Safety is of the utmost importance to the staff at Eastern Travel Oneonta Bus Lines. Browse through our safety FAQ below to get your safety questions answered and you're welcome to contact us with additional questions.
What insurance does Eastern Travel / Oneonta Bus Lines carry?
We're insured by Lancer Insurance Company, the premiere insurance company for the motor coach industry. Lancer Insurance Company is one of the premier specialty commercial insurance companies in the United States. Their operations are nationwide and include a broad range of specialty commercial insurance products and services for passenger transportation vehicles. A privately-held corporation with offices in New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Washington, Lancer Insurance Company is consistently rated A - (Excellent) for financial strength and stability by the A.M. Best Company, recognized worldwide as the benchmark for evaluating insurers' financial strength.
What are the DOT standards and how do you comply with them?
There are many DOT standards we comply with. From regulating our driver's schedules and their paperwork, to planning of itineraries, and maintenance of our motorcoach's we strive for the very best! Receiving the top rating in all our DOT & company safety audits.
How long can a driver drive?
Safety is our top priority, our professional bus drivers, by federal law, are restricted to certain "Hours of Service" before they can drive. Set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the regulations are as follows: 1) A driver may drive up to 10 hours, then must have 8 consecutive hours off duty. 2) A driver may remain on duty up to 15 hours, including driving and on-duty time. After this limit is reached, the driver must have 8 consecutive hours off-duty. When planning your trips and approving itineraries both of these rules are taken into affect.
How far will your motorcoaches travel?
Our motorcoach's travel mostly in the Northeast but we can go anyplace you would like to go. We have done trips to Canada, the Southern states, Midwest and even the far West. Wherever your group would like to travel we can accommodate your needs.
Are you a member of any professional organizations?
We are proud to be a member of several organizations. We are members of UMA - United Motorcoach Association, BANY - Bus Association of New York, ABA - American Bus Association, TSX - Transportation Safety Exchange, and NTA - National Tour Association.