Friday, August 17, 2012

DOT Safety Bulletin Discusses Motorcoach Safety, Tire Blowouts

DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a safety bulletin that reminds motorcoach companies to take action to prevent tire blowouts and safety risks. The agency, along with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has examined recent incidents involving blowouts on passenger buses, due to the exceeding tire weight limits and overloading. Risks may be avoided by properly loading passengers and cargo, and increasing tire pressure in the rear wheels.