Monthly Archives: August 2013

FMCSA Launches Nationwide Two-Week Bus Inspection Strike Force

FMCSA Launches Nationwide Two-Week Bus Inspection Strike Force WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun a two-week strike force of passenger bus safety inspections across the country, part of the agency's Motorcoach Safety Initiative to remove high-risk buses and drivers from our roads. In addition to surprise [...]

Emergency Declaration Issued for Montana by Governor Steve Bullock Due to Wildfires

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coordinating with the following states that have Declared Emergency Declarations. We recommend you check each State's Web site and search for "Issued Emergency Declarations" if you are interested in more details. For those carriers or drivers interested in providing services or need to understand FMCSA regulations, the [...]

FMCSA to Establish Unified Registration System

What is the Unified Registration System? Why did the FMCSA undertake the URS rulemaking? Who is required to comply with this rule? When does this rule go into effect? Why are there two effective dates? What are the benefits of the new rule? What percentage of entities that currently only use paper forms will be [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down NY-based All Nations Coach, Inc.

FMCSA Shuts Down NY-based All Nations Coach, Inc. Staten Island carrier was reincarnation of another company ordered shut down in 2012 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that Staten Island, N.Y.-based All Nations Coach, Inc. (USDOT No. 2093932), one of two unrelated bus companies that had [...]

FMCSA Declares South Carolina-based Passenger Carrier an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety, Orders Immediate Shut-Down

FMCSA Declares South Carolina-based Passenger Carrier an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety, Orders Immediate Shut-Down WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Hardeeville, S.C.-based passenger carrier The People’s Choice, USDOT No. 1298771, to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard [...]

Idaho Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Wildfires

Emergency Declaration Information To provide vital supplies and transportation services to a disaster area in the United States, emergency declarations may be issued by the President, Governors of States, or FMCSA. These declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations, including Hours of Service, for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific aspects [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down Florida-based McRea Transportation, Inc.

FMCSA Shuts Down Florida-based McRea Transportation, Inc. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that Hialeah, Fla.-based McRea Transportation, Inc. (USDOT No. 1838244), one of two unrelated bus companies that had stranded New York City-bound passengers in Virginia following a mechanical breakdown last month, has been declared [...]

Wildfires Prompt Oregon Governor to Issue Emergency Declaration in Josephine County

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coordinating with the following states that have Declared Emergency Declarations. We recommend you check each State's Web site and search for "Issued Emergency Declarations" if you are interested in more details. For those carriers or drivers interested in providing services or need to understand FMCSA regulations, the [...]

Fraudulent USDOT Letters Reportedly Being Received by Industry Partners

FMCSA Security Bulletin # 071913.01 This bulletin is for use by FMCSA Industry, Government, and Law Enforcement Partners. Another round of fraudulent USDOT Letters dated July 10, 2013, are being distributed, largely by fax, to motor carrier officials. The letters appear to be from the U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office and are signed by [...]

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