January 16, 2012 | Issue #114

FMCSA Issues Cease And Desist Against Double Happyness

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a cease and desist order against Double Happyness Travel last week, after finding that the company was operating and selling tickets in violation of a previous agency order to shut down.

On Dec 23, 2011, FMCSA ordered Double Happyness to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate passenger service declaring the carrier an "imminent hazard" to public safety. The imminent hazard order followed an extensive review of the company's operations, which found multiple hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, and controlled substance and alcohol testing violations.

In a written statement, FMCSA warned that f Double Happyness continues to operate illegally "the company will face additional enforcement action."

"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.