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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
- TSA Coronavirus Info Page
- Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs
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
- CERTS QUESTIONS: Send them to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to Treasury at email@example.com
- DRIVING FORCE TOOLKIT
- SALES SUMMIT – Team registration available through July 6 – Don’t miss out!
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
- Get listed in the FTA Charter Service Registry
- Currently, the FTA Charter Registry is at 421, up from 187 when we started talking about it in January. We are shooting for 1,000. Let’s go!
February 25, 2021 – Scheduled Service Grants
- RIBTC CONF (National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation)
February 18, 2021
February 11, 2021
February 4, 2021:
- UMA SLIDES
- TRISHA’S SLIDES – “Return to Better” with Technology
- TSA SIGNAGE for Mask Mandate
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
- SLIDES (including TSA slides)
- TSA EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- TSA Factsheet
- TSA Map
August 29, 2020: Team Iowa Scores, Partner Panel, New Business Ideas
August 13, 2020: Selling in Challenging Times with Jim Pancero
- TOWN HALL SLIDES WITH LEG BRIEFING
- JIM PANCERO’S SLIDES
- JIM PANCEROS WEBSITE
- UMA ASSURCLEAN INFO
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
- TRACY FICKETT’S SPREADSHEET (XLS)
- FIND YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE’S PHONE NUMBER
- FIND YOUR U.S. SENATORS’ PHONE NUMBERS
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
- 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