Topic : FMCSA

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LaHood orders motorcoach safety review

Motorcoach| May 1, 2009
United States Department of Transportation agencies participating in the creation of the Action Plan include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

BISC reminds operators to include safety tools

Motorcoach| March 27, 2009
FMCSA regulations require that operators communicate instructions on what to do in emergency situations to bus riders prior to any coach departure.
Bus| March 16, 2009

CVSA chooses safety focus priorities

Eight areas outlined included an increased focus on requiring new entrants to receive training and pass minimum standards, and state-mandated annual bus inspection programs.
Motorcoach| March 12, 2009

MCI issues coach safety DVD

Demonstrates how passengers should navigate inside the coach while it’s in motion and how to exit appropriately, aiding those who may need assistance. It also suggests calling 911 for emergency help, instructs passengers on the importance of staying seated and notes the driver's authority along with the importance of not speaking to the driver.
Motorcoach| February 4, 2009

NTSB calls for rulemaking on cruise control, collision warning systems

Reiterates to NHTSA, the need for complete rulemaking on adaptive cruise control and collision warning system performance standards for new commercial vehicles and, after promulgating performance standards for collision warning systems for commercial vehicles, require that all new commercial vehicles be equipped with a collision warning system.
Motorcoach| January 27, 2009

J.J. Keller unveils DOT compliance resource Website

In addition to providing info on the new FMCSA safety audit rule, the site covers a number of business issues that new motor carriers must address, including the basics of a business plan, accounting, insurance, and establishing basic policies and procedures.
Motorcoach| January 8, 2009

FMCSA Pushes for Greater Carrier Safety, Compliance

The federal agency's CSA2010 program, includes a series of evaluation measurements covering the areas of unsafe driving, drugs and alcohol and driver fitness.
Accessibility| January 7, 2009

METRO Briefs

Rail firm accused in L.A. crash. FMCSA steps up operator vetting system. USF developing device to help disabled riders.
Motorcoach| December 3, 2008

FMCSA sets new medical requirements for drivers

Final rule will require states to merge the commercial driver’s license (CDL) and the driver’s medical examination certificate into a single electronic record.
Motorcoach| October 22, 2008

ICF International wins DOT FMCSA contract

ICF will assist the FMCSA with several tasks, including conducting policy research, performing regulatory analyses, and developing training and outreach materials.

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