Coach America North Carolina has maintained the highest possible US DOT Safety Rating since being established in 1942. Maintaining this rating requires a strong dedication to driver training, maintenance, and record keeping. DOT Safety Audits are performed without notice and at random. To review any carriers DOT Safety Rating and their associated Carrier Profile, you can call (800) 832-5660, or via the world-wide web at http://www.safersys.org. (Southern's last US DOT audit: February 2009 / US DOT Number: 090877; America Charters' last US DOT audit: September 2008 / US DOT number: 191032)
The US Military Traffic Command conducts their own safety audit program for carriers approved to transport our troops. These inspections are generally completed once a year, and are similar to a US DOT Inspection. We have consistantly maintained a rating of 1, the highest rating available, from the US Military Traffic Command.(Our last US Military audit: February - 2009)
Only two companies in the nation receive this prestigious award each year. It is presented for providing passengers with safe, trouble-free, dependable and reliable service.
We carry $10 million dollars in liability insurance coverage on every Vehicle in our fleet ... that's $5 million more than required by US DOT ... and we are happy to provide a certificate of insurance to prove it! You can verify any carrier's insurance coverage at http://www.safersys.org. Under the Business Services drop down, select Licensing Insurance.
Coach America maintains written policy manuals to help maintain our safety record and your safety. These manuals deal with company policy, our drug and alcohol programs, driver training programs, hiring practices and more!
At Coach America, we take the law and your safety seriously. We work diligently to make sure our vehicles and drivers operate within the legal limits prescribed by law. We ask your cooperation in keeping your group safe by not pressuring your driver to extend your travel day beyond what is safe and legal. Be assured if we can safely and legally accommodate you, we will.