Motorcoach Model Curriculum

The objective of this project was to update the 1994 model motorcoach curriculum to provide finishing training for drivers who have obtained a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the purpose of becoming a motorcoach driver. This project built on prior Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) work which produced the 1994 model curriculum. As with the 1994 curriculum, the updated curriculum was jointly developed with a sizable group of interested industry personnel. The motorcoach industry—specifically the International Motorcoach Group (IMG)—requested this effort in order to update standardized motorcoach driver finishing training guidance. This effort was organized into four structured process sequences, including: analysis; training design; training development; and possible future pilot testing. The first three sequences were funded as Phase I of the project. The effort began with a job task analysis to identify new items that are not covered in the existing 1994 curriculum. The development included periodic meetings with the industry technical group to explain progress and to solicit suggestions and direction. Phase II of the project (pilot testing of the updated curriculum) is underway.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Milestones: September 2012: Contract awarded; January 2013: Met with the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) at the American Bus Association (ABA) Convention; June 2013: BISC meeting; June 2014: BISC meeting; September 2014: Draft final curriculum; June 2015: BISC meeting; February 2016: Final technical edits applied to training module materials.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250,000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Goettee, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maineway Services

    10 Tamarack Drive
    Fryeburg, ME  United States  04037

    Daecher Consulting Group

    2010 Market Street
    Camp Hill, Pennsylvania  United States  17011
  • Start Date: 20120900
  • Expected Completion Date: 20140925
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160200

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592623
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2016 1:41PM