Monthly Archives: July 2013

FMCSA Declares Lynette’s Limousine Service to Be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety, Orders Company to Immediately Shut Down

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.htmlFMCSA 45-13 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Contacts: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Declares Lynette’s Limousine Service to Be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety, Orders Company to Immediately Shut Down WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor [...]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Collaborates with Transport Canada and Others to Launch Interactive Driver Fatigue Management Tool

New Resources Geared to Help Bus and Truck Drivers Prevent Fatigue-Related Crashes WASHINGTON - Anne S. Ferro, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the launch of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP), a website that provides training and education [...]

FMCSA’s Fraud Task Force Takes Enforcement Action Against Three Chicago-Area Household Goods Moving Companies

Months-long investigation leads to company shut-downs, civil penalties for safety and commercial violations WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that three Chicago-area household goods moving companies have had their interstate operating authority revoked or suspended due to serious violations of safety and commercial regulations. In addition, [...]

U.S. Department of Transportation Declares Alaska Motorcoach Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

   U.S. Department of Transportation Declares Alaska Motorcoach Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Alaska-licensed motorcoach driver Steven Forrest McKinley, II, to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any [...]

Motorcoach Safety Advisory Bulletin

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 C.F.R. § 393.75) prohibit motorcoaches from carrying a weight greater than that marked on the tire or operating with damaged or dangerously worn tires. A tire loaded beyond its carrying capacity and operated at highway speeds is more likely to overheat and fail, placing the lives of passengers and [...]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Announces Almost $1 Million to Train Veterans, Military Families for Jobs in Transportation Industry

Grants enable colleges to increase enrollment in commercial motor vehicle training programs and provide job placement assistance for veterans and their spouses WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced almost $1 million in new grants to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation [...]

New Hours-of-Service Safety Regulations to Reduce Truck Driver Fatigue Begin Today

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue took full effect today, July 1, 2013. "Safety is our highest priority," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "These rules make common sense, data-driven [...]

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