“Operation Quick Strike” Highlights Importance of Regulation Awareness
In December, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shut down 52 bus companies and decommissioned 340 vehicles for multiple and serious violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which caused the FMCSA to deem these motor carriers a hazard to the public. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the FMCSA plans to continue to vigorously investigate and uncover dangerous patterns of unsafe behavior and business practices in 2014. It is important as a motor carrier to be aware of the different regulations that affect each aspect of their business and to take care to ensure compliance. Liability can be triggered by faltering in any of the following areas.
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