July 22, 2014
Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a college-bound bus and a FedEx freight truck in April survived the initial impact, only to die from smoke inhalation as a fire tore through the carriage.
July 18, 2014
Regulations allow the city to fine buses for operating without permits, stopping outside of approved zones or deviating from schedules. Fines start at $500 and climb to $2,500 for subsequent offenses within two years.
July 10, 2014
Message points included federal minimum financial responsibility limits, preservation of charter bus protections, return to zero federal fuel tax for over-the-road buses, increased opportunities for contracting with local transit agencies and a host of regulatory reforms.
April 15, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The rulemaking would significantly reduce the paperwork burden associated with hours-of-service recordkeeping for interstate bus and truck drivers.
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