24th Annual Maintenance Seminar


February 6-7, 2018

CH Bus Sales

1480 Rollins Road

Burlingame, CA 94010


Getting it Right the First Time

The maintenance committee has diligently put their thinking caps on and come up with a program geared to what we believe many of our members need.

The focus of the 2018 Maintenance Seminar will be on entry level skills required for the C technician. The topics will include, 

PM inspection criteria.

Hands on demonstrations of best practices and techniques to perform efficient Preventive Maintenance Inspections.

Familiarization and factory recommendations from the big four coach manufacturers, Prevost, MCI, Van Hool and Temsa.

Discussion on resources available for online training opportunities.

DOT auditor expectations.

We will also have a segment on a much neglected and increasingly important area of coach maintenance:
Interior cabin maintenance with emphasis on seating and seatbelts.

This is a packed 2 days and we are pleased that our member partner CH Bus Sales will be hosting the event in their new facility in Burlingame, California. It’s just minutes from SFO and has easy access from US 101.


Hotel Information

Best Western El Rancho Inn
1100 El Camino Real
Millbrae, California 94030

A block of rooms has been set aside at the BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn in the name “California Bus Association IFOR” for Feb 5, 6 and 7, 2018. We have been provided group discounted rates as follows:

Monday, February 5, 2018
Single queen bedded room at $139.99
Two queen bedded rooms at $159.99

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Single queen bedded room at $159.99
Two queen bedded rooms at $179.99

In order to ensure availability at the discounted rates, reserve prior to the cut-off date of January 12, 2018. You may use this link to book online


or you may contact Gail DeAlba at the hotel direct by emailing gdealba@elranchoinn.com or by phoning 650 742 5597 (leave a message if you reach voicemail and she will promptly phone you back)

To confirm your reservation, you will need to provide the following information:

1. Arrival date/Departure Date
2. Spelling of first and last name
3. Phone #
4. #of adults/# of children per room
5. Room type requested
6. Credit card # and exp. date for guarantee
7. Email address to send confirmation

The hotel shuttle runs 24hrs on call to/from SFO. On arrival to SFO, gather your luggage first and then go upstairs to “departure level” and follow the signage to “hotel shuttles” which will take you outside the terminal to the center island. Call us from the courtesy phone located there or call from your cell phone direct at 650 588 8500 and request your pick up For the return trip to SFO, you may arrange for this with the front desk the night before your departure and the driver will pick you up in front of your guest room at the designated time.


Maintenance Seminar Schedule