February 12, 2015 12:00 PM, EST

FMCSA Shuts Down Nevada Carrier JDJD Transportation

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Nevada-based trucking company to shut down immediately after an investigation revealed “numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.”

FMCSA said JDJD Transportation failed to ensure that its drivers possessed valid commercial driver licenses, comply with hours-of-service regulations and systematically inspect, repair and maintain its vehicles.

The company did not require drivers to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections for its 15- to 30-year-old vehicles, the agency said.

JDJD operated three tractors transporting heavy equipment, machinery and metal in the southwestern United States, FMCSA said.

“There is no higher priority than safety, and we will not hesitate to order unsafe commercial drivers, vehicles or entire companies off the road,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in the Feb. 12 statement.

In December, a JDJD flatbed trailer struck an overpass bridge near Houston, FMCSA said.

The driver was cited with transporting an oversize load, having an expired license and having no insurance, the agency said.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.