On March 1, 2013, the FMCSA ordered Massachusetts passenger carrier Fung Wah Bus Transportation to immediately cease all operations.
In a press release regarding the shutdown, the FMCSA stated Fung Wah prevented investigators from inspecting its 28 and blocked the agency from accessing the company’s safety records.
On Thursday, the FMCSA announced its March 1, OOS order to Fung Wah Transportation has been rescinded.
“Today’s action rescinds FMCSA’s March 1, 2013 out-of-service order issued to the company that was based upon its failure to cooperate with FMCSA investigators and replaces it with an updated order based on additional information,” the out-of-service order states.
Following the original out-of-service order, investigators found evidence of several serious safety concerns. Investigators found that Fung Wah failed to inspect, repair and maintain its vehicles. Additionally, the company falsified inspection records and failed to ensure its drivers complied with HOS and drug and alcohol testing regulations.
“Individually and cumulatively, these violations and conditions of operations substantially increase the likelihood of serious injury or death to Fung Wah drivers, passengers and the traveling public,” the FMCSA stated.