FMCSA orders immediate shutdown of C & D Transportation, Inc.

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | Monday, November 26, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered C&D Transportation Inc., of Elk Grove Village, IL, to cease operations immediately, citing serious safety violations as the reason for the shutdown.

FMCSA issued C&D Transportation an imminent hazard operations out-of-service order on Nov. 23, after the company’s new entrant registration was revoked on Nov. 8. The company lists 15 power units and 15 drivers on its MCS-150, which was updated in February 2012.

According to the FMCSA order, C&D “willfully violated an out-of-service order and continued to operate by renting vehicles on the effective date of the out-of-service order, one of which crashed.”

Investigators determined that the company rented five vehicles from a Ryder rental facility between Nov. 6 and Nov. 9, 2012. One of those trucks was involved in a one-truck crash on Nov. 11 in Girard, PA.

The agency’s order also states that C&D failed to ensure that its drivers “complied with commercial driver’s license requirements, English proficiency requirements and vehicle weight limits and has committed records of duty status violations.”

Since June, roadside inspectors have cited drivers for C&D at least four times for not having CDLs, “at least six times for exceeding vehicle weight limits and at least six times for the out-of-service violation of failing to meet English proficiency requirements,” according to the FMCSA order.

If the company fails to comply with the FMCSA order, C&D faces a fine of up to $25,000 per day if it continues to operate after the order was issued.

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