On April 12, 2011, Department of Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, announced the results of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) recent motor coach strike force inspections, which resulted in 289 unsafe buses or drivers being removed from our roadways. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/news-releases/2011/Strike-Force-Inspections.aspx
His announcement encouraged travelers considering passenger bus transportation to visit FMCSA’s website and review the company safety records at http://www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/Passenger/home.asp
, which among other things displays FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) results.
SMS, the foundation of FMCSA’s new Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) Program, is used to evaluate safety performance, and holds commercial motor vehicle companies, including motorcoach companies, accountable to the highest safety standards. Detailed safety information for all carriers can be found at http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms
To learn more about FMCSA’s CSA Program go to http://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/