FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Colorado Trucking Company

The DOT agency has judged Sorbon Transport, Inc. to be an imminent hazard to public safety.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Sorbon Transport, Inc., to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately shut down, according to an agency news release. A recent federal investigation uncovered a number of violations of critical safety regulations by the Aurora, Colo.-based trucking company.

"Safety is our highest priority, and companies that knowingly put the motoring public at risk will be immediately shut down," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "We will continue to aggressively enforce federal safety regulations and block unsafe commercial drivers, trucks, and buses from operating on our roadways."

FMCSA found the following violations during its investigation: failing to systematically inspect, repair, and maintain its commercial vehicles; failing to ensure that its drivers complied with hours-of-service regulations designed to prevent fatigue; and failing to ensure drivers were qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Because of these violations, FMCSA directed Sorbon Transport to stop all commercial motor vehicle operations, including all interstate and intrastate transportation.

"Companies that ignore basic safety maintenance of their equipment, disregard hours of service requirements, and use unqualified drivers have no place on our highways and roads," said FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling. "FMCSA staff across the country are dedicated to protecting innocent lives by preventing crashes involving large commercial motor vehicles from ever occurring."

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