Agency orders six carriers, one driver to shut down

| December 21, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been on a cleaning sweep of sorts since late November, as, in addition to Overdrive‘s report two weeks ago of Georgia-based driver Johnny Felton being shut down after hitting and killing state trooper Kyle Deatherage, six fleets have been ordered to cease operations by the agency:

C & D Transportation was ordered to shut down Nov. 23. The Illinois-based carrier violated out-of-service orders, failed to ensure that its drivers had CDLs, committed duty status violations and showed “flagrant disregard for compliance with safety regulations,” FMCSA said.

In enforcing its relatively new household goods hostage loads rule, the agency began the process of suspending the Santa Clara, Calif.-based Trusted Moving and Storage‘s operating authority Dec. 5.

Similarly on Dec. 5, the agency revoked operating authority of California-based Peace of Mind Relocation after it was deemed to be holding household goods hostage.

Gordon’s Tree Service of Slidell, La., was found to have been violating out-of-service orders and used drivers without valid CDLs or medical certificates — two of which who were arrested for possession and driving under the influence of alcohol — and were ordered to cease operations Dec. 7.

The same day, LEX Express was ordered to shut down after falsely reporting records of duty status and using of vehicles that had not been inspected or properly maintained.

Dec. 13, Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport were shut down after an investigation showed serious violations in vehicle maintenance and repair, driver hours of service, driver qualifications and violating substance and alcohol policy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.mckelvie William McKelvie

    Dig into the last one listed ………… that should make your head spin with just the name change ………… hello

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000251528122 Richard Wilson

    Only 6 that have been publicly released!

  • davidberry

    Wow, did younsee the big red “OUT OF SERVICE” on their safer info?

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.mckelvie William McKelvie

    David……. I was referring to the hypocrisy of it all. They shut a carrier down, only to have them re-open with a new name, and so very close to their old one that no one even blinked an eye much less caught it right away? Someone was asleep hard ………….. big time.

  • jescott418

    How many more are still operating? Seriously 6 that’s not a big number.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DeAguilar007 De Aguilar

    If they go where the container haulers are in Los Angeles, CA, it might find people with no CDL, and are illegal.

  • jimb360

    Only 6 out of the hundreds of carriers, that like peeing in the ocean

  • Dave

    WARNING!! ALAN HIATT HAD AGENCIES IN OH,KY,TX,GA AND OTHER STATES UNDER NAMES NATIONWIDE,AMERICAN LOGISTICS,AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION.AND OTHERS AND SOME UNDER DAUGHTERS NAME SARA. THEY PULLED ALL MONEY OUT OF ACCOUNTS,OWNER OPERATORS DIDNT GET PAID,AGENTS,CHECKS BOUNCED,ALL THESE AGENTS HAD O/O WORKING WITH THEM. THESE PEOPLE HURT ALOT OF FAMILIES FINANCIALY. THEY EVEN BURNT THE 2 GUYS THAT HELP BUILD THE COMPANY.

  • Dan M

    Big words that lack any bite. A new business name is immediately opened up in the the wife’s name or relatives name and they completely get away with it. The crook type business don’t care about anything but themselves. It’s all about what they want, not what you think your going to control.

  • carl larsen

    why is that? you have no evidence they are illegal except that they are mexican.

  • preseferguson@gmail.com

    alot of driver factoies/carriers out there,,f’ holes!!fmcsa needs to be doing there job, but i’m idealistic at x too”))

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