Charter bus company involved in deadly Arkansas crash has history of citations

Charter bus company involved in deadly Arkansas crash has history of citations

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Monday’s charter bus crash in Arkansas isn’t the first time the company has been involved in a collision. The bus involved in Monday’s crash is owned by Scott Shuttle Services, based out of Somerville.

According to records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, one of the company’s buses crashed into another vehicle in November 2017 in Jackson, Tennessee. No one was hurt in that crash and no one was ticketed.

Charter bus involved in deadly crash had history of citations

Records also show the company was cited in May 2018 for allowing a driver to work without a proper license. The company paid more than $3,400 for that violation.

Scott Shuttle Services paid a $3,250 in 2015 for violating a rule concerning periodic inspections. During their latest inspection in May 2018 the company was cited for maintenance violations on their buses, including a broken tail light and oil leaks.

Despite their violations, the company has a “satisfactory” rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

So far the company has declined to comment on the crash.

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