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Jeff Goldwasser
13:53
Greetings from Amaya Seating, New Jersey
Homer Pickles
13:54
Good Afternoon From Lone Star Coaches in Grand Prairie, Texas....
Rich Broughton
13:55
Good Morning All from Triple J in Las Vegas
Paige Balsinger
14:04
Hi from All Around Charters Nokomis FL
Brad Melton
14:04
Hello from Paris, TN
Diane Forgy
14:06
Hello from Kansas City!
Robert Lessor
14:07
Hello from MCI in Dallas Texas
Alan Thrasher
14:10
Birmingham Here, Ready and waiting for CERTS to pass!!!
Mike McDonal
14:11
Greetings from Saucon in Baltimore
Brenda Tidwell
14:24
Brenda Tidwell from Leisure Time in GA
Bill Adams
14:27
First Class Charter LLC Lawrenceburg TN
Tracy Fickett
14:31
Calling from Southern California today.
Adam Hall
14:32
Hello All from Bridgestone in Omaha, NE
Anita O'Hear
14:33
good afternoon from Bedore Tours in Niagara Falls NY
Vickie Cole
14:49
Good Morning from American Stage Tours in Concord, CA
Michael deeb
14:49
Hello from Saucon in Long Island, NY
JANET CATHEY
15:09
Good Afternoon from Janet Cathey at Prevost
Jared Jozaitis
15:16
Good afternoon from Wisconsin!!
Marcus Ardrey
15:18
Hi All from Evans Tours Charlotte, NC
Tony Pederson
15:25
Hello from Shakopee, MN. Tony with MCI Financial.
jerri smith
15:29
Hello from Pensacola, FL
Rhonda Bilbrey
16:02
Bilbrey Tours says hello from ABilene TX
Jason Briggs
16:08
Hi from Maine
Eric Coolbaugh
16:32
Eric Coolbaugh saying hello from New York!!!
Kevin Creighton
17:27
from Oakland CA at a nurses strike. Avalon Transporter
Antonio Thomas
17:30
Good Afternoon Everyone, thank you for joining us for today’s Town Hall Meeting. If you have any questions about membership or becoming a member of UMA please contact me at athomas@uma.org or call (703) 838-2929
Chris Roane
17:53
Hello from BEST-VIP in SoCal
Carl Bubnoski
18:10
Hi from Carl at Crystal Tours, NJ
United Motorcoach Association
18:27
welcome all!
PAUL ESHAGHI
18:38
Hello from Corporate Coach Charter in Los Angeles, CA
MARY PRESLEY
18:47
Greetings all From Crazy DC
Diane Byrnes
19:12
Hello from Diane at Freedom Tours NW in Washington State
Andy Byars
19:23
Good day all. Sad news...
Lauren Grote
19:36
Hello from Maryland!!
Santokh Sohal
19:40
we need 2020 calander
Ginny Orr
20:15
lots of talk won't stop the action of business having to claos
Anita O'Hear
20:17
is the calendar wrong years
United Motorcoach Association
21:07
good catch on calendar
Ginny Orr
21:11
so we are just pawns in their political game
Constance Giddens
22:48
It’d be nice to just skip 2020!!
jerri smith
23:31
yes! one more round of PPP!!!
John Sambdman
23:34
will the PPP be administered using hte same formula?
John Sambdman
23:38
the
Barry Howell
23:46
Is UMA even going to happen this year?
Steve Abegg
24:48
Has anyone had trouble getting Samsara to give longer than 6 months on hold with no payments since buses are parked?
Julianne Ryder
24:49
Barry, If you mean is EXPO going to happen in March 2021, the answer is YES. Stay tuned!
John Sambdman
25:16
will the PPP be he same amount?
ERIC JONES
25:31
If they once again allow anyone/everyone to get PPP when they don't need it...….I will give up on humanity. :) We had grocery stores getting millions here locally.
Barry Howell
25:36
Thanks, yes, I meant EXPO, here’s hoping things open up enough to make it work!
John Sambdman
25:41
I am working on Sen Perdue this week
nancy Citti
26:04
BANY!!
John Kruger
26:23
Chuck put up a fight... calling, emails, and more phone calls paid off.
Brenda Tidwell
26:31
I just voted and voted against the 2 from GA that are in office now!
Jeff Goldwasser
26:34
Join BANY , there is strength in numbers !
jerri smith
26:42
Keep Truckin is not helping us in anyway, still requiring payment on all ELDs, regardless if the buses are moving or not!
John Sambdman
27:33
I have been speaking with a reporter from the WSJ, but her editor killed the article
ERIC JONES
27:48
Thanks for trying, John
Brenda Tidwell
28:11
We turned off all our “keep Trucking”, just now turned it back on for 2 buses.
John Sambdman
28:17
But Perdue is here in GA on a bus and I know where and when and we will talk to him in person
Andy Byars
29:26
If we were part of the Kennedy Center maybe we would have a chance.
James Seaton
29:30
Why can't they add it on to the airlines?
becky weber
29:56
We have gotten a lot of good press in the political press and DC media which Members read on our job loss numbers
Constance Giddens
30:00
what’s the next move? what does UMA suggest we do at this point? more emails? calls?
John Sambdman
30:01
Can we get the to re-allocate the money appropriated for The Main Street Lending Program to the CERTS Act?
Brenda Tidwell
30:23
I have called Perdue’s office at least 10 times and did do a call with other bus owners, we were told that he is not going to do anything for 1 or 2 groups per his office.
Ryan Sanders
30:41
If we get to 280? or 290? Does it automatically get brought up to a vote?
Ryan Sanders
30:49
in the house
nancy Citti
31:04
Ugh, so frustrating! The bill has a majority, but the airlines are asking for another handout and may get it
becky weber
31:27
No it doesn't - the Speaker controls the floor and will not allow it to move on its own. PLus, they are not here. She will only call them back to vote on a large package.
Brenda Tidwell
31:39
Washington Post just did a good article that included a
Deb Owings
31:41
Yes.. Support for people in China!
Ginny Orr
31:42
pawns in a game with tragic results for us while they politic
Brenda Tidwell
31:46
bus company.
Deb Owings
31:58
Per Representative Wexton
Bob Crawford
32:52
In all this confusion what is the Total amount for the Motorcoach Industry
Coachlight Tours
33:31
He (Buddy Carter), has been the only one to speak with us personally. All others had a staffer to speak for them
nancy Citti
33:44
over 100K in Motorcoach industry
MARY PRESLEY
34:07
It’s all about votes and taxes. “FOLLOW THE MONEY”
Ryan Sanders
34:21
Maybe we should plan to block up all the airports to get us some national attention!
Gladys Gillis
34:42
jerri - I have slit of operators calling about not getting a break from the ELD companies. Ken - can you get the FMCSA to let us off the hook through December 2021 so we can go back to paper logs until this is long over?
Brenda Tidwell
34:55
Peoria Charter Coach was just in am article in the Washington Post. They are about 1/2 down the article he did a wonderful job.
charles searles
35:04
Everyone in the path of the storm be safe!
ERIC JONES
35:05
Good suggestion, Gladys!
Constance Giddens
35:06
i used that number in all my emails this week and last week. I thought it might grab their attention more than our 49 employees.
Ginny Orr
35:15
just has to renew my ELD and no credit for all unused months
Barry Howell
35:19
Saucon has been pretty fair from our experience. Thanks to them for that.
John Kruger
35:23
Schumer was adamant per his staff that he wouldn't sign on as he wants to help all, not a single group. Gave us no hope, but something changed... keep calling.
John Grzywacz
35:44
Can UMA (Ken or Becky) give us a flowing messaging statement that communicates the 308K job losses?
Julianne Ryder
35:50
Great point, John!
MARY PRESLEY
35:51
YES KEEP CALLING AND CALLING AND CALLING
Patricia Cowley
36:03
John is right...keep calling! We are still trying with Toomey.
Coachlight Tours
36:16
Gladys, that would be awesome if we could shut down these "big boys" with the ELD's. We got no relief from ours either
Evan Anderson
36:48
Well, if your drivers aren't driving 8 days in a running 30, then they can be paper!
Brenda Tidwell
36:49
Paper logs would save us a lot of money!
charles searles
37:03
from New Orleans Tours , Be safe
Jack Kaufman
37:06
Saucon was Great to work with when we deactivated ours
Carl Bubnoski
37:13
yes we need substantiation of the 308,000 potential unemployed
becky weber
37:15
Some Members offices have taken three plus of lobbying and many, many contacts to get them on. Schumer and Perry were both in that camp but eventually they came on. Don't give up. There will be a bill eventually and we will be in optimum position whenever it's going to go.
Alan Thrasher
37:17
The Gov't said it would save us money.
Rhonda Bilbrey
37:22
Kudos to Saucon for sure!!!
John Grzywacz
37:24
I would love a paper log option!
Bob Crawford
37:26
Our Eld Provider is working very good with our company (GPS INSIGHT)
Bruce Ebmeyer
37:28
JJ Keller is working with us. They will start and stop on demand.
Martha Scott
37:44
Yes, Saucon is the best.
Patricia Cowley
37:44
Perry was tough and he cosponsored...and Houlahan...keep calling!
Matt Dance
37:53
Saucon is the GOAT
Evan Anderson
38:21
lul
United Motorcoach Association
38:39
GOATS are good!
Adam Hall
38:40
Yes John Kruger. Our philosophy has been to just keep calling and emailing until that no turns to yes.
Gladys Gillis
38:42
Larry - can you help get FMCSA to “deactivate” the requirement to have ELD’s on the buses that we are lucky enough to run?
Julianne Ryder
38:50
The story about the 308,000 jobs is in Bus & Motorcoach News www.busandmotorcoachnews.com - it's the story about furloughs.
Carl Bubnoski
39:05
thanks Julianne
David Moody
39:34
https://www.busandmotorcoachnews.com/private-bus-and-vessel-industries-furlough-308000-employees-due-to-pandemic/
jerri smith
39:46
Keep Truckin will not allow us to deactivate our ELDs
Evan Anderson
40:08
Time for a new provider...
Terry Marx
40:09
Samsara has turned litigious though their US Bank financing arm. Not willing to adjust payments based on active assets.
United Motorcoach Association
40:13
thanks David.
John Kruger
40:51
I like that idea.
ERIC JONES
41:02
Not a bad idea!!
Andy Byars
41:13
The coaches are rolling billboards, it just needs to be seen!!!
Bob Crawford
41:22
Great Idea Allen
John Sambdman
41:38
Call and ask for a meeting
John Sambdman
41:41
it works
John Sambdman
41:52
can I speak for 30 seconds?
Adam Hall
42:37
Also, very vague emails just asking for a meeting with a constituent. DO NOT get specific in the request. Just ask for a meeting.
ERIC JONES
43:25
We have the cleanest, most virus-free vehicles to go no where! People here want to travel, but NO WHERE TO GO!
Anthony Griffith
43:35
Is there a list of reps that have not signed on to support the certs?
Anthony Griffith
43:54
can we get that list?
Tom Casazza
44:03
Is USDOT delaying tri annual safety compliance investigations?
Bruce Ebmeyer
44:11
Hi Jack. Your gun in the background is menacing. Is that to keep your employees in line? Haha
Bob Crawford
45:42
Where did you purchase the Masks for your drivers from?
Adam Hall
45:42
Anthony here are the official sponsors for both the Senate and the House.
Adam Hall
45:44
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7642?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+7642%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=2
Kevin Creighton
45:54
small price to pay if you get one more trip out of it
Adam Hall
46:11
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/4150/cosponsors?q={%22search%22:[%22S+4150%22]}&r=1&s=1&searchResultViewType=expanded
Thomas Miller
46:25
I would like to get my CA. DMV Apportion plates money back, no refunds no future credit. Can not PNO to save 30% on liability insurance without losing the DMV money.
Jack Kaufman
46:51
the masks are from Vistaprint
Bob Crawford
47:15
Thank You
Jack Kaufman
47:32
absolutely!
Josh Pane
49:42
Please send a link to everyone.
Paige Balsinger
50:58
It would be great if the Assurclean brand had its own consumer oriented website that passengers could research the program on their own.
Gladys Gillis
51:38
Is the AssureClean training available yet?
Ginny Orr
52:55
how does the unload process work?
Jeff Goldwasser
53:45
They Need the Bellboy Luggage tray system , safe & it even can disinfect the luggage in the bay
Julianne Ryder
53:47
We are rolling out a new consumer page for AssurCLEAN soon and it will have a better participant listing that is broken down by state.
Anita O'Hear
53:56
how do people get to the back of the storage area to retrieve luggage - safety issue?
Jason Briggs
54:10
Love , riding is a privilege :)
Bob Greene
55:48
shameless plug Jeff??? LOL
Jeff Goldwasser
56:11
Shameless but relevant !
Sam R.
56:23
No concerns over someone falling while getting on or off the bus with the driver standing so far away? I mean, I get it and understand the why, just curious
Matt Dance
57:05
What's the bellboy system???
Phillip Streif
57:44
fyi you can use disinfectants on soft surfaces such as cloth or fabric seats
Phillip Streif
57:45
https://rescuedisinfectants.com/are-soft-surfaces-off-limits-for-disinfectants/
nancy Citti
58:24
FYI if your seats are “ultra leather”/vinyl, the chemicals in the foggers or in spray disinfectants may degrade the vinyl over time.
Phillip Streif
59:10
sorry meant to say "cant" you cannot use disinfectants on soft surfaces
Paige Balsinger
59:23
When the EPA approved pinesol we did a impromptu video and loaded to social media platforms since we used that product already
John Sambdman
59:37
are the airlines doing all these things to clean the planes?
John Sambdman
01:00:00
because Corona didn’t get here on a bus. Airlines brought it
Jeff Goldwasser
01:01:19
Matt, www.BellboyAutocar.com operators who have it really like it,
Bob Greene
01:02:38
John check out this website: www.fleetandfacilitysolutions.com
Dennis Streif
01:03:46
coachlight is hard to hear
Matt Dance
01:04:14
It looks pretty sweet!
Constance Giddens
01:04:35
nice plug Jeff!!
Richard Rivers
01:06:12
we had a video commercial and had it uploaded on Facebook
MARY PRESLEY
01:08:01
FB Definitely works
Diane Byrnes
01:08:08
I sent the info in to get our Assurclean stickers several weeks ago and am still waiting. Does it normally take a long time? Diane with Freedom Tours NW
John Kruger
01:08:13
Less to no yellow page but all to Facebook to get people's attention
nancy Citti
01:08:48
The fabric manufacturers have been marketing anti microbial/anti-bacterial fabrics for a couple of years now. Something to think about for future refurbishing.
David Moody
01:09:22
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/resuming-business-toolkit.html
Jack Kaufman
01:09:52
Links: TimisTours.com TimisTours.com/assurclean Facebook.com/TimisTours
Barry Howell
01:10:08
I too have been waiting several weeks for my stickers.
Doug Baker
01:10:28
Ditto!
Barry Howell
01:10:29
Who can I contact regarding these stickers so we can get them on our coaches?
Phillip Streif
01:10:43
Nancy you can purchase and spray antimicrobial surface protectants from www.fleetandfacilitysolutions.com
United Motorcoach Association
01:11:15
Guys—-will followup on the decals. Sorry for the delay...
David Moody
01:11:22
Barry, contact Antonia @ athomas@uma.org
David Moody
01:11:37
Antonio*
nancy Citti
01:11:39
Thanks Phil, I will check it out
STEVE COTTLE
01:11:58
THIS IS COMING FROM HHS??
Julianne Ryder
01:12:13
Barry, you can get the form to participate at www.assurclean.com and once you return it, we send digital materials and mail decals to you.
Kevin Creighton
01:12:39
Fabulouso kills everything
Phillip Streif
01:13:42
just don't use disinfectants on your seats. it violates epa approval
Antonio Thomas
01:13:43
If you have questions about AssurrClean Please reach out to me athomas@uma.org
MARY PRESLEY
01:13:59
Might be a good session for the upcoming safety seminar
John Sambdman
01:14:20
All this talk of cleaning will mean nothing if we aren’t here. We’ve done all of this level of cleaning before COVID. The only thing we added was the electrostatic fogger and the driver shield.
Ginny Orr
01:15:08
absolutely
Jeff Goldwasser
01:16:05
Nice MaTT !
MARY PRESLEY
01:16:08
Great Job Everyone. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Brenda Tidwell
01:16:09
Ken, can u check about us using paper logs?
Vicki Bowman
01:16:26
Thanks for the great info UMA!