DOT Orders WTSA US Express to Shut Down
June 8, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Wisconsin-based WTSA US Express to immediately cease all transportation services, based on serious safety violations in drivers' hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and drug testing requirements.
Investigators found the company employed drivers without valid commercial driver's licenses and medical certificates. It allowed its drivers to operate without logbooks and did not monitor driver hours of service. Additionally, WTSA US Express did not test its drivers for controlled substances.
WTSA has openly defied several state-issued out-of-service orders. It also allowed driver Adrian Wrzesniewski to continue driving, despite being placed out of service and ordered to cease operating his vehicle after he was cited for transporting alcohol in the cab of his vehicle and for consuming alcohol within four hours before operating a CMV. It also allowed two drivers to continue operating with commercial driver's licenses that were previously revoked, or disqualified.