June 8, 2013
A Colorado trucking company has been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to completely halt all operations due to numerous safety violations. Officials say the safety violations created a serious threat of the vehicles being involved in Colorado Trucking Accidents.
The order was given after the Kansas Highway Patrol impounded one of the company’s vehicles after an inspection determined some of its equipment was faulty. Another company truck then came to retrieve the impounded vehicle. On its return trip to Colorado, the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped that big rig as well. An inspection of the second truck determined it was an imminent crash hazard, and the vehicle was impounded.
An article from the Commercial Carrier Journal explained the FMCSA was then contacted and ruled the company should halt all operations until the serious safety violations were resolved. FMCSA officials also noted the company had failed to ensure their drivers were drug and alcohol free prior to being hired. The company had additionally neglected to ensure drivers were complying with laws regarding the amount of time they are allowed to drive each week.
The Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm know the dangers a tractor-trailer with faulty equipment poses to all motorists on the road. The firm may be able to help if you’ve been harmed in an accident involving a poorly maintained commercial vehicle.