Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Thursday it has
fined two for-hire motor carriers and one household goods broker.
The carriers and broker were assessed civil penalties of $61,000,
$58,000 and $6,000, respectively.
& Storage Inc. and On Budget Van Lines Inc., both of Richmond
Hill, NY, and National Moving Network Inc. of Miami, were served
with notice of claim letters to initiate enforcement action
for violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Commercial Regulations.
On Budget each were cited for failing to publish a tariff, failing
to participate in a dispute settlement program, failing to provide
the required consumer information "Your Rights and Responsibilities
When You Move," failing to retain copies of estimates,
failing to properly prepare bills of lading, and operating a
charge card plan without a tariff provision.
Eilid also was cited for failing to follow loss and damage claims
procedures. In addition, On Budget was cited for operating without
legal authority, requiring shippers to sign documents releasing
the carrier from its liability, and failure to have a copy of
all active agency agreements. National Moving Network, a household
goods broker, was cited for violations involving failing to
disclose its broker status in advertising and representing its
operations as a motor carrier.
carriers and broker will have the opportunity to contest the
alleged violations and the penalty amounts in an agency proceeding.