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Daines defends low liability insurance for semis, buses, draws fire over safety

Daines defends low liability insurance for semis, buses, draws fire over safety

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is under fire for blocking efforts to increase liability insurance requirements on freight trucks and buses like the one that killed two passengers outside Missoula in 2012.

June 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Truck drivers fighting federal regulations that limit driving time

WASHINGTON — For commercial truck drivers such as Charles Ryser, when the wheels aren’t turning, you aren’t earning.

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Salt Lake Express no longer driving 1 Montana bus route

Salt Lake Express, a bus company based in Rexburg, Idaho, which started driving some Montana routes last spring, couldn’t fill its smaller 17-seat buses during the peak tourism season.

August 09, 2013 2:47 pmLoading…
Rimrock Stages may not resume all its Montana routes

Rimrock Stages may not resume all its Montana routes

After a nearly four-month safety shutdown, the owners of Billings-based Rimrock Stages Inc. are close to receiving permission from regulators in Washington, D.C., to resume bus service as soon as they buy insurance.

July 14, 2013 12:15 am Related

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Rimrock Stages is closer to driving bus routes again

Rimrock Stages is closer to driving bus routes again

The U.S. Department of Transportation has lifted its March shutdown order against Rimrock Stages of Billings for safety violations.

July 01, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
Some Rimrock Stages buses pass inspection

Some Rimrock Stages buses pass inspection

Seven weeks after the abrupt shutdown of Billings-based Rimrock Stages for safety hazards, inspectors have re-certified four passenger buses, according to Rimrock President Thorm Forseth.

May 09, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
More Montana bus routes running

More Montana bus routes running

Bus riders traveling east and west between Billings and Missoula have three daily round trips to choose from again.

April 05, 2013 8:40 pm Photos

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Limited bus service on Rimrock Stages' routes starting again

Limited bus service on Rimrock Stages' routes starting again

Buses will start rolling again Sunday between Billings and Missoula, a start to replacing some of the Rimrock Stages lines that were shut down one week ago.

March 29, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…
Feds shut down Rimrock Stages over safety concerns

Feds shut down Rimrock Stages over safety concerns

Rimrock Stages, deemed an “imminent hazard” by a federal agency, has been shut down.

March 23, 2013 3:45 pm Photos

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Grand Teton vehicle safety inspections this week

MOOSE, Wyo. - Commercial vehicle safety inspections are being conducted this week in Grand Teton National Park.

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Farmers won't need commercial driver's licenses, feds say

After considerable public outcry, the federal government said Wednesday it won’t require farmers to abide by truck driver rules.

August 10, 2011 3:51 pmLoading…

Farm comments will be heard, Secretary says

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday that his office won’t require truck driver licenses of farmers without first hearing from the public.

August 01, 2011 9:45 pmLoading…
Montana officials to fight driving restrictions

Montana officials to fight driving restrictions

Montana's governor and congressional delegation say they'll fight federal efforts to make farmers meet commercial truck driver standards in order to drive farm equipment or haul commodities on public roads.

July 29, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Leave ag vehicle regulation to states

When federal transportation safety regulators asked for public comment on rules for farm vehicles, they got an earful.

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Proposed road rules for farmers anger some

Proposed road rules for farmers anger some

Tractors lumbering down country roads are as common as deer in rural Montana, but the federal government wants to place new driving regulations on farmers and ranchers.

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Yellowstone Park plans commercial vehicle inspections

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Federal and state officials plan to inspect buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles in Yellowstone National Park this week.

September 15, 2010 7:27 amLoading…

Yellowstone to conduct vehicle inspections

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Commercial vehicles are being inspected in Yellowstone National Park this week. The inspections on Wednesday and today are focusing on commercial buses and trucks.

August 26, 2009 9:50 pmLoading…

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