Motorcoach

FMCSA launches 2-week strike force

Posted on August 26, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began a two-week strike force of passenger bus safety inspections across the country, part of the agency’s Motorcoach Safety Initiative to remove high-risk buses and drivers from the nation’s roads.

In addition to surprise inspections, investigators will also visit new bus companies to assess their levels of safety.

Law enforcement and specially trained investigators are inspecting buses for overall vehicle maintenance including brakes, tires and exhaust systems. They are also verifying driver qualifications and compliance with hours-of-service requirements. Companies found to be violating safety regulations could be put out of service.

Today’s strike force is a complement to a broader, ongoing safety effort launched in April 2013. That strike force, which included special training for 50 FMCSA safety inspectors and targets the 250 highest-risk carriers, has resulted in 18 bus companies being ordered out of service for safety violations.

The agency has also revoked the operating authority of 10 additional bus companies following compliance review investigations that resulted in an “unsatisfactory” safety rating.

RELATED: "MAP-21 Impacts Motorcoach Safety Planning Role."

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

CH Bus delivers Temsa TS 35s to D.C., Kansas

The Temsa TS 35 coach is a fully integral mid-sized coach that offers a luxurious and spacious interior for passengers and driver. Construction from stainless steel ensures extra durability and safety.

ABA urges Congress to fix 'broken' inspection process

Believes the failure of federal and state agencies to enact a comprehensive national and uniform inspection structure in all 50 states, is not a failure of regulation but a failure of prioritization and enforcement.

Ohio bus company changes ownership, name

Queen City Transportation's new owner Aaron Haid, a marketing professional from Cincinnati, has reportedly revamped the business with upgraded equipment and new marketing solutions while keeping the majority of the staff already employed by Klug Bus Service in place.

Megabus, Coach USA implementing GreenRoad system

The operations are targeting a 3% reduction in fuel consumption using the technology, which is being rolled out on its fleet of 2,400 buses. This initiative follows a successful pilot program in the UK in which a 3% improvement in fuel efficiency was achieved across UK bus operations.

53 evacuated after bus catches fire

The driver told investigators he heard what sounded like a rear tire's exploding and immediately pulled off to the side of the road. As soon as he stopped, he saw that the back of the bus was on fire. The bus was declared a total loss.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close