Super Shuttle Van Company Under Fire from Federal Regulators

By Peter DePaolis

In August, a SuperShuttle van crashed along Dulles Access Road, killing a passenger inside the van. Police charged the driver with reckless driving. According to a report at, authorities convicted the same driver of reckless driving last December. In addition, SuperShuttle caught the driver speeding 66 times in the past.

SuperShuttle drivers told a local news station that driving while fatigued is common at Supershuttle. Drivers worked 16 and 24-hour shifts, which is a clear violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules for commercial vehicles. For its part, a SuperShuttle spokesperson said the company thought the federal rules did not apply to SuperShuttle.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) says SuperShuttle vans carry nine or more passengers, and thus, are subject to federal regulations for commercial motor vehicles. The local news station has video footage of several SuperShuttle vans speeding throughout the metro area. In addition, passengers went on record about riding in speeding SuperShuttle vans.

SuperShuttle vans have SmartDrive technology, which allows managers to monitor driver behavior. The technology can detect speeding and sudden stopping, in addition to recording video, audio, and other data. Call today for more information.

Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP

Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.