A severely fatigued motorcoach driver who lost control of the vehicle, the failure of Sky Express Inc. to manage safe driving practices and a lack of adequate regulatory oversight was the probable cause of a fatal motorcoach crash in Doswell, Va., last May, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said last week.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and its state and local law enforcement partners recently conducted safety inspections of motorcoaches, tour buses, school buses and other commercial passenger buses in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
The American Trucking Associations filed a petition this week with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final hours-of-service rule.
Federal, state and local police are conducting thousands of surprise safety inspections of motorcoaches, tour buses, school buses and other passenger vehicles across the country in conjunction with the national Motorcoach Safety Summit in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).