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52 Bus Companies Shut Down By FMCSA

On December 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that 52 bus companies – including five Illinois bus companies – have been shut down by federal regulators.

Excerpts from the U.S. Department of Transportation press release of December 12, 2013 titled “FMCSA’s Operation Quick Strike Removed 52 Unsafe Bus Companies From The Road” :

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that 52 bus companies and 340 vehicles were put out of business and removed from the road as a result of Operation Quick Strike, an eight-month intensified effort to shut down unsafe motorcoach companies.


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Company-wide failures to adequately maintain their buses, inadequate drug and alcohol driver testing programs and widespread hours-of-service violations were among the reasons companies were shut down.

Additional details with regard to the reasons for the bus company closures, as well as additional actions taken after the bus company inspections, can be seen in the press release.

The December 12 NBC Chicago article titled “Illini Tours Among 52 Bus Companies Shut Down By Feds” also discusses the closures.

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