WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, LLC, USDOT No. 1050616, to immediately shut down following a federal investigation that revealed numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations. The company, which was declared an imminent hazard to public safety, operated a fleet of 33 truck-tractors transporting general freight, including refrigerated food, in the southeastern United States.
Last week, I traveled to Pittsburgh to participate at this year’s North American Inspectors Championships (NAIC) and the National Truck Driving Championships hosted respectively by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the American Trucking Associations.
Earlier in the week, FMCSA Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator Jack Van Steenburg kicked off the competition by recognizing the contestants’ contributions to safety and the agency’s appreciation for their professionalism.
In 2012 alone, truck and bus safety inspectors conducted 3.5 million roadside inspections all across the United States. These highly trained safety professionals are the backbone of our nation’s commercial motor vehicle safety program. Their hard work and dedication helps ensure that drivers and companies operate safely and that those that don’t are removed from the road.
Two of Five Modes Carried More U.S.-NAFTA Trade in February 2014 than in February 2013
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005, to immediately shut down after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety. FMCSA investigators found the carrier had committed widespread, serious violations of federal regulations that protect the safety of the motoring public. DND International’s compliance with federal safety regulations has been the focus of an intensive FMCSA investigation that began immediately following a Jan. 27 crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injured an Illinois State Police trooper.
Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work.
Employers would be required to check clearinghouse before hiring and annually
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. The clearinghouse would help improve roadway safety by making it easier to determine whether a truck or bus driver is prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle for failing to comply with federal drug and alcohol regulations, including mandatory testing.