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FMCSA Shuts Down 78-Truck Fleet

Posted: August 1, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KS  — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has deemed a 78-truck Kansas City general freight carrier an imminent hazard to the public and has shut it down.

Late last week, HP Distribution LLP and its affiliate HP Distribution LLC were ordered to cease all transportation operations.

According to a statement from the FMCSA, a thorough review of HPs’s operations uncovered extensive hours-of-service violations.

Investigators learned that HP let drivers falsify logs and dispatched potentially fatigued drivers on interstate trips without regard for the safety of the drivers or the traveling public.

“This case sends a clear message that we will use every tool at our disposal to identify and remove unsafe truck and bus companies from our roads,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “Our agency is committed to raising the bar for commercial vehicle and driver safety.”

Click here to see what HPs “imminent hazard out-of-service” looks like.

 

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