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ASHBURN, Va. - Navigating social media use in the workplace can lead to many questions, sometimes without clear answers. "Social media issues in the world of legal issues are kind of a baby," attorney Jill Nagy said at the United Motorcoach Association's 2016 Safety Management Seminar. The courts and social media decisions are constantly evolving. "People are very bold, and there's not really a filter when it comes to social media," Nagy said. "Your drivers and office personnel are human." She advised the attendees to "counsel your employees and be aware of...

 
SAINTE-CLAIRE, Quebec -- Prevost heads into 2017 with a roster of motorcoach product improvements that include a new electric fan drive cooling system expected to improve mileage and engine power, a reduced-emission engine and, in its conversion bus segment, newly designed slideouts that eliminate the step to create a flush floor. The Sainte-Claire-based company, which is part of Volvo and distributes the Volvo 9700 motorcoach, also hopes to introduce the 9700 into Canada...

ASHBURN, Va. - After months of input from industry leaders, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is softening proposed changes to the bus lease/interchange rule. Peter Chandler, team leader of the FMCSA Commercial Passenger Carrier Safety Division, updated attendees of the United Motorcoach Association's 2016 Safety Management Seminar on the status of the new rule. Chandler reported that FMCSA believes less-burdensome regulatory alternatives that would not...

WASHINGTON -- National training standards for entry-level commercial bus and truck drivers have been issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Under the final rule issued last month by FMCSA, new bus and truck drivers seeking commercial driver's licenses will be required to show proficiency in both knowledge training and behind-the-wheel (BTW) training on public...

WASHINGTON -- The random drug-testing rate for regulated motor carriers will remain at 25 percent of their drivers during 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced. FMCSA regulations require that truck and bus companies that employ drivers with commercial driver's licenses conduct random drug and alcohol tests on these individuals at a nationally prescribed...

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration has proposed requiring security training for surface transportation employees, including those at public-transit bus systems and over-the- road bus companies. TSA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking last month to meet certain requirements under the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act. Specifically,...

WASHINGTON -- The parent company of Seattle's Ride the Ducks tours has agreed to pay up to $1 million in penalties for safety violations that led to the deadly 2015 crash on the Aurora Bridge. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a consent order last month that outlines the fines and the steps Ride the Ducks International has to take to get into compliance,...



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