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.

Product Showcase

  • The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus is a simple-to-use, portable multi gas detector that runs continuously for three years without being recharged or routinely calibrated after its initial charge and calibration during manufacturing. The detector reliably tests a worksite’s atmosphere for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen and combustible gases (LEL). Its durability enables the detector to withstand the harshest treatment and environments, hence earning it an IP 68 rating. The MGC Simple Plus is also compatible with a variety of accessories, such as the GCT External Pump. Visit gascliptech.com for more information. Read More

  • Full Line of Defense Against Combustible Dust Nilfisk

    Nilfisk provides a comprehensive range of industrial vacuums meticulously crafted to adhere to NFPA 652 housekeeping standards, essential for gathering combustible dust in Class I, Group D, and Class II, Groups E, F & G environments or non-classified settings. Our pneumatic vacuums are meticulously engineered to fulfill safety criteria for deployment in hazardous surroundings. Leveraging advanced filtration technology, Nilfisk ensures the secure capture of combustible materials scattered throughout your facility, ranging from fuels, solvents, and metal dust to flour, sugar, and pharmaceutical powders. Read More

  • SwabTek® Cannabis Test Kit

    The SwabTek® Cannabis Test Kit is a single-use spot test designed for use in screening for cannabis compounds in any sample type or on any surface. The test is capable of identifying the presumed presence of cannabinoids in very small quantities, with a level of detection as little as 6 μg in mass. Learn more about the SwabTek® Cannabis Test Kit and the rest of SwabTek surface drug testing solutions through the webinar titled "Everything You Want To Know About Surface Testing" Read More

Featured

Artificial Intelligence