All employees of International Stage Lines are responsible
for the safe conduct of passengers aboard our motor coaches.
From our sales team, who will work closely with group
leaders and tour operators, to ensure that the travel plans
meet both USA & Canada Driver hour standards, to verify
routes and timing between destinations so that we avoid
racing to get to a destination. To schedule relief driver
services where needed.
Our Maintenance team, will work closely with our drivers and
dispatchers, monitoring all vehicles on a daily continual
basis, to immediately correct flaws when reported. We
assign our drivers to their own coaches, so that they
understand the behavior of the coach, and notice first hand,
when something needs to be attended to.
Our drivers, through their professionalism, will operate
their vehicle in a safe manner at all times. We will monitor road conditions and advise the group leader
possible adjustments to the schedules planned for the day.
All drivers meet the requirements of "The National
Safety Code of Canada (NSC)"
Fully authorized to conduct business under USA DOT#175917
Fully authorized to conduct business under Canada’s
National Safety Code Standards, NSC #200-435-368
We conduct regular driver safety & training programs.
We maintain our employees in on-going random drug and
Daily inspections of each Motor Coach with written
verification of inspection.
Perform routine physical inspections of Motor
systems, and perform routine, complete preventative
Each Motor Coach is thoroughly cleaned following each trip.
First aid kits and fire extinguishers are onboard each
vehicle, and inspected regularly.
All drivers must have a valid driver’s license, with a
International Stage Lines, has been serving the travel needs
of, tour operators, schools, universities, business groups,
private clubs, non profit associations, professional sport
teams, special events, conference organizers, meeting
planners, and government agencies since 1978. We have
travelled on average 1.5 million miles per year, on
highways, municipal road ways, logging road, and mining
operations. We recognize that safety is the most significant
priority to ensure that our clients arrive at their
destinations, on time and in a relaxed state of mind. We
adhere to all Federal, Provincial & State regulations, and
conduct safety oriented training on a routine basis.
The safety officer is responsible for chairing the safety
committee, establishing, implementing and monitoring the
safety programs of the company which include such matters as
policies, practices and compiling of and recording
statistical reports to catch trends that should develop over
Our safety committee is comprised of our Shop & Operations
Managers, and members of the Driver’s committee. Its focus
is to ensure that Driver’s are fully aware of their
responsibilities through inspections of key mechanical
items, such as brakes and tires, as well as safety
standards, such as placemenent of fire extinguishers and
first aid / medical kits. Inspection of emergency exit
signage, and functionality. It is important for us to ensure
that from the time an individual boards our motor coaches,
that the passenger’s safety is well looked after.
The USA Federal Department of Transport, DOT, publishes a
safety ranking of all motorcoach companies operating in the
USA. There are 5 levels of ranking, the highest being
Satisfactory. International Stage Lines maintains a
satisfactory rating with the Canadian National Safety Code
(NSC), and the USA Department of Transporation. (DOT).
1) Satisfactory < International Stage Lines
3) Not Rated
Please enter our DOT #175917 to view our safety ranking:
To ensure that we are properly kept abreast of changes in
industry rules and regulations, we belong to the following
organizations. These organizations are dedicated to aiding
coach operators with driver training assessments,
professional ethics, industry safety & security, crisis management, employee and driver standards, tax law
interpretations, motor carrier regulations, networking,
marketing, and advocacy issues with Provincial, State,
Canada & USA federal regulatory bodies. Through these
organizations we are kept informed of changes in regulations
in all provinces, and states in North America.
British Columbia Motorcoach & Trucking Association
American Bus Association