Topic : FMCSA

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FMCSA maintaining 50% random drug testing rates

Government Issues| December 31, 2014

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

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

Motorcoach| December 18, 2014

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.

Motorcoach| December 18, 2014

FMCSA rulemaking to establish minimal driver training requirements

The negotiated rulemaking committee will examine minimum training requirements, including length of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel experience, accreditation versus certification of CDL training programs and schools, curricula for passenger, property and hazardous materials carriers and instructor qualifications, as well as other areas.

Government Issues| December 4, 2014

FMCSA seeking comments on revising financial responsibility levels

An April 2014 Report to Congress found that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million; current insurance limits do not adequately cover these costs, which are primarily due to increases in medical expenses and other crash-related costs.

Bus| October 28, 2014

FMCSA awards $1M to train, place vets in driving careers

The grant program program was established by Congress in 2005 to expand the number of CDL holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving large trucks and buses.
Motorcoach| September 23, 2014

UMA announces Safety Management Seminar schedule

The seminar features "how to" applications of risk management to educate participants on eliminating as much risk as possible. This event is for anyone who manages risk associated with motorcoach fleet operations and is limited to the first 130 registrants.
Motorcoach| July 31, 2014

BusCon 2014 to offer sessions for motorcoach operators

A highlight of the offerings includes “Understanding the FMCSA Management Cycle,” presented by the United Motorcoach Association and the Bus & Motorocoach Academy, taking place on Monday, Sept. 15, at 3:30pm.
Bus| July 29, 2014

Program to help vets get civilian jobs driving buses, trucks expanded

Program grants state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus.
Motorcoach| April 21, 2014

FMCSA: Current financial responsibility minimums are inadequate

Analysis shows that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million.
Motorcoach| April 7, 2014

UMass replaces shuttle provider due to fed safety violations

Decision comes following Crystal Transport Inc.'s operating authority was revoked by the FMCSA for safety violations.

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