Regulations

Fung Wah Bus Declared Imminent Hazard

Posted on April 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Boston-based Fung Wah Bus Transportation Inc. to cease operations immediately. The order declared Fung Wah Bus an imminent hazard to the public due to a lack of an “effective systematic maintenance program” for its vehicles, which has led to “significant safety problems and dangerous conditions on its buses.”

Since the March 1 order, FMCSA safety investigators have found evidence of significant safety problems and dangerous conditions on its buses. The company failed to inspect, repair and maintain its vehicles, falsified inspection records, failed to ensure its drivers were qualified and complied with hours-of-service regulations, and failed to meet drug and alcohol testing requirements. These violations and conditions of operations substantially increase the likelihood of serious injury or death to Fung Wah drivers, passengers and the traveling public.

Read a copy of the imminent hazard operations out-of-service order here.

Original Metro Magazine article

Sources: Metro Magazine; FMCSA

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