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FMCSA shuts down seven-truck carrier for numerous safety violations

According to FMCSA, safety inspections were conducted on six of the company’s seven trucks, and out-of-service violations were found in all six trucks.

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Tennessee-based driver shut down after police find drugs, beer in cab after crash

Jason L. Flynn made an illegal turn in north Georgia on March 17, which caused a crash with a passenger vehicle. The vehicle became wedged underneath Flynn’s trailer, hospitalizing the driver.

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FMCSA blocks Canadian trucker from U.S., citing violations of out-of-service orders

FMCSA said Gill “willfully disregarded the out-of-service order” in three separate instances in four days and continued driving his truck before being shut down after the fourth order. He was also found to have surreptitiously taken his truck from a storage facility where it had been towed.

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FMCSA orders recall-affected Volvo trucks out-of-service

Affected trucks include model year 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, and VNM trucks manufactured from May 11, 2015 through March 8, 2016.

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S.C. driver shut down after involvement in fatal hit-and-run, Mass. trucking company shut down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued effective shutdown orders recently to a South Carolina-licensed driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run and a Massachusetts-based trucking company that failed to maintain equipment and oversee its drivers.

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California driver shut down after failed drug tests, crash

The driver was found to be medically unqualified to operate a commercial vehicle during a May 2015 FMCSA investigation in which the agency discovered he'd tested positive for the use of prohibited controlled substances, amphetamines or methamphetamines, on three separate occasions since 2012.

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330-truck fleet sat idle for nearly two weeks while trying to shrug out-of-service order

Update, 1/7/16: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced late Thursday, Jan. 7, that it has reinstated Land-Air's "conditional" rating, allowing the carrier to resume its normal operation. The 340-driver fleet had been idle since Dec. 29.

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Georgia trucker shut down for hiding medical history

A Georgia truck driver has been issued a shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being “medically unqualified” to drive in interstate commerce.

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Inspectors place 2,300 vehicles out of service during Brake Week enforcement blitz

The results are in from this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week held Sept. 6-12, and inspectors placed 2,321 of the 18,817 vehicles inspected out-of-service during the week for brake violations.

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uShip’s vision for mobile-driven ‘little LTL’

uShip CEO envisions tomorrow’s trucker as an independent who uses on-demand platforms to “help them maximize utilization of the asset”; readers' worries over "sharing economy" competition foregrounded.

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