The order applies to J&A and its drivers.
*July 2010, J&A failed a New Entrant safety audit, because it did not have basic safety management controls in place.
*November 2010, The New Entrant operating authority was revoked.
*December 2010, J&A submitted an overdue Corrective Action Plan (CAP). However, the CAP did not provide proof of a controlled substances and alcohol testing policy, supervisor training or random alcohol and drug screening.
*January 7, 2011, the FMCSA notified J&A that its CAP was unacceptable and its New Entrant operating authority would remain suspended.
*May 2011, the FMCSA attempted to conduct a mandatory safety investigation but were unable to do so.
*By September 2011, several attempts had be made by the FMCSA to arrange a safety investigation. The FMCSA then inactivated J&A Transportation’s DOT number.
Despite not having New Entrant operating authority or an active DOT number, the company continued to operate, and repeatedly defies the FMCSA’s out-of-service order.
According to the FMCSA, the company’s safety violations were as follows:
*Driver log violation rate 50%
*Out-of-service log violation 30%
Vehicles inspected had:
*flat tries with belt material showing
*multiple inoperable lamps
*trucks having to be hot wired to start
“The FMCSA takes seriously its responsibility to remove unscrupulous truck companies off the road,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. “Companies that disregard safety will be shut down.”
If J&A Transportation continues to operate, it could face a fine of up to $25,000 per day.
J&A isn’t the only company to be shut down by the FMCSA this month for safety violations. Last week, Reliable Transport Service of Utah.