December 15, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport, based in Murfreesboro, N.C., to immediately cease all transportation services due to a pattern of serious safety violations that pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Agency investigators found the companies, which generally transport recycled steel and roofing shingles, and two of their drivers, had demonstrated "substantial and flagrant disregard" for federal requirements for vehicle maintenance and repair, driver hours of service, qualifications of drivers, and controlled substance and alcohol use. An investigation following a fatal crash involving Two Dayes Trucking in Murfreesboro on Nov. 12 determined that the company was operating under a revoked DOT registration and that the company had reincarnated as Two Dayes Transport. Both Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport were found to have combined operations that consistently displayed a blatant disregard for vital safety regulations.On Nov. 12, a commercial motor vehicle operated by Two Dayes Trucking was involved in a fatal crash when the driver of a second vehicle collided with, and became wedged underneath, the truck. The Two Dayes Trucking vehicle was dangerously backing across a hilly section of U.S. 258 at 5:50 p.m. and was attempting to park in Two Dayes Trucking's residential driveway. The visibility of the truck was obscured by the dirt covering its reflective tape.On the date of this fatal crash, Two Dayes Trucking was operating in violation of a FMCSA Order that had revoked Two Dayes Trucking's New Entrant registration and had placed the carrier out-of-service for failure to permit a FMCSA safety audit.