Safety - Journey Lines - safety


Safety is and always will be our number one priority. Journey Lines strives to go above and beyond all safety requirements to ensure a well maintained fleet and confident drivers.
Journey Lines motorcoaches are fully approved and in compliance with all regulations including the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, the Federal Department of Transportation, and the Department of Defense. Journey Lines is insured by Lancer, the motorcoach industries largest and most experienced provider, with five million dollars in coverage.
All of our vehicles undergo an ongoing preventative maintenance program and are serviced regularly by professionally certified bus technicians.  Journey Lines is fully licensed and insured to operate in Canada as well.
We are approved to provide ground transportation to and from military bases for military and civilian personnel. We have a Satisfactory Carrier Profile (the highest US DOT safety rating), which is required by WAC 392-144-040(3) in order to transport school district passengers. All Journey Lines drivers are randomly tested for drugs and alcohol. As part of our pre employment hiring policy we also do criminal background checks on all of our employees.

Driver Hours of Service Regulations:

  • The DOT regulation 395.10 restricts the bus operator's driving time. There are three parts:
  • 10 Hour Rule. The bus operator cannot drive more than 10 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty (except in emergencies)
  • 15 Hour Rule. After 15 hours on-duty (driving and non-driving tasks), an operator cannot continue driving until 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time is taken.
  • 70 Hour Rule. On duty time cannot exceed 70 hours for any period of 8 consecutive days.


"Mary Sue has driven the bus for the last three Sunset Club “tours”. We think she is absolutely terrific. She is an excellent driver, conscientious, careful, smooth, and confident... Read more >>
- Sarah Fish