posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:57 PM
. . . and the wheels on the bus go round and round ... Err.. or perhaps not, in this case?
WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Friday declared Ming An Inc., an interstate passenger carrier based in New York
City, to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the company to immediately shut down.
Okay, FMCSA was basically the Commercial Vehicle/Trucker cops as I knew them. The roadside inspectors and weigh station guys are following the FMCSA
program and initiatives, if not directly related. Many of the state dot cops have the FMCSA patches showing their specialization and such, for
I have to say though, as much as I still don't much care for them, overall, they DO have their moments of proving important. Look at just why these
guys were shut down.
Investigators found that Ming An failed to conduct pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and allowed unqualified drivers to operate its vehicles
in an unsafe manner with its drivers receiving numerous citations for speeding in excess of 15 miles per hour over posted speed limits.
Now that's just not cool in the least. It's bad enough to imagine solo truckers in 18 wheelers running 15+ as a habit on the highways. That's bad
enough. However, to imagine bus drivers doing it with a load of passengers is just unthinkably reckless.
I once had a Greyhound bus of all things...a LOADED BUS...race me into a construction zone single lane merge area. By race, I mean within the last
mile to mile and a half, where the left lane was closing, he jumped into it from behind me and showed those buses really CAN get up to higher speeds
The problem is, even with my slowing as quickly as I could without creating an accident behind me, that bus still nearly ate the concrete K- Barriers
that closed off the left lane.
I wonder if the driver of that bus, from years ago, wound up working for these guys? Almost sounds like a good fit for the nut.