When it comes to the Department of Transportation, compliance is not optional. Don’t let your trucking company get shut down or fined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) for being out of compliance.
On July 29th, 2016, the FMCSA ordered the owner of a Florida-based trucking company to cease all operations because of a federal investigation finding the company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
Some of the safety regulations that were violated are listed below.
- Failing to comply with any driver qualification requirements, including ensuring that its drivers were properly licensed and physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
- Failing to retain records of driving violations and involvement in crashes by its drivers as required by federal regulations.
- Failing to implement a random alcohol and drug testing program for its drivers.
Violating an imminent hazard out-of-service order may result in a penalty of up to $25,000. Click here to read the full article.
At ARCpoint Labs of Southboro-Framingham, we can make sure that your company is fully DOT compliant. Call us at (508) 834-3760 to find out more information!