December 12, 2013
Twenty operators were immediately shut down for violations and posing an imminent hazard to the public and 32 were issued "Unsatisfactory" safety ratings and shut down after failing to remedy critical and acute violations.
November 25, 2013
Investigators found that the carrier, Autobuses Rayon improperly allowed at least three other unsafe bus companies, previously shut down by FMCSA, to continue passenger services using vehicles with the registration markings of its company.
November 20, 2013
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.
November 11, 2013
The updated Webpage features a more user-friendly navigation, creates a one-stop shop for FMCSA safety information and will make important information easier to understand.
Exploring other ways to ease the transition from military occupations to jobs requiring CDLs, including waiving the requirements for pre-employment drug testing for recently discharged military personnel based on their recent participation in random drug testing programs run by the military.
November 7, 2013
Also opened the investigative dockets, including more than 2,100 pages, from four recent commercial vehicle accidents, two of which included motorcoaches. Together, the accidents resulted in 25 deaths and 83 injuries.
October 24, 2013
Investigators found serious and widespread violations of multiple federal safety regulations, including inadequate inspection, repair and maintenance of vehicles and instances of falsified driver on-duty status records.
September 19, 2013
Requires the FMCSA to use the formal rulemaking process if it decides to move forward with any new regulations regarding sleep apnea.
August 26, 2013
In addition to surprise inspections, investigators will also visit new bus companies to assess their levels of safety.
August 16, 2013
Federal investigators found that The People’s Choice, which provides charter services primarily in the southeastern U.S., failed to properly inspect, repair, or maintain its vehicles and allowed vehicles that had failed safety inspections to transport passengers.
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