Truck crashes in Sarasota, throughout Georgia, and across this nation occur frequently because truck drivers and trucking companies are not complying with the federal regulations for transportation safety. When a trucker or company ignores hours-of-service regulations, controlled substances and alcohol testing, and the maintenance and repair of trucks, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) can shut these companies down.
Several truck and bus companies that have been shut down recently due to safety concerns include:
- January 8, 2013 – FMCSA ordered Mi Joo Tour & Travel, a Canadian bus company, to cease operations and passenger service in the United States. This decision came after an investigation into a fatal crash involving one of their buses. Investigators found that the bus company failed to comply with the hours-of-service regulations, allowing a bus driver to drive well beyond the maximum hours permitted.
- December 26, 2012 – FMCSA ordered passenger carrier Aglemoarge Services, Inc. to cease all transportation services after an investigation found that the company fails to have their drivers comply with the hours-of-service requirements and drivers’ controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements. Investigators also found that the transportation company failed to regularly inspect and repair its commercial motor vehicles.
- December 13, 2012 – FMCSA ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport to immediately stop their services after an investigation found that the companies and drivers disregarded vehicle maintenance and repair, driver hours-of-service, qualifications of drivers, and controlled substance and alcohol use.
There are many other truck and bus companies that have been ordered to cease due to failure to operate safely; however, there are so many more that haven’t been caught and are their trucks are still on our roads, putting everyone at risk. If you have been injured in a bus or truck accident in South Florida, you should hold the negligent driver and company liable for your damages. Call Mallard Perez at 888-409-3805 to speak with a skilled Sarasota accident attorney in a complimentary, no-obligation consultation today.