Small Fleet Shut Down After Post-Crash Investigation Revealed Bevy of Safety Violations

Monday, October 31, 2016

Following an investigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a shutdown order for a five-truck fleet based in LaGrange, Georgia. The investigation into the transit company found that it did not adhere to driver qualification, drug testing, and maintenance regulations, among others. The FMCSA said the company allowed two drivers who did not have CDLs to drive its trucks, and it failed to "sufficiently implement" random drug testing. Other violations the FMCSA found included failing to maintain and inspect its equipment, failing to monitor its drivers for hours-of-service compliance, failing to provide its hazmat employees with hazmat training or in-depth security training, failing to comply with federal safety regulations involving hazmat shipping paper information, and failing to have hazmat security or communication plans in place.

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