FMCSA shuts down Washington state carrier

| Wednesday, June 04, 2003

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Nationwide Moving Systems LLC of Woodinville, WA, to cease all interstate transportation after a compliance review of the carrier's operations resulted in an unsatisfactory safety rating.

At the time of the compliance review, Nationwide Moving Systems LLC operated predominantly in Washington using one truck and three drivers transporting household goods. The order became effective May 27, 2003.

It was issued based on the carrier's violation of several FMCSA regulations, including:

  • Failing to implement an alcohol and/or controlled substances testing program.
  • Operating a motor vehicle without having in effect the required minimum level of financial responsibility coverage.
  • Failing to maintain driver qualification file on each driver employed.
  • Failing to require drivers to make a record of duty status.
  • Failing to require drivers to prepare driver vehicle inspection reports.

The order was issued after the FMCSA's Washington Division completed a compliance review of the carrier's operations on March 17, 2003. Nationwide Moving Systems LLC was notified that its safety rating would be "unsatisfactory" and was given 60 days to bring its operations into compliance. Since the company failed to do so, the FMCSA determined it to be unfit to operate in interstate commerce and will prohibit such operations until it can demonstrate that it has corrected its safety problems.

In a statement, the agency said, "The FMCSA is dedicated to getting unfit trucking companies off the roads to protect the traveling public."

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