Workshops, Webinars and Seminars

Northeast State & Regional Association Joint Meeting - September 9, 2021
PBA members have been invited to join several northeastern motorcoach associations at a joint meeting in Massachusetts on September 9th. The associations involved are Connecticut Bus Association (CBA), New England Bus Association (NEBA), Pennsylvania Bus Association (PBA), Bus Association of New York (BANY), Mass Bus, and us.   

2021 PBA All-Member Call - Coffee Talk!
We invite you to join us for an open call for all members.  Join instructions will be mailed prior to each date to registered attendees.

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:30 AM EST
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:30 AM EST 
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021 9:30 AM EST
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:30 AM EST Cancelled
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 9:30 AM EST Cancelled

Paycheck Protection Program 2.0 Webinar
The second round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is open. Some businesses have already received their funding, while others are still completing the applications.  

Tracy Fickett, a fellow PBA Member from BUSBooks, will give an overview of how PPP 2.0 differs from the original PPP, an overview of the process, forgiveness tidbits, and answer questions.

Date/Time:  February 16, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:00pm EST
Location: Virtual
Cost: $0.00

TREDS Distracted Driver Train-The-Trainer Virtual Program
FMCSA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program to provide training to Commercial Drivers about the dangers of driving distracted. As this program is funded by FMCSA, the training is completely free and should be delivered to CDL holders at no cost.  

Date/Time:  January 26, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00pm EST
Location: Virtual
Cost: $0.00

FMCSA Virtual “Motorcoach 18-CARAT” Virtual Workshop
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Pennsylvania Division is hosting the annual educational “Motorcoach 18-CARAT” Workshop for motorcoach carriers.  

Date/Time:  January 28, 2021 8:30am-3:00pm EST
Cost: $0.00
Location: Virtual

The New Normal in Insurance Webinar
PBA will host a free webinar with National Interstate Insurance and EPIC Brokers & Consultants.

Date/Time:  November, 20 2020 10:00am EST

FMCSA Hours of Service Virtual Seminar
On June 1, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Hours of Service (HOS) final rule that revises the HOS regulations in 49 CFR Part 395, which prescribe driving limits for commercial motor vehicle drivers.  Drivers and carriers must operate under the HOS final rule starting on September 29, 2020, and not before.

The FMCSA Pennsylvania Division will provide a 90-minute online seminar where they will discuss and explain the changes to the HOS regulations.

Date/Time:  August 26, 2020 9:00am EST

Virtual - Pennsylvania Human Trafficking Coalition Build
As a co-host for this event, PBA invites you to join us for a 90-minute online briefing on commercial sexual exploitation and ways Pennsylvania-based industry stakeholders from the trucking, truck stop, bus and energy industries can work together with law enforcement and government agencies to learn how to successfully work together to combat human trafficking.  There is no cost to attend.

When:  August 19, 2020 
Time:   10:00-11:30AM EST

Webinar Series:  Take Action Today and Plan for Tomorrow with Sally Davis Berry
2020 has turned out to be a year none of us could have imagined or planned for.  The tourism industry has been hit particularly hard, but that does not mean we are done.  It does mean we need to look at things differently and develop a plan to build back better. 

When:  Each Thursday; June 18-July 2, 2020 EST

TSA Security Training, a 4-week Virtual Series
Each Tuesday; May 5-May 26, 2020 EST

Continue Your Career From Your Couch with Sally Davis Berry
May 14, 2020 11:00am EST

The 80/20 Rule Webinar with Sally Davis Berry

February 11, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm EST

2019 Sally Davis Berry Webinar Series
• December 9, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "How to Capitalize on Trends Affecting the Tourism Industry"
• November 18, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "Trade Show Tips and Tricks for Success"
• October 15, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm -  "Should You Still Consider the China Visitor Market?"
• September 18, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "5 Steps to Getting More Group Tours"

2017 Fatigue & Incident Management Lunch & Learn Workshop
• July 25, 2017  at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center, Baltimore, MD  
Speaker:  Bob Crescenzo, Vice President, Lancer Insurance Company
Fatigue and your company.  The risk of a fatigued driver is serious and may have a financial impact on your company. This presentation will outline information about human fatigue, human factors in driving decision as well as how the impact of sales, operations, dispatch and maintenance decision can change your company for the better or the worse.  Careful attention to management decision-making and communications will be reviewed when evaluating financial risk reward in relation to fatigue management.  Finally, how your implement and manage your ELD program will have a serious impact on fatigue management.
Incident Management.  Managing a large crash is serious and difficult.  Planning ahead by writing and practicing a crisis management plan is critical to the success of your business after a large crash or incident.  This seminar will provide two outcomes:  the first will be for each company attending to write and/or review their serious incident plan, and the second, is that the group will practice managing a crisis by participating in a crisis simulation.  The simulation will include the group working together to identify, manage, communicate, solve problems and issues presented including communicating with each other, first responders, media, customers, and families.