Monthly Archives: March 2014

FMCSA Shuts Down Bus Companies in Georgia and South Carolina,Trucking Operations in Iowa and Massachusetts

All declared to be imminent hazards to public safety WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has ordered the immediate shut-down of four motor carriers, each for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their companies' own drivers, passengers and the public at risk. "Safety is [...]

Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents

Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules [...]

Medically Impaired Commercial Bus Driver Declared an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Connecticut-licensed motorcoach driver Terence W. Slowther to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. "Drivers who hide critical medical information when applying for a license will [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down Illegal Utah Bus Company

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has declared Sandy, Utah-based passenger carrier Serv-A-Bus, LLC, USDOT No. 1161287, to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered the company and its owner to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate passenger transportation operations. FMCSA [...]

DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries

Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down Salem, Mass. Passenger Van Company for Disregarding Safety Regulations, Endangering the Traveling Public

Disregarding Safety Regulations, Endangering the Traveling Public WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Salem, Mass.-based passenger carrier D'Boston Transportation, LLC, USDOT No. 2456132, to immediately cease all passenger transportation services due to widespread and serious noncompliance with federal safety regulations that has endangered the lives of [...]

Three Timely Tips about Taxes and the Health Care Law

The health care law has provisions that may affect your personal income taxes. How the law may affect you may depend on your employment status, whether you participate in a tax favored health plan and your age. Here are three tips about how the law may affect you: 1. Employment Status If you are employed [...]

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