Audit initiated of FMCSA’s motor coach safety program


The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General on Wednesday, Nov. 19, announced plans to audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Motor Coach Safety Program. DOT-OIG says the objective of the audit is to determine whether FMCSA effectively implemented the program.

FMCSA’s program emphasizes conducting more compliance reviews of motor coach carriers; establishing a prioritization system for motor coach carrier compliance reviews; mandating state motor coach inspection programs; improving safety data, including a bus crash causation study; reducing motor coach fires; and expediting safety audits of new motor coach carriers.