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DOT: Bus in Phoenix crash operating illegally

Motorcoach| March 5, 2010
On Friday, a tour bus owned by Tierra Santa Inc. caused a collision that killed six people and injured several others. The company lost its ability to operate April 1, 2009, because it does not have insurance.

FMCSA launches Phase I of screening program

Motorcoach| March 2, 2010
Expected to fully launch this summer, the first phase provides motor carriers the opportunity to visit the PSP Website and pre-register for the program by submitting their company contact information.
Motorcoach| January 4, 2010

NTSB issues safety recs

Includes giving more power to the FMCSA to place non-FMVSS-compliant passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles out of service, and developing a Web-based database of FMVSS-compliant passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles to be utilized by federal, state and local enforcement inspection personnel.
Motorcoach| December 28, 2009

Mixed results for Operation Safe Driver campaign

Despite some improvements, results also showed an increase in moving traffic warnings and citations for all drivers, which shows more work is needed to educate both passenger and commercial vehicle drivers about operating their vehicles more safely.
Motorcoach| December 17, 2009

FMCSA raises new bus co. requirements

Final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits and requires that new carriers correct safety deficiencies before being granted permanent registration.
Motorcoach| December 10, 2009

Sec. LaHood announces driver screening program

By using driver safety information during pre-employment screening, motor carriers will be able to better assess potential safety risks of a prospective driver-employee, and drivers will have additional opportunities to verify the data in their driving history and correct any discrepancies.
Bus| November 20, 2009

NTSB issues safety recommendations

Address tire pressure monitoring systems, occupant protection systems, overhead luggage racks and applicant screening.
Accessibility| November 6, 2009

Senate confirms Ferro to head FMCSA

Anne Ferro is currently president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association and serves on several regional advisory committees relating to freight planning, highway safety and transportation funding.
Bus| October 26, 2009

U.S. DOT launches Safety Council

Secretary LaHood created the Safety Council to serve that broad-based safety leadership role and help break down organizational stovepipes, enabling an even stronger safety culture.
Motorcoach| October 26, 2009

FMCSA conducts 1st drug, alcohol strike force

Investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers employed by bus companies, including school bus drivers, interstate passenger carriers, hazardous material transporters and general freight long-haul trucking companies.

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