Smart Transportation Choices Share Organizations and church groups often plan multiple trips each year as a part of their ministry. Mission trips, conventions and national gatherings are all popular events that church organizations frequently participate in. There are a many different ways to travel to a trip destination, but using a bus has become an increasingly popular option. Traveling by bus can be a convenient and relatively inexpensive form of travel. However, a recent CNN article reported that U.S. transportation officials have shut down 52 bus companies and 340 vehicles in an effort to target unsafe transportation companies. In a nationwide effort called Operation Quick Strike, top at-risk motor coach companies are being investigated based on inspection and safety data. When planning a trip for your organization, be sure you choose a safe company. To assist in this process, the U.S. Department of Transportation offers a beneficial tool in searching for the right vehicle type. Use this resource to find a carrier in your area, and view their safety reviews to avoid a dangerous trip. Church trips can be an essential part of your ministry. Be sure safe decisions are made in all travel plans to avoid risky situations, protect members and ensure an enjoyable experience. Tags SafeChurch Religious Organization © 2024 GuideOne Insurance. GuideOne® is the registered trademark of the GuideOne Insurance Company. All rights reserved. This material is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give specific legal or risk management advice, nor are any suggested checklists or action plans intended to include or address all possible risk management exposures or solutions. You are encouraged to retain your own expert consultants and legal advisors in order to develop a risk management plan specific to your own activities.