Cellular phones

All coaches are equipped with cell phones for emergencies. Our company policy states that drivers are not to talk or text on the phone while the coach is in motion.

Kunkel Bus Lines Dispatch is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm to assist with any inquiries. In the event that there is an emergency after […]

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Smoking and alcohol

Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on any of the vehicles at any time.

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Licenses & Associations

Kunkel Bus Lines holds an active Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration as well as Operating Authority with the US Department of Transportation. Our Motor Coaches are Fully licensed and insured to travel within all of Canada and the United States.


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Kunkel Bus Lines is quite proud of the professional drivers on staff and the safety record that the company holds. The driver trainers evaluate and monitor each driver over the course of each year to ensure that everyone is living up to the company expectation.

Kunkel Bus Lines does not permit drivers to perform any service that is not […]

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Drivers Hours of Service

There are two different sets of hours of work regulations that apply in Canada and the USA. The following is an outline of those regulations:

Please note, there are some repercussions that may follow should the hours of service be violated:

If a driver is put out of service at a road-side inspection you and or […]

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Canadian Rules – Rules for Drivers in Canada

Driver is allowed to drive 13 hours per day
Driver is not allowed to drive after 14 hours on duty
Driver is allowed a maximum of 70 hours in 7 days of on-duty and driving time
Driver must have one day off every 14 days
Driver must have a minimum of 8 consecutive hours off duty per day
Driver […]

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U.S. Rules – Rules for Drivers in the United States

While driving in the United States our drivers must follow these guidelines:

A driver can drive up to 10 hours, then must have 8 hours off duty before driving again
A driver may work for up to 15 hours, which includes both driving and not-driving duties. Once the 15 hour limit is reached, the driver […]

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