Agency orders two carriers to shut down for myriad of violations

| March 19, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has shut down two separate trucking companies, issuing both imminent hazard out-of-service orders for various violations.

GEG Construction, Inc., in Indian Orchard, Mass., and its owner Gil comes were found to have failed to have in place proper systems for truck inspections, repairs or maintenance, and the fleet operated trucks in “out-of-service condition,” FMCSA says. The company also allowed drivers to operate vehicles before receiving drug and alcohol test results, FMCSA says.

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The carrier also allowed a driver to operate its vehicles without a valid CDL.

The other trucking company ordered to shut down was Allen Quandahl, LLC. Similarly, the carrier did not ensure its trucks were properly inspected, repaired or maintained, “resulting in systemic accidents,” FMCSA says.

It also did not ensure drivers complied with alcohol and drug use and testing policies, FMCSA says.

Quandahl also did not require drivers to to turn in hours-of-service records or other documents like itineraries or fuel receipts and allowed a driver to operate its vehicles without a CDL, investigators found.

“Unsafe commercial vehicles, drivers, and companies put innocent lives in jeopardy,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.  “FMCSA inspectors and investigators will not hesitate to take immediate action to protect the public from needless exposure to harm.”

So far this year, the agency has shut down two fleets and four drivers.

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  • Tom AndSheila Hurd

    The overwhelming majority of accidents are caused by operators of automobiles not trucks, why is it that only trucks are looked at when trying to determine accident likelihood?

  • ivan67702000@yahoo.com

    Needless exposure to harm, humm We better shut down the Federal Government before the Fools in Washington DC Murders us all with Thermonuclear War.

  • JJMcClure

    Shutting down 2 fleets so far is a joke. By now you should have shut down 200.

  • guest

    Yep they want all AMERICANS to abide by all these LAWS..they need to
    arrest any illegal alien caught driving an 18 wheeler also….there are PLENTY operating illegally today….if these Cops are going to Bust Americans..they need to ARREST all Aliens too.

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  • Brad Lambert

    Where have you been? They have been shutting down carriers for a couple of years pretty hard….anyone with MAJOR violations have been getting shut down. I have seen more activity out of FMCSA the past 2 years than I have seen in the previous five.