A premier luxury motor coach provider servicing the Okanagan, BC and Western Canada
The value of safety
At BlueStar, safety is our top priority, which is why we focus on making every journey a safe one. We do this by:
Maintaining our fleet to the highest standards,
Our in-house team of mechanics (4 full time), understand the importance we place on safety as a company and helps us to ensure our vehicles remain in top shape for every journey.
Our shop foreman has successfully completed all additional specialized training with Prevost®. ** Prevost is the leading North American manufacturer of premium passenger coaches (of which, all our full-size coaches are).
Our shop is a government designated inspection facility, and our shop foreman is a government certified motor vehicle inspector.
In addition to scheduled maintenance, our Coaches are inspected a minimum of 15 times throughout the year by certified mechanics, to comply with various Government mandates.
Every 30 days to comply with CVSE Regulations for a Schedule 4 inspection (Government Certified Inspection Facility, with certified heavy duty mechanic holding an inspection ticket)
Every 6 months as per NSC (Federal Safety) Regulations for a MVI inspection (Government Certified Inspection Facility)
Annually to maintain School Bus Status (Government Authorized Inspector - CVSE Officer Only)
Additionally, Daily pre and post trip inspections by a driver holding a professional Class 1 or 2 license designation, to ensure compliance with all safety regulations (Motor Coach Operator).
Strictly adhering to all Provincial, Federal and USA Transportation Regulations and consistently being in good standing with all government regulatory bodies.
Hiring and training highly skilled and experienced drivers.
Selecting drivers for both their driving abilities and positive safety attitude.
All drivers must hold a Class 1 or 2 (with Air Brake endorsement) Professional driver’s license.
All driver qualifications and driving histories are monitored and maintained as per government regulations.
Each driver is required to participate in industry leading training which includes:
Smith System Space Cushion (Defensive) Driving, (Smith System® is the leading provider of collision avoidance driver training)
ELDs - All coaches are equipped with Electronic Logging Devices. Ensures compliance with all CVSE/ USDOT Hours of Service Rules and Regulations.
Coach Maintenance, (Emergency roadside repairs if possible), and Coach Orientation (thorough understanding for each of the various coaches we operate).
All drivers are required to Submit to Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol tests, and a Criminal Records Search,
Random drug and alcohol tests,
Adhere to company standards,
Customer Service, involves their understanding in the importance of providing a safe, smooth, comfortable ride, as well as being able to address the needs of the client on board.
Carrying first aid kits on board every coach (required by Law).
Fire suppression systems (Fire Extinguishers required by Law) are on board every coach. Coach Models 2016 or newer have automatic engine fire suppression systems installed.
Full Sanitization of coach provides peace of mind to clients.
Ensuring the floor lighting is working for night time journeys.
Comfort: heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.
Certifications and Insurance Coverage:
Our coaches are School Bus Certified and,
covered over and above the accepted levels of insurance for transportation carriers; with 10 Million ICBC coverage, plus 5 Million of General Liability, thus providing excellent peace of mind to our customers.
Federal and Provincial organizations:
BlueStar is a proud and active stake-holder of local and federal tourism organizations, and is actively leading industry discussions regarding best practices.
BlueStar works with industry partners to educate and promote compliance by all operators