A Pennsylvania-based bus company has been ordered to shut down following a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration review of hours-of-service compliance and drug and alcohol testing regulations within the company.
FMCSA declared the company, Double Happyness Travel, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, to be an “imminent hazard” to public safety.
“Safety is our highest priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “During this busy holiday travel season, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to protect bus passengers and all motorists from unsafe bus companies.”
According to FMCSA, investigators found Double Happyness failed to comply with records of duty and driver qualification requirements.
“FMCSA will continue to do everything within its current legal authority to remove unsafe bus operators like this one from our roadways,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro.
The DOT provides an online resource for anyone wishing to check a bus company’s safety record at the website “Think Safety: Every Trip, Every Time” pre-trip safety checklist.