BM&L Trucking ordered to shut down

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday, May 16, announced that it has ordered Alabama-based BM&L Trucking, affiliated company IDM Transportation Inc. and its owners to cease all transportation services immediately based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

FMCSA said the shutdown order followed the agency’s extensive review of BM&L Trucking’s operations, which found multiple federal safety violations in the areas of hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and vehicle maintenance.

FMCSA said investigators discovered that the company did not conduct pre-employment drug screenings of its drivers and also operated vehicles that had serious mechanical defects and were not inspected and repaired regularly.

“This case is an example of our resolve to raise the bar for commercial vehicle and roadway safety,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. “There is no place on our roads for commercial truck companies and drivers that do not make safety a top priority.”