Safety & Compliance

FMCSA Shuts Down Chameleon Carrier

July 13, 2012

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down Alabama-based trucking company MTI Transportation LLC based on evidence that it was a chameleon operation for two unsafe carriers previously shut down by the agency.


FMCSA placed MTI Transportation out of service after safety investigators discovered the company was transporting goods for the former BM&L Trucking LLC and IDM Transportation Inc.

On May 11, the FMCSA issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order against both BM&L Trucking and IDM Transportation for serious federal safety violations in the areas of vehicle maintenance and driver drug and alcohol testing compliance.

The agency's safety audit of MTI Transportation found that three of the company's drivers were previously employed by BM&L Trucking or IDM Transportation. MTI Transportation used two commercial vehicles still registered to BM&L Trucking or IDM Transportation. The May 2012 imminent hazard out-of-service order now also applies to MTI Transportation.

"The practice of unsafe companies quickly reincarnating as chameleon companies to continue operations is unacceptable. Our agency is constantly doing everything within its current legal authority to keep one step ahead of these illegal actors," said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

The out of service order can be viewed here.

Related Stories:

5/17/2012 DOT Orders BM&L Trucking to Shut Down

3/27/2012 FMCSA Urged to Step Up Effort Against Reincarnated Carriers

4/30/2012 FMCSA Cracks Down on Reincarnated Carriers

Comments

  1. 1. Amalia Stanley [ July 11, 2013 @ 05:15AM ]

    I was terminated by a company last year for not driving a truck I had put out-of-service. I refused to drive the truck and received my last check through the mail with a written memo that I had refused to take the load to Michigan. I filed for unemployment and the owner blocked it and was denied. I appealed it and the judge from Muncie, IN could not see the hazard. Good thing WorkOne recived a letter from the VA allowing veterans to go to school for a year. That is what I am doing now. I am also an Army Veteran and a truck driver for twenty (20) years. Thanks for letting me vent. My VRAP program ends in December 2013.

  2. 2. Amalia Stanley [ July 11, 2013 @ 05:15AM ]

    I was terminated by a company last year for not driving a truck I had put out-of-service. I refused to drive the truck and received my last check through the mail with a written memo that I had refused to take the load to Michigan. I filed for unemployment and the owner blocked it and was denied. I appealed it and the judge from Muncie, IN could not see the hazard. Good thing WorkOne recived a letter from the VA allowing veterans to go to school for a year. That is what I am doing now. I am also an Army Veteran and a truck driver for twenty (20) years. Thanks for letting me vent. My VRAP program ends in December 2013.

 

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