The DriveCam system monitors the driver’s performance. It has a lateral and forward accelerometers and monitors whether or not the driver turns too fast, is following too close to other vehicles, or is braking during a turn.
Synthetic lubricants provide better low and high temperature viscosity performance. This helps our engines run better and reduces the likelihood of heat related failures. Besides reducing our operating expenses, synthetics reduce the consumption of petrochemicals and the emission of hydrocarbons. In short, they make for a greener planet.
Tire Monitoring System
The Tire Monitoring System is a display of real-time tire pressure and temperature that gives the driver a warning if there is a problem so it can be fixed before a blowout.
Pre-Trip Safety Message
A Pre-Trip Safety Message is played before every trip explaining the rules and regulations of the bus as well as what to do in an emergency.
Nitrogen Filled "Green" Tires
Nitrogen Filled Tires improve longevity and run cooler reducing blowouts. It is also better for the environment because the tires do not leak as easily.
All drivers carry a Bluetooth headset for cell phone use so they can have two hands on the wheel at all times.
Safety, Safety, Safety
Safety, Safety, Safety is job one at Cowtown Bus Charters, Inc. We believe a safe trip is the only travel experience our passengers deserve. Because of this commitment our employees have dedicated themselves to putting your safety first in everything we do. Our operators are annually recertified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.).
We have an industry leading safety record. Our company has the highest Department of Transportation safety rating and has maintained that level throughout its history. We invite you to take some time to look over some of Cowtown’s practices and policies that are designed to keep our passengers among the safest in the world.
The S.D.D.C. Standards
The U.S. armed forces have a centralized command called the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. The S.D.D.C. standards are stricter than the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S.D.o T.) with a rating system of one (1) to five (5), with one being the best. Cowtown Bus Charters was awarded a one (best) rating in the current S.D.D.C. audit. Low employee turnover and our average driver experience level of 20 years have allowed us to excel. Our safety performance since the company was formed in 1990 has achieved an industry low insurance cost which has allowed us to keep our prices reasonable.
Cowtown Safety Requirements
Cowtown requires a written itinerary for all charters that leave the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Each itinerary is carefully reviewed for feasibility of the work and compliance with U.S. DOT regulations.
See an example of our Bus Inspection Report.
Cowtown requires an industry leading 10 hours off-duty for our drivers. This standard ensures maximum safety for our passengers. Cowtown Bus Charters is unparalleled in performance and safety. We are your one-stop service for meeting your transportation needs for everything from 36-passenger luxury mini buses to 57-passenger Eurocoaches.