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Latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Stories

2013-06-18 12:20:41

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's panel on highways and transit, Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, said upcoming changes to federal hours-of-service rules are costly and unsupported by data or research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "FMCSA's motivation to change these rules was not based on evidence demonstrating a problem," said Williams, a...

2013-06-17 12:20:45

ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its assessment of the Regulatory Impact Analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to justify changes to the 34-hour restart provision, which are scheduled to take effect July 1, 2013. The sweeping changes to the Hours-of-Service rules proposed by FMCSA include two new 34-hour restart provisions which limit use of the restart by...

2013-06-12 16:21:25

Northern Virginia-based Advanced Ventures Ordered to Cease Operations WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Springfield, Va.-based passenger carrier Advanced Ventures, LLC., USDOT No. 1993687, to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Advanced Ventures operates a small fleet of motor...

2013-06-06 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Boston-based passenger carrier Lucky River Transportation Corporation, which does business as Lucky Star, USDOT No. 1216817, to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety. "There is no higher priority than safety," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Bus...

2013-06-04 08:20:51

"Party bus" operator ordered to immediately shut-down passenger service WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Olathe, Kan.-based passenger carrier Midnight Express, LLC to immediately cease operations, declaring that the company's owners, Adam Breidenthal, Derrick Hansroth and Edward Goetz, were operating an unauthorized and unsafe commercial transportation service....

2013-06-03 16:20:56

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lake City, S.C.-based passenger carrier Destiny Tours, USDOT No. 2208481, to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its vehicle and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety. "Safety is our highest priority," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "We will not allow bus operators to endanger the public by...

2013-05-30 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Oxford, Miss.-based Carbo Limo of Oxford, LLC, USDOT No. 1525224, to immediately cease its interstate passenger service. This follows a finding by a team of specially trained investigators that the company's two motor coaches used for its interstate operations were unsafe and that drivers were not properly screened or monitored by the...

2013-05-24 12:20:31

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Aurora, Colo.-based trucking company GD Cars, Inc., USDOT No. 2373977, to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety. GD Cars' primary business is transporting used cars and trucks in interstate commerce. "We will not allow unsafe truck and bus operators to disregard...

2013-05-22 12:22:09

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared South Carolina-licensed truck driver Arnold Bradford Williams to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Williams was served the federal orders May 8, 2013. "Safety is our highest priority," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Companies...

2013-05-22 12:22:08

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Texas-licensed truck driver Ruben Galindo to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Galindo was served the federal orders May 6, 2013. "Safety is our highest priority," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "We are committed to...