FTW Transport, LLC, USDOT No. 1891989, of Forest Hill, Texas has been ordered to cease commercial carrier operations after it was determined that FTW presented an imminent hazard to the motoring public. Federal investigators found that the company failed to require its drivers to comply with federal limitations on driving and on-duty requirements. Drivers were not required by the company to turn in hours-of-service records or other required documentation such as driving itineraries and fuel receipts. Violations of hours of service regulations are a key indicator of driver fatigue, a leading cause of semi-truck crashes.
FTW also failed to monitor and ensure that its drivers complied with controlled substances and alcohol use and testing regulations. FTW Transport failed to ensure that its vehicles were properly inspected, repaired, and maintained. In the past 12 months, the company was involved in five preventable crashes. In two of those crashes, FTW Transport drivers were cited with careless driving.
In recent years the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has stepped up its efforts to hold dangerous trucking companies accountable.