Land-Air Express of New England Gets Green Light to Operate

January 7, 2016

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Land-Air Express of New England Ltd., which  had been put out of service Dec. 29, has gotten the go-ahead from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to resume operations.

On Dec. 29, Land-Air received a rating of “unsatisfactory,” leading the FMCSA to prohibit the less-than-truckload carrier from operating.

"Based on a negotiated Safety Management Plan, and evidence of actions taken by the company to correct deficiencies in its safety management system, Land-Air’s rating has been upgraded to 'conditional,' and the out-of-service order lifted," according to a statement issued by FMCSA. As part of the negotiated agreement, FMCSA will closely monitor the carrier’s safety performance for the next two years.

In response to an email query from HDT earlier this week, FMCSA explained that in late October, following a compliance review, the carrier was notified of a “proposed unsatisfactory” safety rating. Carriers have 60 days to submit an acceptable corrective action plan, appeal or contest the proposed safety rating; that window closed Dec. 29, leading to the out-of-service order. Carriers may still appeal or contest the decision, or, as happened in this case, work to provide a corrective action plan acceptable to FMCSA.

The agency's announcement did not indicate the problems that led to the unsatisfactory rating.

Land-Air Express of New England is a Williston, Vt.-based regional carrier operating about 300 trucks, making it one of the largest companies put out of service by the FMCSA.

Note: Land-Air Express of New England is NOT connected with Land Air Express based in Bowling Green, Ky., a full-service expedited carrier offering service throughout the U.S. and Canada.


  1. 1. Bill Deschenes [ January 07, 2016 @ 02:02PM ]

    You might want to double check your information. The bank defaulted on the loan. They are out of business.

  2. 2. Brian Stempniak [ January 07, 2016 @ 07:04PM ]

    Bill Deschenes I ask you to check you info. I'm the TM of the BUF terminal and if you are in the the Buffalo area let me know where and I'll drive my trucks on your street to prove to you that we are in fact not out of business. Your BS statements only encourage more idiots like yourself to discourage our employees from thinking that we aren't returning to full operations. We will be stronger than ever after this and I hope you choke on your words. I'll make sure you do because I'm a part of the greatest family ever.

  3. 3. Dolli [ January 08, 2016 @ 05:46AM ]

    My mother has been a driver at the Londonderry nh for 19 years they sent her to the unemployment office yesterday when she hadn't been back to work after 5 or 6 days she went to the terminal to see what was really going on...found them packing and was told that they weren't reopening and to go to unemployment... I'm sovsad for her my mother has been a dedicated exceptional employee who lived this company and her job

  4. 4. Liz [ January 08, 2016 @ 05:57AM ]

    My son works for the company for 3 years. He was not paid for the last week worked before company shut down. He was heading to unemployment office today. What kind of company doesn't pay their workers for work already preformed? I am calling a lawyer today to get his pay and ask for 5 times the amount of his loss. Get your act together Land Air Express. How hard is it to run a company that could have a high safety rating do your job so people can work.

  5. 5. wife of driver for land a [ January 09, 2016 @ 02:25PM ]

    in answer to buffalo tm....if everything is so great why hasn't my husband been paid for the work he has performed. can u answer that. I would like to know if u and upper management got husband is a loyal..dedicated..employee who takes his job very seriously. Its sad he has not been paid for the work he performed. Hope to hear a response from buffalo tm.

  6. 6. MOTHERTRUCKER [ January 14, 2016 @ 09:37AM ]

    This is the very problem with this damn country! The DRIVERS! let me repeat The DRIVERS are out on the road screwing over trucking companies getting popped everyday without consequence. The CSA only effect the company. Let me tell you something! your Husbands, Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughters are the reason they got shutdown! The Managers wasnt driving the truck, the owners wasn't driving the truck. It's a shame that a company cannot operate without having to sit here and get their name smeared because of the Actions of Drivers! pretty sad. So you can run and tell that!


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