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Cardinal Buses' Charter Bus Safety

You may have questions about the safety of our buses. If you're looking for an overall view of our charter bus safety, you may look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Passenger Carrier Safety page. The FMCSA monitors the safety of interstate truck and coach bus transportation.

The FMCSA uses a system called SafeStat to measure the relative safety of all federally regulated commercial motor carriers. FMCSA does this in four areas: accident, driver, vehicle, and safety management. We're understandably proud to say that Cardinal's rating is far better than the national average in two areas, Driver and Vehicle. (You also may access our rating here - enter in DOT 291703.) In addition, the Department of Defense has given us its top rating (outstanding) and the Department of the Army has awarded us with a letter of commendation.

We take charter bus safety quite seriously. All of our drivers are professionals and are required to participate in ongoing driver training and certification exams. Additionally, our full-time safety director works to insure that Cardinal's drivers comply with all Indiana and federal charter bus regulations. In fact, our drivers take considerable pride in regularly exceeding those regulations.

We never hire a driver before conducting an extensive background check on his or her driving records. Our drivers are also required to fill out detailed trip logs, detailing any and all hitches, delays, or incidents, no matter how minor.

We are proud to say that our professional maintenance technicians always work to exceed service requirements and our coaches undergo regular and detailed inspections at our three maintenance facilities. Furthermore, our charter bus safety extends to our coaches' interiors, as a growing number of our buses are equipped with seatbelts.

We look forward to answering any and all questions or concerns you may have regarding our coach bus transportation and safety measures.