Kentucky trucker out of service for numerous hours of service violations, drug paraphernalia, more

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FMCSA has announced the order for immediate shut down for four motor carriers.

Each carrier was found to have disregarded federal safety regulations and put their drivers, passengers, and the general public at risk.

The two bus companies which were ordered to shut down are:

Motts Transportation, Inc., USDOT No. 828452 of Cordesville, South Carolina.
Motts Transportation Inc., was found by federal investigators to have failed to monitor their drivers and to ensure that their vehicles were properly inspected and maintained. Motts Transportation failed to require their drivers to abide by federal limitations regarding driving and on-duty requirements. In one instance, an unqualified driver was allowed to operate a bus.

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order, issued February 10, 2014 is available below.
[document url=”http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/about/news/2014/MottsTransportation.pdf”]

Woodburn’s Tour and Travel, LLC | Woodburn’s Motor Coach USDOT No. 2181163 of East Point, Georgia
Woodburn’s Motor Coach was found by federal investigators to have a fleet of 11 busses which did not meet the minimum safety standards. The bus company was also found to have failed to properly maintain, repair, and regularly inspect their vehicles. The owners of Woodburn’s Motor Coach did not monitor and ensure their driver’s compliance to regulations involving drug use, alcohol use, and testing for such substances. A number of drivers were employed by Woodburn’s Motor Coach prior to drug and alcohol testings which are required by federal law. The drivers were also not required to turn in their hours-of-service reports, fuel receipts, and itineraries.

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order, issued March 7, 2014 is available below.
[document url=”http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/about/news/2014/WoodburnsMotorCoach.pdf”]

The two trucking companies which were ordered to shut down are:

Allen Quandahl, LLC, USDOT No. 1964143 of Waukon, Iowa.
Allen Quandahl, LLC was found by federal investigators to have failed at properly inspecting, maintaining, and repairing their vehicles – which resulted in a number of accidents. The carrier did not monitor their drivers use of controlled substances and alcohol with required testing regulations. The company employed drivers prior to their receiving a negative pre-employment drug and alcohol test. Drivers were not required to turn in hours-of-service, receipts for fuel or itineraries. One of their drivers was allowed to operate a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver’s license.

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order, issued February 25, 2014 is available below.
[document url=”http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/about/news/2014/AllenQuandahl.pdf”]

GEG Construction, Inc., USDOT No. 1503585 of Indian Orchard, Massachusetts.
GEG Construction, Inc. was found by federal investigators to fave failed to properly inspect, repair, and maintain their vehicles. A number of GEG vehicles were found to be in out-of-service condition, but were still in operation. The company has been accused of employing drivers before receiving negative pre-employment drug and alcohol test results. In one instance, a driver was allowed to operate a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver’s license.

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order, issued March 11, 2014 is available below.
[document url=”http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/about/news/2014/GEGConstruction.pdf”]

Source
U.S. Department Of Transportation