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FMCSA extends Bus Leasing and Interchange compliance date

Motorcoach| March 15, 2016

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.

National Academies of Sciences to lead CSA effectiveness study

Motorcoach| March 8, 2016

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 .

Motorcoach| December 1, 2015

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

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.

Motorcoach| October 9, 2015

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

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.

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