FMCSA obtains temporary restraining order against Double Happyness Travel

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a temporary restraining order against Double Happyness Travel Inc. of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. that prohibits the company from operating in or affecting interstate passenger transportation service. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration requested the temporary restraining order based on evidence that Double Happyness was selling bus tickets and conducting bus trips in direct violation of the agency’s previous orders to immediately cease all transportation operations.

FMCSA initially declared Double Happyness an “imminent hazard to safety,” revoked its operating authority and ordered its officers to shut down all transportation operations effective Dec. 23, 2011. The agency said the shotdown order followed an extensive review of the company, which found multiple violations of hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance and controlled substance and alcohol testing rules.

On Jan. 5, FMCSA issued a cease and desist order against Double Happyness after investigators and state police discovered the company still was operating and selling tickets in violation of the agency’s previous shutdown order. The temporary restraining order against Double Happyness enforces FMCSA’s earlier orders.