Topic : FMCSA

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2015 Top 50 Motorcoach Fleets Survey

Motorcoach| January 25, 2016

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.

FMCSA proposes Safety Fitness Determination Rule

Motorcoach| January 19, 2016

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.

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.

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