Luxury Charter Bus Services

Safety First

Safety

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 29 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.

 

Safety Comes First
  • Highest safety rating with the United States Department of Transportation
  • #1 safety rating with the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Stringent maintenance program and a full Service, 5 bay maintenance facility with mechanics available 24 hours a day.
  • Robust driver training and safety program with a dedicated safety director.
  • Background checks on every driver.
  • State of the art GPS monitoring and tracking system on every bus. Each bus and driver are tracked and monitored in real time during every trip.
  • Manager On Call 24 Hours a Day.

Fleet Maintenance

On road safety is our #1 priority.  Our charter fleet goes through rigorous maintenance inspections including brake systems, suspension, drive train, heating and air conditiong systems, as well as inspections of all tires and a review of oil and air lines. Each charter coach is inspected in our own shop, and we replace critical p...

Handling On Road Issues

Elite Coach has a manager on call available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle any issues that may arise on your trip. And our skilled, professional drivers are trained to handle unforeseen circumstances, and situations that may arise while on the road. Elite Coach is a member of the International Motorcoach Group and has a n...

Operating Authority

Elite Coach, Inc.
DOT#500739
ICC# MC246444
PUC# A 00109939

Elite Coach is authorized to provide service through all 49 of the Continental United States, Washington, DC and 6 Canadian Provinces.

Industry Affiliations

Elite Coach’s commitment to quality, safety and total customer satisfaction is complemented by our role as a leader and proud supporter of the broader coach industry. Elite Coach is proud to be affiliated with, and play an active part in, organizations that shape the motorcoach industry.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry logo
Go Motorcoach logo
International Motorcoach Group logo
Pennsylvania Bus Association logo
American Bus Association logo
United Motorcoach Association logo
Hours of Service & Regulations
Federal regulations govern our driver's 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. 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. We adhere to the following rules:

Driving Time: 10 Hrs

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.

On Duty Time: 15 Hrs

A driver cannot drive after having been on duty (but not driving) for 15 or more hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty.

Off Duty Time

Rest and meal stops when the driver has no responsibilities are considered “off duty” time.

70 Hrs/8 Days

A driver cannot drive after having been on duty 70 hours or more in a combined 8 day period.

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