Safety & Compliance

FMCSA Shuts Down Kansas Chameleon Carriers

April 26, 2013

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has closed down four motor carriers based in Olathe, Kan., accused of being reincarnated “chameleons” for an unsafe truck company previously shut down by the agency.

Earlier this year, Royal Transport Inc., Nationwide Inc., Freight Inc. and Midwest A Inc. were all found to be functioning under common operation and control in order to avoid a negative compliance history. The agency also determined that Freight Inc. and Midwest A Inc. were created to avoid the out-of-service order issued against Nationwide Inc. on July 16, 2008, for failure to pay civil penalties. During its investigation, FMCSA discovered the carriers were operating the same vehicles, using the same drivers and maintaining the same operational and management structure as Royal Inc.

"Today’s action is another step toward raising the bar for commercial vehicle and roadway safety,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. “It sends a strong and important message that companies that attempt to evade safety regulations by reincarnating will be found and removed from the road.”

All documents pertaining to the Royal Transport, Inc., and Nationwide, Inc., - Final Decision on Petition for Administrative Review of Operations Out-of-Service and Record Consolidation Order – can be viewed at:!documentDetail;D=FMCSA-2013-0079-0004.


  1. 1. Gamaliel Polanco [ April 27, 2013 @ 01:16AM ]

    There are numerous trucking companies in CA hauling mail under contract with the USPS who have been placed out of service for failing to have proper driver qualification records and random drug programs in place. Yet who continue to operate even though they still are out of compliance.
    For example, Nelson Francia Trucking was closed by enforcement back in November 2011 for such violations but yet continues to operate even though he continues to be out of compliance. They still do not keep DQ files, nor have a random program in placed. The company doesn't even maintain log books on any of their driver routes nor make use of timecards. Furthermore, they dont have proper vehicle maintenance records (they do not require their drivers to perform DVIRs) let alone document 90 days. This is just one example of multi million dollar companies who continue to evade FMCSA.

  2. 2. Bonnie [ April 30, 2013 @ 02:32PM ]

    If FMCSA can say they shut down a company, why can they not seize their physical assets such as impound their trucks? If these companies can still run under different names then that defeats the purpose of a "shutdown" That is truely not keeping anyone safe.

  3. 3. fuck you gamaliel polanco [ July 26, 2013 @ 12:08PM ]

    Fucking snitch ass


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