Topic : FMCSA

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Crisis Communications and Reputation Management for Motorcoach Operators

Motorcoach| May 2, 2016

Just an hour ago you were a safe, respected motorcoach operator taking a group of middle school students on a field trip to a well-known museum or operating a scheduled service run between two big cities. Now, you’re in the eye of a hurricane. So, what are you going to do?

FMCSA seeks input on state annual inspection programs for motorcoaches, passenger vans

Motorcoach| April 26, 2016

Plans to assess the risks associated with improperly maintained or inspected passenger-carrying CMVs by reviewing the effectiveness of existing federal inspection standards that are applicable and considering the costs and benefits of having a mandatory inspection.

Motorcoach| April 25, 2016

FMCSA seeks feedback on motorcoach Beyond Compliance program

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

Government Issues| April 11, 2016

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

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.

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