Hotshot hauler to FMCSA: Can I install sleeper berth in pickup?

The FMCSA today announced they’ve put the brakes on a Wyoming-based carrier and a driver who was operating without a valid CDL.

According to a press release from the FMCSA, Bar D Bar Trucking , LLC USDOT No. 1701437 has been ordered to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a “federal investigation found the carrier to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.”

Upon investigation of the carrier, investigators found Bar D Bar Trucking and its owner and operator, Gregory Davis, to be in violation of multiple FMCSA regulations, including:

  • Failure to conduct pre-employment background checks on drivers;

 

  • Failure to ensure drivers were qualified before dispatching them in commercial operations;

 

  • Failure to properly monitor drivers to ensure compliance with HOS laws;

 

  • Failure to conduct random drug and alcohol tests on drivers;

 

  • Dispatching a driver who tested positive for controlled substance, and;

 

  • Failure to ensure that its vehicles were regularly inspected, maintained and repaired and that they met minimum safety standards.

 

In addition, investigators found that the company had allowed Gregory Davis to operate a CMV, “not possessing a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and subject to a lifetime CDL disqualification,” the FMCSA press release states.

 

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order can be viewed at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/Bar-D-Bar-Trucking-IHOOS.

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