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Truck company and its owner / driver closed due to drug rule violation

The South Dakota truck company and its owners and drivers have been virtually closed by federal regulators due to breach of drug-related and other regulatory issues.

The Federal Automobile Carrier Safety Administration has recently declared that Hall Trucking, a South Dakota-based carrier, is an imminent danger to public safety and will immediately suspend all interstate and intrastate operations. I ordered the carrier.

A federal order issued on November 19 also banned the company’s owner and driver, Clayton Hall, from immediately stopping service and driving commercial vehicles in interstate commerce.

An FMCSA study found that Hall Trucking was “significantly out of compliance” with several federal safety regulations, including: Use and testing of controlled substances and alcohol (49 CFR Part 382). Commercial Driver License Standards (49 CFR Part 383); Driver Qualifications (49 CFR Part 391), and; Driving CMVs (49 CFR Part 392).

The FMCSA said in a statement that in June 2020 Hall was positive for amphetamines and commercial vehicles until the legally required return was successfully completed, as required by federal safety regulations. He said he was informed that he was banned from driving. -Obligation process supervised by substance abuse experts.Hall’s drug test results were also reported to FMCSA CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse..

Despite being disqualified, Hall continued to operate CMV at least 20 times, including at least three interstate highway trips in October 2021, according to FMCSA.

Federal agents have also discovered that: Hall truck employee driver I did not have the current coroner’s certificate required by federal regulations for interstate commercial activities.Or Individual Also Because I owned a “state-only” CDL, I couldn’t legally drive a commercial vehicle outside the boundaries of South Dakota.

Despite these prohibitions, individuals were dispatched from the hall on commercial highway interstate trips at least three times in 2021, according to a statement from the FMCSA.

FMCSA’s imminent danger out-of-service order is Hall Trucking “”…..completion ignore [federal safety regulations] If driving is not stopped immediately, the chances of serious injury or death to the driver and driver are greatly increased. “

Failure to comply with the provisions of the federal imminent danger order can result in civil penalties of up to $ 28,142 for each breach. Hall Trucking is subject to civil penalties of $ 11,256 or more for interstate commerce without a Department of Transport registration and up to $ 15,876 for operating a CMV with interstate commerce without a USDOT number registration. there is. Willful and / or willful violations can lead to criminal penalties.

Truck company and its owner / driver closed due to drug rule violation Truck company and its owner / driver closed due to drug rule violation

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