The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it had shut down two trucking operations and two passenger carriers as imminent hazards to public safety. The trucking operations are GEG Construction, Indian Orchard, MA, and Allen Quandahl, LLC, Waukon, IA.
The agency said that among the main reasons to shut down the trucking operations were the lack of systematic and proper inspection, repair and maintenance of the companies’ vehicles. That lead to operating trucks in an out-of-service condition, resulting in accidents.
Both carriers also failed to comply with the requirement to hire drivers only after receiving negative pre-employment drug and alcohol test results.
The two shut down passenger carriers also did not meet minimum safety standards in regard to proper repair and maintenance of their fleets of motor coaches.
One of the companies even did not require its drivers to turn in hours-of-service record and other mandatory documentation.
So far in 2014, FMCSA has declared five passenger carriers, two property carriers, and four commercial drivers to be imminent hazards to the public.
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