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.

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