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U.S. Department of Transportation Declares Florida Long-Haul Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Florida-licensed truck driver Devon L. House to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.  House was served the federal order on January 14, 2014.

“Commercial truck and bus drivers that put the public at risk will not be tolerated,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “We will not allow safety to be compromise, and unsafe commercial drivers who endanger the public will be removed from our nation’s roads.”

On three separate occasions in the past six months, House, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder from Casselberry, Fla., was cited for alcohol-related violations while operating a commercial motor vehicle.

“FMCSA inspectors and investigators are working shoulder-to-shoulder with our state and local law partners to vigorously enforce commercial vehicle safety regulations,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro.  “It is unacceptable for a bus or trucking company, or any of its drivers, to disregard the law and put the safety of every traveler at risk.”

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Friday, February 7, 2014