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FMCSA shuts down Texas operation for violations

Posted on May 29, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and/or Demco Trans Inc., to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

FMCSA shut down Demco following an extensive review of the company’s operations that uncovered multiple federal safety violations in the areas of drivers' hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and drug testing requirements.

FMCSA immediately put Demco and its vehicles out of service after safety investigators found a range of safety infractions that substantially increased the likelihood of serious injury to the traveling public.

For example, investigators discovered that the company falsified drivers’ records of duty status, allowed its drivers to operate with commercial driver’s licenses that had been suspended, revoked, or disqualified and did not conduct proper controlled substances testing of its drivers.

In addition, within the last 12 months, 10 of Demco’s drivers have been placed out of service for not being licensed to drive.

To view a copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order, click here.

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