Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration News

Feds Shut Down Iowa Trucking Company Tied to Trafficking Deaths

Federal safety regulators have shut down a troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas. Pyle Transportation was placed under an “out-of-service order” by the Federal Motor …

Company in Fatal Queens Bus Crash Has Been Cited for Safety

The tour bus company involved in a crash with a city bus that killed three in New York City has been cited for several safety violations and was involved last year in another deadly collision, according to federal regulators. The …

Trump Administration Drops Rule to Address Truck Driver, Train Engineer Fatigue

The Trump administration is halting a year-old effort to seek better ways to diagnose truckers and railroad workers who have sleep apnea, a health condition linked to deadly accidents. Two agencies in the Department of Transportation announced Friday that they …

South Carolina Church Ordered to Halt For-Hire Bus Service After Fatal Crash

A South Carolina church that owned the bus involved in a collision that killed four people in September was ordered on Monday to stop for-hire operations, federal authorities said. Sandy River Baptist Church failed to make sure its drivers were …

Vehicle Problems Not New for Bus Company in South Texas Crash

The small South Texas bus company involved in a rollover crash that killed eight people and injured 44 others had twice been ordered by Louisiana state inspectors in 2015 to take one of its buses off the road to fix …

Wisconsin Limo Service Deemed a ‘Hazard to Public Safety’

A federal agency has ordered a Wisconsin limousine service involved in a fatal crash in Illinois last month to shut down immediately. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Edgerton-based Lyons Limousine to stop service both in Wisconsin and outside …

NTSB Blames Poor Oversight in Deadly Illinois Truck Crash

Failed safety oversight was partly to blame for a deadly crash near Chicago in which a truck driver for a company already flagged as high-risk fell asleep and plowed into emergency vehicles, a federal accident investigations board said. The panel …

Senate Bill Would Expand Big Rig Trucking by Teen Drivers Nationally

Drivers as young as 18 years old could be allowed to drive 80,000-pound trucks between states if Congress goes along with a proposal backed by the U.S. trucking industry that safety advocates say would be a disaster. The plan, part …

Senate Panel Makes U-Turn on Rentals of Recalled Vehicles

A Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled, a measure criticized by consumer groups, automakers and even some rental-car companies. The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee instead voted Wednesday to require …

South Dakota Trucking Company Ordered Off the Road

Federal transportation regulators have ordered a South Dakota trucking company and its owner to stop all commercial operations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has deemed commercial driver Lonnie Roth and his namesake company imminent public safety hazards. The agency …