FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Wyoming Trucking Company

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the shutdown of a Gillette-based trucking company.

The PR Newswire reports the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Bar D Bar Trucking to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations after a federal investigation found the carrier to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

According to the PR Newswire, the company was served the federal order on March 11, following a compliance review investigation which found the company owner and operator, Gregory Davis, to be in violation of multiple federal safety regulations. They include continued use of unsafe vehicles and failure to oversee drivers to ensure compliance with federal safety regulations. In addition, federal investigators found that Davis continued to operate a commercial vehicle despite the fact he does not possess a valid commercial driver’s license and is subject to a lifetime CDL disqualification.

Violating an imminent hazard out-of-service order, according to the PR Newswire, may result in a penalty of up to $25,000, operating without operating authority may result in a fine of not less than $10,000, and operating without a US-DOT number may result in a civil penalty of up to $16,000. A violation of this order may also result in a criminal penalty, including a fine of up to $25,000 and a maximum prison sentence of a year.