US-based National Interstate Insurance has joined the newly-assembled Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association.

The newly-assembled association will support the bus and motorcoach industry by providing advice on laws and regulations, as well as various educational programs, conferences and activities to increase awareness of current issues facing bus operators, owners and the general public.

National Interstate assistant vice president and national commercial marketing manager Michelle Silvestro said that they are excited to be a part of this new association designed to enhance education and awareness of bus and motorcoach operations.

"The initial membership has about a quarter of the members from the National Interstate customers. This new organization brings them an opportunity to work together and strengthen the industry through education, safety and the sharing of best practices," Silvestro said.

The association has members from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri.