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April 15, 2014

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Many of the 40 or so students aboard a bus that had collided with a tractor-trailer truck squeezed through a kicked-out window before the vehicle burst into flames.


April 2, 2014

Peter Pan celebrates 1, 2 million mile safe drivers

The company has consistently achieved high safety ratings and is proud to have more million mile safe drivers than any other bus company its size, according to Peter Pan.


April 1, 2014

FMCSA shuts down 2 Mass. operators

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.


March 25, 2014

Va. bus crash kills 1, injures 16

An American Transportation bus hit a guardrail and overturned along Interstate 95 before dawn on Sunday. Witnesses reported that a speeding passenger vehicle swerved into the bus’s travel lane and the bus swerved to avoid it.


March 21, 2014

FMCSA shuts down 2 motorcoach operators

Each operator, which are from Ga. and S.C., were ordered to immediately shut down for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their companies’ own drivers, passengers and the public at risk.


March 14, 2014

Utah bus operation, driver declared imminent hazard

Sandy, Utah-based Serv-A-Bus LLC continued to transport passengers despite a January 2013 cease operations order and revocation of its U.S. DOT registration, while a Conn.-based driver failed to disclose prior health issues.


March 14, 2014

FMCSA proposes electronic logs to monitor driver hours

The rulemaking would significantly reduce the paperwork burden associated with hours-of-service recordkeeping for interstate bus and truck drivers.


February 25, 2014

FMCSA orders Atlanta company to cease operations

Found STSC Transportation Services Inc. was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. Although registered in Atlanta, the company operates service between Philadelphia and New York City.


February 24, 2014

Tour bus driver dies in Vt. accident

The trailer unit jackknifed and stopped, while the northbound commercial bus with 32 people on board crested a hill, lost control and ultimately struck the trailer unit after contacting the guard rails.


February 21, 2014

Greyhound driver praised for handling of bomb threat

The driver asks a man, who is overheard by passengers talking on a cell phone about blowing up the bus, to leave the bus. When he refuses, the driver asks the riders to evacuate the bus and calls the police, who arrive immediately.


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