2012 Drug and Alcohol Inspection Strike Force Results in 287 Unsafe Bus and Truck Drivers from the Road


The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) announced the results of Agency’s annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep that took place from April 30 through May 11, 2012. The investigation resulted in 287 commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads and more than 128 companies face enforcement action. The two-week investigation involved 200 federal investigators examining the drug and safety records of commercial drivers employed by commercial transportation companies. Specifically school bus drivers, interstate passenger carriers, hazardous material transporters and general freight long- haul trucking companies. The sweep also focused on drivers who jump from company to company to avoid the alcohol and drug testing.

The ultimate goal of the FMSCA is to ensure broader truck and bus safety nationwide. As attorneys representing the victims of commercial truck and bus crashes to hold those at fault responsible, we at Begam & Marks share and help further the FMSCA’s goal of improving safety. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking or busing accident please call Begam & Marks immediately from representation. We have decades of experience holding busing and trucking companies responsible for the injuries they cause and understand how important it is to the client to resolve their case as quickly as possible.