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Latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Stories

2013-05-21 12:21:51

Company ordered to immediately cease transporting passengers in identified vehicles WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered five vehicles operated by Atlanta-based Greene Classic Limousines to be placed immediately out of service. Specially trained FMCSA investigators found that the vehicles had such significant structural and mechanical defects that they pose an...

2013-05-17 23:20:12

The law offices of d´Oliveira & Associates helped a New Bedford man (whose name has been withheld due to attorney-client confidentiality) obtain a substantial settlement after he was seriously injured in a car crash. (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 The auto accident attorneys at d'Oliveira & Associates negotiated a $650,000 settlement with the insurance company of a truck driver after the truck driver collided with one of the firm´s clients (New Bedford, MA, District Court, Case...

2013-05-16 16:20:10

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Champaign, Ill.-based passenger carrier Illini Tours, Inc., to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its drivers and vehicles pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Illini Tours, Inc., operates five motorcoaches providing tours and charter services within Illinois and neighboring states. "Safety is our highest priority,"...

2013-05-15 12:21:22

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Mexico-based passenger carrier Autobuses Zacatecanos, LLC, to cease U.S. operations and revoked the firm's authority to provide passenger service within the United States, declaring that its drivers and vehicles pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Autobuses Zacatecanos, LLC, operates a fleet of four buses and primarily...

2013-05-14 23:03:18

The personal injury law firm has released a trucking accident infographic providing important statistics on truck accidents and helpful tips on how to avoid truck accidents. (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) has recorded 423,000 truck accidents causing over 4,500 deaths and over 78,000 injuries in just one year (i). Trucks are large vehicles that can be harder to control causing more severe accidents because of their size. Additionally, the...

2013-05-10 16:20:23

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today a proposed rule to allow state and federal enforcement officials to easily share and view the most current and accurate information about a commercial motor vehicle driver's medical certification status. The proposal would require certified medical examiners performing physical examinations on drivers of commercial motor vehicles to use a newly developed medical...

2013-05-03 16:20:34

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Kearns, Utah-based passenger carrier Salt Lake Shuttles, LLC, to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its drivers and vehicles pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Salt Lake Shuttles operates a small fleet of buses and primarily provides charter services between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. "Bus companies across the U.S....

2013-05-02 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Niagara Falls, N.Y.-based passenger carrier Coach USA Tour, Inc., USDOT No. 212153, to immediately cease all operations, declaring that its drivers and vehicles pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Coach USA Tour, Inc., operates a small fleet of tour buses and primarily provides sightseeing tours in the northeastern United States....

2013-05-01 16:21:46

FMCSA finds company operated without proper registration WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today ordered Toledo, Ohio-based Destiny Tours to immediately cease all interstate passenger transportation service for failing to obtain proper federal operating authority.  "We are going to continue to use every tool we have to ensure bus companies comply with federal regulations," said...

2013-04-29 12:20:55

ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that Usher Transport, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has won the coveted Outstanding Performance Trophy in the 2012 Safety Contest. The award will be presented to Usher Transport during NTTC's 65(th) Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. The Outstanding Performance Trophy is sponsored annually by Heil Trailer International of Athens, Tennessee and is awarded to the carrier who is deemed to...