The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Double Happyness Travel Inc. of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., to cease all intrastate and interstate passenger service immediately, declaring the carrier an “imminent hazard” to public safety. FMCSA says the order follows an extensive review of the company’s operations, which found multiple hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance and controlled substance and alcohol testing violations.
“During this busy holiday travel season, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to protect bus passengers and all motorists from unsafe bus companies,” says U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
FMCSA says Double Happyness Travel was shut down immediately after FMCSA safety investigators found the company failed to comply with hours-of-service, records of duty and driver qualification requirements. Double Happyness Travel provided service between New York City; Albany, N.Y.; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del.
“FMCSA will continue to do everything within its current legal authority to remove unsafe bus operators like this one from our roadways,” says FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.