Leading workforce solutions company to provide background screenings and consult on new government transportation policies
Atlanta, GA (August 8, 2012) eVerifile, a leading employment screening and workforce solutions company, today announced it will provide employee credentialing solutions to the American Bus Association (ABA), a trade group that represents more than 1,000 motor coach and tour bus operators in the U.S. and Canada. To ensure ABA is complying with and implementing new transportation safety regulations, eVerifile also will consult with the ABA on a number of regulatory requirements instituted by the U.S.’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Transport Canada.
The total number of bus fatalities in the U.S. increased to 218 in 2011 from 172 in 2008, according to the FTA. Motorcoach safety has received increased public attention as a result of serious accidents during 2011.Terrorism remains another concern surrounding passenger transportation companies. Canada’s bus safety record is extremely reliable – over the past decade, bus passengers comprised less than 0.3 percent of road fatalities. Nonetheless, bus passenger safety is an ongoing concern of Transport Canada, provincial and territorial governments, and the public.
“U.S. and Canadian agencies and industry associations have made recommendations to improve safety within the industry. eVerifile will partner with the ABA the help ensure that the organization abides by these and other regulations, said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of eVerifile. “eVerifile also is taking its risk assessment services – such as criminal background checks, motor vehicle records and employment verification – one step further by working with the ABA as the organization proactively drives policy. We will help the ABA and its members stay ahead of the curve by self regulation.”
“The ABA has a strong commitment to helping fulfill the transportation and travel needs of the American public,” said ABA President and CEO Peter J. Pantuso. “With the help of eVerifile, we will improve protection of our passengers whether they are on long distance or local motorcoach trips.”
eVerifile, founded in 1999, specializes in understanding the unique security needs of companies in various industries. Offering services such as workforce safety and security assessments, compliance education, and credentialing, eVerifile helps companies improve their safety and security while meeting compliance requirements. Learn more at www.eVerifile.com.
About American Bus Association
The American Bus Association is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry with more than 1,000 motorcoach owner and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.