Bus Quality Management
GSE considers the management of our buses and drivers to be of utmost importance in order to provide the most reliable coach services to our customers.
This document explains the quality control systems implemented with our company safety regulations.
Please read through the document to understand our efforts in providing you with safe and quality transport services.
As of February 1st 2016
【routine checks for all buses】
The following checks are performed on each of our buses before they go into operation.
|engine||quick to start and runs smooth while idling |
|brake pedal||step on pedal to check appropriate resistance|
|parking brake||check resistance isn’t too little or too much|
|window washer||confirm spray amount and proper location on windows|
|wipers||confirm wipers work in low and high speed modes with no missed spots|
|tire air pressure||check the curvature of the tire|
|tire cracks||check for cracks, damage, and stuck objects|
|tire treads||search for indications of wear on the tires|
* sedan/wagon: 2mm or more
* one-box, micro bus: 3mm or more
*large bus: 4mm or more
|lights||head lights, tail lights, brake lights, blinkers, and any other lights on the bus work properly. reflectors are also check for dirt and damage|
|oil check||confirm there is the proper amount of brake fluid in the reserve tank|
|battery fluid||confirm there is the proper amount|
|engine oil||check the oil gage for the proper amount as well as how dirty the oil is using a gage stick|
|brake fluid||check the reserve tank holds the proper amount|
|coolant||check the reserve tank for the proper amount of memory water coolant|
|window washer fluid||confirm there is the proper amount|
【routine maintanence checks】
bus maintenance and checks are conducted in accoradance with the laws set forth by the country. When the law does not specify a time period, each check is done once a year.
|engine body||check for engine oil leakage|| |
|exhaust gas||check exhaust gas condition|| |
|air cleaner element||dirt and build up|| |
|cooling||fan belt tension and damage (including the alternator belt)|| |
|coolant||coolant leakage|| |
|exhaust pipe||check pipe attachment strength and damage|| |
|muffler||check muffler attachment strength and damage|| |
|clutch pedal||pedal effectiveness and gap between floorboard. (not necessary for automatics)|| |
|transmission||oil level and leakage|| |
|transfer case||oil level and leakage|| |
|propeller shaft||check for looseness|| |
|drive shaft||check for looseness|| |
|power steering system||check for looseness and damage|| |
|tires||tread depth and excessive wear|| |
|wheels||check for loose nuts and bolts|| |
|battery||check for loose parts and corrosion|| |
|spark plug||check plug condition|| |
|ignition timing||not necessary for non-adjustable systems|| |
|distributer cap||cap condition|| |
|brake pedal||pedal effectiveness and gap between floorboard|| |
|brakes||check condition of brake effectiveness|| |
|parking brake||check lever resistance and brake effectiveness|| |
|brake hose||leakage, damage, and attachment condition|| |
|brake master cylinders||leakage|| |
|wheel cylinders||leakage|| |
|brake caliper||leakage|| |
|brake disks & pads||worn pads, gap between disk and pad|| |
|brake drums||check for running wear and sliding parts|| |
|brake shoe||gap between drum and lining|| |
1. repair dents, scratches, and other outside damage
2. cleaning and washing the windows and all other areas of the bus
3. check that the door opens, closes, and locks properly
1. Clean inside of bus, including floors, seats, windows, ceiling, storage space, etc.
2. Check seatbelts
3. Check and prepare air conditioner and heater
4. Check the emergency exit doors
5. Check fire extinguisher is attached.
6. Confirm microphone is working properly
7. Check for seat damage or loose seats.
1. comply with speed limits
2. Highway speed limites are 80km/h or 100km.h. However, travel regulations will not be exceeded.
3. Passing cars using the oncoming lane is prohibited.
4. A 15 minute break is required after driving 2 hours continuously.
5. Refrain from driving in a way that would discomfort the passengers. (unnecessary sudden speed changes, sudden and unnecessary braking, etc)
6. Mobile phones are strictly prohibited while in the driver's seat.
7. Eating and drinking, as well as private talk with the guides is prohibited while driving.
7. Smoking on the bus is prohibited.
【Insurance】Our company insurance compensation
Insurance Provider: Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
1. bodily Injury Compensation: Unlimited
2. Object Damage Compensation: Unlimited
3. passenger insurance Compensation: up to 30,000,000yen per person
Drivers of passenger vehicles understand the importance of safe driving and focus on safe driving for the passengers, as well as consideration for nearby vehicles and pedestrians.
【While driving a passenger vehicle, the following are particularly considered】
・Report to the company any sickness or fatigue that may affect safe driving.
・Stop immediately if any risks or threats are noticed that may affect driving or cause an accident.
・Do not pass through places that seem dangerous.
・If the vehicle gets stuck on railway tracks, quickly instruct the passenger to exit and get to a safe location, then place flairs appropriately to warn any approaching trains.
・Wait until the vehicle is completely stopped before opening the door, as well as not moving the vehicle until the door is completely closed.
・When stopping, confirm the location is safe before letting the passengers exit.
・Comfirm the the trunk storage is firmly closed before departure.
・Do not operate bus if any of the luggage contains dangerous materials such as gas, kerosene, hydrolic acid, etc.
・Do not let passengers sit anywhere except the seats or place any luggage anywhere but luggage areas or seats.
・Do not exceed the limit of passengers or weight limit
・Do not let unrelated passengers get on the vehicle.
・Public buses must have their inside lights on when operating at nighttime.
・Drivers must not talk about any unneccesary conversations that are unrelated to work duties.
・Do not drive longer than the distance limit designated by law.
・Do not drink or smoke on a bus with passengers.
We agree to the above contents for our business operations, as well as to guarantee safe drivers and buses.
↓↓↓This page is a translation of the below downloadable file. All matters and concern will follow the details in the original Japanese version.↓↓↓