PR Strategies and Tips to Have Your Message Heard​

September 23, 2021

September 16, 2021 – Recruiting Program, Generate Revenue with Tour Insurance, CERTS FAQ with Tracy Fickett

September 9, 2021 – Driver Recruitment Best Practices, UMA AMBEST Fuel Program, JJ Keller Discounts

September 2, 2021 – Panel: The Path Forward – Operators share their perspectives

August 26, 2021 – Recruiting Strategies that Work

August 19, 2021 – CERTS Funding Overview, UMA Board Update

August 12, 2021 – CERTS Funding Approvals: What’s Next?

August 5, 2021 – TSA Briefing, FMCSA update

July 22, 2021 – Driver Recruiting, Social Media Strategies, UMA Programs

July 15, 2021 – There was no Town Hall on July 15

July 8, 2021 – Cybersecurity Expert

July 1, 2021 – CERTS news, Legislative Update, Driver Retention

June 24, 2021 – CERTS news: The Portal Opens!  Legislative update, Driver Recruitment – Part I

YOUR UMA DUES – After a year of waiving dues we are collecting membership dues again. We understand companies are still struggling, but please review the new options, including spreading your dues payment across 12 payments.

June 17, 2021 – Legislative Update, Employee Retention Tax Credit, Sales Summit News, Driver Recruitment Preview

June 10, 2021 – Driver Training

June 3, 2021 – Drive Training Part II

May 27, 2021 – Driver Training and CBD Guidance

May 20, 2021 – No Town Hall – preempted by EXPO Encore

May 13, 2021 – Maximizing Equipment Uptime, CERTS Checklist

May 6, 2021 – CERTS Guidelines, National Parks News, Tracy Fickett’s Tax Tips

April 29, 2021 – World Class Safety with Stephen Evans

April 22, 2021 – No Town Hall – UMA Motorcoach EXPO in Orlando

April 15, 2021 – Spader Business Management on Pandemic Lessons Learned

April 8, 2021 – Paynet Credit Ratings, Building Interest in Motorcoach Tours

April 1, 2021 – Tire Safety, New UMA Member Portal

March 25, 2021 – Six ways to improve profits

March 18, 2021 – Communicating with your Lenders featuring attorney Edward Kaye

March 11, 2021 – UMA Program Updates

March 4, 2021

February 25, 2021 – Scheduled Service Grants

February 18, 2021

February 11, 2021

February 4, 2021:

January 28, 2021:

January 21, 2021:

January 14, 2021: Legislative Update, PPP/EIDL Tips

January 7, 2021: Funding updates, Rebuilding Your Business in 2021

December 23, 2020: Congress passes CERTS Act – Your next steps

 December 17, 2020: Industry program update, Covid relief status and more

December 10, 2020: Covid relief progress, risk management program updates, Holiday Piano Concert, EXPO news

 November 19, 2020: Using Technology to Restart Stronger, Atlantic City is Open to Groups, and EXPO Memories

 November 12, 2020: CERTS Outlook Post-Election, Operators Leading Change Panel, EXPO Memories

 November 5, 2020: Election Recap and Analysis Plus Lame Duck Session Stimulus Hopes

 October 29, 2020:

 October 22, 2020: Sales Training and EXPO Launch

 October 15, 2020: Vehicles Leasing and Legal Issues

 October 8, 2020:

 October 1, 2020: Updates on PPP Forgiveness and Relief Measures

 September 24, 2020: Insurance Panel, TSA Guidance, Legislative Update

 August 29, 2020: Team Iowa Scores, Partner Panel, New Business Ideas

 August 13, 2020: Selling in Challenging Times with Jim Pancero

 August 6, 2020: Preparing your team and fleet for future work

 July 30, 2020: Legislative Update, Operator Panel, LinkedIn Learning

 July 23, 2020: CERTS Update and PPP Tax Discussion

 July 9, 2020: CERTS Act update, Equipment Finance Panel

 July 2, 2020: CERTS Act S. 4150, AssurCLEAN and MORE

 June 25, 2020

 June 11, 2020: Insurance Panel and MORE:

 June 4, 2020: PPP Flexibility passed by Congress, panel about community involvement, announcement of the Virtual Summit.

 May 28, 2020: A panel of operators shares their progress and path forward

 May 21, 2020 Town Hall: Annett Bus Lines explains their use of the PPP

 April 30, 2020 Town Hall: Restarting Your Business

 April 23, 2020 Town Hall: Leading Through Crisis

 April 16, 2020 Town Hall: Funding Your Company through the SBA

 April 9, 2020 Town Hall: Leading Your Company through Crisis

 April 2, 2020 Town Hall: Funding Your Company through the SBA

 March 26, 2020 Town Hall: Leading your company through a crisis, round 2

 March 19, 2020 Town Hall:  Leading your company through a crisis

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Status of Emergency Funding, Ken Presley
  • Working with Bus Finance Providers, Matt Hotchkiss, Wells Fargo
  • Working with Insurance Companies, Michelle Wiltgen, National Interstate and Bob Crescenco, Lancer Insurance
  • Keys to Succeeding in times of Crisis, Jim McCann, Spader Group