Under Pressure from Industry, FMCSA May Reconsider Bus Leasing Rule
Oct. 25, 2016
By Lauren Gardner
FMCSA may rework portions of a regulation the bus industry says would do little to keep some companies ordered to shut down for safety reasons from simply doing business under a new name.
...“Their intent was good, but the execution is really what we have the issue with,” said Suzanne Rohde, vice president of government affairs at the American Bus Association.
The rule, industry says, conflates the concepts of “leasing” and “chartering” bus service in a way that would render many above-board arrangements untenable.