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FMCSA shuts down 2 Mass. operators

Motorcoach| April 1, 2014
Thus far in 2014, FMCSA has revoked the operating authority of more than 75 unsafe bus and truck companies. A total of eight motor carriers and four commercial drivers have been declared to be imminent hazards to public safety.

FMCSA proposes drug, alcohol testing clearinghouse

Government Issues| February 12, 2014
Would would make it easier to determine whether a bus or truck driver is prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle for failing to comply with federal drug and alcohol regulations, including mandatory testing.
Motorcoach| January 15, 2014

3 steps to bolster safety for school motorcoach trips

North Carolina’s state director of pupil transportation recommends maintaining an approved list of safe motorcoach companies; establishing a contract for a trip ensuring the proper number of drivers and buses; and asking the driver to show that the bus has been inspected on the day of the trip.
Motorcoach| November 20, 2013

Updated: NHTSA to require seat belts on motorcoaches

The final rule, which amends FMVSS 208, applies to new over-the-road buses and to other types of new buses with a GVWR greater than 26,000 pounds, except transit buses and school buses.
Government Issues| August 15, 2013

FMCSA shuts down 2 motorcoach companies

Agency revoked Staten Island, N.Y.-based All Nations Coach Inc.’s operating authority for violations of federal safety regulations and declared McRea Transportation Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered to cease all operations.
Motorcoach| July 19, 2013

U.S., Canada create driver fatigue management site

The interactive Web-based educational and training program was developed to provide commercial truck and bus drivers and carriers with an awareness of the factors contributing to fatigue and its impact on performance and safety.
Government Issues| May 31, 2013

FMCSA orders Miss. operator out of service

Carbo Limo is a for-hire passenger carrier consisting of 10 passenger vans/minibuses and one stretch limousine used for its intrastate operations, principally shuttle service in and around Oxford, Miss.
Motorcoach| May 16, 2013

FMCSA orders Mexican bus co. to cease U.S. operations

Safety investigators found that Autobuses Zacatecanos failed to ensure that its vehicles were systematically and properly inspected, repaired and maintained. Onsite inspections of the carrier’s four buses revealed such numerous and serious safety violations that all four vehicles were immediately declared out of service.
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

FMCSA orders D.C. operator to cease operations

This is the first shutdown of a passenger carrier following the deployment earlier this month of more than 50 specially trained safety investigators targeting high-risk passenger carriers.
Motorcoach| March 13, 2013

FMCSA shuts down N.Y. coach operator

An investigation of Ming An Inc.’s operations found that Ming An failed to conduct pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and allowed unqualified drivers to operate its vehicles in an unsafe manner with its drivers receiving numerous citations for speeding in excess of 15 miles per hour over posted speed limits.
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