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FMCSA seeks feedback on motorcoach Beyond Compliance program

Motorcoach| April 25, 2016

To date, FMCSA has held three public listening sessions on this program and previously received input from its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

U.S. DOT establishes group to analyze MCSAP fund allocation

Government Issues| April 11, 2016

In compliance with the FAST Act, the group will anaylze the way grant funds are distributed among states commercial motor vehicle safety programs.

Motorcoach| March 31, 2016

Texas operator withdraws its appeal of FMCSA shutdown order

The Irving-based charter operation illegally operated 10 unsafe motorcoaches to transport perhaps as many as 500 passengers from Dallas to Philadelphia and back for Pope Francis' September 2015 U.S. visit.

Motorcoach| March 15, 2016

FMCSA extends Bus Leasing and Interchange compliance date

The one-year extension from January 2017 to January 2018 will allow FMCSA a sufficient opportunity to review and, where appropriate, make adjustments due to a number of petitions for reconsideration.

Motorcoach| March 8, 2016

National Academies of Sciences to lead CSA effectiveness study

Will examine the accuracy with which the BASIC safety measures used in the CSA and the Safety Management System identify high risk carriers and predict or are correlated with future crash risk or other safety indicators for motor carriers. 

Motorcoach| March 1, 2016

FMCSA: Roadside inspections saved 472 lives

Annual Roadside Intervention Effectiveness Model analysis estimates that in 2012 — the most recent year in which data is available — these life-saving safety programs also prevented nearly 9,000 injuries from more than 14,000 crashes involving large commercial trucks and buses.

Motorcoach| January 25, 2016

2015 Top 50 Motorcoach Fleets Survey

Many operators are tailoring their marketing and sales practices to attract millennials and baby boomers. Meanwhile, 77% of respondents report having issues recruiting, hiring and training drivers.

Motorcoach| January 19, 2016

FMCSA proposes Safety Fitness Determination Rule

The proposal would replace the current three-tier federal rating system of “satisfactory–conditional–unsatisfactory” for federally regulated commercial motor carriers with a single determination of “unfit,” which would require the carrier to either improve its operations or cease operations.

Government Issues| December 10, 2015

FMCSA issues Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices

Will result in an annual net benefit of more than $1 billion — largely by reducing the amount of required industry paperwork. It will also increase the efficiency of roadside law enforcement personnel in reviewing driver records.

Motorcoach| December 8, 2015

Motorcoach industry touts FAST Act victory

Both the UMA and the ABA thanked its members as well as staff who work on governmental affairs and legislation, with FAST Act highlights including taking a look at improving the CSA system and the maintaining of the charter bus rule .

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