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Woman injured in Texas bus crash files lawsuit
The first of what may likely be many personal-injury lawsuits has emerged from the crash of a bus in Irving, Texas, April 11 that killed two people on a Texas highway and injured more than 40 others.
Federal and state authorities begin nationwide crackdown on unsafe bus companies
Police across the county are joining federal authorities in a nationwide effort to root out bus companies with a history of accidents and safety violations. The crackdown comes in response to two deadly tour bus crashes in recent weeks, one
Bad brakes eyed as cause of deadly California bus crash
Authorities investigating the deadly bus crash on a California mountain highway are looking at the vehicle’s mechanical integrity, especially its brakes, in light of reports from the driver and surviving passengers, as well as a company history of brake problems
Bus driver could face charges for crashing into Boston bridge
Authorities investigating the crash of a chartered bus carrying several high school students and their chaperons into a Boston bridge Saturday night say that the bus did not belong on the road because the bridge clearance wasn’t of sufficient height.
At least 8 dead, 36 injured in California tour bus crash
A tour bus carrying passengers down a mountain road after a day of skiing at California’s Big Bear Mountain crashed Sunday evening, killing at least eight people and injuring more than three dozen others, some of them critically.
Fog and speed blamed for Texas highway pileup
Authorities investigating the deadly Thanksgiving Day pileup on an East Texas interstate say that foggy conditions were likely to blame for the massive 150-vehicle wreckage that killed two people and injured about 100 others. But talk on big-rig trucking forums
Fatal Megabus crash kills one, company had federal safety alert
One person died and dozens more were injured Thursday afternoon when a Megabus double-decker coach crashed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 in Litchfield, Illinois, about 35 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.
Poor safety prompts closure of 26 discount bus companies
Federal safety regulators made one of the most sweeping crackdowns on the commercial passenger bus industry Thursday, ordering 26 New York City discount bus companies to shut down.
Indiana trucking firm shut down over numerous safety violations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered U & D Service, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, to immediately cease all transportation operations involving interstate commerce, declaring the commercial truck company an “imminent hazard” to public safety.
New medical certification requirements go in effect for commercial drivers
As of January 30, 2012, a new federal mandate requires all commercial driver’s license holders to provide information to their state driver licensing agency regarding the type of commercial vehicle operations they work for or expect to work for. The