Texas-Based Trucking Companies Ordered to Cease Operations by FMCSA Due to Safety Violations

On Nov. 17, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered two trucking companies based in Houston to cease all interstate and intrastate operations due to posing an “imminent hazard” to public safety.

The FMCSA order was due to excessive violations for things like drug and alcohol usage, unlicensed drivers, drivers with no records of duty status, avoiding required weigh-ins and inspections, and more. In addition to receiving an order to cease operations, the trucking companies were also fined for each violation.

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know how dangerous FMCSA violations can be for drivers who need to share the road with big trucks. Trucking is an essential but dangerous industry, and truck drivers, truck companies, and truck owners must follow all safety precautions to reduce their risk of causing serious and potentially fatal accidents. When they don’t, these negligent truck companies risk being shut down and sued by injured victims.

Our Dallas truck accident lawyers help injured truck accident victims get the compensation they’re owed for disabling injuries, including medical bills, years of lost wages, and immeasurable pain and suffering.

Getting compensation after truck accidents isn’t easy, and insurance companies often wage fierce fights to avoid paying victims the money they’re owed. However, we’re confident in our experience and abilities to win against even some of the biggest trucking companies and insurers in the state and the U.S.

If you or someone you love was injured in a trucking accident, we want to help. Contact us anytime for a free consultation.