fmcsa shutdowns

Tennessee hotshot carrier shut down for illegally hauling explosives

Police found that the truck was transporting numerous cases of Class 1 explosives, including ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture; electric detonators; blasting caps and detonating cord. It is illegal to transport detonators on the same vehicle as explosives unless the detonators are packed in a U.S. DOT-specification container.

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Driver shut down following two major crashes in two weeks

One crash in Nevada resulted in more than 51,000 gallons of hazardous materials being spilled on I-80, while another crash in Montana resulted in the deaths of 20 calves.

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Kentucky-licensed trucker shut down following accident caused by drug overdose

According to FMCSA, Kinmon was driving west on I-74 in Ohio on Aug. 18 when his truck slowed down to a stop and began rolling backwards. The truck rolled into adjacent travel lanes, jackknifed and hit a guardrail before coming to a stop with the trailer blocking the westbound lanes.

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FMCSA orders shutdown of one-truck fleet, two drivers

A one-truck fleet and its driver based in Washington state and a California-licensed trucker have been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in separate shut down orders.

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Owner-operator shut down after fatal crash, multiple safety violations

Violations include non-compliance with driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, operating authority and insurance requirements.

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