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“Operation Quick Strike” results in the shutdown of 52 incompetent motor coach companies

In an effort to increase safety on roadways, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has shut down a total of 52 bus companies, citing disturbing issues such as bus drivers with suspended licenses and routes of more than 800 miles with no rest as reasons for the nationwide crackdown. According to Anne S. Ferro, the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, bus companies are responsible for transporting school bands, Boy Scouts and even senior citizens. The motor coach industry carries around 700 million passengers a year in the U.S. “Operation Quick Strike” started in April of this ... Read More

Government finds commercial drivers are buckling up more than ever

More commercial truck and bus drivers are buckling up than ever before, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The agency compiled the data by observing nearly 21,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses at 827 roadside sites scattered across the U.S. According to the FMCSA, observers found that 74 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore their safety belts, a significant improvement from 2007 when only 65 percent of commercial drivers buckled up. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressed no signs of contentment with the improvement. “Safety belts save ... Read More