HP Distribution ordered to shut down

| September 17, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety, DOT said.

FMCSA shut down HP Distribution LLP following a review of the company’s operations that uncovered extensive driver hours-of-service violations.

FMCSA immediately placed HP Distribution, its vehicles and drivers out of service after agency investigators found a range of serious safety violations. For example, investigators discovered that the company knowingly permitted its drivers to falsify the number of hours they operated the vehicle in an attempt to conceal hours-of-service violations. Additionally, HP Distribution dispatched potentially fatigued drivers on interstate trips without regard for the safety of the drivers or the traveling public.

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service orders can be viewed here.

  • jescott418

    The real problem is that in reality drivers must drive more in order to make a decent living. It is sad that to this day we still have so many companies covering up log violation. But also that we have a government that regulates trucking but fails to address the issues of pay and lost time at docks, unloading and loading and other non paid duties of a truck driver. If government would solve these problems. They would solve the safety issues in trucking.

  • Marty Marsh

    I agree,but if they solved these problems their revenue would drop,which is the only reason for these laws to begin with.Since you can’t regulate rest,that pretty much makes everyone a liar,the trick is not getting caught.