Essential Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Motorcoach Company
1. How long has the company been in business?
Find out when Annett was established and their familiarity with the travel and tour business.
2. Does the company carry the required amount of insurance?
The Federal Department of Transportation requires 5 million dollars combined, single-limit liability.
3. Ask about the company’s DOT rating.
The US Department of Transportation issues safety ratings based on a company’s record and adherence to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The highest rating possible is Satisfactory. Other ratings are Conditional, Not Rated, or Unsatisfactory. It is easy to find a carriers safety rating on the internet. Go to www.safersys.org and you can search by company name, USDOT number or MC number.
Overall fleet size can be an important factor. Will the company have backup equipment in case of equipment failure? Can the company provide additional equipment of their own should the size of your group grow?