DOT Orders Alabama Trucking Company to Shut Down

May 18, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation says an Athens-based trucking company has been ordered to shut down because of federal safety violations.

The Huntsville Times reports that BM&L Trucking, affiliated company IDM Transportation and its owners Isaac and Heronda McWilliams must immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

The DOT says the shutdown order follows a review of BM&L Trucking operations, finding multiple federal safety violations in the areas of hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and vehicle maintenance.

The agency says it completed an investigation late last week.

The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says BM&L management was unable to provide investigators with the number of commercial motor vehicle it owns, leases or otherwise operates, and drivers it employs.

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