A Wyoming trucking company has been ordered to stop operations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The agency issued a statement that said Bar D Bar Trucking, based in Gillette, Wyoming, was served with a federal order March 11 following a compliance review investigation found it to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
According to the FMCSA, its safety investigators found the company owner and operator Gregory Davis, to be in violation of multiple federal safety regulations. A statement from the agency listed those violations, which included:
- Failing to conduct pre-employment background checks on drivers
- Failing to ensure drivers were qualified before dispatching them in commercial operations
- Failing to properly monitor drivers to ensure compliance with hours-of-service requirements
- Failing to conduct random drug and alcohol tests on drivers
- Using a driver who tested positive for controlled substance
- Failing to ensure that its vehicles were regularly inspected, maintained and repaired and that they met minimum safety standards.
Investigators also found Bar D Bar Trucking continued to allow Davis to operate a commercial vehicle despite not possessing a valid commercial driver’s license and subject to a lifetime CDL disqualification.
Bar D Bar Trucking’s continued use of unsafe vehicles and its failure to adequately oversee its drivers to ensure compliance with federal safety regulations substantially increases the likelihood of serious harm to its drivers and to the motoring public.