Tips To Stay Comfy On The Road

As we saw a couple of weeks ago, people can be very particular about their snacks. But if you want to stay comfortable, the truth is the healthier your snacks, the better. Veggies, fruit, nuts, and things like that will make you and your tummy feel a lot better during a long trip than sugary drinks and chips. But if you must have some junk food, I feel you. Just eat sparingly.

Yaaaaaaasss!

 

Whether you’re in a car or Preferred Motorcoach Transportation is chauffeuring you (wink, wink), remember to take advantage of those rest stops. These are opportunities for you to get up, walk and stand outside, go to the bathroom, and get some fresh air. This helps you keep all the circulation and what not circulating and you’ll just be in a better mood. I know this from experience.

God Bless Buc-ee’s. Because Texas.

 

One thing I’ve noticed on road trips is how trash seems to stockpile itself in the absolute worse way. It ends up taking some of your elbowroom, legroom, all the room! Well a way to remedy this is to keep a trash bag handy. Just throw all that mess in the bag. That way it isn’t infringing on your personal space PLUS it’s easier to throw all the trash away when you stop for a break.

Or make a contraption like this! Fancy!

 

Your clothing options have everything to do with how comfortable you will be on a road trip. You’ll be sitting for a while, so you want to make sure that you’re wearing clothing that is loose and breathable. I love sweat or yoga pants for long haul trips. I almost never travel in jeans because denim is not the most giving material especially when you’ll be sitting for such a long period of time.

Don’t forget your jacket!

 

The kind of shoes you wear can also factor into your comfort. Easy to put on shoes like flip-flops or Toms are my go-to, plus it doesn’t take me a million years to put them on when we stop. Also, I always have socks. They just make me feel better. Is that weird? Never mind. Forget I asked.

 

If you’re going to be on a car or bus for a long time, you need to keep yourself entertained. There’s a list of games on here that can get you started. But there lots of things you can do to pass the time or just make it more interesting like…

Send yourself a postcard from each rest stop (you’d have to keep a few stamps handy)…

Or License plate bingo!

 

What do you do to keep comfy on the road? Let me know in the comments!

Signed,

Preferred Motorcoach Transportation

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Safer summer means preventing heatstroke

With the Memorial Day weekend now in our rear-view mirrors, temperatures are heating up across the nation. And that means the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is once again reminding Americans to prevent child deaths and injuries from heat stroke in vehicles.

Please raise awareness of the deadly threat that heat stroke poses to young children in hot cars.

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Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicular deaths for young children. It is especially dangerous because vehicles heat up quickly. Even with a window rolled down two inches, if the outside temperature is in the low 80s, the temperature inside the vehicle can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.

In the United States, from 2003 to 2012, 384 children died due to heat stroke in cars, according to researchers at San Francisco State University. We are already saddened by the heat stroke deaths of four children in 2013. The safety of children is a special area of concern. Work hard to spread the message that this is a problem that can be solved.

The solution? Look before you lock. Every time you leave the car.

DOT Ask Drivers To Use Caution During Highway Contruction Season

As highway construction shifts into high gear, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is calling on drivers to protect road workers by driving carefully in work zones. 

“We’re asking all Americans to take roadway safety seriously and protect themselves and their passengers by paying attention and slowing down when driving through work zones,” said DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. “In April and year round, the men and women working to improve our nation’s highways and bridges deserve to do their work safely.” 

In 2011, the most recent year for which data are available, 587 people died in highway work-zone fatalities, an increase of 11 fatalities compared to 2010. 

April is the traditional start of construction season, when the number of workers on roads and highways increases. Though highway workers are often among the victims of such crashes, it’s important for drivers to understand that four out of five victims in work-zone crashes are actually drivers and their passengers, the DOT says. In a typical five-day work week, an average of seven motorists and one worker are killed. 

Generally, crashes occur when drivers speed through a work zone or do not pay attention to the changing road conditions and run into other vehicles, highway equipment, or safety barriers or drive off the road completely, the DOT says.

3 Reasons Why It’s Better in a Preferred Motorcoach

Ah, the open road.

There’s nothing better than getting up bright and early, loading up the car, and heading out on your destination. Unless of course, you’re responsible for 10 other people getting to there too. In those situations, the only thing better than embarking on the journey on your own is to just hire someone to get you and your group there–specifically a Preferred Motorcoach. Here are the 3 main reasons why it’s better to hire a Charter Bus:

-Your trip will be more organized. Getting to your destination is the hardest part of the journey, especially if you’re caravaning with other vehicles. Someone almost always gets off at the wrong exit, or lags behind because they refuse to go over 55. So why not just nip all that in the bud and hire a charter bus?

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-Everyone will be less stressed. As stated earlier, getting to your destination is the hardest part, and it really does put a strain on your nerves and most likely, everyone else’s. When you’re on a charter bus, you’re too busy kicking back and relaxing to be stressed!

-YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE!!! Chances are, that your destination is a pretty long distance from where you live, or it really wouldn’t be called a trip. There’s nothing worse than tired eyes, achy backs, and bad radio tunes during a road trip. Well imagine being able to take a nap while you’re safely being transported to your destination! It sounds like a dream, but it’s not. It’s a Preferred Motorcoach.

Distracted Driving

1. Is distracted driving really a problem?
Distracted driving kills. The friends, family, and neighbors of the thousands of people killed each year in distracted driving crashes will tell you it is a very serious safety problem. The nearly half a million people injured each year will agree.
2. What is distracted driving?
Distraction occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
3. If it’s so dangerous, why do people do it?
Some people still don’t know how dangerous distracted driving is. Others know about the risks of texting and talking while driving, but still choose to do so anyway. They make the mistake of thinking the statistics don’t apply to them, that they can defy the odds. Still others simply lead busy, stressful lives and use cell phones and smartphones to stay connected with their families, friends, and workplaces. They forget or choose not to shut these devices off when they get behind the wheel.
4. Who are the most serious offenders?
Our youngest and most inexperienced drivers are most at risk, with 16% of all distracted driving crashes involving drivers under 20. But they are not alone. At any given moment during daylight hours, over 800,000 vehicles are being driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone.

Bus Charter Travel Tips

Bus charter travel requires prior planning, consultation and research. It is therefore important to take special caution and care before and in the process of chartering a bus, choosing a bus company, contracting its services and paying for these services. Careful and informed decision making process will ensure that you avoid any travel scams, sub-standard services and insecure bus charter services as well as safe time. In this way, you will need to be clear in your mind whether or not you need the services, whether you are traveling in a group, the size of the group, the areas to visit and the budget at your disposal.

 

The first consideration in any bus charter travel is to get a good and licensed bus charter company. This can be done by searching on the internet for the various charter bus companies available in your area. In addition to getting these companies online, it is also very important to check against other departmental or government sites to ensure that these companies are well registered and insured.

 

Due to the fact that bus charter services may vary from time to time as a result of pick and off-pick seasons, it is important to check beforehand on the availability of the bus for the company you have settled for. This can be done by contacting the company directly and asking them. In addition to confirming availability, you should also check the price, the booking time and any other issue that can directly or indirectly affect your travel plans, budget or timing.

 

You should also make sure that the company owns the bus that you want to hire. This is because if the company does not own the bus, then it is likely to charge higher rates as well as predispose you to other risks such as insurability, safety and breakdown eventualities. This will amount to risking delays, failures or even cancellations. Be clear on your mind the exact size of your group so that you get a bus that will comfortably accommodate your travel size.

 

Sometimes there may be disagreements on whether to charter a bus, train or plane in the group. There are several reasons why buses are better off. According to official statistics, buses are cheaper, safer and more convenient than planes and trains. Buses do not need to go to the nearest airport or station. They will take the group directly to the destination they want. Buses are also more environmentally sensitive and cheaper than these other means.

 

In order to avoid risking bus charter scam, you should insist on paying by credit card or insist on getting an official receipt for any money you pay by cash. You should also be sure to respect the rules and regulations of the country and the state you are traveling in. these rules are well documented and can be found on government and departmental sites.

Make sure that you have packed only the necessary items for your travel. Avoid carrying too much luggage. Make sure that your suitcase is well labeled.

SXSW 2013

Austin, TX. will welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors for SXSW March 08 – 17, 2013. When you are planning a group trip, you want to go somewhere you will be able to create memories, provide activities for everyone, and most importantly you want that trip to be one you can repeat again and again. Reserve your bus charter for SXSW now; this event promises to be one of the most exciting events of all time. Visit our website for more booking information or call 866-730-7980 for your transportation needs.

Ride comfortably in our 47 to 56 passenger buses to Austin, TX and back. We offer competitive rates and great service. Just click on this link and fill out the quote form for an immediate response.