Operations

James River Transportation To Install Charter Bus Seatbelts

Posted on November 16, 2012

An employee of James River Transportation tests a new seatbelt installed on a motorcoach. The 80-year-old bus company plans to phase seatbelts onto all of its charter buses by the spring of 2013.
An employee of James River Transportation tests a new seatbelt installed on a motorcoach. The 80-year-old bus company plans to phase seatbelts onto all of its charter buses by the spring of 2013.

RICHMOND, VA — James River Transportation will start installing seat belts next week on all of its motorcoaches and finish by the spring of 2013.

Earlier this year, the federal government made it mandatory that all new buses be equipped with seat belts. The government does not require seat belts for existing buses already in service.

James River had planned the implementation of seat belts for many years, but had to wait for the government’s final rule to ensure correct compliance with the regulations. The company’s smaller buses have been equipped with seat belts for many years. Belts will be installed on about 30 James River motorcoaches.

“We feel it is important for us to set the standard in safety for our passengers,” said Stephen Story, President of James River Transportation. “This will ensure all of our buses are consistent, even if purchased before the seat belt law.”

James River Transportation is a full service transportation provider and event planning organization with facilities located in Richmond, Williamsburg and Norfolk. The company also has on-site operations at Richmond International Airport and Norfolk International Airport. Services include motorcoach and minicoach transportation, airport transfers, transportation management, contract services, and convention shuttles. The company has been in business for over 80 years.

This initiative is one of the company’s unique safety and training programs that include:

  • A driving simulator
  • Extensive background checks covering national and local databases
  • Pre-employment personality testing to ensure compatibility with corporate values
  • A customer service training department.

Source: James River Transportation

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Company Accused Of Ditching Couples At The Altar

One client says once the deposits were collected, the Cleveland-based business stopped responding to their calls and emails.

Uber Drivers Complain About The Silliest Things

TNC Travesties Of The Week: Some independent contractors just don't have what it takes to be chauffeurs.

Limo Caddy Can Upgrade A Back Seat To First Class

LCT WEB-X-CLUSIVE: Going the extra mile for customers is made easy with PLATROS’ patent-pending seatback pocket device.

Why You Need A Social Customer Service Strategy

Whether you like it or not, people are talking about your business on social media.

Treat Your Employees Right For Maximum ROI

There’s no better way to show your appreciation than giving them what they need to do their job. 

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - December 2016 $12.95 GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE COVER STORY: * The Coolest Operators on the Planet * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close