Charter and Tour Bus Services
SIC 4142 & 4119 | NAICS 485510 & 487110
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Luxury Coach & Transportation
Monthly publication provides news and information for the chauffeured limousine and charter and tour bus industries, with special features including the annual "Fact Book" published in the June issue that provides a statistical overview of the charter, tour, and motorcoach industry based on operator survey responses and other industry data sources. Digital editions of the publication are available free online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Bobit Business Media
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the transit rail, transit bus, and motorcoach industries, with special features including the top 50 motorcoach operator listing and survey published in the January issue which ranks the top motorcoach companies by fleet size and also provides break downs by type of vehicle and vehicle length. Digital editions of the magazine are available free online.
American Bus Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Facts and Stats
Quarterly Sales Data
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Charter Bus Services / Tour Buses
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "485510" and "487110"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Scheduled & Charter Bus Services
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for firms that provide intercity, rural, and other long-distance passenger transportation services over regular routes and schedules and/or charter transportation services on an as-needed contract basis for private groups and organizations. Sample report is available online.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Charter Bus Industry / Scenic and Sightseeing Land Transportation
https://www.bls.gov/oes/charter / tour
Annual employment and wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for personnel employed by firms which provide these transportation services, with job occupations covered in these surveys including charter bus and tour bus drivers, tour guides and escorts, and bus mechanics and diesel engine specialists. All information is available free online.
Charter Bus Transportation
Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions in this transportation sector such as director of operations, operations manager, coach operator, bus driver, diesel shop foreman, diesel mechanic, and administrative assistant, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Coach USA, LLC and Reston Limousine and Travel Service, Inc.
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Business Valuation Resources