Whether you’re planning a business trip, corporate event, or personal vacation, transportation safety is always a top priority. With this in mind, there’s a reason why people should choose charter buses over other forms of transportation. The great news is that statistically speaking, buses are one of the safest ways you can travel — they account for a tenth of a percent of yearly road fatalities.
Metropolitan Shuttle has been in business since 2001 with the highest standards in safety. We have a vested interest in making sure that we only use vendors who are safe, properly licensed and insured, and are in good standing with the government authorities.
Charter Bus Safety: The Details
Why is a charter bus or shuttle bus the superior choice when it comes to passenger safety? A few reasons.
- When you ride a bus picked by Metropolitan Shuttle, you’re not being driven by just anyone. Metropolitan Shuttle bus drivers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and meet physical health requirements in order to get behind the wheel.
- Charter bus drivers are only allowed to drive a certain number of miles or hours per day per DOT regulations. This is mandated by law, and protects passengers from accidents due to driver fatigue or stress.
- By law, both buses and drivers must meet federal inspection standards on a yearly basis.
A Record of Excellence
Metropolitan Shuttle is a reservation service for charter buses that has been in business since 2001. We only use vendors and operators who are safe and in good standing with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Not every operator meets the standards set by the FMCSA. Unscrupulous operators often fail to meet insurance requirements, hire unqualified drivers, or fail to properly maintain their buses. Unless you know how to navigate the databases, you might end up with one of these companies. We will make sure you won’t.
Although the Department of Transportation provides ratings for minibus and shuttle bus safety, they aren’t always as prompt as they could be in punishing unlawful conduct. That’s why Metropolitan Shuttle performs its own verification for clients instead of taking the word of the operator. We make sure the buses we recommend have all the necessary safety features (like seat belts) and that drivers are sufficiently qualified.
Metropolitan Shuttle is also impartial when it comes to reserving particular buses. Safety is our top concern, and we will only direct customers to buses with the proper safety ratings. We do the research to thoroughly vet and check out operators before making any recommendation to the client.
Simply put, we’ve never had a deadly accident at Metropolitan Shuttle, and we believe it’s because of our diligence in selecting our vendors and our rigorous approach to bus safety.
Don’t trust the safety of your employees, family or friends to just anyone. Metropolitan Shuttle’s friendly, professional staff has a proven track record of safety and customer satisfaction. Interested in learning more? Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote.