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DOT Orders California Driver to Cease Operating

February 18, 2013

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered a California-based truck driver to cease operating after he was cited for numerous egregious violations of federal regulations, the most recent involving being arrested for intoxicated driving.

FMCSA ordered Nebyou Brook, a driver for Purpose Driven Services LLC, a trucking company based in Apple Valley, Minn., to cease operating following an inspection on Feb. 5, 2013, that led to the discovery of Brook’s negligence in ignoring the drug, alcohol and hours-of-service prohibitions in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Police stopped Brook after he drove his truck off the roadway, across a parking lot, and over concrete parking blocks. They arrested him after a field breathalyzer test indicated a .18 Blood Alcohol Content result. In addition, five prescription bottles with the driver's name were discovered behind the windshield visor and an open, partially consumed and still cold bottle of beer was discovered behind the passenger seat. Brook was unable to tell the police where he was going and or coming from. He could not locate his logbook or the vehicle keys.

This incident was the most recent in a serious of serious safety concerns found during four roadside inspections taking place over nearly a year, in which he had been cited for egregious safety and traffic law violations, including drinking alcohol within four hours of driving, posession of marijuana, an open container of alcohol in the cab, and hours-of-service violations.

Before being allowed to drive again, Brook must demontrate to the Midwest Field Administrator that he has gone through the evaluation, referral and education/treatment process in the federal drug and alcohol regulations and undergo training in the hours of service requirement.

"A CMV driver’s blatant disregard for public safety will not be tolerated,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “Our agency is committed to raising the bar for commercial vehicle and driver safety, and we will remain diligent in removing negligent carriers and drivers from the roads.”

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order can be viewed at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/about/news/2013/IH-Order-Nebyou-Brook.pdf .

Comments

  1. 1. Bob Holmes [ February 19, 2013 @ 04:21AM ]

    He should have been shut down permanently a year ago when he was caught drunk, with marijana,and open flask. Perfect example of why we need 0 tolerance and 0 second chances on drug and alcohol in the trucking work-place.If they had shut him down forever when they caught him a year ago, we wouldn't be reading about it now.Sounds like "Purpose Driven Services LLC" might need a hard looking at too.

  2. 2. Len [ February 19, 2013 @ 08:01AM ]

    Ditto to Bobs comment.PDS should be shut down at once.

  3. 3. Juli [ February 19, 2013 @ 10:00AM ]

    If he had such "egregious" violations previously why was he even driving now. Should have been put out of service a year ago and they should have looked closer at the company - Purpose Driven Services. He should have never been in a commercial vehicle. Gives truck drivers a bad name.

  4. 4. Chris Bordeaux [ February 19, 2013 @ 12:01PM ]

    Until someone takes the bull by the horns and makes a permanant example of a drivers blatent disregard for human safety. This will continue. He shouldn't be allowed to go through the evaluation, referral and education/treatment process, he's had four chances already!
    Thankfully, Mr. Brook didn't injure or take anyones life during his recent "Wild Ride". Shame on Purpose Driven Services LLC.

  5. 5. Jimmy the Greek [ February 19, 2013 @ 04:25PM ]

    He should make one last run ! Get it going as fast as it well go then run into oncoming traffic , just to show the federal gestapo what he thinks of them , Did any of you squid ever think our government is getting to big for there bridges , It is the states place not the feds to shut him down . The reason we have all this bullshit like CSA and the rest of this crap is because 95% of you are to chickenshit to fight , hell we should be blocking the interstates and when the cops show up to move the trucks we should shoot it out with them . this country is due for a change and the only way it well happen is the way it happened in Egypt And Libya !

  6. 6. Jimmy the Greek [ February 19, 2013 @ 04:41PM ]

    @ bob things really went down hill at the end of 1989 when they started all this drug testing bullshit ! I have been out here since 1976 and can tell you that we had a blast out here and made pretty good money however the new breed of squid that are out here now would rat out there own mother , There was a time when if a truck pulled over on the side of the road five other trucks would stop to see if they could help not today ! I am glad i only got five more years to deal with this crap , if i had to drave a company thuck of lease to one of these jackass outfits i would have been gone twenty years ago !

  7. 7. joy [ February 21, 2013 @ 01:09AM ]

    What the Truckers SHOULD be drinking INSTEAD is Verve BOLD --Keeps you awake with NATURAL ingredients far healthier than 5 hour energy, rock star, red bull. AND YOU can get PAID for drinking it when you share the opportunity. HELLO--PLAN B (with RESIDUAL PAY)

    Check out VemmaTruckers.com then email me or call me directly at 818-939-9465 Joy
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  8. 8. Dave [ February 22, 2013 @ 01:56PM ]

    Give me break! Jimmy the Greek! No wonder professional truck drivers look stupid - it's because of him. "If I had to drave a company thuck of lease ..." You are an idiot

  9. 9. Pete [ March 06, 2013 @ 09:39AM ]

    This is just another reason I sold my truck and got the hell out of the trucking business

  10. 10. Steve [ May 14, 2013 @ 02:33PM ]

    He drives like a sober Swift driver by the sounds of it.

 

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