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New Jersey trucking company issued imminent hazard out-of-service order

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The  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a federal out-of-service order to a New Jersey trucking company.

On May 24, 2024, the FMCSA declared 1 Noor Trucking, Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the company to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations.

The order out-of-service order was issued following an FMCSA investigation into 1 Noor Trucking, Inc. that found the company to be “egregiously noncompliant” with multiple federal safety regulations, including Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing, Commercial Driver’s License Standards, Driving of CMVs, and Hours of Service of Drivers.

1 Noor Trucking, Inc. fell under FMCSA scrutiny when the company’s President and sole driver, owner-operator Gurpreet Singh, was issued a separate Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order in April 2024.

According to the FMCSA, on March 28, 2024, Singh rear-ended a passenger vehicle on Highway 10 in Washington County, Hillsboro, Oregon, then fled the scene. When he was later located, police found a bottle labeled “vodka” in the cab of his truck. Singh was then place out-of-service and charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol in Oregon.

“Nevertheless, Singh blatantly disregarded his out-of-service order and operated his CMV later that same day in Clackamas County, Oregon. After attempting to evade a sheriff’s deputy while operating his CMV, Singh was apprehended and found to be visibly impaired. Singh was arrested and testing showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.07%, well over the .04 threshold for a CMV driver,” the FMCSA said.

Authorities said that Singh was previously arrested on August 31, 2023, in Pinal, Arizona after he was observed driving erratically. A Preliminary Breath Test revealed a quick capture of .111%. He was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of operating a CMV while under the influence of alcohol in Arizona.

FMSCA investigators also learned that on March 22, 2024, police performed a traffic stop on a truck driven by Singh on I-78 in New Jersey for failure to maintain his lane.

According to the FMCSA, after Singh failed a field sobriety test, police searched his vehicle and found four open vodka bottles. He was charged with use of alcohol, a prohibited controlled substance; driving while intoxicated; prohibition of an open, unsealed alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle; reckless driving; unsafe lane change, and following too close.

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