Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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.
WASHINGTON — For commercial truck drivers such as Charles Ryser, when the wheels aren’t turning, you aren’t earning.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has lifted its March shutdown order against Rimrock Stages of Billings for safety violations.
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.
Bus riders traveling east and west between Billings and Missoula have three daily round trips to choose from 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.
Rimrock Stages, deemed an “imminent hazard” by a federal agency, has been shut down.
MOOSE, Wyo. - Commercial vehicle safety inspections are being conducted this week in Grand Teton National Park.
After considerable public outcry, the federal government said Wednesday it won’t require farmers to abide by truck driver rules.
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.
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.
When federal transportation safety regulators asked for public comment on rules for farm vehicles, they got an earful.
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.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Federal and state officials plan to inspect buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles in Yellowstone National Park this week.
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.