The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is sending a message that it will use all available resources to keep America’s roads safe. The FMCSA forced HP Distribution, a Kansas-based commercial truck company, to shut down their operation in mid-September because of severe safety violations.
The FMCSA says that an extensive review of the company’s operations showed “extensive drivers’ hours-of-service violations.” The violations were deemed unacceptable and HP Distribution was shut down.
“FMCSA immediately placed HP Distribution, its vehicles and drivers out of service after agency investigators found a range of serious safety violations,” a press release from the FMCSA states.
“For example, investigators discovered that the company knowingly permitted its drivers to falsify the number of hours they operated the vehicle in an attempt to conceal hours-of-service violations. Additionally, HP Distribution dispatched potentially fatigued drivers on interstate trips without regard for the safety of the drivers or the traveling public.”
FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro stated in the press release that this case will send a message that the FMCSA will use all available resources to take unsafe trucking companies off the road.
“Our agency is committed to raising the bar for commercial vehicle and driver safety.”