CRs and ferreting out the bad apples . . .|
Anyone who has been in a position to observe the inner workings of motorcoach companies is likely to eventually run across a jolting anomaly.
Carriers that have pristine paperwork for their...
Low-priced buses fill a needed niche|
Boston Globe Editorial
Fung Wah, the low-cost bus carrier shut down by the federal government
after it stopped cooperating with regulators, deserves little sympathy.
Matching driver personalities, preferences, skills to trips|
By Dave Millhouser
It didn't take much effort to convince the boss I was the right guy for the trip.
It involved taking the first Model 10 Eagle on a six-week...
Stopping the runaway train: The case for privatizing Amtrak|
By Randal O'Toole
When Congress created Amtrak in 1970, passenger-rail advocates hoped it would become an efficient and attractive mode of travel.
More than 40 years of Amtrak...
CVSA to be asked to set tire 'underinflation' criteria|
When a bus undergoes a safety inspection, among the critical components always checked are the tires.
While underinflated tires are considered a violation, there is no precise definition of exactly...
To the Editor|
In response to the article, "Listing of ‘safe' operators includes dubious carriers" in the July 1 issue, I want to thank you for recognizing the hard work Transportation Safety Exchange has done to provide...
Government mantra: 'If it moves, regulate it'|
By John Stossel
Let's say you wanted to get from New York City to D.C. this evening.
You could take the government-supported train system, which would cost you $153 or more,...
Lessons from the $21-million cell phone call|
A recent edition of Today's Trucking reported the case of Coca-Cola, which was sued successfully for $21 million after one of its sales reps was involved in a crash in Texas that injured a 37-year-old...
Compliance, Safety, Accountability: It shouldn't be an ashtray|
Note: "This (in my humble opinion) is an important paper. We must be serious about reducing commercial vehicle crashes; otherwise we are playing ‘gotcha.' The men and women in safety enforcement deserve...
Study finds no correlation between CSA data and crashes|
VIENNA, Va. -- A new study contends that Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety data under its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program does not accurately predict crashes.