FMCSA orders carrier to shut down
Washington – Twice within a two-week span, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered (.pdf file) a Pennsylvania-based commercial passenger carrier to discontinue services.
On Dec. 23, Huntingdon Valley, PA-based Double Happyness Travel Inc. was declared an “imminent hazard” and ordered to shut down after FMCSA found that the carrier was in violation of multiple hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, and controlled substance and alcohol testing regulations.
On Jan. 6, FMCSA sent the company a cease-and-desist letter (.pdf file) after discovering the company was operating despite the shutdown order.
The cease-and-desist order was effective immediately, according to an FMCSA press release.
“FMCSA will continue to do everything within its current legal authority to remove unsafe bus operators like this one from our roadways,” FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro said in the release.