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Understanding The FMCSA Safety Rating System


Getting the Real Scoop on Bus Operators BusRates.com was designed to help charter-seeking customers book directly with their local operators. By booking directly with local operators, the customer can avoid commissions imposed by brokers, agents, or “specialists,” and ensures that the customer’s requests and trip details are communicated directly to the service provider; lessening the …

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Top Travel Trends to Look Out for in 2020


In 2020, travel is more accessible to more people than ever before. That means there are also more awesome travel tips and trends than ever before. Whether you’re a globe trotting novice or a nomadic pro, you’ll want to check out these top five 2020 trends. Ecotourism: More travel = more CO2 emissions. In 2020 …

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25 Way to Use A Bus


Standard coach, luxury coach, minibus, executive coach, trolley, school bus…buses come in all different shapes and sizes. That means that no matter the occasion, it’s almost certain that a bus will be just what you need to transport your group. Need a few ideas on how you can use a bus? No worries. We’ve got …

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Tips For Motion Sickness During Bus Travel


Motion sickness is a tough rival for those who love to travel. The dizziness and queasy-sick stomach feeling is enough to ruin your entire travel time. This common ailment is caused by the body’s inability to process rapidly received stimuli. For some people, rapid movement, like when you’re in a vehicle moving at high speeds, …

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3 Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied During Bus Travel Trips


Using a charter bus for your group travels can make your journey as much fun as arriving at your destination. For families with youngsters, however, long bus travel trips can be challenging. How can chaperones keep kids of all ages amiable? Use these tips to keep kids occupied so you can enjoy your ride. Get …

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Bus safety is important

Bus Safety: What You Need to Know


Renting a charter bus is a great way to enjoy your group excursion. But is it a safe way to travel? What should you know about bus safety before making your next reservation? How can you improve safety conditions for your fellow bus travelers? How Governments Regulate Bus Travel In the United States, all bus …

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Press Release: BusRates.com Announces Site Upgrades


ALEXANDRIA, VA   (May 1, 2018)  Busrates just put group travel planning in the fast lane with speed and site upgrades to the website and a top-to-bottom redesign that produces mobile-friendly and straightforward search results. The site upgrades for this online platform will allow it to continue to be the leader in matching group travel planners …

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The History of the Motorcoach


Today, the motorcoach has evolved into a form of transportation that is not only reliable and efficient but is also able to offer the luxury and comfort that its earlier counterparts could never even dream of. Here’s the history of how they got to the premier group travel charter buses we know today.We’ve all rode in them, but do we know their long history?

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United Motorcoach Association and BusRates Congratulates Elaine Chao


The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) and BusRates.com applaud Elaine Chao for her confirmation as the nation’s 18th U.S. Transportation Secretary.

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BusRates Young Life Portal


Announcing UMA’s work with the Young Life organization so that their travel planners can use UMA’s BusRates website to more efficiently handle their charter bus rental transportation needs.

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