A news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation dated February 15, 2013 stated that the department declared a Georgia-based bus company an “Imminent Hazard”, and consequently ordered the immediate shutdown of their operations. The company to be shut down is known as Top Class Bus Company, LLC and was ordered to do so for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting the company’s drivers, passengers, and motoring public at risk.
There are many reasons why a bus company would be shut down and not allowed to practice business. In this case, the company was clearly in violations of many regulations that are set forth by the Department of Transportation for the protection of the public and professionals alike.
During the investigation, the Department of Transportation found that drivers of the affected company were not complying with the hours of services requirements. They were also found to be out of compliance with records-of-duty status requirements, qualifications requirements, and controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements.
One thing is certain and that is that the Department of Transportation is looking out for the best interests of the public. Other than the alcohol and drug testing that we take care of, there are many other aspects of safety that are regulated.
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