FMCSA Shuts Down 52 Bus Companies

The bus companies are shut down for various safety violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has shut down 52 bus companies and 340 vehicles due to unsafe practices. The bus companies were shut down for several reasons, including companies whose drivers had a suspended license or worked over 800-mile routes without resting, according to Star Tribune.

The companies range from small to large carriers. One company, in fact, carries 700 million passengers a year. The inspection began in April and evaluated 250 motorcoach companies who didn’t have stellar safety records. FMCSA coined the project “Operation Quick Strike.” The eight-month effort was part of FMCSA’s three-phase Motorcoach Safety Initiative, according to a press release from their website. More than 50 investigators assessed the companies.

The press release also states that 20 motorcoach companies were shut down immediately for risks that posed an imminent hazard to the public. Furthermore, 32 companies received “unsatisfactory” safety ratings and 28 companies took corrective action to avoid being shut down. Overall, the investigators completed 214 “top-to-bottom” safety assessments involving 1,300 vehicles.

For more information, visit: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/news-releases/2013/Operation-Quick-Strike.aspx

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