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Illinois-based trucking company declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005, to immediately shut down after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety. FMCSA investigators found the carrier had committed widespread, serious violations of federal regulations that protect the safety of the motoring public. DND International’s compliance with federal safety regulations has been the focus of an intensive FMCSA investigation that began immediately following a Jan. 27 crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injured an Illinois State Police trooper.
“Federal rules limiting the hours that commercial truck and bus drivers can be on the job serve to protect everyone traveling on our highways and roads,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Companies that sidestep and disregard these regulations and needlessly expose the motoring public to harm will not be allowed to operate.”
Federal safety regulations prohibit commercial truck drivers from driving for more than 11 hours each shift and/or remaining on duty after 14 hours of work. Motor carriers and their drivers are also required to retain supporting documentation such as receipts for tolls and fuel purchases.