BUSES OUT OF SERVICE * USA
* DC - FMCSA orders carrier's 28 buses out of service
Washington,DC,USA -Land Line, by Charlie Morasch -27 Feb 2013: -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a motor carrier with a large bus fleet to cease operating its fleet over multiple major safety issues. Fung Wah Bus Transportation, which provides service from New York to Boston, was ordered out of service by FMCSA Feb. 25. The federal safety agency cited the company’s failure to “systematically inspect, repair and maintain its bus fleet. In an imminent hazard out-of-service order, FMCSA said the company voluntarily placed 21 of its buses out of service Feb. 21 in order to be inspected in accordance with an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Those inspections found several cracked bus frames in pre-2005 bus models, and the order says Fung Wah performed little vehicle maintenance and didn’t keep up with technical service bulletins posted by manufacturers of its buses.
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