Safe Travel

Safety Policy

Getting you and your group safely to and from your destination is our #1 priority. From well-trained drivers to factory trained technicians with over 20 years of charter bus maintenance experience, Elite Coach takes safe travel seriously.

Elite Coach consistently maintains the highest DOT Safety Rating by the US Department of Transportation and a #1 rating with the United States Department of Defense traffic management command. We operate over 1,000,000 miles per year, and our exceptional safety record speaks for itself.

For extra safety and security, every Elite Coach bus is equipped with a state of the art monitoring and tracking system. Each bus and driver is monitored and tracked in real time during your trip.

Safety Comes First

Elite Coach, Inc.
ICC# MC246444
PUC# A 00109939


Hours of Service & Regulations

Federal regulations govern our drivers’ hours of service, regulating how long one driver can drive and/or may be on duty before they are required to have time off to rest (usually a minimum of 8 consecutive hours of rest time.)

As a premiere provider of luxury coach services, Elite Coach takes your safety seriously. We adhere to the following rules:

  • A driver can drive no more than 10 hours following 8 consecutive hours off-duty. Driving time is accumulated anytime the driver is behind the wheel.
  • A driver cannot drive after having been on duty (but not driving) for 15 or more hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty.
  • Rest and meal stops when the driver has no responsibilities are considered “off duty” time.
  • A driver cannot drive after having been on duty 70 hours or more in a combined 8 day period.

The Elite Coach sales staff will assist you in determining how many drivers will be needed to complete your trip in the safest manner possible.

Need Travel Protection?

Individuals and groups can gain peace of mind with a cost-effective travel protection plan with Travel Insured. Travel Insured offers a variety of plans which provide medical coverage, trip cancellation protection, and lost or stolen baggage benefits, plus much more.

For more information and a quote from Travel Insured, click here .

Buy travel insurance from Travel Insured International

If you are traveling on an Elite Coach custom tour through our group tour department, please contact the Elite Coach group tour office at (717) 733-7710 for information on purchasing travel protection.