FMCSA Shuts Down Several Transportation Companies

The DOT agency recently ordered several bus and trucking companies to halt their operations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has shut down several bus and trucking companies in Georgia, South Carolina, Iowa, and Massachusetts based on findings that they posed an imminent hazard to public safety. The agency called for an immediate shutdown of the companies for "disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their companies' own drivers, passengers, and the public at risk."

Two passenger carriers and two trucking companies were shut down. The two passenger carriers were: Woodburn's Tour and Travel, LLC (doing business as Woodburn's Motor Coach) in East Point, Ga., and Motts Transportation, Inc. in Cordesville, S.C. According to the press release, Woodburn's 11 motor coaches did not meet minimum safety standards; the company failed to inspect, repair, and maintain the vehicles; and the company failed to monitor and ensure its drivers complied with controlled substances and alcohol regulations. Motts Transportation's owner failed to monitor drivers and ensure vehicles were regularly inspected, repaired, and maintained, according to FMCSA.

The two trucking companies that were shut down were GEG Construction, Inc. in Indian Orchard, Mass., and Allen Quandahl of Waukon, Iowa. GEG's owner failed to ensure vehicles were properly inspected, repaired, and maintained, according to a federal investigation. The company also employed drivers before they received negative pre-employment drug and alcohol test results. Allen Quandahl also failed to ensure vehicles were properly inspected, repaired, and maintained and employed drivers before they received negative pre-employment drug and alcohol test results, and it did not require drivers to turn in hours-of-service records and other documentation, according to FMCSA.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark CP

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue