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May 6, 2013

FMCSA orders Utah coach carrier to cease operations

Investigators found that Salt Lake Shuttles failed to monitor and ensure that its drivers complied with federal hours-of-service regulations. Drivers frequently made round-trip journeys from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, a distance of approximately 840 miles, without rest, in violation of hours-of-service rules.


August 16, 2012

FMCSA launches Facebook page

Page will be updated daily and will feature announcements, events, important updates, and other information of interest to its stakeholders.


August 30, 2011

FMCSA awards $2M to N.D. for bus, truck safety

Will fund implementation of an electronic commercial driver's license testing system, compliance reviews, safety audits and thousands of inspections throughout North Dakota.


August 25, 2011

FMCSA awards $8M to Pa. to improve bus, truck safety

Will strengthen enforcement oversight at high-crash corridors throughout the state, conduct safety audits of new truck and bus companies and upgrade the CDL knowledge test from paper to electronic form at testing facilities across the state.


July 28, 2011

FMCSA to hold motorcoach safety summit

Objectives include increasing awareness of the importance of safety and enforcement among all stakeholders; identifying policy-related barriers and developing opportunities for addressing targeted challenges; and developing tools and resources for educating and training on the maintenance, operations, and purchasing of motorcoach services.


July 19, 2011

U.S. DOT: Obama Administration stepped up unsafe coach crackdown

Between 2000 and 2009, FMCSA issued a total of 14 imminent hazard orders placing unsafe carriers out of service. In just the last two years, FMCSA has already issued another 14 imminent hazard orders to take carriers that pose an immediate risk to passengers off the road.


July 12, 2011

Motorcoach out-of-service levels at all-time low

At lowest levels since the CVSA's commercial vehicle safety enforcement campaign, Roadcheck began in 1988. Inspections of passenger vehicles found a compliance rate of 91.3 percent in 2011 versus 91.0 percent in 2010. The motorcoach driver compliance rate was 97.4 percent; in 2010 it was 96.4 percent.


June 6, 2011

FMCSA issues cease and desist order against Sky Express Inc.

The motorcoach carrier involved in the Virginia bus crash on May 31 is, according to the FMCSA, attempting to operate and sell tickets under a different company name, including 108 Tours and 108 Bus. The order is effective immediately.


May 23, 2011

FMCSA driver screening program has successful first year

During its first year, 353,929 users visited its website, commercial carriers and truck drivers conducted 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches, and the program's customer service responded to over 19,000 calls.


May 10, 2011

FMCSA enhances public access to info via Web page

Includes decisions dated from 2009 to the present that can be sorted by carrier name, case type, docket number and order title. FMCSA will add new decisions once they become final.


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