• Engage in sound business practices• Have an excellent safety record• Regularly employ innovative marketing, operations, and customer service approaches• Are a good corporate citizen within the community• Raise the standards for all motorcoach companies• Raise the profile of the entire motorcoach industry• Are financially sound
A nominee being “financially sound,” is a component that was added a few years ago to the nomination criteria. After a company’s nomination form has been submitted and reviewed, UMA will reach out to the top nominated companies to obtain their financial information. This information will be handed over to an independent Certified Public Accountant who will ensure that the company is financially sound. This criteria ensures that every Vision Award recipient operates in a manner all motorcoach operators should strive to operate.
Each year at the annual UMA Awards Banquet, we recognize outstanding motorcoach operators by presenting them the Vision Award. You can be a part of this process to recognize our industry’s best operators. We need your help to identify operators who:
• Must have current operating authority consistent with operation as required by federal, state and local laws.• Must have a USDOT “Satisfactory” safety rating and/or comparable rating(s) as provided by applicable state agencies.• Must be a member in good standing of the United Motorcoach Association.
UMA has relied on its associate members to nominate operators for the awards in the past and will continue to for the 2020 awards. A few years ago, UMA also called for motorcoach operators to nominate their fellow peer companies whom they think are deserving of the award. The UMA Vision Awards gives vendors the opportunity to recognize customers for their excellent work on behalf of the entire industry. And now this opportunity is open to motorcoach operators to recognize their peers for their excellence.
The deadline to submit nominations is September 27, 2019.