SAFETY AND TRAINING
VIP Tour & Charter Bus Company recognizes that safety is one of the most significant priorities for our clients. VIP is very firm with adhering to all federal regulations and conducting safety oriented training.
Our drivers are trained professionals who do their utmost to provide the safest ride possible for their passengers. As qualified Interstate drivers, they meet a multitude of rigorous Federal Standards. For example, on a regular basis, driving records are checked and drivers must pass a physical exam, which includes drug screening.
We are recipients of several awards for our reliable service, including the Robert J. McRell Safety Award, being one of only four bus companies selected in North America to receive this prestigious award.
Below is a list of various safety-related precautions our company takes that we would like to share with you:
Awarded the highest safety rating by US Department of Defense
Fully authorized to conduct business under DOT#285149
VIP is a member of the Highway Watch anti-terrorism program
We conduct regular driver safety and training programs
VIP maintains employees in on-going, random drug and alcohol screening
Strict adherence to Federal Hours of Service Regulations that include:
- Maximum 10 hours driving per day
- Maximum 15 hours on-duty per day
- Minimum of 8 consecutive hours off-duty between days
- Supply multiple drivers when itineraries exceed these requirements
Drivers under go carefully pre-employment screening and testing that includes;
- Check for current CDL License with P endorsement
- DOT Medical approval
- Driving background check
- Previous employer performance checks
- Technical skills training
Daily inspections of each vehicle with a written verification of inspection
Routine physical inspection of all systems, with complete preventative maintenance
Each vehicle is inspected for sanitary conditions and thoroughly cleansed on a daily basis
First aid kit and fire extinguisher onboard each vehicle
AVL Satellite tracking systems
Direct connect wireless communication with all drivers
Please consider our services when planning your next group outing or event!