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Safety Recommendation H-87-041
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Synopsis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
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE UNITED BUS OWNERS OF AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION: INFORM YOUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ACCIDENT NEAR CARNEY'S POINT, NEW JERSEY, ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1986, AND URGE THEM TO CONDUCT THOROUGH PREEMPLOYMENT CHECKS IN ALL DRIVER APPLICANTS PARTICULARLY CONCERNING DRIVER'S EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND DRIVER LICENSE RECORDS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed--No Longer Applicable
Mode: Highway
Location: Carney Point, NJ, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA86MH006
Accident Reports: Charter Bus/Tractor-Semitrailer Rear-End Collision
Report #: HAR-87-03
Accident Date: 9/29/1986
Issue Date: 8/4/1987
Date Closed: 5/24/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Bus Association (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
United Bus Owners of America (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Bus Association
Date: 5/24/1993
Response: SINCE ALL DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, INCLUDING VEHICLES CARRYING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WERE REQUIRED TO HAVE A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE BY APRIL 1, 1992, THE BOARD BELIEVES THAT THE INTENT OF THE ABOVE RECOMMENDATION HAS BEEN MET. THEREFORE, H-87-41 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--NO LONGER APPLICABLE."

From: NTSB
To: American Bus Association
Date: 5/3/1989
Response:

From: American Bus Association
To: NTSB
Date: 1/24/1989
Response: THE RECOMMENDATION ARISING OUT OF THE 1986 ACCIDENT OF LEATHERWOOD MOTOR COACH CORP. HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT AND WE HAVE ROUTINELY URGED OUR MEMBERS TO BE THOROUGH IN HIRING NEW DRIVERS.

From: NTSB
To: American Bus Association
Date: 1/18/1989
Response:

From: NTSB
To: United Bus Owners of America
Date: 5/24/1993
Response: SINCE ALL DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, INCLUDING VEHICLES CARRYING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WERE REQUIRED TO HAVE A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE BY APRIL 1, 1992, THE BOARD BELIEVES THAT THE INTENT OF THE ABOVE RECOMMENDATION HAS BEEN MET. THEREFORE, H-87-41 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--NO LONGER APPLICABLE."

From: NTSB
To: United Bus Owners of America
Date: 1/18/1989
Response: