The man responsible for yesterday’s lower Manhattan terror attack that killed eight people was a CDL holder who was cited for numerous trucking violations.
Yesterday 29 year old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov reportedly drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck onto a busy bike path, intentionally hitting pedestrians and cyclists in what has been called an act of terror. Saipov was shot by police and is currently being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Terror Suspect Cited For Overweight, HOS Violations
Today, as investigators look for a motive for Saipov’s actions, the man’s background in trucking and his history of trucking violations have been brought to the forefront by many news outlets.
Saipov immigrated to the U.S. from Uzbekistan and within months of his arrival in the U.S., had obtained a CDL.
A look at Saipov’s driving record reveals he had several trucking violations over the years.
— He was cited in Nebraska in October of 2011 for violating the 11 hour rule. Just six weeks later, he was cited again in Nebraska for an overweight violation.
— In December of 2011, he was cited in Iowa for failing to keep his log book up to date.
— In March of 2014, Saipov was cited in Nebraska again for failing to stop to have his truck weighed.
— He was also fined in February of 2017 in Nebraska for an overweight violation.
The Los Angeles Times also reports that Saipov had attempted to start three trucking companies in the states of Florida and Ohio.
Recently Saipov had been employed as an Uber driver.