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What Does CBA Do For Members?

Worked to amend the 2011 legislation (AB 45) that would have penalized motor coach carriers for actions of customers.

Educate members on CARB Truck & Bus and future regulations to avoid steep penalties and unnecessary expenses.

Alert CBA members when federal and state agencies issue new rules and hold conferences on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Provide experts on complying with ADA requirements and other regulations like Hour of Service.

Prevent school districts taking charter bus customers away from our industry.

Worked with CHP to Clarify SPAB certification process.

Working with the DMV and CHP to make the process run smoother. Have obtained an organization chart on how the process works and have contact information to help resolve problems.

Initiated opposition to localities ticketing 45 foot coaches on national highway system

Continually working on worker’s compensation insurance reform for the motor coach industry.

Relief of PUCTRA Fees – (AB‐2762)

  • July 1, 2001 reduced to ¼%
  • Goal ‐ Will continue to work with the PUC to achieve a flat fee based upon the PUC’s actual costs of regulating the motor coach industry.

CBA was instrumental in developing and defending the new Charter Bus Regulations (49 CFR Part 604)
   

Proposition 65 – Fought bounty hunters attacking bus companies in California.

Part of Californians for a Sound Fuel Strategy

  • Fought to keep diesel (ABR)
  • Working to get EPA to seek National Standards for fuel (EPA)

Fought SB‐2109 Karnette that sought to eliminate the private sector from pupil transportation and SPAB.

Involved with the following:

  • CHP Motor Carriers Advisory Committee
  • Business, Transportation & Housing Agency
  • School Bus Advisory Committee
  • ARB Hearings (Fuels)
  • PUC (PUCTRA Fees and relationships)
  • DMV Industry Advisory Committee
  • CHP ‐ Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Testified against Proposed Rule 1194 – South Coast Air Quality Management District

Re wrote Regulation 1620 savings California Companies thousands of dollars of use tax on bus purchases.

Wrote the 45’ motor coach legislation, which legalized 45’ commercial motor coaches in California. There are some roads that are restricted but, most roads can be used.

AB‐60 – overtime after 8 hours established relationship with the Industrial Relations Committee to keep the transportation exemption for motor coach companies.

Through MOPAC we keep great relationships with the California Legislature and their staffs.

CBA has a Legislative Advocate in Sacramento and a Legislative Committee that watches closely all legislation pertaining to the Motorcoach Industry at both state and federal levels

Keep in touch with the following industry organizations:

  • CVSA – Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
  • ABA – American Bus Association
  • UMA – United Motorcoach Association
  • NTA – National Tour Association

Being part of the CBA Network – Fellow CBA members working with other CBA members on a regular basis.

Most of our CBA dispatchers and Head Maintenance people ask when they get a call from a Coach Operator having a problem on the road....“Is your company a member of CBA”.... If the answer is yes, your operator will find that he or she is able to get the help they need without a lot of further negotiations.

CBA members receive a 5 cent per gallon fuel discount through Flyers Energy.

CBA members receive a 5 cent per gallon fuel discount through WP Commercial Fueling, Inc.

Worker's Compensation program through Republic Indemnity for qualified CBA members.

CBA has an Annual CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW each year which is largest state Conference and Trade Show in the nation, usually attended by some 200 Operators, Associate, Affiliate, And Allied members and their spouses.

CBA emails quote requests to member companies from groups that are looking for quality transportation. One
of our member said, “The money I made on one of these referrals more than paid for my membership dues.”

 

14.
Involved
with
the
following:
CHP
Motor
Carriers
Advisory
Committee
Business,
Transportation
&
Housing
Agency
School
Bus
Advisory
Committee
ARB
Hearings
(Fuels)
PUC
(PUCTRA
Fees
and
relationships)
DMV
Industry
Advisory
Committee
CHP
Strategic
Highway
Safety
Plan
15.
Testified
against
Proposed
Rule
1194
South
Coast
Air
Quality
Management
District
16.
Re
wrote
Regulation
1620
savings
California
Companies
thousands
of
dollars
of
use
tax
on
bus
purchases.
17.
Wrote
the
45’
motor
coach
legislation,
which
legalized
45’
commercial
motor
coaches
in
California.
There
are
roads
they
are
restricted
on
but
most
roads
can
be
used.
18.
AB
60
overtime
after
8
hours
established
relationship
with
the
Industrial
Relations
Committee
to
keep
the
transportation
exemption
for
motor
coach
companies.
19.
Through
MOPAC
we
keep
great
relationships
with
the
California
Legislature
and
their
staffs.
20.
CBA
has
a
Legislative
Advocate
in
Sacramento
and
a
Legislative
Committee
that
watches
closely
all
legislation
pertaining
to
the
Motorcoach
Industry
at
both
state
and
federal
levels
21.
Keep
in
touch
with
the
following
industry
organizations:
CVSA
Commercial
Vehicle
Safety
Alliance
ABA
American
Bus
Association
UMA
United
Motorcoach
Association
NTA
National
Tour
Association
22.
Being
part
of
the
CBA
Network
Fellow
CBA
members
working
with
other
CBA
members
on
a
regular
basis.
23.
Most
of
our
CBA
dispatchers
and
Head
Maintenance
people
ask
when
they
get
a
call
from
a
Coach
Operator
having
a
problem
on
the
road....“Is
your
company
a
member
of
CBA”....
If
the
answer
is
yes,
your
operator
will
find
that
he
or
she
is
able
to
get
the
help
they
need
without
a
lot
of
further
negotiations.
24.
CBA
members
receive
a
5
cent
per
gallon
fuel
discount
through
Flyers
Energy
.
25.
CBA
members
receive
a
5
cent
per
gallon
fuel
discount
through
WP
Commercial
Fueling,
Inc.
26.
Worker's
Compensation
program
through
Republic
Indemnity
for
qualified
CBA
members
27.
CBA
has
an
Annual
CONVENTION
AND
TRADE
SHOW
each
year
which
is
largest
state
Conference
and
Trade
Show
in
the
nation,
usually
attended
by
some
200
Operators,
Associate,
Affiliate,
And
Allied
members
and
their
spouses.
28.
CBA
emails
quote
requests
to
member
companies
from
groups
that
are
looking
for
quality
transportation.
One
of
our
member
said,
“The
money
I
made
on
one
of
these
referrals
more
than
paid
for
my
membership
dues.