Safety Bulletins

In the interest of ensuring safe passenger transportation, the Bus Industry Safety Council shares these official notices and bulletins issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Motorcoach Safety Advisory Bulletins from FMCSA

Exceeding Tire Load Ratings - Aug. 16, 2012

The Agency believes that motorcoach operators must consider the maximum tire load capacity, adequate speed rating, and an adequate safety margin when carrying maximum passenger and luggage loads. While applicable to all motorcoaches, this issue has particular implications to double deck buses (with high passenger/cargo loading) used for intercity transportation.

Passenger Carrier Safety Advice and Publications from FMCSA

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Available in English and Spanish, these FMCSA publications include Passenger Carrier Safety; Safety Belt Use; Federal Requirements for Interstate 9-to-15 Passenger Vehicles; Driver Qualifications for Motor Carriers; Hours of Service; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Safety Regulations; Guidelines for School Bus Operators; Pre-trip Safety Information for Bus Passengers; and Brake Systems & Safety Technologies.