Operations

FMCSA, B.C. Government Suspend Bus Operator After Crash

Posted on January 16, 2013

VANCOUVER / WASHINGTON, D.C. — Both the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the government of British Columbia have suspended operating authority for Vancouver-based Mi Joo Tour & Travel for a recent fatal bus crash in which nine passengers died.

Upon investigation, the FMCSA discovered that Mi Joo Tour & Travel failed to take basic measures to ensure that its drivers are properly rested for safe vehicle operations and has established a pattern and practice of scheduling and dispatching drivers on trips without regard to hours of service requirements.

On Dec. 30, 2012, Mi Joo Tour & Travel allowed its driver, Haeng Kyu Hwang, to drive after having been on duty for well beyond the 70-hour maximum of service permitted under federal regulations. That same date, Hwang’s vehicle was involved in a crash that resulted in nine passenger fatalities and 39 passenger injuries.

The company also failed to provide to the Transportation Ministry of British Columbia records confirming that drivers are working no longer than they are supposed to. Mi Joo had already shut down operations in Canada voluntarily.

The B.C. ministry noted that Mi Joo had not been involved in any major road accidents and had a “satisfactory” road safety rating for the last three years prior to the accident.

Mark Scheer, Mi Joo’s lawyer, already has said Mi Joo had questions about the accuracy of U.S. complaints that led to the ban on the company’s operations. In an e-mail exchange on Friday, Jan. 11, he said he had no comment on the latest developments.

Read more here:

B.C. suspends bus company’s operations after Oregon crash

FMCSA orders Canadian operator to cease U.S. operations

Source: The Globe and Mail; Metro Magazine

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Windy City Limousine & Bus Wins "Best Of" Award

The company's diverse fleet and years of experience have earned it many achievements.

Fugitaboutit! Operators Deal With NYC Traffic Woes

Weather and mass transit delays always create additional problems, but 50,000 TNC vehicles ratchet up congestion.

Arkansas Operation Recognized As Small Business of the Year

Pinnacle Car Services, Inc. recieved the accolade from the Greater Bentonville Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce.

How To Make Your Buses Comply With The Latest Rules

eNews Exclusive: Joe Guinn guides operators on the best ways to prepare for the large leap from sedans and SUVs to buses and motorcoaches.

What Is The Future Of The New Luxury Traveler?

There is a growing demand for more human connectedness and meaningful experiences for both adults and children.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - May 2017 $12.95 Post International LCT Show Issue COVER STORY: * Best Operators of 2017: Their Winning Secrets Revealed * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close