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Bus and Truck Accident Prevention: the FMCSA implements a new rule to close a loophole that previously allowed dangerous motor carrier operators to stay in business by submitting a new application for a registration under a different name

FMCSA.jpgTo prevent bus and truck accidents caused by negligent motor carriers the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just published a final rule that addresses motor carrier management companies with a pattern of safety violations.

Starting February 21st 2014, the FMCSA will have the authority to “suspend or revoke the operating authority registration of for-hire motor carriers that show egregious disregard for safety compliance, permit persons who have shown egregious disregard for safety compliance to exercise controlling influence over their operations, or operate multiple entities under common control to conceal noncompliance with safety regulations“.

This new rule will prevent bus and truck operating companies that have been previously placed out of service to submit a new registration under a new name to continue operations or to avoid other negative consequences of non-compliant behavior including a poor safety history.

Read more about the “Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management” rule on the FMCA website and on TruckingInfo

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