FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, investigators work the scene where a tour bus collided with a pickup truck on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif., killing eight people. Federal regulators ordered

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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, investigators work the scene where a tour bus collided with a pickup truck on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif., killing eight people. Federal regulators ordered the tour bus operator, National City, Calif.-based Scapadas Magicas LLC, to immediately stop operating because its buses weren't properly maintained or inspected and its drivers weren't properly vetted for qualifications. Intercity bus and truck companies with a continuing history of safety problems will be easier to shut down under new regulations the Federal Motor Carrier Administration said Friday that it plans to issue. The regulations give the agency authority to put out of business operators who have been cited for repeated problems, even if their most recent inspection alone doesn't quite meet the threshold for closure, the agency said. (AP Photo/The Sun, Rick Sforza, File) less 

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