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Bus Crash Kills One, Injures Dozens in South Alabama

A bus crash near the Alabama-Florida border killed the driver and sent 46 people, mostly Houston-area high school band members, to area hospitals Tuesday morning, several with serious injuries. The bus, operated by First Class Tours Inc., was carrying 40 students and six adults from Channelview High School back to Channelview, Texas, after a Saturday performance at a Disney World music festival. Channelview is just east of Houston. The bus crash killed driver Harry Caligone of Houston, who was employed by First Class Tours for more than 20 years. The Associated Press reported that Mr. Caligone had a clean driving ... Read More

FMCSA Introduces Further Changes Making It Easier For Veterans To Become Commercial Drivers

U.S. transportation regulators are proposing amendments to existing regulations to allow qualified Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to be included on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The proposed changes are part of the agency’s push to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles at a time when the commercial trucking industry faces a national shortage of qualified drivers. After successful completion of an FMCSA-developed training and testing program conducted through the VA, the physicians would become certified to perform medical examinations of prospective truck drivers and issue ... Read More

UVa Baseball Team In Miami Bus Crash After Driver Loses Consciousness

Members of the University of Virginia’s defending national championship baseball team staff were involved in bus crash in Miami Thursday evening after the vehicle’s driver suffered an undisclosed medical emergency and lost consciousness. The bus, belonging to Abbott Trailways of Virginia, was carrying members of the Cavaliers and coaching staff to their hotel from Miami International Airport when the accident occurred. According to Miami Fire-Rescue, the bus rolled through a busy intersection on U.S. Route 1 at rush hour but avoided colliding with other moving vehicles on the road at the time. Members of the Cavaliers coaching staff helped steer ... Read More