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Welcome to GNJMA!

Budget Truck and Auto has been a family owned and operated business since 1973. Starting with only one building, and growing to what they are today - a full scale auto body hub committed to producing the highest quality auto body repairs along with the most impeccable customer service available in the industry.

Their goal is to exceed your expectation in every way. Contact Sandie Marquis 470-589-0038 or sandie@budgettruckandauto.com.

Tom Wagner Rejoins MCI,

Continuing the Legacy of Patricia Ziska

GNJMA Platinum Sponsor, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), announced that Tom Wagner has rejoined the company. Tom will be working alongside Patricia Ziska, Vice President of Private Sector Sales, who will retire at the end of the year after more than a four-decade career with MCI.

Upon Ziska’s retirement, Wagner will lead MCI’s team of regional sales vice presidents in the U.S. and Canada. The team sells new MCI models and pre-owned coaches to private sector operators. Read the press release.

Bob Crescenzo, Lancer Insurance Shares

Advice & Insight on Technology

"In recent years, technology has revolutionized the world and our daily lives. It has changed the way we perform simple tasks, made complicated ones faster and easier, and transformed the way companies conduct business. The exponential rate at which technology is developing, mutating, and adapting is so rapid that most business owners have failed to keep up with it or to effectively apply it to the operations they run. The reasons are typically the same as those given in relation to other business challenges: not enough time, too costly." said Bob Crescenzo of GNJMA Gold Sponsor, Lancer Insurance. Read more...

Adam Hall, of Bridgestone Mobility Solutions,

Awarded 2022 IMG Partner of the Year

Adam Hall of GNJMA Silver Sponsor Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, received the 2022 IMG Partner of the Year Award at their recent SAM meeting in Grapevine, TX. Congratulations Adam! View IMG's social media post recognizing him.

Submit Your Story for #MemberMondays!

We will share your story by sending an email to the membership and post to social media each Monday and use the hashtag #MemberMondays, along with your company's social medial handles.  

We need submissions to make this happen, so if you are interested in being featured, please share with us your story, any special news, such as company anniversaries, etc. by clicking this link. If you have an image(s) to include, email them to diana@gnjma.com. View previous member stories shared.

Association Updates & Upcoming Events

GNJMA Participates in Joint Meeting September 8, 2022

GNJMA President, Tim Stout; Secretary Michelle Petelicki and Association Executive Director, Pattie Cowley attended the Joint Meeting in Southbridge, MA on September 8th. The other associations included NEBA, CT Bus, GNJMA, PBA, BANY and MASSBUS.

The day was jam-packed of good information and networking. In the evening the group traveled to a local establishment for dinner, of course by bus! King Ward of Chicopee sponsored the transportation.

Content and Presentations included:

  • Become the Employer of Choice  
  • Updates on ADA and Marijuana in Workplace for Non-CDL Employees  
  • FMCSA Updates 
  • Dealing with the Media 
  • Driver Hiring and Retention 
  • Sara’s Wish Foundation  
  • Manufacturer Panel on Equipment

Thank you to GNJMA Member King Gray Coach Lines!

GNJMA Fall Meeting September 27-29th

Registration is closed. We sent Know Before You Go informational emails to all registrants. If you have any questions, please reach out to us. We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

GNJMA Motorcoach Professional Award Rewards
Nominations Accepted Through December 31st

The Motorcoach Professional Awards honors employees that demonstrate excellence and professionalism in the industry.  

UPDATE: We will host award recipients at our 2023 Spring Meeting.

This is a great way to honor those who are stand-outs at your company. Award recipients receive gifts, giveaways and recognition in front of their peers and friends. Nominations accepted through December 31, 2022Nominate your best today!

Industry News & Beyond (Links)

NJMVC Road Test Appointments Can Now Be Made Online

Under Make Appointments – Road Test Section 

Uber Pays New Jersey $100M in Worker Misclassification Case

CVSA Adopts Commercial Vehicle Brake Manufacturers Council

FMCSA Issues Important Notice: Collection Sites

FMCSA Has Removed ELDorado’s “ELDorado ELD” from List of Registered ELDs

2022 CMV Driver Appreciation Day

IRS Continued To Delay Business Tax Refunds From Pandemic

NY Governor Lifts Mask Mandate for Mass Transit, Congregant Settings

NYC Congestion Pricing: MTA Has Extended the Public Comment Period to Sept. 23

Broadway Week in Times Square NYC Returns

IMG (International Motorcoach Group) Launches New Online Quote Functionality

Women in Buses Now Accepting Award Nominations

UMA Motorcoach EXPO is Open for Registration!

(Jan. 11 – 14, 2023 in Orlando, FL)

Busworld North America Is Bringing the Entire Bus and Motorcoach Industry Together Under One Roof!

(Feb. 4 – 7, 2023 in Detroit, MI)

 ICYMI: Member Alerts

Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  Here is a sampling of what has been sent recently:

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