Are Increased Roadside Motorcoach Inspections Missing the Point?
June 17, 2015
In the wake of several high-profile accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program in December 2010.
The goal of the CSA program is to allow the FMCSA to reach more carriers earlier and deploy a range of corrective interventions to address a carrier’s specific safety problems before an incident
Creditsafe integrates FMCSA data into its credit reports
June 9, 2015
Creditsafe has now integrated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data into its credit reports. The company is one of a few select providers authorized by FMCSA to collect and report this government-sourced data.
Companies that do business with transportation carriers and shippers can now get important safety and credit information from Creditsafe on any motor carrier
FMCSA's military bus, truck driver program a huge success
June 25, 2015
In the first three years of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Military Skills Test Waiver Program, approximately 6,000 former military personnel obtained a civilian commercial driver’s license (CDL). In the past 12 months alone, another 4,000 individuals, including Reserves, National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard service members, have taken advantage of the program
FMCSA rolls out new safety data app for motorcoach
March 19, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to currently available online safety performance information for motorcoach and interstate truck companies.
“By making currently available safety information on interstate truck and bus companies more easily accessible for both law enforcement personnel
How Motorcoach Pricing Tactics Help Boost the Bottom Line
May 12, 2015
the FMCSA’s safety crackdowns, we are seeing more unscrupulous carriers being taken out of the market, and therefore, seeing less and less lowball pricing,” says Matt Eyre, president of Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel in Glenelg, Md.
“In our particular market, lowballing has decreased because demand has gone through the roof in the last couple of years,” adds Ryan Benjamin, director, charter sales and services
House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike
May 15, 2015
The House Committee on Appropriations on May 13, 2015, approved significant legislation that would prevent for one year the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from spending any money to develop, issue, or implement any regulation that increases the level of minimum financial responsibility for motorcoach companies.
The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop
Fung Wah bus co. gets fed approval to return to the road
December 18, 2014
BOSTON — Fung Wah, the cut-rate bus company that provided service between Boston and New York and had its federal license revoked in March 2013 for safety violations, has been granted permission to resume operations, The Boston Globe reported.
In a statement, the company said it had reached an agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates interstate
FMCSA awards $1M to train, place vets in driving careers
October 28, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) awarded $1 million in grants to nine technical and community colleges across the country to help train returning military veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) grant program.
“Those that we entrust to protect and serve
FMCSA rulemaking to establish minimal driver training requirements
December 18, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced through a Federal Register notice that it is seeking comment from commercial driver and training organizations, truck and bus associations, motor carriers, state licensing and law enforcement agencies, labor unions, safety advocacy groups, insurance companies, and the public on recommendations for membership to a negotiated
FMCSA maintaining 50% random drug testing rates
December 31, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported the annual minimum random controlled substances testing rates for employees in safety sensitive positions, including bus and tractor-trailer drivers, will remain at 50% through 2015.
The agency’s decision to maintain the current testing rate was based on data from motor carrier industry controlled substance lab test results