At Empire Executive Coaches we take the safety of our passenger very seriously. Safety first is not a slogan at Mlaker, it is the way we have succeeded in being one of the countries safest bus companies. We take great pride in proving our customers with the safest, most reliable bus transportation. Before we send one of our buses out on a trip, we thoroughly inspect each and every bus, to ensure that our buses are performing at their top performance.
Traveling by bus is one of the safest forms of public transportation, but before you book your next bus trip be sure to check your bus companies safety rating, to insure you are traveling with a safe company.
We are proud to announce that Empire Executive Coaches is a certified United States Department of Defense (U.S. DOD), and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDot) safety-certified passenger transport (motor coach) company. Our company has passed various safety inspections to achieve this highest safety qualification. These certifications require that we conduct documented preventative maintenance on our coaches, providing on-going and documented driver training, and requiring that all drivers' participate in a federally mandated Drug & Alcohol testing Program.
When the safety of your group matters travel with one of the countries safest bus companies Empire Executive Coaches.
Empire Executive Coaches safety ratings
US DOT: Satisfactory (the highest level given by the US DOT)
DOD: Satisfactory: with a rating of 1 (the highest achievable rating)
Hours of service of drivers
BY FEDERAL LAW A DRIVER IS ONLY ALLOWED
§ 395.5Maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles. Subject to the exceptions and exemptions in §395.1:
(a) No motor carrier shall permit or require any driver used by it to drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle, nor shall any such driver drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle:(1) More than 10 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty; or(2) For any period after having been on duty 15 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty.(b) No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle to drive, nor shall any driver drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver's services, for any period after—(1) Having been on duty 60 hours in any 7 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier does not operate commercial motor vehicles every day of the week; or(2) Having been on duty 70 hours in any period of 8 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier operates commercial motor vehicles every day of the week.[70 FR 50073, Aug. 25, 2005]
What are the rules by Federal Department of Transportation a driver is legally allowed to work?
By Federal Law a driver is only allowed to be on shift 15 hours from picking up vehicle from the parking lot to dropping the vehicle off, and 10 hours of driving, meaning 5 hours of resting time during a shift. If the time goes over a driver will need to be provided a hotel room 8 hours of rest or an addional driver will be needed.
Example Leaving Houston 6:00 AM, going to San Antonio Six Flags (The Driver is on Duty but not driving) and being back at 8:00PM a hotel will not be needed
Example Leaving Houston 5:00 AM to San Anotonio Six Flags and backing back at 11:30 PM a driver will need a hotel room to rest 8 Hours, while group is at the park.