« We still have the same inspection team there, » Janczewski said. « We are always happy to be here and hope to be back in the army. » The audits examined compliance with federal motorized carrier safety rules and issues that are unique to military operations, she said. The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) manages the program through an agreement with air carriers, which sets out the specific conditions and standards that must be met for DoD passenger transport. Transportation coordinators and doD-sponsored passenger travel must use DoD`s list of authorized carriers to organize transportation within their routing authority or have the option to use the Operational Passenger System (GOPAX). Marcia Milton hopes that the change in procedure will not reduce the image of a military tour operator. She said DTMO officials told her they were discussing an information exchange agreement with the Department of Transportation, which would enforce safety rules and oversee the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration`s compliance with carriers. Roadrunner is honored as the Department of Defense Safety Transport Company certified Passenger Transport Company. We are privileged that the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Navy and National Guard trust us to safely transport the brave U.S. military personnel. To ensure the safety of ALL passengers, we check all our buses before, during and after each journey of experienced drivers and mechanics. The DC-8 tried, despite vertebrate wings, to reduce passenger weight assessment errors and several mechanical difficulties. A subsequent investigation by the General Accounting Office found that airlines chartering military contracts had overall more safety concerns than commercial airlines. Under the new agreement, airlines must also register with the U.S.
Transportation Command (Groups Operational Passenger System) Passenger Operational System (GOPAX). « The army has also had us inspect drivers and vehicles on military bases when they are moving troops. » CSS conducted audits of the Passenger Safety Inspection Program (PSIP) for the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO), established in 2006 to unify the management of chartered passenger services for military subsidiaries. The Bureau`s website described his work as a « multi-billion dollar tour operator. » Three-quarters of military charters were evaluated in the bottom 50 percentiles during national inspections. The U.S. Department of Defense(DoD) Military Bus Program ensures that commercial bus, van and limousine companies providing charter services provide safe vehicles that consistently meet doD standards. More than 400 airlines are currently participating in the program and offer ground transportation for DoD passengers, including military and rookie travel. The new DoD Military Bus Agreement #5 has been released. All airlines, including airlines currently approved by DoD, must apply for the new doD-bus agreement #5 by March 20, 2020. Current doD-approved airlines that have not applied for the new DoD-Bus agreement, #5 will no longer be able to offer for future DoD moves after March 20. This webinar will go through the new agreement as well as other changes to the program.
To see the new agreement and get more details, please visit www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bus.cfm. A charter crash in 1985 led to federal laws requiring inspections by commercial airlines for military travel. The crash killed 248 members of the U.S. Army`s 101st Airborne Division shortly after taking off from Gander in Newfoundland. « The lives saved and the crashes that never happened went far beyond the military and for many operations, number 1 was a source of pride, » Presley said. « The members of the SSC have always been more than « sponsored