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Typical Charter Buses Terms and Slangs

7 Oct

When you go to a bus rental company to charter a bus for your trip, you may come across some terms and slangs that you may not have heard in your life before. Only the people who are into organizing trips would know about these typical informal words better. It is better for the people that they get familiar with these terms before they plan to fill up the form to charter buses.

Qty:                   The number of same type of buses the charter company possess.

Seats:                Available number of seats for your group.

BusType:         The type of bus. Normally, these companies offer eight different types of charter buses;

  1. Trolley,
  2. Van,
  3. Minibus,
  4. School Bus,
  5. Executive Coach/Day Coach/Limo Bus,
  6. Deluxe Motor Coach,
  7. Executive Coach/Day Coach/Limo Bus, and
  8. Double Decker.

Year:                     The year of manufacture of the vehicle. Normally, it is displayed with the model number of the bus.

OTR:                     It is the abbreviation of “Over The Road”. This tells if the bus going to travel long distances out of state and over night.

Rstrm:                  This tells if the vehicle has restroom on board or not.

VCR:                     In a full size Deluxe Motor Coach, there are normally five to six television screens with a VCR. It is not very common to have buses that have satellite connection in it.

DVD:                    In a full size Deluxe Motor Coach, there are normally five to six television screens with a DVD player. It is not very common to have buses that have satellite connection in it.

CD:                        This tells that the CD player is installed on the bus.

PA:                        This is the Public Addressing System. The purpose of PA is to make necessary announcements during trip.

ADA:                     This tells if the bus is supplied with the Wheelchair Elevator or not. This amenity is important when there is a handicap person, who uses wheel chair, in the group of travelers.

Alch:                     This tells if alcohol is permitted on the bus or not.

Trnsfr:                   Any pick up and drop off usually from an inn to a railways station or an airport nearly 15miles of travel (excluding 10% baksheesh)

5 Hrs:                    It is normally taken as 5 hours of local use, low miles (excluding 10% baksheesh). Most of these companies have at least 5 hour of use with the exception of transfers.

Day:                       This tells the day rates based on 10 hours of local use, low miles (excluding 10% baksheesh)

Mile:                       It’s the rate per mile of travel. Rates can either be quoted as per mile or per day, depending on the convenience.

Hours of use:       Local traveling is mostly charged on hours of use basis.

Gratuity:                It is the money given to the bus operator and is known as baksheesh. It is normally taken as 10%.

Sales Tax:              There isn’t any Sales Tax for leasing a bus in most of the States of America.

Over the Road Charters

Mileage:                 Distant tours and overnight are quoted on the basis of distance.

Day Rate:              It is the minimum charge per day if per mile charge is not more than the combined day rates.

Driver Change:      According to law, after every 10 hours of driving, or 15 hours of standby time, there must be a consecutive at least 10 hours rest. So, if there is a trip longer than 10 hours, the operator must be changed.

Local Travel:         It is the local distance allowed per day once the bus reaches the terminus.

Driver Hotel:         Normally, the customer pays for the lodging expenses of the driver.


A dream wedding ceremony!

3 Aug

It’s a dream of every woman that she could have such a wedding that, not only her, but all the invitees of the party remember for the rest of their lives. Some of the passionate couples hire an expert wedding organizer, months earlier than the ceremony, so that they can bless them with their expertise by organizing a magnificent marriage party. Lower budget couples are more likely to make use of some books or guides related to memorable marriage planning, as they wish to save their bucks at the same time. Well, it doesn’t matter which way you choose, what actually required is the enthusiasm and dedication of the couple, as this is what that makes the occasion remarkable.

Couples also wish to have a perfect transportation service for the event that could provide them and the people accompanying an exclusive and luxurious conveyance to reach the venue, after they are done with the planning of an ideal wedding reception and the ceremonial. What has been observed is that some of the couples wish to go to the honey moon just after getting married. They like to take their closer family members along with them, so that both the families could share their wonderful moments with each other. With that particular purpose in their minds, they plan to hire the services of an event transportation specialist, who can take care of all this in a very specialized manner.

If you live in United States, you are fortunate! The raison d’être is, United States is full of many remarkable places where these events can be celebrated and in such a way that the visitors will never ever fail to recall. Bus charter service provides professional drivers, holding commercial driver’s license, and who are well aware of all the places and the routes. There is a big variety of well maintained buses for the couples to choose from. Regardless of which bus couples decide to hire for the trip, it is sensible that couples plan the trip like 10 to 15 days earlier than the prestigious event. It is always better to plan the trip in advance as it keeps the probability of various unwanted surprises, which you can’t afford to have in those days, at the minimum.

There are many showrooms of bus charter services in North America, where couples can go and choose the right bus for their occasion. Bus charter service showrooms provide a very friendly environment and their dedicated staff is ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Their people can even provide you the details of your route and also suggest you many things to make our trip an ideal one. They well understand the value of your trip, and their buses provide many amenities. And to ensure safety, the drivers of these buses are professionally trained to trouble shoot any kind of unwanted problem in the automobile during traveling. Many of the bus charter services in United States of America offer different discounted packages to their customers. What the customers got to do is to select the package that suits them the most.