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Resource ID: #16003
Subject: Transportation
Source: Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
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Date: Aug. 15, 1999

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Louisiana-based Custom Bus Charters, involved in a deadly crash that killed 22 people, had a history of safety violations including proper backgrounding of drivers' health and drug histories, speeding tickets, & bus maintenance. The reporters found that the situation at Charter was not unique, but endemic in the bus and truck industry where there was little effective oversight.

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