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FMCSA’s Final Rule protects bus drivers from being forced to violate safety regs

Motorcoach| December 1, 2015

The Final Rule addresses three key areas concerning driver coercion: procedures for commercial truck and bus drivers to report incidents of coercion to the FMCSA, steps the agency could take when responding to such allegations and penalties that may be imposed on entities found to have coerced drivers.

$2.3M in grants awarded to train veterans for bus driving positions

Motorcoach| October 9, 2015

The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training grant program.

Motorcoach| June 25, 2015

FMCSA's military bus, truck driver program a huge success

In the past 12 months alone, another 4,000 individuals, including Reserves, National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard service members, have taken advantage of the program, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Motorcoach| June 17, 2015

Are Increased Roadside Motorcoach Inspections Missing the Point?

While many acknowledge that the feds efforts to clean up the perception of the industry following some high-profile crashes has been effective, many are alarmed with the inconsistency that has come with increased inspections as well as how they are being used to create a score that  is viewable by the public.  

Motorcoach| June 9, 2015

Creditsafe integrates FMCSA data into its credit reports

Companies that do business with transportation carriers and shippers can now get important safety and credit information from Creditsafe on any motor carrier in the U.S. required to hold a registered Motor Carrier Number with the FMCSA.

Motorcoach| May 15, 2015

House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike

The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop spending money to write a rule or do research; that would raise the federal insurance minimums above the current $5 million figure.

Motorcoach| March 26, 2015

UMA operators hold 418 appointments during 'Capitol Hill Days'

In their meetings, UMA members shared information about their own businesses and rallied for backing of three critical needs: opposition of FMCSA's proposal to raise the Federal financial responsibility limits, support of Rep. Barletta's proposal  to remove CSA scores from public view until the data used to calculate the score can be improved, and support to preserve the current charter service rule.

Motorcoach| March 19, 2015

FMCSA rolls out new safety data app for motorcoach

Called “QCMobile,” the new app is expected to be a particularly valuable tool for state and federal law enforcement personnel, as well as insurers, brokers, freight-forwarders, and others interested in reviewing the U.S. DOT registration and safety performance information of motor carriers.

Government Issues| December 31, 2014

FMCSA maintaining 50% random drug testing rates

The agency’s decision to maintain the current testing rate for bus drivers was based on data from motor carrier industry controlled substance lab test results and the 2012 drug and alcohol testing survey, as well as additional investigations

Motorcoach| December 18, 2014

Fung Wah bus co. gets fed approval to return to the road

The shutdown of Fung Wah was part of a nationwide crackdown by the FMCSA, which pulled 110 companies off the road for safety violations last year, including fellow Boston-to-New York Chinatown carrier Lucky Star.

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