A three-truck fleet has been ordered to cease operations because of hours of service and other violations. JDJD Transportation, based in Las Vegas, hauled heavy equipment, machinery and metal in the Southwest.
A compliance investigation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration discovered these problems:
- Failing to ensure that its drivers complied with hours regulations. Investigators found that JDJD Transportation failed to maintain copies of drivers’ records and had no safety management system to check and ensure driver compliance.
- Failing to ensure drivers possess a valid CDL, using drivers that had not been tested for drug or alcohol use, and failing to implement a drug and alcohol testing program.
- Failing to systematically inspect and maintain its equipment. JDJD Transportation had no annual inspection records and did not require drivers to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections for its 15- to 30-year-old vehicles, despite a pattern of roadside inspections finding serious maintenance problems.
During the nine months prior to the January compliance review, JDJD Transportation was subjected to nine roadside inspections. On all but two occasions, multiple serious safety violations were discovered.