Topic : FMCSA

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Seat belt usage by motorcoach drivers hits record levels

Motorcoach| November 16, 2017

Since 2007, FMCSA, in collaboration with the NHTSA has conducted the Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey six times. In each survey, safety belt usage by commercial drivers has been shown to be steadily increasing.

NTSB: Lack of oversight, sleep-deprived driver led to 2016 Calif. bus crash

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

A motorcoach operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., traveling from Los Angeles to Modesto on State Route 99, drifted out of its travel lanes, striking a barrier system and a highway signpost shortly after 3 a.m., Aug. 2, 2016, near Livingston, Calif.

Government Issues| October 3, 2017

U.S. DOT awards funds to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria repairs

As of Sept. 22, FTA has awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to Puerto Rico to support their transit systems on the island as part of the Department's efforts.

Government Issues| September 28, 2017

Martinez nominated to lead FMCSA

He is currently the chairman and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and a member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission.

Rail| August 7, 2017

FRA, FMCSA withdraw obstructive sleep apnea rulemaking

In their joint announcement, the two federal agencies said they'd encourage trucking and rail companies to voluntarily screen employees involved in safety-sensitive work, such as truck drivers and train engineers, for sleep apnea.

Motorcoach| July 11, 2017

FMCSA announces electronic logging device implementation tour

In several cities across the country, FMCSA subject matter experts will lead driver-focused presentations and panel discussions on ELD implementation.

Motorcoach| July 6, 2017

UMA lauds independent report on FMCSA's Safety Measurement System

The report referred to the ad hoc nature of the system and recommended that the agency adopt "a more statistically principled approach" that can be empirically validated.

Motorcoach| June 19, 2017

UMA: Lease and Interchange Rule delay marks continued progress for industry

The delay allows the FMCSA additional time to amend the final rule and gives passenger carriers time to adopt those revisions.

Motorcoach| June 12, 2017

FMCSA announces 2 measures to simplify CDL process

The public comment period for both proposals will remain open for 60 days following their formal publication in the Federal Register.

Motorcoach| June 5, 2017

ABA supports FMCSA withdrawal of insurance ANPRM for motorcoaches

After reviewing all public comments to the ANPRM, FMCSA determined it has insufficient data or information to support moving forward with a rulemaking proposal, at this time.

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