Servicing, Maintenance & Safety
Servicing, Maintenance & Safety
Servicing, Maintenance & Safety
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Regular servicing for your safety

Silbernagl‘s quality promise

The regular servicing of all our vehicles is a matter of honour here at Silbernagl – to ensure your safety, but also the safety of our staff and drivers. Furthermore, we replace older vehicles regularly with new vehicles by renowned producers, which all correspond to highest technical demands.

Our bus workshop is equipped with top-notch technical devices; here, we occupy four perfectly trained mechanics who will look after our vehicles in reliable manner. Should a problem occur on the way, we offer a service car, which can be called for help if required.

Part of the servicing of our vehicles is the thorough cleaning, because only a clean bus makes for a pleasant travelling experience. All cleaning jobs –inside and out – are carried out on our facilities in Castelrotto/Kastelruth and Bolzano/Bozen, making sure that our buses give a great impression wherever they go. 

Machine shop
Brake control
Modern equipment
Tire check
Car wash

Safety on board is our highest priority

The safety of our passengers is our utmost priority. That is why all our travel coaches, regular coaches and taxicabs undergo regular servicing, making sure they match our high safety- and quality standards. Furthermore, the Department of Motor Vehicles checks our buses once per year thoroughly. The fire extinguishers are checked twice per year; we regularly replace first-aid kits and verify security belts, emergency hammers and more.

Statistically speaking, buses are the safest means of transport – to keep it that way, we make sure that our drivers respect driving times and rest periods according to regulation (EC) no. 561/2006. In case of longer distances, there are two bus drivers on board, ensuring that you reach your destination safely.

All drivers who work for Silbernagl undergo a medical examination in five-year intervals, which is legally required to renew their driving licence; additionally, they undergo a work-related medical examination in regular intervals. Our drivers also participate regularly in road-safety courses and trainings centred on “eco-friendly driving”. Of course our drivers also have profound knowledge in first aid, offering emergency assistance if required.

The EC regulation no. 561/2006 at a glance
Driving breaksA. A minimum of 45 minutes break after a driving period of 4.5 hours

B. It is allowed to divide the rest period into one break of 15 minutes, followed by a break of 30 minutes.
Daily driving timeA. The daily driving time must not exceed 9 hours.

B. The daily driving time can be extended to 10 hours, twice per week at the most.
Weekly driving timeA. The weekly driving time must not exceed 56 hours.

B. The total driving time of two subsequent weeks must not succeed 90 hours.
Daily rest periodsA. The driver has a minimum of 11 hours of rest period.

B. It is possible to divide the rest period into 2 breaks. In this case, the driver has a minimum of 12 hours of rest period (one break of at least 3 hours and another of at least 9 hours).

C. It is allowed to reduce the daily free time three times between 2 weekly rest periods. Compensations are no longer mandatory.

D. In case of multiple drivers the resting period lasts a minimum of 9 hours (within a timeframe of 30 hours).
Weekly rest periodsA. Minimum 45 hours including one day-time rest period

B. A reduction to 24 hours is possible; however, within two weeks the following must be met:
a) 2 rest periods à 45 hours
b) 1 rest period à 45 hours plus 1 rest period of at least 24 hours (compensation necessary within 3 weeks)

C. The weekly rest period need to be taken after six 24-hour periods (without exception).

Safety features of the buses in detail

Safety drive training
Security belts
Security exit
Emergency hammers
First aid kit
Fire extinguishers
Xenon light