According to the transportation website
Truckinginfo.com, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently ordered
two transportation companies to suspend all operations, including a Champaign,
Illinois based company - Lincolnland Express. The other company ordered
to suspend operations was Ben Gordon Enterprises, LLC, of Slidell, Louisiana.
Following an investigation into its activities, the FMCSA found that Lincolnland
had committed a number of safety violations, including failure to properly
maintain vehicle parts and accessories, failure to properly and periodically
inspect its commercial motor vehicles and false reporting of records of
According to the report, the FMCSA took similar action against Ben Gordon
Enterprises after discovering that the company had also committed several
safety violations. These included violating a federal out-of-service order
and operating its vehicles in disregard of safety regulations. The company
also used drivers who did not have a valid commercial drivers license,
and drivers lacking required medical certificates. Because of these violations,
the FMCSA determined that the company's continued operations would
present a hazard to the public.
The FMSCA findings explained in this report are particularly disturbing.
Federal regulations controlling the operations of transportation companies
serve a critical purpose in ensuring that trucking and other transportation
companies are doing everything possible to increase safety on public roads.
This is particularly important given the potentially serious hazards presented
by unsafe trucks, busses and other large vehicles.
It is not uncommon for trucks and other large vehicles involved in motor
vehicle accidents to be guilty of one or more federal safety violations.
In such cases, those injured by the negligence of trucking companies may
be entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a
truck accident, contact Pavich Law Group, P.C., today for a free consultation to determine
your legal rights.