Tail Swing and Nose Swing-Is It Real?

  Host Drivers, We have put together a video showing how much the H3’s nose swing and tail swing when making tight turns.  Check it out!  Your bus swings out 37″ in a hard turn.  When backing, it swings the nose out nearly 20′ as you are rolling backwards, and it backs up over 20′…

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Emergency Stops

If you are forced to stop your commercial motor vehicle on a highway or shoulder of a highway for anything other than necessary traffic stops, as the driver, you are required to warn others of your presence using the emergency warning devices kept on your unit. In the event it is necessary to make an…

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Check Your Attitude at the Door

Even the best drivers can let their driving deteriorate when their attitude starts to slide. What attitudes can turn a normally good driver into a risk-taking one? A feeling that everyone is out to get me or hold me up. Judgements about other driver’s actions “everyone else is a lousy driver” that leads to frustration.…

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Thanksgiving Day Travel Delays

It is predicted more than 55 million people are expected to travel during this holiday week which quite likely will cause slowdowns during your trip. A barrage of weather factors around the country on top of heavy traffic will likely add to the misery for travelers. AAA is projecting near-record travel volume on American roads…

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Winter Driving Awareness

Bad weather conditions are out of our control and often occur unexpectedly.  Therefore, adjusting to winter driving conditions should be at the forefront of our defensive driving mindset. This post identifies some common issues that a coach operator may run into when out on the road and tips on how to respond when appropriate. Loss…

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Parking on the Lines

Lines, Lines, Everywhere There’s Lines… Host Drivers!  Something you may have noticed between when you left last week and when you returned are lines in the parking spaces again!  We realize it has been a while since we have had lines in our parking spots that went the full length of the bus, were straight, etc……

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