On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) placed four additional research studies in the official rulemaking docket for the Hours-of-Service (HOS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The four studies are:
The FMCSA is reopening the HOS NPRM comment period to allow for public review and discussion of these studies. As FMCSA is committed to receiving and analyzing all public comments on the studies before it completes its work on the final rule, the agency will extend the final rule publication date. FMCSA has advised parties to the settlement agreement of the need for an extended rulemaking schedule. The research studies are available on the FMCSA website or regulations.gov.
American Limousines' 56-passenger luxury motorcoach is powered by a 450 HP Detroit DD13 engine driving through an Allison B500 six- speed automatic transmission.
Premier Transportation is adding five J4500s as it enters the motorcoach market in Dallas. Meanwhile, Brian Dewsnup, succeeds Wolfgang Winzer, who is retiring after four years at MCI.
Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the May 14 crash on a rain-slicked highway north of Laredo. Seven people died at the scene.
In addition to taking delivery of the historic TS35, Greenville, Pa.'s Anderson Coach and Travel is celebrating its 80th corporate anniversary.
The OGA Charters bus crashed Saturday north of Laredo in rainy conditions, killing eight and injuring 44 more passengers. No other vehicles were involved.
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