DOT Shuts Down Demco Express in Mexican Dispute

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Demco Express Shut Down DOTIt’s been a bad season for Demco Trucking. First, one of their drivers got caught up in an international law enforcement incident, as Mexican authorities claim that the truck driver attempted to traffick bullets illegally over the border. He is currently detained in a Mexican jail while US and Mexican authorities decide what to do with him. Meanwhile, federal law enforcement authorities continue to claim he was set up and arrested on false or trumped-up charges for a simple mistake. Yet, the truck driver’s carrier company has come under acute watch due to other violations, further complicating the driver’s fate for the worse.

The Latest Developments Regarding Demco Express Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and/or Demco Trans, Inc., to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety. Demco is the employer of Jabin Bogan, the 27-year-old being held in Mexico on charges of arms smuggling after crossing into Juarez with a load of surplus ammunition destined for Phoenix.

FMCSA shut down Demco following an extensive review of the company’s operations that uncovered multiple federal safety violations in the areas of drivers’ hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications, and drug testing requirements.

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