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 Schedule

Committee & Contestant Schedule - as of April 28, 2011

Hotels & Event Locations:

  • Peabody Memphis Hotel
    149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Roadeo Site, Hickory Ridge Mall
    6075 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38115
  • Marriott Memphis Downtown
    250 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Roadeo Committee, competitors and supervisors are welcome at all conference activities. These highlighted sessions are formatted for Roadeo participants. More information can be found in the Bus & Paratransit Conference program.

Wednesday, May 18

Committee Members Begin Arriving

Thursday, May 19

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Driving Course & Maintenance Set Up

Shuttle departs at 8:00 a.m.
Union Avenue entrance, Peabody hotel

2 – 6 p.m.

Roadeo Registration
Louis XVI, Peabody Hotel

Friday, May 20

8 – 11 a.m.

Driving Course & Maintenance Set Up

Shuttle departs at 8:00 a.m.
Union Avenue entrance, Peabody hotel

1 – 6 p.m.

Roadeo Registration

Louis XVI, Peabody Hotel

3 – 4 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting
Grand Salons D, E, & F, Peabody Hotel

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Operators’ Orientation

Grand Salon C, Peabody Hotel

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Mechanics’ Orientation

Grand Salon A, Peabody Hotel

 

Saturday, May 21

7:00 a.m.

Operations Members depart for site
Meet in hotel lobby

Shuttle departs at 7:00 a.m.
Union Avenue entrance, Peabody hotel

7 – 8 a.m. &
12 – 1 p.m.

Roadeo Registration

Louis XVI, Peabody Hotel

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Operators Driving Course Practice and Pre-Trip Competition

Roadeo site

First shuttle departs at 7:30 a.m. - every 15 minutes
Union Avenue entrance, Peabody hotel

8 – 9:00 a.m.

Mechanics Written Test: Group A

Grand Salon A, Peabody Hotel

Mechanics Written Test: Group B

Grand Salon B, Peabody Hotel

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Mechanics Training
MCI Multiplex/Thermo King Orientation
Grand Salon A, Peabody Hotel

Mechanics Training
Cummins/Voith, Bendix/Truck Trailer Transit & Detroit Diesel/Allison Orientation
Grand Salon B, Peabody Hotel

1 – 4 p.m.

Mechanics Training
MCI Multiplex/Thermo King Orientation
Grand Salon A, Peabody Hotel

Mechanics Training
Cummins/Voith, Bendix/Truck Trailer Transit & Detroit Diesel/Allison Orientation
Grand Salon B, Peabody Hotel

Sunday, May 22

6:30 a.m.

Shuttle buses to Roadeo site for judges

Maintenance Judges on site no later than 6:30 a.m.
Operator Judges on site no later than 7 a.m.

First shuttle departs at 6:30 a.m.
Union Avenue Entrance, Peabody Hotel

6 a.m.

Shuttle buses to Roadeo site for contestants

First shuttle departs at 6:00 a.m. - every 15 minutes
Peabody Hotel

First shuttle departs at 7:30 a.m. - every 30 minutes
Marriott Hotel

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Competition (Maintenance)
Roadeo Site

International Bus Roadeo Competition (Operators)
Roadeo Site

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to Memphis Reception
Plantation Roof & The Skyway, Peabody Hotel

Monday, May 23

8:00 – 10 a.m.

Mechanic Training, Transmissions
Okay, I have a lab report – now what do I do?
Heritage 3 Room, Marriott

Operator Training, Customer Service / Stress Management:
Customer expectations and reducing operator stress – striking a Balance
Nashville room, Marriott

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Customer Service Challenge
Ballroom A, Convention Center

2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Mechanic Training, Door Systems
Common bus door problems and how to correct them
Heritage 3 Room, Marriott

Operator Training, Distracted Driving
Lessons from the “Kingdom of the One-Eyed, One Eared Driver”
Nashville Room, Marriott

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Swap Meet

Grand Salons A, B, & C, Peabody Hotel

Tuesday, May 24

8 – 10 a.m.

Mechanic Training, Brakes
Everything you wanted to know and more about disc brakes
Heritage 3 Room, Marriott

Operator Training, Security Cameras
A bus operator’s deliverance, an annoyance, or a passing fad?
Nashville Room, Marriott

9:45 – 11 a.m.

General Forum

Ballroom A, Convention Center

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Product Showcase & Lunch

East Hall, Convention Center

7 – 9:30 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Grand Awards Banquet
Ballrooms A & B, Convention Center

Wednesday, May 25

8 – 10 a.m.

International Bus Roadeo Committee De-Briefing Meeting
Grand Salon A, Peabody Hotel

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