Home > Safety


Motorcoach Facts

Motorcoaches carry approximately 860 million passengers yearly in the U.S. and Canada.

Motorcoaches travel 945 million miles per year in the U.S. (or 28 billion passenger-miles).

 “The motorcoach industry continues to have one of the best safety records across all transportation modes. I appreciate the good work operators are demonstrating when it comes to safety” – FMCSA Administrator John Hill, BUSRide, September 2007, p. 32

Blue Ridge Tours Motorcoach Safety Information 

All of our drivers meet the following standards:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements
  • Participate in a random drug and alcohol testing program
  • Attend scheduled driver safety meetings
  • Pass an annual DOT physical examination
  • Undergo an annual examination of their driving record

All of our motorcoaches undergo:

  • Daily inspection by the driver
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance at least every 5,000 miles
  • Monthly safety checks
  • Annual thorough state inspection
  • Random safety inspections by the FMCSA and DOT
For information on Blue Ridge Tours' safety records click here and enter USDOT number #1771781
NEW: Saucon Telemetry Delivery System installed on each motorcoach
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Mapping
  • Route Optimization
  • Engine Monitoring, Including Fuel Tracking and Idle Time Monitoring
  • Predictive Arrival and Electronic Voice Announcements

Charter a bus for your group Request a Quote