On July 30th 2013 a Massachusetts based limousine service was ordered to immediately cease all operations after U.S. Department of Transportation officials deemed its vehicles and drivers an imminent hazard to public safety.
Lynette’s Limousine Service, which operates a fleet of 20 vehicles consisting of limousines, stretch limousines, specialty vans, a motor coach, and other vehicles, was given a shut-down order from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that effectively ceased the company’s ability to legally engage in the business of the transportation of passengers for hire across state lines.
The shut-down follows an investigation by an FMCSA “quick strike” team established in April to conduct intensified investigations of high-risk passenger carriers.
Federal investigators found that Lynette’s Limousine Service failed to systematically and properly inspect, repair or maintain its vehicles and allowed vehicles that had failed safety inspections to transport passengers. Investigators also found that company owners failed to monitor and ensure that its drivers complied with hours-of-service requirements, dispatched unqualified drivers to transport passengers and failed to ensure drivers complied with controlled substances and alcohol use testing regulations.
By utilizing the services of Bravo Zulu, your company can avoid these types of shut-down orders which can result in costly fines, personnel and vehicle downtime and damage to your reputation. Call Bravo Zulu today to find out how they can help your operation get into compliance with the federal regulations.
To see the FMCSA’s Imminent Hazard Operations Out-of-Service Order check out: