Feds pull Indiana-based motorcoach company's license - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Feds pull Indiana-based motorcoach company's license


A federal agency has pulled the license of a German-owned motorcoach business that has its North American headquarters in Terre Haute.

The Tribune-Star reports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration withdrew the operating license for Rotel North American Tours, LLC in September. The agency announced the move last week in a news release that said the agency had it had taken similar steps against more than 50 other motorcoach companies.

Rotel provides bus tours worldwide exclusively for German tourists, but it was shut down as part of a federal push to review motorcoach businesses.

Rotel's buses in the U.S. were cited over the summer for not having proper emergency exits.

Company spokeswoman Paula McHenry says Rotel believes "we are a very safe company."

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